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Ball Aerospace leads green propellant technology demo mission for NASA

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Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been awarded a contract from NASA to lead a government-industry team in the demonstration of an alternative fuel option for future space vehicles. The Ball team will develop and fly the Green Propellant Infusion Mission to demonstrate a high-performance, non-toxic fuel alternative to conventional hydrazine. The mission will demonstrate…

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Northrop Grumman submits proposal for Marine Corps Common Aviation Command and Control System

Posted September 5, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman has submitted its proposal for the development and integration phase of the U.S. Marine Corps Common Aviation Command and Control System. The CAC2S provides a complete modernization of the Marine Air Command and Control System. CAC2S will replace dissimilar legacy systems with a common, open, modular, scalable design based on proven, high-technology readiness…

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Oman’s Super Hercules homeward bound

Posted September 14, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by John Rossino The first of three C-130J Super Hercules for Oman departed the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga., Sept. 12 en route to Oman.

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Raytheon MALD-J decoy goes 4-for-4 in operational flight tests

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The U.S. Air Force and Raytheon began operational testing of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALDĀ®-J). After completing a highly successful developmental test phase, the MALD-J team achieved four successful flights in four attempts. MALD-J adds radar-jamming capability to the basic MALD platform. MALD is a state-of-the-art, low-cost flight vehicle that is modular, air-launched…

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Boeing delivers first South Carolina-built 787 Dreamliner

Posted October 9, 2012 by

Boeing marked an historic milestone Oct. 5 with delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner built at its North Charleston, S.C., facility to Air India.

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Army awards Northrop Grumman contract to Modernize Joint Tactical Ground Station

Posted October 17, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $31.2 million contract from the U.S. Army to modernize the Joint Tactical Ground Station and improve the war fighter’s theater missile warning capability. The pre-planned product improvement contract includes initial development with several optional production and sustainment efforts expected to continue through 2022. “Northrop Grumman has a longstanding relationship…

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Raytheon enhances Common Sensor Payload capabilities

Posted October 24, 2012 by

Raytheon has successfully demonstrated the enhanced capabilities of its new CSP HD turret, a high definition electro-optical and infrared version of its Common Sensor Payload. The initial CSP HD system flight test occurred on a U.S. Army Gray Eagle UAS (unmanned aircraft system) platform in September. Built upon the existing CSP system, CSP HD provides…

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Boeing touts outsourcing for suppliers to Mexico

Posted October 29, 2012 by

Boeing is encouraging its suppliers to attend a workshop next month to learn how to outsource business to Mexico. The Seattle Times reports that Patrick McKenna, director of Supply Chain Strategy and Supplier Management at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, has urged suppliers to attend a Nov. 15 workshop in Chicago to learn how to do business…

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Boeing to convert 767s to freighters for Guggenheim Aviation Partners

Posted November 7, 2012 by

Boeing and Guggenheim Aviation Partners announced an agreement Nov. 7 for Boeing to convert three 767-300ER passenger airplanes to freighters. The Boeing Converted Freighters will be delivered to Guggenheim Aviation Partners in 2013. Boeing will manage and engineer the project with the actual conversion taking place at ST Aerospace’s subsidiary, ST Aviation Services Company in…

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Honeywell provides cost-saving logistics support for U.S. Air Force F-15 fleet

Posted November 14, 2012 by

Honeywell has been awarded a contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to provide depot maintenance support for the F-15′s secondary power system. Work will be performed under Public-Private Partnership with the Hill Air Force Base Depot Workforce in Utah through January 2020. “We’re focused on ensuring the ongoing operational readiness of the Air Force…

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