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Navy to buy as many as 80 L-3 Wescam MX-20HD EO/IR sensor pods for P-8A jets

LAKEHURST, N.J., 24 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy maritime surveillance experts will buy as many as 70 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensor pods from L-3 Wescam in Burlington, Ontario, for use aboard U.S. and Australian Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.

Thales to build prototype deployable instrument landing systems for worldwide use

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 17 Aug. 2015. Avionics experts at Thales Defense & Security Inc. in Clarksburg, Md., are taking the next step in developing a deployable aircraft instrument landing system for precision military aircraft approach worldwide in difficult conditions.

Industry to build 26,676 large passenger jetliners worth $4.23 trillion through 2029

NEWTOWN, Conn., 17 Aug. 2015. Global production of large airline commercial aircraft will total 26,676 worth a cumulative $4.23 trillion in the 15-year time period from 2015 through 2029, predict analysts at market researcher Forecast International in Newtown, Conn.

Rugged network storage subsystem for military avionics introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 17 Aug. 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing an enhanced version of its rugged CNS4 Compact Network Storage subsystem for military avionics applications that require high-speed data recording, cryptography and removable storage.

Air Force chooses 25 companies in $20.9 billion contract for flight training & simulation

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 14 Aug. 2015. U.S. Air Force flight training & simulation experts are spending as much as $20.9 billion and involving 25 U.S. providers of flight simulators in an effort to streamline their acquisition and procurement process.

Small-form-factor MIL-STD-1553 and MIL-STD-1760 interfaces introduced by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 14 Aug. 2015. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the MAMBA family of MIL-STD-1553 and MIL-STD-1760 avionics databus interface devices in an ultra-compact form factor.

Raytheon readies full-scale development of carrier-based GPS landing system

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 12 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy carrier aviation experts are planning to award a 6-year contract to Raytheon Co. for full-scale development of an aircraft carrier instrument landing system based on differential Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation technology.

RF amplifiers for EW, avionics, radar, and SATCOM introduced by Fairview

ALLEN, Texas, 12 Aug. 2015. Fairview Microwave Inc. in Allen, Texas, is introducing a family of coaxial high-reliability power RF amplifiers for applications in electronic warfare (EW), avionics, radar, test and measurement, and satellite communications (SATCOM).

Rockwell Collins acquires ICG, adds satellite-based communication products

Rockwell Collins acquires ICG, adds satellite-based communication products

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 7 Aug. 2015. Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) has acquired International Communications Group (ICG), a provider of satellite-based global voice and data communication products and services for the aviation industry, in Newport News, Va., for roughly $50 million.

Navy to order 29 new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jets for U.S. and Australia

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 3 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft experts are making plans to order 29 new Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jets for U.S. and Australian military forces.

Boeing 777 wing recovered in Indian Ocean likely Malaysia Airlines wreckage

Boeing 777 wing recovered in Indian Ocean likely Malaysia Airlines wreckage

REUNION ISLAND, 30 July 2014. Aircraft debris washed ashore at Reunion Island, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, prompting a search for what is likely to be wreckage from lost Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

A case for airports: management confronts challenges

A case for airports: management confronts challenges

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has reviewed the current state of play of ratings for U.S. publicly owned airports, which we believe to be an underrated sector. This sector has experienced no defaults, and airport management, which KBRA believes is underemphasized by others, has performed a critical role in confronting the challenges this sector has faced over a prolonged period.

Digital aircraft, 3D printing

Why digital is flying high in aerospace and defense

Throughout the aerospace and defense industry, executives are capitalizing on a wide range of digital business and technology opportunities. Their aim is to become across-the-board, digitally enabled extended enterprises.

Connected aircraft market, demand for in-flight communications, entertainment, and connectivity to reach $1.8 billion

Connected aircraft market, demand for in-flight communications, entertainment, and connectivity to reach $1.8 billion

LONDON, 23 July 2015. The value of the global connected aircraft market will reach $1,851.8 million in this year, according to Visiongain's “Connected Aircraft Market Report 2015-2025” report.

Lockheed Martin to strengthen helicopter portfolio with Sikorsky Aircraft acquisition

Lockheed Martin to strengthen helicopter portfolio with Sikorsky Aircraft acquisition

BETHESDA, Md., 22 July 2015. Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sikorsky Aircraft, maker of military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft based in Stratford, Conn., for $9.0 billion from United Technologies Corp. (UTC).

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