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Boeing 787 Dreamliner lands in Santiago for Chilean debut

Posted March 27, 2012 by

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down in Santiago, Chile, March 26 for a weeklong visit as the centerpiece at the FIDAE 2012 International Air and Space Fair. Throughout the week, LAN Airlines executives and employees, special invited guests, media and other air show attendees will get a chance to…

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AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, KOR Electronics enter into strategic alliance

Posted April 13, 2012 by

AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems and KOR Electronics Defense Solution announced April 11 a strategic alliance that combines AAI’s expertise as a UAS systems integrator with KOR’s signals intelligence equipment. AAI UAS is an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, and KOR Electronics Defense Solutions is a subsidiary of Mercury Computer Systems. The…

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U.S. Marine Corps first to buy four different AeroVironment small unmanned aircraft systems

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AeroVironment announced April 20 that the U.S. Marine Corps is the first military service to adopt four different small unmanned aircraft systems from the company with the receipt of a firm fixed-price order valued at $5,558,479 for the RQ-20A Puma AE(tm) through an existing U.S. Army contract. Delivery is scheduled within two weeks “The Marine…

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Boeing provides first Tactical cross-domain capabilities for Predator, Reaper

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Boeing has completed the first delivery of its tactical cross-domain technology, eXMeritus HardwareWall, to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. for integration into the Ground Control Station of the Predator/Reaper Remotely Piloted Vehicle. The delivery is part of a contract from GA-ASI that includes additional deliveries of HardwareWall and associated information assurance and engineering support. eXMeritus…

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UTC names Sikorsky Aircraft president

Posted May 9, 2012 by

United Technologies Corp. announced May 7 the appointment of Mick Maurer as president of its Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. subsidiary, effective July 1. Maurer will report to UTC Chairman and Chief Executive Louis Chenevert, succeeding Jeffrey P. Pino, who will retire July 1. To ensure a seamless succession, Pino and Maurer will collaborate closely during the…

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Boeing delivers third Peace Eye AEW&C Aircraft to Republic of Korea

Posted May 21, 2012 by

Boeing delivered the third Peace Eye 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force May 16. The aircraft was delivered ahead of schedule to ROKAF Base Gimhae, South Korea, the main operating…

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AeroVironment receives $15.8 million initial order from U.S. Army for RQ-11B Raven small UAS, new payload

Posted June 1, 2012 by

AeroVironment, Inc. has received a $15,813,406 firm fixed-price authorization to perform May 22, 2012 from the U.S. Army as the initial portion of a contract action with a total projected value of $65,889,191. The order includes RQ-11B Raven systems, new miniature gimbaled payloads and initial spares packages, and is funded from the Army’s fiscal 2012…

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U.S. Navy engages speeding boat with Raytheon Griffin® missile

Posted June 12, 2012 by

The U.S. Navy proved the ability of Raytheon’s Griffin® B missile to engage rapidly moving small boats during a recent live-fire demonstration. “This demonstration shows the Griffin missile’s effectiveness in engaging the type of small, fast-moving boats used by swarming threats and pirates,” said Harry Schulte, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ Air Warfare Systems…

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Aerojet presents Exceptional Supplier Award to ValveTech

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Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced June 20 that it has recognized ValveTech Inc. of Phelps. N.Y., with an Exceptional Supplier Award for the corporation’s 20 consecutive months of on-time deliveries. ValveTech is a key supplier to Aerojet for its monopropellant hydrazine product line. The company furnishes valves for the majority of the approximately 400 thrusters…

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Lockheed Martin receives $241 million contract for JASSM Lot 10 production

Posted June 28, 2012 by

The U.S. Air Force recently awarded Lockheed Martin a $241.6 million contract for Lot 10 production of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile and Extended Range variant. The JASSM Lot 10 contract is for 191 baseline missiles, 30 ER missiles, Test Instrumentation Kits and systems engineering support. Produced at the company’s award-winning manufacturing facility in Troy,…

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