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Pratt & Whitney increases capacity by signing long-term supplier agreements

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At its semi-annual Partner and Supplier Forum, Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, announced it has signed an additional $6 billion in long-term agreements since May. In total, Pratt & Whitney has signed more than 135 agreements with a projected spend of $16 billion to support the company’s expected production increase. The agreements,…

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Scaled Composites marks 10th anniversary of milestone flight

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A decade after winning the Ansari XPRIZE with one of the most innovative vehicles ever flown, the employees of Scaled Composites, a Northrop subsidiary, continue to push the boundaries of aviation and the emerging commercial space industry.

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ATK successfully tests Orion launch abort motor igniter

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NASA and ATK successfully completed a static test of the launch abort motor igniter for the Orion crew capsule’s Launch Abort System. Conducted at ATK’s facility in Promontory, Utah, this test is the next step toward qualifying the igniter for production. The LAS will be placed on top of the Orion spacecraft, the first spacecraft capable…

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Small UAV coalition launched to advance commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles

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Leading technology companies Oct. 1 formally announced the formation of the Small UAV Coalition to help pave the way for commercial, philanthropic, and civil use of small unmanned aerial vehicles in the United States and abroad. Chief among the organization’s goals is to advance a regulatory environment that will support safe, reliable, and timely operation…

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Northrop Grumman hand held precision targeting device completes successful developmental test

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A new hand held targeting system developed by Northrop Grumman that will enable soldiers to engage targets with precision munitions while providing digital connectivity to related military units has successfully completed developmental testing at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The evaluation of the company’s Hand Held Precision Targeting Device, or HHPTD, was conducted…

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China’s first New-Generation Boeing Jetliner B747-8 delivered to Air China

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In the evening of Sept. 29 29 in Seattle, Beijing time, Air China and Boeing held a grand aircraft delivery ceremony in Seattle, the United States, marking the official delivery of China’s first B747-8 to Air China. The type is a member of the latest generation B747 family. It will arrive at Beijing Capital International…

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Raytheon awarded $251 million Tomahawk missile contract

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $251 million contract to procure Tomahawk Block IV tactical cruise missiles for fiscal year 2014 with an option for 2015. The contract calls for Raytheon to build and deliver Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles to the U.S. Navy and U.K. Royal Navy. Raytheon will also conduct flight tests…

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Poland’s TELDAT, Raytheon partner to develop new Patriot router

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Raytheon photograph TELDAT President and CEO Henryk Kruszynski and Daniel J Crowley, president, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. Raytheon is partnering with TELDAT to develop and produce advanced militarized routers for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system. TELDAT engineers and technicians will design, integrate and qualify this key communications networking technology for Patriot. Under the…

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Boeing, Etihad Airways unveil livery of airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner

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Boeing Sept. 28 rolled out of its paint hangar the first 787-9 Dreamliner that will be delivered to Etihad Airways.

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Northrop Grumman advances unmanned systems capabilities for maritime missions

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ Northrop Grumman developing new, advanced unmanned systems to support the Department of Defense’s capability to deploy global persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and strike capabilities in a faster and more cost-effective way. The next-generation Tactical Exploited Reconnaissance Node (Tern) program is one example of several in progress focused on addressing various customer…

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