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Scaled performs rocket motor test at Mojave

Posted June 28, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

Activities in preparation for a powered flight of SpaceShipTwo are ramping up at Mojave Air and Space Port in California. The Scaled Composites rocket motor test facility was used June 20 to perform a full-scale rocket motor test firing of Rocket Motor 2, which Sierra Nevada Corp. is providing for SpaceShipTwo. This was the first…

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Lockheed Martin delivers ground support stations To Finnish Air Force

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The initial ground shelter for a vigilant “Dragon Shield” has been delivered to the Finnish Air Force by Lockheed Martin. The ground system will support a CASA C-295 aircraft that…

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Boeing offers medium-sized maritime surveillance aircraft

Posted July 10, 2012 by

Boeing announced July 10 that it is offering a medium-sized Maritime Surveillance Aircraft to the global market. MSA builds on technologies developed for Boeing’s larger Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platforms to provide…

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Boeing P-8I begins flight test program

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Boeing’s first P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy began its official flight test program July 7, taking off from Boeing Field in Seattle at 9:15 a.m. and landing three hours and 49 minutes later after demonstrating flying qualities and handling characteristics.

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Boeing receives U.S. Navy contracts for SLAM ER, Harpoon ,missiles

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June 29, Boeing received a firm-fixed-price contract from U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for the production of nearly 90 Harpoon Block II missiles and associated hardware for the U.S. and four foreign militaries. The $145.1 million contract also includes exercise and test variants of the Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response. The first missile deliveries…

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Raytheon Evolved SeaSparrow program delivers 2,000th missile

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Raytheon has delivered the 2,000th Evolved SeaSparrow Missile to the NATO SeaSparrow Consortium. “ESSM is a model for global operations, and the delivery of our 2,000th missile demonstrates the significant commitment of our international team to continue providing this critical capability to the war fighter,” said Ed Roesly, Raytheon Missile Systems’ ESSM program director. “We…

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Forest Service requests more aircraft for firefighting operations

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More forest fires in the western United States have prompted the U.S. Forest Service to call in two additional C-130 Hercules aircraft equipped with the Mobile Airborne Fire Fighting System. Those aircraft, expected to be operating by tomorrow, will come from the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing in Cheyenne, Wyo., officials said. “This…

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Northrop Grumman names VP, GM of Naval, Marine Systems Division

Posted August 28, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Teri G. Marconi, sector vice president and general manager of the Naval and Marine Systems division of Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector. Northrop Grumman has named Teri G. Marconi sector vice president and general manager of the Naval and Marine Systems Division within the company’s Electronic Systems sector. In her new position,…

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Boeing celebrates delivery of Air India’s first 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing photograph Boeing and Air India Sept. 6 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner. Pictured here is a 787 Dreamliner painted in India’s livery taking off from Boeing South Carolina. The airplane is equipped with 18 business class seats and 238 economy class seats. Boeing and Air India celebrated the delivery of…

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Raytheon awarded second low-rate initial production contract for US Air Force F-15E Radar Modernization Program

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Raytheon has been awarded its second contract from Boeing Company for low-rate initial production of active electronically scanned array radar systems for the U.S. Air Force F-15E Radar Modernization Program. Raytheon’s APG-82(V)1 AESA radar can simultaneously detect, identify and track multiple air and surface targets at longer ranges than the APG-70…

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