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ATK, Alenia Aermacchi complete testing on Italian Air Force C-27J

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ATK announced July 16 that the ATK and Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi have successfully completed the first phase of ground and flight testing of the fully configured multi-mission MC-27J tactical transport aircraft with the support of the Italian Air Force. The series of tests exceeded all test objectives and demonstrated the accuracy of ATK’s side-mounted GAU-23 30mm…

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Boeing, Qatar Airways finalize order for 50 777Xs

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  Boeing and Qatar Airways have finalized an order for 50 777-9Xs, valued at $18.9 billion at current list prices. The 777X order, first announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, was part of the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history.  In addition, the airline announced a commitment for 50 additional 777-9X…

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Raytheon demos successful prototyping of AESA/GaN technologies into Patriot radar

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Raytheon has demonstrated their successful prototyping of Active Electronically Scanned Array and Gallium Nitride technologies into the US Patriot Air and Missile Defense System radar. In addition to enabling future 360 sensor coverage, these technologies will significantly increase the defended area and decrease the time to detect, discriminate and engage threats. The introduction of GaN-based…

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UTC Aerospace Systems, Selex plan development program

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UTC Aerospace Systems and Selex ES plan to jointly develop the TacSAR (Tactical Synthetic Aperture Radar) reconnaissance system, a long-range synthetic aperture radar system designed for overland and maritime reconnaissance and surveillance. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. UTC Aerospace System builds ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) systems for space, air…

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GA-ASI successfully executes first flight of Predator XP

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced July 14 the successful first flight of Predator® XP, an updated version of the company’s flagship Predator RPA that has been licensed by the U.S. government for sale to a broader customer base, including countries in the Middle East, North Africa, South America and Asia.

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Boeing to Design XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. ñ Boeing plans to design a reusable launch vehicle for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in support of the U.S. government’s efforts to reduce satellite launch costs. DARPA’s XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane is conceived as a reusable, unmanned booster with costs, operation and reliability similar to modern aircraft. Developing a vehicle that…

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GA-ASI demonstrates advanced cockpit at Farnborough

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, July 15 announced a significant presence at this month’s Farnborough International Air Show, including a demonstration of its Advanced Cockpit Block 50 Ground Control Station within the company’s new stand in Hall 2…

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Northrop Grumman Foundation announces Space Camp® scholarships

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The Northrop Grumman Foundation has announced the sponsorship of scholarships for middle school students and teachers from across the United States and the United Kingdom to attend Space Camp® July 27-Aug. 1 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. The selectees include a student and a teacher from Joe Walker Middle School…

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Boeing, Intrepid Aviation announce first 777-300ER order

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Boeing and Intrepid Aviation July 15 announced the leasing company’s first direct Boeing order for six 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $1.9 billion at current list prices. Intrepid also has the option to purchase an additional four 777s. If all options are exercised, the value of the announcement could reach more than $3.2 billion at…

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Boeing, CIT Group announce order for 10 additional 787-9 Dreamliners

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Boeing and CIT Group Inc., a global leader in transportation finance, announced July 15 that CIT Aerospace has placed an order for 10 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $2.5 billion at current list prices. This brings the leasing company’s total 787 orders to 20, including 16 787-9s.   “We are pleased to place this order for 10…

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