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Boeing, Embraer to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator technology tests

Boeing and Embraer S.A. announced June 30 that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation's environmental performance.

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Tactical reconnaissance vehicle project eyes hoverbike for defense

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has been exploring the tactical reconnaissance vehicle, or TRV, concept for nearly nine months and is evaluating the hoverbike technology as a way to get Soldiers away from ground threats by giving them a 3-D capability. The Army is interested in this disruptive technology because it has the…

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Upgraded AWACS platform tested at Northern Edge

Calmly soaring at 30,000 feet in the midst of nearly 100 fighters, bombers and refueling tankers executing a battle scenario, an E-3G Sentry (AWACS) surveys every aircraft in a 300-mile radius, calling out commands, verifying target hits and sending aircraft back home safely.

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5,000 days of war

It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat. It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries, and long separations from family, friends and home.

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Navy’s new aircraft launch system tested on future carrier CVN 78

With the successful launch of the first test sled from the starboard bow catapult, Naval Air Systems Command continued to make history June 16 with the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System aboard the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).


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Northrop Grumman hosts robotics, computer science projects for San Fernando Valley students

Posted  June 24, 2015

Remote-controlled robots that play "basketball" and a website that lets students rate their teachers are among several projects designed by high school students in a mentoring program sponsored by Northrop Grumman.

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Boeing names Muilenburg as chief executive officer

Posted  June 24, 2015

The Boeing board of directors has elected Dennis A. Muilenburg the company’s 10th chief executive, succeeding W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr., who held the position for the past 10 years. Muilenburg, who has served as Boeing president and chief operating officer since 2013, becomes president and CEO July 1. McNerney, who joined Boeing’s board of…

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NASA, partners test unmanned aircraft systems

Posted  June 24, 2015

NASA photograph NASA’s Ikhana is being used to test a system that will allow uncrewed aircraft to fly routine operations within the National Airspace System. NASA, working with government and industry partners, is testing a system that would make it possible for unmanned aircraft to fly routine operations in United States airspace. Through the agency’s…

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Boeing, Thai Airways International celebrate 25th direct 777 delivery

Posted  June 24, 2015

Boeing and Thai Airways International Public Company Limited celebrated the Thailand flag carrier's 25th direct 777 delivery, a 777-300ER (Extended Range), from the Boeing delivery center in Everett, Wash. 

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General Dynamics receives $219 million for U.S. Army’s WIN-T increment 2 systems

Posted  June 24, 2015

General Dynamics received the first full rate production order from the U.S. Army to build additional Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 systems.  The $219 million order includes the production of more than 300 vehicle-based network communication nodes along with related equipment and materials. WIN-T Increment 2 is the Army’s communications backbone providing…

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NASA’s Chandra captures x-ray echoes pinpointing distant neutron star

Posted  June 24, 2015

Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered the largest and brightest set of rings from X-ray light echoes ever observed.

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Raptors bring intimidation to exercise Northern Edge

Posted  June 24, 2015

Its wide muzzle, short black broad nose with large nostrils and deep-set, dark eyes grimace intimidation across the patch on the right shoulder of the pilot boarding his aircraft while preparing to engage an enemy in the joint interoperability environment that is Northern Edge 2015.

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AF releases vision for development of autonomous systems

Posted  June 24, 2015

The Air Force released a vision document June 22 written by its former chief scientist which helps define a path to increased and effective autonomy. Autonomous Horizons, authored by Dr. Mica Endsley, provides direction and guidance on the opportunities and challenges in the development of autonomous systems for Air Force operations, and encourages those building…

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NASA-developed air traffic management tool flies into use

Posted  June 24, 2015

A new software tool developed by NASA, and being deployed by the Federal Aviation Administration, is positioned to help air traffic controllers manage the nation’s skies.

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Headlines June 22, 2015

Posted  June 22, 2015

Business: Sikorsky bids, M&A talks shake up air show – Even with jets roaring overhead, the loudest blast in the defense sector during the Paris Air Show came from United Technology Corp.’s acknowledgement that it has multiple bids – at attractive levels – for subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft, makers of the US Army’s Black Hawk helicopter….

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