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Northrop Grumman completes PDR for B-2 bomber software upgrade

Posted April 25, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed a major U.S. Air Force review of a new software upgrade for the B-2 stealth bomber. The upgrade is part of the Air Force’s Flexible Strike Phase 1 program. It is the first step in a process that will help increase the jet’s mission capabilities and reduce its maintenance costs….

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Lockheed Martin integrates latest ground control station technology with Fury UAS

Posted May 14, 2014 by

To increase expeditionary capabilities in its long endurance Group 3 Unmanned Aerial System, Lockheed Martin recently fielded its newest Expeditionary Ground Control Station, or xGCS , for use with the Fury UAS. Following its development and manufacturing in Huntsville, Ala., xGCS shipped and was integrated with Fury in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The first xGCS…

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GA-ASI, Rhode & Schwarz team to develop voice communications certification for Predator B

Posted May 23, 2014 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. and Rohde & Schwarz, the world’s leading manufacturer of wireless communications, Electromagnetic Compatibility Test and Measurement equipment, and broadcasting T&M equipment for digital terrestrial television, announced May 21 that they have signed a Teaming Agreement to integrate and flight demonstrate Rohde & Schwarz’s air traffic control radios on the Predator®…

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Spirit AeroSystems delivers 5,000th Next-Generation 737

Posted June 13, 2014 by

Spirit AeroSystems photograph Spirit AeroSystems employees gather at the company’s Wichita, Kansas, facility to celebrate 5,000 Next-Generation 737 deliveries to Boeing. Spirit AeroSystems Inc. June 11 announced it has successfully completed 5,000 Next-Generation 737 deliveries to Boeing. Spirit has been delivering Next-Generation 737s from Wichita, Kansas, since 1998. The company builds the 737 fuselage, engine…

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Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, P-8A Poseidon to make first air show appearances at Farnborough

Posted July 3, 2014 by

Boeing confirmed July 2 that the new 787-9 Dreamliner and the P-8A Poseidon will participate for the first time in flying displays at the Farnborough International Airshow, which runs July 14-20. This year’s airshow marks the 40th anniversary of Boeing’s participation at Farnborough. The 787-9 ñ flight test airplane ZB001 — will be on static…

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Boeing to Design XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane

Posted July 16, 2014 by

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. ñ Boeing plans to design a reusable launch vehicle for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in support of the U.S. government’s efforts to reduce satellite launch costs. DARPA’s XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane is conceived as a reusable, unmanned booster with costs, operation and reliability similar to modern aircraft. Developing a vehicle that…

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Commercial jets push Boeing profits up 52 percent

Posted July 25, 2014 by

Increased production of passenger jets helped push up Boeing’s profit by 52 percent in the second quarter, topping Wall Street’s expectations. The Chicago-based company said net income increased to $1.65 billion, or $2.24 per share, from $1.09 billion, or $1.41 per share, in the same quarter a year ago. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came…

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Northrop Grumman, Navy integrate manned, unmanned flight ops

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqiOzO8yV4A&feature=youtu.be Northrop Grumman photograph by Alan Radecki The U.S. Navy’s unmanned X-47B conducts flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The aircraft completed a series of tests demonstrating its ability to operate safely and seamlessly with manned aircraft. Operating alongside an F/A-18, the X-47B demonstrated two successful launch and recovery sequences….

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DRS Technologies successfully completes design phase of TLDS

Posted September 9, 2014 by

DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced Sept. 2 that it has successfully completed the Army’s Critical Design Review for the Mojave program, also known as the Target Location Designation System. The passage of this critical program milestone moves the company closer to providing precision targeting capability to U.S. military forward observers in all battlefield…

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Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines announce order for 20 737 MAX 8s

Posted September 22, 2014 by

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines Sept. 20 announced an order for 20 737 MAX 8s.

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