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Boeing acquires 2d3 Sensing to enhance imaging, intelligence services

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Boeing has acquired 2d3 Sensing, a wholly owned subsidiary of OMG plc specializing in motion imagery processing of critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data generated from aerial platforms. 2d3 Sensing’s software and services are used by the U.S. Air Force and other government and commercial customers. Their products can be found on the ScanEagle and…

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Small Diameter Bomb II completes system verification review

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Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force completed three successful Small Diameter Bomb II program reviews prior to a mid-May Milestone C decision. During March and April, the SDB II team successfully completed a functional configuration audit, a production readiness review and a system verification review. A successful Milestone C brief and decision clears the way…

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Raytheon, Kongsberg team on Naval Strike Missile

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Raytheon and Kongsberg have formed a teaming agreement for the Naval Strike Missile. The pact represents a second step in the companies’ efforts to offer world-class Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare solutions to the many governments interested in this warfare mission.  Raytheon and Kongsberg formed a similar agreement last year to develop the Joint Strike Missile, the…

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Northrop appoints VP operations, command, control division

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Northrop Grumman annouced it has appointed Christina (Chris) Williams, vice president, operations, for its Command and Control division within the company’s Information Systems sector, effective immediately. Williams will report directly to Sam Abbate, vice president and general manager, Command and Control division, and will have executive responsibility for the division’s business operations including operations optimization,…

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Raytheon completes Mississippi factory expansion

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Raytheon completed a 20,000-square foot addition to its factory in Forest, Miss., already one of the biggest in the state. The extra room will allow the company to support anticipated growth in airborne radar and electronic warfare systems. “Raytheon has been part of this community’s fiber for more than three decades,” Fred Darlington, a vice…

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Gen 3 HEL completes beam quality evaluation

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced April 8 that an independent measurement team contracted by the U.S. Government has completed beam quality and power measurements of GA-ASIís Gen 3 High Energy Laser System using the Joint Technology Office Government Diagnostic System. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and…

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UTC to provide submarine acoustic windows

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UTC Aerospace Systems has reached an agreement with the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center to provide high frequency acoustic windows for submarines. The five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract covers deliveries through 2020 to the U.S. Navy. Work will be performed by the Engineered Polymer Products team in Jacksonville, Fla., which is part of UTC…

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Second Falcon 8X joins flight test campaign

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The second aircraft has joined the Falcon 8X flight test campaign as the ultra long range trijet continues to pass key development milestones. Falcon 8X s/n 02 took to the skies from Dassault Aviation's Bordeaux-Mérignac, France, facility

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Navy awards General Dynamics $33 million for nuclear submarine services

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The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $32.6 million contract modification to perform nuclear-maintenance work for submarines homeported at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the contract, Electric Boat will continue to operate the Nuclear Regional Maintenance Department at the…

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Pratt & Whitney’s engine achieves 16,000 hours of engine testing

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Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower engine family has completed more than 16,000 hours and 31,000 cycles of full engine testing, including 3,500 hours of flight time. The data includes flight testing information from eight aircraft with PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engines. The PW1100G-JM engine is the only engine flying on the Airbus A320neo aircraft, with two aircraft…

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