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Etihad cancels seven Airbus A350 orders

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Airbus says fast-growing Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad Airways has canceled another seven orders for its A350-1000 wide-body long-range jet. Spokeswoman Aude Lebas said the April cancellation follows a similar decision in December not to go through with orders for six of the same jets. Etihad still has orders for 12 of the aircraft, a rival…

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Nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship successfully completes acceptance trials

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The nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), successfully completed its U.S. Navy acceptance trials and will be...

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Lockheed Martin’s DAGR successfully engages moving target in Apache demonstration

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Lockheed Martin’s Direct Attack Guided Rocket successfully tracked and engaged a moving target in a recent demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. “DAGR hit a moving taret from 3.5 kilometers,” said Hady Mourad, DAGR program director in Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business. “Defeating high-value targets on the move is a critical capability, and…

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Raytheon fires Excalibur from G6 self-propelled howitzer

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Raytheon has fired four Excalibur 155mm precision-guided artillery projectiles from the Denel-manufactured G6 self-propelled howitzer as part of a field trial demonstration. Multiple rounds of the combat-proven Excalibur successfully fired from the G6 155mm wheeled howitzer out to a range of 38 kilometers (23.6 statute miles), with all rounds landing within 5…

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F-35 Lightning II flight test update

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Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II flight test program continues to make progress during the first four months of 2012. In March, the program completed 123 test flights totaling 223 flight hours, setting a record for the most System Development and Demonstration flights and flight hours for a single month. During the time period, the SDD…

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Northrop Grumman releases 2011 corporate responsibility report

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Northrop Grumman has released its 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report, a comprehensive publication that highlights the company’s ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility, including environment sustainability, support for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, community service, corporate philanthropy and employee volunteerism, among other activities. It is the fifth year the company has published this report. “At Northrop…

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ULA employees ratify contract

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United Launch Alliance was notified May 6 that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers representing its workforce at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Decatur, Ala., and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., has accepted the company’s new three-year contract offer. This concludes the 2012 contract negotiation process which began several weeks ago. The…

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Goodrich selected for additional products on Embraer’s KC-390

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Goodrich Corporation has been selected to provide the air data system, ice detector, windshield ice protection controller, and the fuel quantity gauging and control system for the new Embraer KC-390 military transport aircraft. Initial hardware deliveries are expected to begin in 2013. The systems will be provided by Goodrich’s Sensors and Integrated Systems teams in…

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XCOR Aerospace hits Route 66 with experimental motorcycle

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XCOR’s innovative piston pump technology took a ride from Roswell, NM to Mojave, CA in April 2012. “We debated how best to put many hours of wear time on the critical bearing components of our rocket propellant...

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General Dynamics delivers USS Mississippi sub to Navy 363 days ahead of schedule

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General Dynamics Electric Boat today delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine Mississippi (SSN-782) to the U.S. Navy 363 days ahead of contract schedule and more than $60 million below target cost. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. John Holmander, vice president and Virginia program manager for General Dynamics Electric Boat, noted that…

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