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Boeing, Saab adapt air launched small bomb for ground launch

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Boeing and Saab have proven that Boeingís Small Diameter Bomb I, originally developed for use by aircraft, can be adapted for launch from a ground artillery system. The companies recently tested the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb, integrating the SDB I and M26 rocket motor technologies for the Multiple Launch Rocket System. The testing showed…

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Boeing selects Nabtesco as first Japanese systems partner on 777X

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Boeing announced March 10 it that has reached an agreement with Japanese partner Nabtesco to supply primary flight control actuation system on Boeingís new 777X airplane. Nabtesco is a long standing partner on the 777 program, supplying actuators for four flight control surfaces. With this new agreement, Nabtescoís scope of work will double to eight,…

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TELDAT, Raytheon move to next phase of Patriot router development

Posted March 9, 2015 by

Raytheon and TELDAT have successfully completed the Critical Design Review phase of their current contract to co-develop and co-produce advanced militarized routers for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system. This milestone validates the capability of the TELDAT design to meet all Patriot system requirements and enables the company to transition into the manufacturing and…

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Raytheon demonstrates advanced microgrid system and control capabilities

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Raytheon and its partners, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Primus Power, and Advanced Energy have successfully demonstrated an advanced microgrid system capable of islanded (off-grid) operation using stored and high penetration renewable energy. The testing effort, conducted at NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility, incorporated Primus Power’s EnergyPodƆ706kVA powertrain, two AE 100kW…

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Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion wing line restarted

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Lockheed Martin restarted the wing production line for the P-3 Orion Mid-Life Upgrade program for Canada and Chile on March 4.

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Boeing, Cargolux Airlines celebrate 30th direct delivery of a 747 Freighter

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Boeing and Cargolux Airlines are celebrating the 30th direct delivery of a 747 Freighter to the Luxembourg-based cargo carrier. To mark the occasion, Cargolux’s latest 747-8 Freighter carries a special decal of the Father of the Boeing 747, Joe Sutter, the Boeing engineer who led the team that designed the airplane. We have built our…

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Greenert: Sequestration threatens readiness, modernization

Posted March 6, 2015 by Amaani Lyle

As the Navy faces a projected shortfall of about $25 billion below the president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request, sequestration and the continuing funding resolution have degraded the service’s readiness and capabilities, the chief of naval operations told Congress March 4. In testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee, Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert…

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Turning up the heat

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Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin ATHENA laser weapon system defeats a truck target by disabling the engine, demonstrating its military effectiveness against enemy ground vehicles. Latest evolution of Lockheed Martin laser stops truck in field test Lockheed Martinís 30-kilowatt fiber laser weapon system successfully disabled the engine of a small truck during a recent field…

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Sikorsky S-97 RAIDERô team begins final assembly of second aircraft

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., announced March 4 the start of final assembly of the second S-97 RAIDERô helicopter at the company’s Development Flight Center. Along with a team of industry suppliers, Sikorsky is developing two RAIDERô prototypes to demonstrate the revolutionary new capabilities in improved maneuverability and flight speed. The…

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Sikorsky awarded $8 million contract for Phase 1 ALIAS program

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced March 4 that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded the company an $8 million contract for Phase 1 of the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System program. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The objective of DARPA’s ALIAS program is to develop and insert new automation into…

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