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UTC Aerospace Systems to continue development of a UUV energy-dense PES propulsion system

Posted May 14, 2014 by

UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by the Office of Naval Research to proceed with the next phases of the Long Endurance Undersea Vehicle Propulsion energy program. During these follow-on phases, UTC Aerospace Systems (formerly Hamilton Sundstrand) will continue the design and development of a Proton Exchange Membrane based Fuel Cell Energy System for a…

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Improved Gray Eagle flies with SIGINT pod, Hellfire missiles

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, announced May 21 the successful second endurance flight of the U.S. Armyís Improved Gray EagleÆ prototype Unmanned Aircraft System, an advanced derivative of the mission-proven Gray Eagle UAS that has accumulated over 100,000 flight…

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Poland’s Bumar Elektronika, Raytheon partner to develop new Patriot IFF antenna

Posted June 13, 2014 by

Raytheon announced June 12 that it will partner with Bumar Elektronika on the design and development of a modernized Patriot Identification Friend or Foe antenna. This new antenna is a key element of the advanced Patriot 360 degree radar proposed by Raytheon for Poland’s medium-range air and missile defense system program named “WISLA.” The component…

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Lockheed Martin to freeze pension plan for U.S.-based salaried employees

Posted July 3, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin announced July 1 that it will freeze its salaried defined benefit pension plan and transition employees to an enhanced defined contribution retirement plan. The change will take effect in a two-step approach, beginning Jan. 1, 2016, with the freeze of pay-based benefits and concluding with the freeze of service-based benefits Jan. 1, 2020….

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Boeing, Intrepid Aviation announce first 777-300ER order

Posted July 16, 2014 by

Boeing and Intrepid Aviation July 15 announced the leasing company’s first direct Boeing order for six 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $1.9 billion at current list prices. Intrepid also has the option to purchase an additional four 777s. If all options are exercised, the value of the announcement could reach more than $3.2 billion at…

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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

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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

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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

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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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