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Boeing, Qatar Airways announce order for 10 777-8Xs, four 777 Freighters

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Boeing and Qatar Airways announced an order for 10 777-8Xs and four 777 Freighters, valued at $4.8 billion at list prices, on the opening day of Paris Air Show 2015, June 15. “Acquiring technologically-advanced airplanes such as the 777X is integral to our expansion strategy,” said His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways. “With the…

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Boeing receives DARPA airborne satellite launch study contract

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Boeing has been awarded an 18-month study contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to evaluate technologies for on-demand small satellite launch systems. Under the Airborne Launch Assist Space Access contract, worth about $4.5 million, Boeing will analyze affordable, aircraft-based satellite launch platforms that can quickly deploy small satellites or…

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AF rolls out details to improve RPA mission

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In response to a critical shortage of remotely piloted aircraft pilots, the Air Force rolled out more details of its plan to fix the problem in both the short and long term. The most recent initiatives include creating bonuses for RPA pilots of $15,000 per year beginning in fiscal year 2016; placing some newly minted…

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Lockheed Martin submits bid for medium-range ballistic missile targets

Posted June 11, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin announced June 8 that it has submitted its bid for the Medium-range Ballistic Missile Targets contract to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

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Aegis goes four-for-four in weeklong missile test series

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The Lockheed Martin, U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency’s Aegis Combat System took part in a successful four-event test of the combat systemís air warfare and ballistic missile defense capabilities. The Multi-mission Warfare tests, conducted aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), began July 28 and ended Aug. 1. The latest iteration of the Aegis…

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Northrop Grumman awarded $108 million Air Force contract

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a three-year, $108 million contract to develop and implement cryptography upgrades as part of the intercontinental ballistic missile cryptography upgrade II engineering and manufacturing development program. This work will occur in Clearfield, Utah, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Colorado Springs, Colo. “Northrop Grumman has worked hand in hand…

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Boeing executive Ray Conner to lead Commercial Airplanes business

Posted June 26, 2012 by

Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney announced June 26 the appointment of Raymond L. Conner as president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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New Raytheon Standard Missile factory nears completion in Alabama

Posted July 9, 2012 by

Raytheon’s all-up-round Standard Missile production facility in Huntsville, Ala., is nearing completion. The state-of-the-art factory, located on the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal, should be completed before the end of the year. Once operational, the 70,000 square-foot facility will assemble and test Standard Missile-3 and SM-6 interceptors. “This factory will be an asset to our nation…

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Boeing, GECAS announce commitment for 100 737s

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Boeing announced July 10 at the Farnborough International Airshow a commitment by GE Capital Aviation Services, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of…

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Northrop Grumman donates printers to Los Angeles area schools

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman’s Woodland Hills, Calif., facility recently donated more than 60 lightly used printers and copy machines to Value Schools…

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