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Drone Aviation receives order for U.S. Army aerostat system enhancement

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Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a developer of specialized lighter-than-air aerostats and tethered drones, announced June 24 that its wholly owned subsidiary, Drone Aviation Corp., has been awarded an order from U.S. Government prime contractor BAE Systems for parts and services related to enhancing and supporting two WASP aerostat systems owned and operated by the U.S….

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Boeing names Muilenburg as chief executive officer

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The Boeing board of directors has elected Dennis A. Muilenburg the company’s 10th chief executive, succeeding W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr., who held the position for the past 10 years. Muilenburg, who has served as Boeing president and chief operating officer since 2013, becomes president and CEO July 1. McNerney, who joined Boeing’s board of…

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Boeing, Thai Airways International celebrate 25th direct 777 delivery

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Boeing and Thai Airways International Public Company Limited celebrated the Thailand flag carrier's 25th direct 777 delivery, a 777-300ER (Extended Range), from the Boeing delivery center in Everett, Wash. 

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General Dynamics receives $219 million for U.S. Army’s WIN-T increment 2 systems

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General Dynamics received the first full rate production order from the U.S. Army to build additional Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 systems.  The $219 million order includes the production of more than 300 vehicle-based network communication nodes along with related equipment and materials. WIN-T Increment 2 is the Army’s communications backbone providing…

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AF releases vision for development of autonomous systems

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The Air Force released a vision document June 22 written by its former chief scientist which helps define a path to increased and effective autonomy. Autonomous Horizons, authored by Dr. Mica Endsley, provides direction and guidance on the opportunities and challenges in the development of autonomous systems for Air Force operations, and encourages those building…

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Northrop Grumman’s LITENING sharpens F-16s vision

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Northrop Grumman has received production awards totaling $74 million to bring digital, high definition video from the AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING G4 Advanced Targeting System to the cockpit. With the upgrade installed, pilots will be able to take full advantage of LITENING G4’s high definition sensors and advanced image processing, giving them a new level of image…

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 expands testing to improve aviation’s environmental performance

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Boeing announced the next phase in ecoDemonstrator 757 testing June 19, including the first flight with U.S.-made "green diesel" and two new environment-related technologies.

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Javelin missile demonstrates extended range, versatility during tests

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U.S. Army and the Javelin Joint Venture, comprising Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, recently conducted successful live-fire Javelin missile engagements against tank targets from different launcher and platform configurations as part of a demonstration to current foreign military sales users. Each of the three Javelin missiles used during the tests at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama,…

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Navy awards Raytheon multi-year contract for AN/APY-10 radars for P-8A Poseidons

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a multi-year contract valued at $153 million to produce 53 maritime, littoral and overland surveillance radars for its fleet of Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The AN/APY-10 delivers accurate and actionable information in all weather, day and night, for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, and for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions….

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Spirit delivers third SDTA fuselage to Sikorsky

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Spirit Aerosystems photograph The composite-skinned fuselage will enable prime contractor Sikorsky to begin assembling the third of four SDTA aircraft to further solidify the final production configuration of the CH-53K aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps.   Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. announced June 19 it has successfully delivered to Sikorsky the third fuselage section for the…

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