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UTC to provide wheels, carbon brakes for China Airlines’ Airbus A350-900 fleet

Posted November 12, 2014 by

UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by China Airlines to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of 14 Airbus A350-900 aircraft.  The company will provide the equipment through its Landing Systems facility in Troy, Ohio. China Airlines will take delivery of their first A350-900 aircraft in 2016. UTC Aerospace Systems is a…

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Aegis combat system goes two-for-two in latest flight tests

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USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG-53), The Lockheed Martin, U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency team’s Aegis Combat System successfully completed two flight tests in three weeks. This is the first time the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system employed the Baseline 9 configuration to detect, track and engage targets. With each flight test, the Aegis…

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Boeing presents original flight test 787 Dreamliner to Museum of Flight

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Boeing and its employees joined the Puget Sound community Nov. 8 in celebrating the donation of one of the original 787-8 Dreamliner flight test airplanes to the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

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Northrop Grumman recognizes top suppliers for outstanding contributions

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Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector held its annual Supplier Recognition Program Nov. 6 in McLean, Va., and Supplier Excellence awards were presented to 26 companies recognizing their unique contributions to Northrop Grumman and its customers. The Supplier Recognition Program recognizes suppliers that continuously provide outstanding support to Northrop Grumman and its Information Systems sector. Information…

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SM-3, SM-2s take on ballistic, cruise missile targets during simulated missile ‘raid’ attack exercise

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In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, a U.S. Navy destroyer successfully engaged ballistic and cruise missile targets†simultaneously with a†Raytheon-made Standard Missile-3 and Standard Missile-2s in a complex integrated air and missile defense exercise. “This test showcases the U.S.’s ability to defend against numerous ballistic and cruise missile threats in ‘raid’ scenarios,” said Dr. Taylor…

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Raytheon acquires special operations, cybersecurity firm Blackbird Technologies

Posted November 7, 2014 by

Raytheon announced Nov. 5 that it has acquired Blackbird Technologies, a leading provider of persistent surveillance, secure tactical communications and cybersecurity solutions to the Intelligence Community and special operations market. The purchase price is approximately $420 million, subject to post-closing adjustments. The transaction will not materially impact Raytheon sales or earnings per share for the…

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Boeing completes testing on new anti-jamming technology

Posted November 7, 2014 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has proven its new anti-jamming communications technology is capable of operating as either a ground-based user terminal or satellite-based networking hub, enabling the military to send and receive secure communications at a significantly lower cost by using existing terminals and satellites. The anti-jam technology uses a protected tactical waveform, which…

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Raytheon begins flight testing DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support program

Posted November 7, 2014 by

Raytheon has begun flight testing DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support program. PCAS Phase 3 is an 18-month, $25.5 million effort scheduled to culminate in live-fire demonstrations. The program is designed to speed close air support to soldiers on the battlefield. “PCAS will help reduce close air support response times from as long as one hour…

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Boeing, Air Canada announce order for two additional 777-300ERs

Posted November 7, 2014 by

Boeing and Air Canada announced an order Nov. 6 for two additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order, previously listed as unidentified on Boeingís Orders & Deliveries website, is valued at $660 million at list prices. Air Canada currently operates 23 777s, including 17 777-300ERs and six 777-200LRs (Long Range). ìThe 777-300ER continues to provide…

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Twenty-three and counting

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Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the 23nd C-5M Super Galaxy from the Lockheed Martin facilities in Marietta, Ga., Nov. 4. Aircraft 87-0034 was ferried by a crew led by Brig. Gen. Derek P. Rydholm, Director of Plans, Programs and Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force…

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