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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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Northrop Grumman appoints chief executive for Japan

Posted December 22, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has announced the appointment of Jack Dorsett as chief executive for Japan, effective immediately. In this new position, he will be responsible for coordinating the corporation’s relationship with Japan, supporting current programs and developing strategies for growth. Dorsett was previously vice president, Command and Control Systems, within Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector and…

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Northrop Grumman appoints chief executive for South Korea

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Northrop Grumman has announced the appointment of Brian Kim as chief executive for South Korea, effective Feb. 2, 2015. In this new position, he will be responsible for coordinating the corporation’s relationship with South Korea, supporting current programs and developing strategies for growth. Kim has more than 30 years of experience working in the aerospace…

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Boeing, Avianca celebrate delivery of airline’s first 787 Dreamliner

Posted December 19, 2014 by timchisham

Boeing and Avianca have celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner for the Latin American carrier, helping the airline stay at the forefront of technology in the region. “The addition of the first Boeing 787-8 to Avianca’s fleet is a milestone for commercial aviation and for our airline, which strives to bring the most…

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Boeing, BOC Aviation finalize order for two additional 737-800s

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Boeing and BOC Aviation have finalized an order for two additional 737-800s, valued at $186 million at current list prices. The order is a part of the Singapore-based leasing company’s effort to grow its portfolio of fuel-efficient airplanes. “Building on our order of 80 737 aircraft earlier this year, these two additional Next-Generation 737s enable…

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Northrop Grumman names chief compliance officer

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has named Carl Hahn vice president, chief compliance officer, effective Jan. 15, 2015. Hahn is succeeding Judy Perry Martinez, who will be retiring, and will report to Sheila C. Cheston, corporate vice president and general counsel. “Carl brings to his role at Northrop Grumman a tremendous breadth of experience in global compliance, investigations…

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GPS modernization advances as eighth Boeing GPS IIF becomes sctive

Posted December 19, 2014 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ The eighth Boeing Global Positioning System IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and joined the active 31-satellite constellation, helping the U.S. Air Force continue modernizing the network that millions of people worldwide use. The Air Force and Boeing have now put four GPS-IIF satellites into service this year, adding to the…

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GPS III, OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command, control capabilities

Posted December 17, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the worldís most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System, the U.S. Air Forceís next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System. Successful completion of Exercise 4 on…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully demonstrates 3D printed rocket propulsion system for satellites

Posted December 17, 2014 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed a hot-fire test of its MPS-120 CubeSat High-Impulse Adaptable Modular Propulsion System. The MPS-120 is the first 3D-printed hydrazine integrated propulsion system and is designed to provide propulsion for CubeSats, enabling missions not previously available to these tiny satellites. The project was funded out of the NASA Office of Chief…

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Boeing breaks ground in St. Louis for new composites center

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Boeing Dec. 16 began construction in St. Louis of a new 367,000-square-foot facility in which it will build parts for the newest member of its 777 commercial airplanes family, the 777X. 

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