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U.S. Marine Corps declares F-35B operational, gains first sea-based 5th generation strike fighter capability

U.S. Marine Corps declares F-35B operational, gains first sea-based 5th generation strike fighter capability

YUMA, Ariz., 31 July 2015. U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft reached initial operational capability today with a squadron of 10 F-35B stealth multirole military fighter jets ready for worldwide deployment.

Secure, Lockheed Martin-built AEHF military satellite communications network now operational

Secure, Lockheed Martin-built AEHF military satellite communications network now operational

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 31 July 2015. The Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite network, considered to be among the world’s most impenetrable satellite communications (SatCom) systems, is now operational. The U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, and the U.K. now have a modern, operational protected network to connect their militaries when responding to global crises, officials say.

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.

Harris to deliver $29 million in avionics to enhance airborne targeting

Harris to deliver $29 million in avionics to enhance airborne targeting

MELBOURNE, Fla., 30 July 2015. U.S. Navy seeking to enhance the targeting capabilities of flight crews on U.S. Navy and Australian F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft and EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft have selected Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) in Melbourne, Fla., to provide key avionics components.

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Panoptes enters consumer drone market with eBumper4, obstacle avoidance technology

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 29 July 2015. Commercial drones are no longer just a product for the enterprise or government, but are quickly emerging as a mainstream venture for the everyday consumer. With dozens of options already on the market, finding an affordable drone has become fairly simple, but the cost of replacing one or repairing damaged property from a collision can easily double your investment.

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U.S. military evaluates RADA tactical multi-mission hemispheric radar

NETANYA, Israel, 28 July 2015. U.S. military officials have purchased a Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) from RADA Electronic Industries (NASDAQ:RADA) of Netanya, Israel, to test and evaluate its capabilities. RADA will deliver the MHR, which also has been adopted by U.S. integrators, before the end of 2015.

Navy chooses digital HD electro-optical sensors from L-3 Wescam for P-8A Poseidon jet

LAKEHURST, N.J., 27 July 2015. U.S. Navy maritime surveillance experts needed high-altitude surveillance electro-optical sensors for the Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. They found their solution from L-3 Wescam in Burlington, Ontario.

Army orders 19 MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAS to go with others from last March

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 27 July 2015. U.S. Army aviation experts are ordering 19 MQ-1C Gray Eagle reconnaissance and attack unmanned aerial systems (UAS), as well as 19 satellite UAS control stations.

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.

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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.

RN-Aircraft orders AW189 commercial helicopters for oil & gas application

RN-Aircraft orders AW189 commercial helicopters for oil & gas application

SAMARATE, Italy, 23 July 2015. Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland officials signed a contract for the sale of 10 AW189 commercial helicopters to RN-Aircraft, a subsidiary of oil company Rosneft.

NASA satellite camera delivers photo of Earth from distance of 1 million miles

NASA satellite camera delivers photo of Earth from distance of 1 million miles

WASHINGTON, 22 July 2015. NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from 1 million miles away.

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).

U.S. Navy orders $7.6 million in Communications & Power Industries radomes for EW system

U.S. Navy orders $7.6 million in Communications & Power Industries radomes for EW system

PALO ALTO, Calif., 22 July 2015. The Radant Technologies Division of Communications & Power Industries (CPI) won $7.6 million in multi-year orders for radomes and related services to support a U.S. Navy airborne electronic warfare system.

Canada expands Blue Sky air transport agreements, adding Nigeria, Mali, and Oman

Canada expands Blue Sky air transport agreements, adding Nigeria, Mali, and Oman

OTTAWA, 21 July 2015. Government officials in Canada are proactively establishing air transport agreements with other nations under Canada’s Blue Sky policy, which enables Canadian airlines to better serve passengers travelling between Canada and these countries. This week, officials announced agreements with Nigeria, Mali, and Oman. 

Boeing: More than 1 million commercial airline pilots, maintenance technicians needed

Boeing: More than 1 million commercial airline pilots, maintenance technicians needed

OSHKOSH, Wis., 21 July 2015. Airlines worldwide will require 558,000 new commercial airline pilots and 609,000 new commercial airline maintenance technicians between 2015 and 2034, according to the 2015 Pilot and Technician Outlook from Boeing [NYSE:BA].

Northrop Grumman to enhance MQ-4C Triton UAV air-to-air radar

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 20 July 2015. U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft experts are asking Northrop Grumman Corp. to correct deficiencies in the air-to-air radar system aboard the MQ-4C Triton maritime patrol drone before making a production decision on the Triton by the end of this year.

