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Jobs top issue in Pratt & Whitney-Machinists talks

Posted October 31, 2013 by Stephen Singer

As jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and the Machinists Union begin negotiations Oct. 31 for a new contract governing pay, benefits, work rules and other conditions, the top issue will be jobs. Neither company nor union representatives would discuss the issues expected to dominate negotiations. But union officials have said they may not recommend…

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Northrop Grumman receives $43 million to retrofit Joint STARS Fleet

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The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman a $43 million contract to retrofit the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft, trainers and laboratories. The contract has options for an additional three years to complete retrofit of the entire fleet. The contract replaces computers in both the operator work stations and radar…

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Raytheon expands international footprint of electronic warfare capability

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Raytheon has been selected by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to provide its Advanced Countermeasure Electronic System for the second group of Iraq’s F-16IQ aircraft ordered this year. ACES was also selected by Lockheed Martin in 2012 for the first group of F-16IQs and is the integrated electronic warfare system of choice for other international air forces….

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Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Utah facility reaches 10-year safety milestone

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, announced Oct. 24 that its Clearfield, Utah, site has achieved a significant safety milestone in operating for 10 years without a lost-time injury. The Utah facility, primarily a manufacturing-based operation, reached the decade-long milestone in late September. “We are extraordinarily proud of the safety accomplishments by our Utah teammates,” said…

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Curtiss-Wright names chief operating officer

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced Oct. 31 the promotion of Thomas P. Quinly to the position of chief operating officer, effective immediately. He is succeeding David C. Adams who was recently promoted to the position of president and chief executive officer of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Quinly has more than 30 years of experience across the defense, aerospace and…

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LONGBOW LLC receives life cycle contractor support award for U.S. Army’s Apache

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LONGBOW LLC has received a $92.8 million contract from the U. S. Army to provide Life Cycle Contractor Support for LONGBOW programs on the AH-64D and AH-64E helicopters.

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Raytheon, U.S. Air Force complete series of SDB II test flights

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Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force concluded a series of test flights with the Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) culminating in direct hits on targets moving at operationally representative speeds. Earlier supporting tests were performed in a multitude of different environments and scenarios, key to maturing seeker algorithms and validating the weapon’s aerodynamic performance….

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Saab partners on bid for $2 billion Close Combat Vehicle Program in Canada

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Saab and ABB is partnering with BAE System in a competitive bid for the Department of National Defence $2 billion Close Combat Vehicle program. The Canadian Army requires high survival medium weight vehicles for future missions. The bid includes a total of 108 vehicles along with an option for the purchase of an additional 30…

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Raytheon’s Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 demonstrates networked capability with E-2D aircraft

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Raytheon and the U.S. Navy demonstrated the capability of the newest version of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 by establishing communications among an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft, an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft and the JSOW C-1. The test was part of the Navy’s Trident Warrior 2013 demonstration in July. During the demonstration, fighters simulated…

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Lockheed Martin receives $33 million production contract for U.S. Marine Corps targeting system

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Lockheed Martin received a $33.9 million follow-on production contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, for the Target Sight System, the fire control system for the U.S. Marine Corps’ AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter. TSS’ advanced sensors provide pilots with enhanced capabilities to acquire, track and designate targets. TSS Lot 10 deliveries will be…

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