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Boeing to design hosted payload for scientific measurement

Posted September 24, 2014 by

Boeing will investigate hosting a scientific payload on a commercial satellite under a new six-month contract awarded by the Air Forceís Space and Missiles Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. The TEMPO or Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution payload will measure atmospheric pollution for most of North America and would launch and…

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Rockwell Collins, Elbit Systems of America introduce Digital EyePiece NVCD for JHMCS

Posted October 13, 2014 by

Rockwell Collins Elbit Systems of America Vision Systems has introduced a new enhanced night vision solution for fixed wing aircraft. The Digital Eye Piece Night Vision Cueing Display is fully qualified and available to fit all fielded JHMCS helmet mounted displays. This new and affordable solution allows pilots to fly and train at night just…

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DOD, Lockheed Martin announce principle agreement F-35 purchase

Posted October 29, 2014 by

The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement in principle for the production of 43 F-35 Lightning II aircraft.  Officials anticipate the Low-Rate Initial Production lot 8 (LRIP 8) contract to be finalized in the coming weeks.  The contract is for fiscal year 2014 with deliveries beginning in 2016. Cost details…

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F-35C completes first night flight aboard aircraft carrier

Posted November 17, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducts its first carrier-based night flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The aircraft launched at 6:01 p.m., PST, and conducted a series of planned touch-and-go landings before making an arrested landing at 6:40 pm. Nimitz is…

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Mercury Systems receives order for radar environment simulation systems

Posted December 5, 2014 by

Mercury Systems, a leading provider of affordable, commercially developed, open sensor processing systems and services for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced that its Mercury Defense Systems subsidiary recently received a $1.2 million order from a leading international aerospace and defense company for radar environment simulation equipment to support European Fighter Aircraft. The order…

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Raytheon to provide Qatar with Patriot air, missile defense system

Posted December 22, 2014 by

Raytheon has received a $2.4 billion Foreign Military Sales contract for new-production fire units of the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System for the State of Qatar. Qatar, a new Patriot customer, now brings the total number of global Patriot customers to 13. The acquisition is part of an Armed Services modernization and recapitalization…

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Boeing delivers advanced Chinook maintenance training devices to Canada

Posted January 12, 2015 by

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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Raytheon slips as profit outlook falls short of estimates

Posted February 2, 2015 by

Shares of Raytheon fell Jan. 29 after the defense contractor’s 2015 profit forecast came in short of Wall Street estimates. The maker of the Tomahawk cruise missile and other weapons and communication systems said it expects to earn between $6.20 and $6.35 per share from continuing operations, and it forecast $22.3 billion to $22.8 billion…

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Airbus says net profit soared in 2014

Posted March 2, 2015 by Greg Keller

Airbus says its net profit soared 59 percent last year as a record-high number of jet deliveries helped offset a 551 million euros end-of-year charge against its delayed A400M military transporter program. The European jet maker said Feb. 27 it made a 2.34-billion-euros ($2.62 billion) net profit in 2014, up from 1.47 billion euros in…

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Boeing, Airbus, Embraer to collaborate on aviation biofuel commercialization

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Boeing, Airbus and Embraer signed a memorandum of understanding March 22 to work together on the development of drop-in, affordable aviation biofuels. The three leading airframe manufacturers agreed to seek collaborative opportunities to speak in unity to government, biofuel producers and other key stakeholders to support, promote and accelerate the availability of sustainable new jet…

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