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Boeing to begin joint manufacturing research in Japan

Posted June 29, 2012 by

Boeing and its three major Japanese airframe partners – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Fuji Heavy Industries – announced June 29 that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo. Under the MOU, the parties will commence joint research and work to create a…

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Spirit AeroSystems aftermarket customer support signs parts agreement with China Airlines

Posted July 9, 2012 by

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. and China Airlines have signed a supply agreement whereby Spirit Aftermarket Customer Support will provide thrust reverser, fuselage, and wing component spare parts for China Airlines’ fleet of Boeing aircraft. This multi-year contract will enable China Airlines to obtain predictable and competitive pricing for all parts in the Spirit Catalog while ensuring…

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services expands in-country Black Hawk maintenance team for Colombian Army

Posted July 10, 2012 by

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced July 10 the expansion of an existing contract that doubles the size of the in-country maintenance support team for the Colombian Army UH-60 Black Hawk fleet. The Colombian Army Aviation – part of the Army’s Combined Arms Team – has acquired Scheduled and Unscheduled Maintenance Services for its fleet of UH-60…

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Northrop Grumman’s RC-12X Airborne Signals Intelligence System completes 1,000th mission

Posted July 13, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman’s RC-12X Guardrail system recently completed its 1,000th mission since going into theater in 2011. The RC-12X provides operationally effective signals intelligence capability, delivers rapid precision geolocation of high-value targets and maintains high operational reliability rates, giving unprecedented advantages to the warfighter. This milestone reaffirms the RC-12X as a robust and affordable airborne SIGINT…

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Boeing, Korean Air announce order for two 777-300ERs

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Boeing and Korean Air July 20 finalized an order for two 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airplanes. The order is valued at $596 million at Boeing list prices.

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Raytheon awarded $925 million for advanced Standard Missile-3

Posted July 27, 2012 by

The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon a $925 million contract for development of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile, which is a co-development effort between the U.S. and Japan. “As the threat continues to evolve, so does our ability to counter that threat,” said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems. “We’re honored…

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Pratt & Whitney employees rally against sequestration cuts

Posted August 8, 2012 by

Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., AIA Chairman and President of Pratt & Whitney, United Technologies Corporation David P. Hess, and more than 200 local workers rallied Aug. 8 at the Pratt & Whitney facility in Jupiter, Fla., to warn about the threat to U.S. economic and military strength posed by $1 trillion in sequestration budget cuts…

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Lockheed Martin receives U.S. Marine Corps contract for personnel carrier vehicle study, demonstration

Posted August 18, 2012 by staff

Underscoring the company’s ability to deliver cost effective ground vehicle solutions, Lockheed Martin received a $3.5 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to test and validate the company’s Havoc 8×8 vehicle as part of the Marine Personnel Carrier program. During an eight-month evaluation period, the U.S. Marine Corps will verify human factors and amphibious…

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Northrop Grumman’s BACN completes 3,000th E-11A mission overseas

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Northrop Grumman’s Battlefield Airborne Communications Node has completed 3,000 missions flying aboard the E-11A Bombardier Global Express BD-700 aircraft in support of overseas contingency missions. The 451st Tactical Airborne Gateway at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, executed the 3,000th mission on July 14. BACN is a high-altitude, airborne communications and information gateway system that provides situational awareness…

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Lockheed Martin begins final assembly of NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft

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Lockheed Martin has begun the assembly, test and launch operations phase for NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN spacecraft. MAVEN is scheduled to launch in November 2013 and will be the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere. ATLO represents a critical stage of the program because it is when the spacecraft begins…

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