Engineers complete ground tests of Storm Shadow on Euroflighter Typhoon military jet

Engineers complete ground tests of Storm Shadow on Euroflighter Typhoon military jet

WARTON, U.K., 17 July 2015. Engineers at Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi in Turin-Caselle, Italy, and at BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire, completed a series of ground-based tests of the Eurofighter Typhoon with MBDA’s Storm Shadow cruise missile, in preparation for flight trials to take place in the U.K. later this year.

How can high tech generate more service revenues?

How can high tech generate more service revenues?

By Christian Kelly
Many high tech companies, such as aerospace and software manufacturers, are looking for ways to grow their businesses. Growth may be attainable by managing their information technology in new ways.

DLA Energy supports NASA New Horizons spacecraft in Pluto mission

DLA Energy supports NASA New Horizons spacecraft in Pluto mission

The Defense Logistics Agency Energy’s support now extends to the edge of the solar system as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reaches Pluto. Propellants used along the spacecraft’s journey, as well as the fuel and other products used in the Atlas V rocket that launched New Horizons were all procured, stored, and transported by DLA Energy.

Aviation Specialties Unlimited offers OWLS gimbal for manned aircraft at ALEA convention

Aviation Specialties Unlimited offers OWLS gimbal for manned aircraft at ALEA convention

HOUSTON, Texas, 15 July 2015. Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) is offering its OWLS system as a rugged gimbal for manned aircraft platforms. Originally designed to be lightweight for coupling with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), also known as a drone or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the OWLS system is rugged enough to be added directly to aircraft, ASU representatives explain at the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention in Houston, Texas.

Flight management system market growing, predicted to reach $912 million by 2020

Flight management system market growing, predicted to reach $912 million by 2020

DALLAS, 14 July 2015. The global market for flight management systems (FMS) will reach $912.20 million by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.19 percent, from $601.36 million in 2014, predict analysts at marketsandmarkets.

Army asks Intevac to provide high-performance cameras for attack helicopters

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 13 July 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts needed rugged high-performance cameras and related electro-optical sensor equipment for the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow and AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters. They found their solution from Intevac Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif.

Wind River harnesses LDRA tool suite to meet DO-178 compliance and certification needs

Wind River harnesses LDRA tool suite to meet DO-178 compliance and certification needs

WIRRAL, England, 10 July 2015. Wind River personnel in Alameda, Calif., sought the ability to test and verify the quality of its software internally, as well as to assist customers in qualifying and certifying solutions for aerospace and defense applications. They found their solution at LDRA, maker of standards compliance, automated software verification, source code analysis and test tools in Wirral, England.  

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UAS launch market to reach $1.2 billion by 2021, Radiant Insights reports

SAN FRANCISCO, 9 July 2015. Increased use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also called drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), is driving growing demand for launch systems that do not require the use an airfield to get the aircraft airborne, according to the latest report from Radiant Insights in San Francisco.

United Airlines router and network connectivity upset grounds flights

United Airlines router and network connectivity upset grounds flights

CHICAGO, 8 July 2015. United Airlines suffered a “network connectivity issue” -- a problem with a router -- that caused flights to be grounded for more than an hour this morning; the airline is currently recovering from the technical problem. “We are in the process of restoring regular operations after a network connectivity issue impacted our systems,” says a United Airlines spokesperson in Chicago. 

Military F-16 jet collides mid-air with private Cessna aircraft

Military F-16 jet collides mid-air with private Cessna aircraft

SHAW AFB, S.C., 7 July 2015. An F-16 C Fighting Falcon military aircraft from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, collided with a Cessna 150 private, two-seat, general aviation airplane near Joint Base Charleston at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

Bell 525 Relentless first flight powered by Astronics advanced electronics

Bell 525 Relentless first flight powered by Astronics advanced electronics

EAST AURORA, N.Y., 7 July 2015. The Bell 525 Relentless from Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, completed its first flight with the help of a secondary electrical power distribution system with CorePower electronic circuit breaker units (ECBUs) from Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES), part of Astronics Corp. (NASDAQ:ATRO), in Kirkland, Wa.

Bell 525 Relentless commercial fly-by-wire helicopter achieves first flight

Bell 525 Relentless commercial fly-by-wire helicopter achieves first flight

AMARILLO, Texas, 7 July 2015. Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the maiden flight of its Bell 525 Relentless super-medium helicopter at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas.

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