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Boeing receives DARPA airborne satellite launch study contract

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Boeing has been awarded an 18-month study contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to evaluate technologies for on-demand small satellite launch systems. Under the Airborne Launch Assist Space Access contract, worth about $4.5 million, Boeing will analyze affordable, aircraft-based satellite launch platforms that can quickly deploy small satellites or…

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Lockheed Martin submits bid for medium-range ballistic missile targets

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Lockheed Martin announced June 8 that it has submitted its bid for the Medium-range Ballistic Missile Targets contract to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

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Northrop Grumman awarded $108 million Air Force contract

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a three-year, $108 million contract to develop and implement cryptography upgrades as part of the intercontinental ballistic missile cryptography upgrade II engineering and manufacturing development program. This work will occur in Clearfield, Utah, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Colorado Springs, Colo. “Northrop Grumman has worked hand in hand…

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Boeing executive Ray Conner to lead Commercial Airplanes business

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Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney announced June 26 the appointment of Raymond L. Conner as president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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New Raytheon Standard Missile factory nears completion in Alabama

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Raytheon’s all-up-round Standard Missile production facility in Huntsville, Ala., is nearing completion. The state-of-the-art factory, located on the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal, should be completed before the end of the year. Once operational, the 70,000 square-foot facility will assemble and test Standard Missile-3 and SM-6 interceptors. “This factory will be an asset to our nation…

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Boeing, GECAS announce commitment for 100 737s

Posted July 10, 2012 by

Boeing announced July 10 at the Farnborough International Airshow a commitment by GE Capital Aviation Services, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of…

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Northrop Grumman donates printers to Los Angeles area schools

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman’s Woodland Hills, Calif., facility recently donated more than 60 lightly used printers and copy machines to Value Schools…

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FAA proposes fining Boeing $13.5 million

Posted July 16, 2012 by by Joan Lowy and Joshua Freed

The Federal Aviation Administration July 13 proposed fining Boeing $13.5 million for failing to meet a deadline to provide airlines with instructions on how to prevent fuel tank explosions like the one that destroyed TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island, N.Y., 16 years ago, killing all 230 people on board. The fine…

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United Technologies to sell Rocketdyne unit to GenCorp Inc.

Posted July 23, 2012 by

United Technologies Corp. announced July 23 it has reached agreement to sell its Rocketdyne unit, currently part of Pratt & Whitney, to GenCorp Inc. for $550 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2013. As previously announced, proceeds from the sale will be used to repay a portion of the…

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Lockheed Martin, Raytheon demonstrate SEWIP electronic attack capability for U.S. Navy At RIMPAC

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A Lockheed Martin and Raytheon team has demonstrated its potential electronic attack solution for the U.S. Navy's Surface...

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