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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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Raytheon awarded dismount detection radar for U.S. Air Force

Posted  July 10, 2012

Raytheon has been awarded a contract to produce four radar pods with ground moving target indication and synthetic aperture radar technology for the U.S. Air Force. The radar will be mounted under the wings of MQ-9 Reaper aircraft. The dismount detection radar will deliver accurate information in adverse weather, day and night, for U.S. Air…

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Lockheed Martin-built JCSAT-13 satellite begins service for Sky Perfect JSAT of Japan

Posted  July 10, 2012

The JCSAT-13 telecommunications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin for SKY Perfect JSAT of Japan…

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Boeing, ALAFCO announce commitment for 20 Boeing 737 MAXs

Posted  July 10, 2012

Boeing and Kuwait airplane leasing company ALAFCO announced July 10 a commitment at the...

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Rolls-Royce receives $183 Million service contract for U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior engines

Posted  July 10, 2012

Rolls-Royce has received a contract valued at $183 million to service M250 engines, which power the U.S. Army’s fleet of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopters. The contract, to support 500 M250 engines on more than 300 aircraft, begins in July 2012 for a year, and the Army has options to extend the contract for four…

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Boeing to collaborate with Elbit Systems on marketing, sales of Hermes 450 and 900 UAS

Posted  July 10, 2012

Boeing Company and Elbit Systems signed a Memorandum of Understanding July10 at the Farnborough Airshow to collaborate on the marketing and sales of Elbit Systems’ Hermes 450 and 900 unmanned airborne system product lines in the United States and select international countries. “This partnership further expands and enhances Boeing’s longstanding relationship with Elbit Systems to…

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Pratt & Whitney delivers first engines for Boeing C-17s to India

Posted  July 10, 2012

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has delivered the first four F117 engines for the Indian Air Force to power its fleet of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. India’s Ministry of Defence signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. government in 2011 to acquire 10 C-17s. India will…

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Airbus offers longer-range A330 with increased payload

Posted  July 10, 2012

Airbus has decided to offer a further enhanced version of the popular A330 airliner by increasing the maximum takeoff weight capability to 240 metric tonnes.

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State-of-the-art helmet solutions for RAF’s Tornado pilots

Posted  July 10, 2012

The equipment is a high-tech helmet system which projects data in front of the pilot’s eye allowing instant assessment of points of interest. The technology can save vital seconds during military operations. The request to develop the Tornado Helmet Mounted Cueing System the RAF’s Tornado GR4 fleet was received in April last year. Within months,…

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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy establish Fire Scout training center in Florida

Posted  July 10, 2012

Northrop Grumman has established a new training facility for Fire Scout unmanned helicopter operators that offers improved flight simulators...

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Pratt & Whitney signs agreement with Australian supplier Broens Industries for additional F135 engine work

Posted  July 10, 2012

Pratt & Whitney has awarded Broens Industries a follow on purchase order to manufacture complex support equipment for the sustainment solution of the F135 propulsion system powering the F-35 Lightning II. This new order valued at approximately $300,000 is for units which will be utilized at the first operational and training bases in the U.S….

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