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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

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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

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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

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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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Boeing delivered all P-8As to U.S. Navy on schedule, on cost in 2014

Posted January 9, 2015 by timchisham

Boeing last month delivered the eighth P-8A Poseidon of 2014, completing all planned deliveries to the U.S. Navy for the year on time and on cost. That airplane, the 21st overall for the program, flew from Seattle to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 8. It joined other P-8As being used to train Navy crews….

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High altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft series sets new flight record

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The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk and other variants of Northrop Grumman’s High Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System series continued to prove their value to U.S. government agencies by flying more intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission hours in one week than ever before. The UAS series flew 781 hours from Sept. 10-16. The…

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Boeing delivers F-22 training center with advanced visual system

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Boeing has improved the realism of ground-based F-22 Raptor training by delivering the first simulators for that aircraft with an immersive, 360-degree visual environment. Two simulators were installed, each paired with the Constant Resolution Visual System, Boeing’s patented display that provides high-resolution imagery for pilots to train with nearly 20/20 acuity. Boeing has delivered what…

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