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SPEEA files age discrimination charge against Boeing

Posted July 25, 2014 by timchisham

After months of investigation, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, IFPTE Local 2001, charged Boeing with age discrimination. Acting on behalf of SPEEA-represented engineers, the union filed the third-party charges July 23 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Washington State Human Rights Commission. The evidence is overwhelming that Boeing hatched and…

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U.S. Navy to test, evaluate Lockheed Martin industrial exoskeletons

Posted August 18, 2014 by timchisham

Lockheed Martin has received a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences for the U.S. Navy to evaluate and test two FORTIS exoskeletons. This marks the first procurement of Lockheed Martin’s exoskeletons for industrial use. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The FORTIS exoskeleton is an unpowered, lightweight exoskeleton that increases an operator’s…

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Boeing laser demonstrator destroys targets through wind, fog

Posted September 9, 2014 by

Boeing and the U.S. Army have proven the capabilities of the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator in maritime conditions, successfully targeting a variety of aerial targets at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Under windy, rainy and foggy weather conditions in Florida, these engagements were the most challenging to date with a 10-kilowatt laser on HEL…

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Boeing to design hosted payload for scientific measurement

Posted September 24, 2014 by

Boeing will investigate hosting a scientific payload on a commercial satellite under a new six-month contract awarded by the Air Forceís Space and Missiles Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. The TEMPO or Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution payload will measure atmospheric pollution for most of North America and would launch and…

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Rockwell Collins, Elbit Systems of America introduce Digital EyePiece NVCD for JHMCS

Posted October 13, 2014 by

Rockwell Collins Elbit Systems of America Vision Systems has introduced a new enhanced night vision solution for fixed wing aircraft. The Digital Eye Piece Night Vision Cueing Display is fully qualified and available to fit all fielded JHMCS helmet mounted displays. This new and affordable solution allows pilots to fly and train at night just…

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DOD, Lockheed Martin announce principle agreement F-35 purchase

Posted October 29, 2014 by

The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement in principle for the production of 43 F-35 Lightning II aircraft.  Officials anticipate the Low-Rate Initial Production lot 8 (LRIP 8) contract to be finalized in the coming weeks.  The contract is for fiscal year 2014 with deliveries beginning in 2016. Cost details…

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General Dynamics delivers MK19 grenade machine guns to U.S. Army

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General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, recently delivered 85 MK19 40mm grenade machine guns to the U.S. Army under the company’s latest contract award for the weapon. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products was awarded an $8.7 million order for more than 650 MK19 weapons in September 2011. The…

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Navy fires Raytheon Griffin missile from RAM launcher

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The U.S. Navy achieved a first when it fired Raytheon’s combat-proven Griffin B missile from a Rolling Airframe Missile launcher. “Griffin enables sailors to defend against small, fast-moving surface craft employed by pirates and other non-traditional threats,” said Harry Schulte, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ Air Warfare Systems product line. “Griffin provides war fighters…

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Northrop Grumman wins Air Force electronic attack pod upgrade program

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $52.8 million, 27-month engineering and manufacturing development contract to upgrade its electronic attack pods. The program has a potential value of $480 million including EMD, a low-rate initial production phase and five production options. “We are honored that the U.S. Air Force selected Northrop Grumman to…

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Another J-model for the Lone Star State

Posted May 4, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by Todd McQueen

Lockheed Martin delivered another C-130J Super Hercules to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 3. This aircraft was the 19th of 28 C-130Js being delivered to Dyess. Maj. Gen. Scott M. Hanson, commander, Carl A. Spaatz Center for Officer Education, and commandant, Air War College, Maxwell Air...

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