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XCOR presents new platforms for suborbital science at AGU

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MOJAVE, Calif. -†XCOR AerospaceÆ presents new instruments for solar observation and atmospheric phenomena measurement, alongside its full scale Lynx spacecraft, Dec. 15ñ19 at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Both instruments ñ the Southwest Research Institute’s Solar Instrument Pointing Platform and KickSat’s sprite, will demonstrate future platforms for commercial suborbital science. “We’re…

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Boeing begins construction of simulation, analytics lab space in Huntsville

Posted December 12, 2014 by timchisham

Boeing announced Dec. 11 it has begun construction on a 7,000-square-foot addition to its research and technology center in Alabama. Known as the Center for Applied Simulation and Analytics, the new lab space will serve as a hub for Boeing, its research partners and academic collaborators to create and develop simulation and analytics technologies, providing…

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BAE Systems announces proposed acquisition of Eclipse Electronic System

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BAE Systems announced Dec. 11 that it has entered into an agreement with Esterline Corporation for the proposed acquisition of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Eclipse Electronic Systems, Inc., for cash consideration of approximately $28 million, subject to closing adjustments. The Texas-based Eclipse Electronic Systems business employs approximately 90 people and provides highly-advanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance…

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NAVAIR, Boeing delivers 20th P-8A to fleet operators at NAS Jax

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Boeing photograph P-8A Poseidon aircraft No. 760 takes off from a Boeing facility in Seattle, Wash., Dec. 9 for delivery to fleet operators in Jacksonville, Fla., marking the 20th overall production P-8A aircraft for the U.S. Navy. This Poseidon, a game changer for naval aviation, will join a growing fleet of the newest U.S. Navy…

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Northrop Grumman completes center fuselage for first Norwegian F-35 aircraft

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Northrop Grumman has completed – on budget and on schedule – the center fuselage for the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft to be ordered by Norway, a conventional takeoff and landing variant designated AM-1.  

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U.S. Marine Corps flies data link-equipped MALD-JÆ for first time

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The U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force successfully collaborated with Raytheon for the first flight demonstration of a Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-JÆ) equipped with a radio data link. Adding the data link expands the weapon’s situational awareness and allows for in-flight targeting adjustments. Raytheon flew a captive carry mission from U.S. Marine…

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Boeing expands landing gear overhaul, exchange offerings

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Boeing announced Dec. 10 that Air Canada, the largest domestic and international airline in Canada, is the launch customer for Boeing’s new landing gear exchange programs for 777-300ER (Extended Range) and 777-200LR (Longer Range) airframes. Under the agreement, Air Canada will receive fully overhauled and certified landing gear shipsets for its fleet of 17 777-300ERs…

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Double Deuce: Two MC-130Js celivered to U.S. Air Force

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Lockheed Martin photographs by David Key U.S. Air Force crews ferried two MC-130J Commando II aircraft assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility located in Marietta, Ga., Dec. 5. These aircraft will be operated by the 352nd Special Operations Group and will be based at Royal Air Force Mildenhall…

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Northrop Grumman completes delivery of fourth AEHF protected comm payload

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The steady production of the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency protected military communications satellite continues on track with Northrop Grumman’s delivery of the fourth payload to AEHF prime contractor Lockheed Martin 4 1/2 months early. The payload’s phased array, nulling and advanced v-band crosslink antennas were integrated and tested with the payload module that Northrop…

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Indian Navy selects Sikorsky’s Seahawk for multi-role helo requirement

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India’s Navy has selected Sikorsky Aircraft Corp to fulfill the service’s Multi-Role Helicopter requirement for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, among other maritime roles. Negotiations will now begin to procure 16 S-70B SeahawkÆ helicopters, with an option for eight additional aircraft, along with a complete logistics support and training program.† “India’s selection of the S-70B helicopter…

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