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Report: FAA too reliant on Boeing for battery test

Posted May 23, 2014 by Scott Mayerowitz

The government failed to properly test the Boeing 787’s lithium-ion batteries and relied too much on Boeing for technical expertise, a new report says. The National Transportation Safety Board May 22 criticized the process used by the Federal Aviation Administration to certify the new jet in 2007. It also recommended that the FAA needed to…

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Lockheed Martin receives contract for Air Force’s Minuteman III reentry subsystem

Posted June 13, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force with an initial value of $109 million for sustainment of the reentry subsystem for the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.  Lockheed Martin’s work will include repair, modification and testing of hardware and software components in the reentry system-reentry vehicle (RS-RV) subsystem, as well as…

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Small Diameter Bomb II nears end of development phase

Posted June 30, 2014 by

Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force concluded a series of flight tests for the Small Diameter Bomb II culminating in direct hits on stationary land targets. The successful tests further position the SDB II program to move from engineering, manufacturing, development phase to low rate initial production. Using upgraded hardware and electronics during extended periods…

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GA-ASI demonstrates advanced cockpit at Farnborough

Posted July 16, 2014 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, July 15 announced a significant presence at this month’s Farnborough International Air Show, including a demonstration of its Advanced Cockpit Block 50 Ground Control Station within the company’s new stand in Hall 2…

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UTC awarded Boeing C-17 Globemaster III MRO landing gear contract

Posted July 25, 2014 by

UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Boeing to continue to provide landing gear system maintenance services in support of the U.S. Air Force fleet of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. Included as part of the agreement, the company will work with Hill Air Force Base personnel in Ogden, Utah, to jointly manage the…

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Northrop Grumman delivers antennas for Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation mission

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Thirteen lightweight antennas that self-deploy in 200 milliseconds have been delivered to support Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission by Astro Aerospace, a strategic business unit of Northrop Grumman.

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Boeing delivers first North American 787-9 Dreamliner to United Airlines

Posted September 9, 2014 by

United will become the first airline in North America to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the airline launches 787-9 service later this month.

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Boeing to upgrade specialized ICBM guidance system test Equipment

Posted September 22, 2014 by

Boeing will continue to ensure the readiness of the nationís Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system with the development of a new Guidance Data Acquisition System. Under a $4.9 million contract awarded by the U.S. Air Force, Boeing will update and replace the aging GDAS, a key piece of equipment that tests the guidance system…

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Lockheed Martin delivers first-ever DAGR capability to U.S. Army

Posted October 10, 2014 by

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-YHEaWOqRI&feature=player_embedded Lockheed Martin has enabled the U.S. Army to conduct more realistic live fire training and accelerate learning with the delivery of the Digital Air Ground Integration Range. DAGIR is the first range in U.S. Army history to integrate air and ground assets across a digitally powered range, providing higher-fidelity performance data so that soldiers…

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Boeing delivers 300th CH-47F Chinook to U.S. Army ahead of schedule

Posted October 27, 2014 by

Boeing this month delivered to the U.S. Army, 75 days ahead of schedule, the 300th CH-47F Chinook helicopter.

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