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Airbus introduces the A220-100, A220-300

Airbus has revealed the A220 at a ceremony held at its Henri-Ziegler Delivery Centre, near Toulouse.

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Demand for Army’s space and missile defense capabilities continues to grow

The demand for space and missile defense capabilities continues to grow in response to the complex array of challenges to our nation from foreign adversaries, said the U.S. Army Space and Missile Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's senior civilian leader.

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Boeing receives contract for four special ops Chinooks

Boeing has received a $139.8 million contract to provide four MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters to the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command.

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Giant satellite fuel tanks sets new record for 3-d printed space parts

Lockheed Martin has embraced a 3-D printed titanium dome for satellite fuel tanks so big you can't even put your arms around it. The 46-inch-diameter vessel completed final rounds of quality testing this month, ending a multi-year development program to create giant, high-pressure tanks that carry fuel on board satellites.

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Northrop Grumman Foundation supporting Space Camp® scholarships

The Northrop Grumman Foundation has sponsored scholarships for middle school students and teachers from Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States to attend Space Camp® this week, July 8-13 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center® in Huntsville, Ala.

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News Briefs – April 20, 2018

Posted  April 20, 2018

Ex-Russian officer’s convictions upheld in U.S. forces attack A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of a former Russian military officer who received a life sentence for leading a 2009 Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled April 18 in the case of Irek Hamidullin, who…

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BAE Systems awards contract to Lockheed Martin to supply vertical launching system for Royal Navy’s Type 26

Posted  March 2, 2018

BAE Systems has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to equip the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ship with the MK 41 Vertical Launching System. The MK 41 VLS is the only system capable of launching anti-air, anti-submarine, surface-to-surface and strike-length missiles. Once integrated with the Type 26, the MK 41 VLS will offer…

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Nose art pays tribute to B-52’s top secret past

Posted  October 27, 2017

A B-52 Stratofortress from the 419th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is sporting new nose art to commemorate it’s storied past.

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Northrop Grumman’s BACN completes 10,000 combat missions

Posted  March 24, 2017

The Battlefield Airborne Communications, developed, operated and maintained by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Air Force, has completed 10,000 combat missions connecting warfighters in the air and on the ground. BACN is a high-altitude, airborne gateway that translates and distributes voice communications, video, imagery and other battlespace information from numerous sources. Using a suite of…

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45 years ago: Pioneer 11 launched to study Jupiter, Saturn

Posted  April 6, 2018

NASA photograph Launch of Pioneer 11 (left). Illustration of the spacecraft in space: Pioneer 10 Leaving the Planets Behind, by Don Davis (right). A rare alignment of the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) in the late 1970s provided an opportunity to explore that part of the solar system with relative ease, using gravity…

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