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Northrop Grumman names VP, general manager, Advanced Concepts & Technologies

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman has named Thomas H. Jones, vice president and general manager, Advanced Concepts & Technologies, for the company’s Electronic Systems sector, effective immediately.     In this new position, Jones will have executive responsibility for all AC&T strategic planning, activities and operations, including advanced architectures and advanced technologies. He will also oversee the shaping of…

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Boeing names new Commercial Airplane Program, Site leaders

Posted January 14, 2015 by

Boeing announced Jan. 13 a number of leadership changes to the 737 and 767 commercial airplane programs, as well as the Renton, Wash., and North Charleston, S.C., sites. Beverly Wyse is named vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina. Scott Campbell replaces Wyse as vice president and general manager of the 737 program…

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Single Predator B amasses 20,000 flight hours

Posted January 14, 2015 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced Jan. 12 that a Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft, signifying the highest flight time of any Predator B. The milestone was achieved while performing a 17-hour combat mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on Dec. 23. GA-ASI…

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Kratos awarded contract for MBRAT VIE Chinook avionics training systems

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced Jan. 12 that the U.S. Army has purchased two of Kratos’ Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainer Virtual Immersive Environment training systems with the CH-47F Chinook Avionics configuration. The order is valued at approximately $1.4 million, including life cycle support services for the next four years. The work will…

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Boeing to provide additional torpedo defense systems for U.S. Navy ships

Posted January 14, 2015 by

Boeing, through its Argon ST subsidiary, will provide the U.S. Navy with five additional AN/SLQ-25C surface ship torpedo defense systems, continuing more than two decades of helping protect ships and sailors around the world. Known as “Nixie”, the system lures torpedoes away from intended targets by mimicking a ship’s acoustic signature. It is currently installed…

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LMI Aerospace announces new Aerostructures organizational structure, leadership positions

Posted January 14, 2015 by

LMI Aerospace, Inc., a leading aerostructures and engineering services provider to the commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace, announced Jan. 12 the establishment of a new organizational structure and three new leadership positions within its Aerostructures segment. As part of the company’s revised strategy announced in November 2014, the Aerostructures segment has organized its…

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Boeing, Embraer open joint aviation biofuel research center

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SÃO JOSÉ DOS CAMPOS, Brazil – Boeing and Embraer Jan. 14 opened a joint sustainable aviation biofuel research center in a collaborative effort to further establish the aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. At the Boeing-Embraer Joint Research Center in the São José dos Campos Technology Park, the companies will coordinate and co-fund research with Brazilian…

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Latest Raytheon AESA radar soars in flight test

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A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter/attack jets, including: extended detection ranges simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities production of high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mapping industry leading reliability “We put our latest AESA radar capability to the test…

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Boeing delivers advanced Chinook maintenance training devices to Canada

Posted January 12, 2015 by

Boeing recently delivered a maintenance training system to the Royal Canadian Air Force that will help prepare technicians to keep the RCAFís CH-147F Chinook helicopters mission ready. The Chinook Maintenance Trainer includes a complete airframe and an interactive display system that allow the technicians to gain experience addressing a number of scenarios. Boeing also delivered…

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MEADS ready for transition to European follow-on programs

Posted January 9, 2015 by

The tri-national Medium Extended Air Defense System program enters 2015 as a candidate for next-generation air and missile defense requirements in both Germany and Poland. MEADS is a primary candidate for the German Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem, a new generation of air and missile defense that requires a flexible architecture based on strong networking capabilities. MEADS is…

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