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Upgrades ‘new normal’ for armor in uncertain budget environment

If any journalists at the recent AUSAAME press conference expected to hear revelations of a major ground combat system acquisition on the near-term horizon, that notion was quickly dispelled.

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Boeing celebrates groundbreaking for 777X composite wing center

Boeing Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Three airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 10.

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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.


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METEOR integration work progresses on Typhoon

Posted  July 11, 2012

Integration of the BAE Systems’ METEOR Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile with the Eurofighter Typhoon progresses as the cockpit design is trialed by pilots at BAE Systems.

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Goodrich signs agreement with SYPAQ to represent DB-110 Surveillance System in Australia

Posted  July 11, 2012

Goodrich Corporation’s ISR Systems team in Westford, Mass., has signed an agreement with SYPAQ Systems Pty. Ltd., based in Melbourne, Australia, to represent and provide program management for the Goodrich DB-110 reconnaissance system. This agreement allows Goodrich to offer direct local representation in Australia and New Zealand. This is the second agreement for Goodrich and…

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Boeing projects exponential growth in demand for airline pilots

Posted  July 11, 2012

Boeing projects the world will face an unprecedented demand for airline pilots and maintenance technicians over the next 20 years as global economies expand and airlines take...

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Laser powers Lockheed Martin’s Stalker UAS for 48 hours

Posted  July 11, 2012

PALMDALE, Calif. – Lockheed Martin and LaserMotive, Inc., recently demonstrated the capabilities of an innovative laser power system to extend the Stalker Unmanned Aerial System flight time to more than 48 hours. This increase in flight duration represents an improvement of 2,400 percent. Stalker is a small, silent UAS used by Special Operations Forces since…

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Ocean Power Technologies, Lockheed Martin to develop wave-energy project in Australia

Posted  July 11, 2012

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc., a leading wave energy technology company, and Lockheed Martin have entered into a teaming agreement with…

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Army acquisition executive visits Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC

Posted  July 11, 2012

Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, visited the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, which is the only vertically...

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Raytheon’s vehicular soldier radio system links 37 different types of U.S., coalition radios

Posted  July 11, 2012

Raytheon has connected 37 different types of radios from U.S. military and coalition partners on its vehicular soldier radio system while providing a robust and integrated backbone for on-the-move tactical communications. The system, featuring Raytheon’s Next Generation Mobile Ad hoc Network Waveform, will be tested at the next phase of the U.S. Army’s Network Integration…

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Boeing, Avolon announce commitment for 737 MAXs, Next-Generation 737s

Posted  July 11, 2012

Boeing announced July 11 at the Farnborough International Airshow a commitment by Avolon to purchase 10 737 MAX 8s and 5 737 MAX 9s, as well as 10 Next-Generation 737-800s.

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NASA’s commercial crew partner completes Dream Chaser nose landing gear test

Posted  July 11, 2012

NASA partner Sierra Nevada Corporation has completed a successful test of the nose landing gear for its full-scale Dream Chaser engineering flight test vehicle. The completed test and an upcoming flight test are part of SNC’s Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2) agreement with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The gear test is an important milestone…

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Afghan progress shows surge strategy’s success, DOD officials say

Posted  July 11, 2012

A range of successes shows the surge strategy in Afghanistan has been effective, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters July 10. “Let’s take stock of where we’ve been,” Little said in response to a reporter’s question on whether the surge had succeeded. “Over the past few years, we’ve taken the fight to the enemy….

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