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NASA selects Boeing for first commercial human spaceflight contract

NASA selects Boeing for first commercial human spaceflight contract

HOUSTON, 28 May 2015. NASA issued a task order under Boeing’s [NYSE:BA] $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract for the company’s first-ever service flight to the International Space Station (ISS) – marking the first time in human spaceflight history that NASA has contracted with a commercial company for a human spaceflight mission.

Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER helicopter achieves first flight

Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER helicopter achieves first flight

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., 27 May 2015. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary (NYSE:UTX), achieved the first flight of the S-97 RAIDER helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed for maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance, and survivability. The first flight was conducted at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Center (DFC), where the two-prototype RAIDER helicopter test program is based.

Aerojet Rocketdyne conducts hot-fire tests in support of U.S. Air Force Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator program

Aerojet Rocketdyne conducts hot-fire tests in support of U.S. Air Force Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator program

SACRAMENTO, Calif., 26 May 2015. Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) has completed the first in a series of hot-fire tests on the sub-scale oxygen rich pre-burner in support of the U.S. Air Force Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator (HBTD) program.

Is NASA-developed distributed electric propulsion key to future ultra-quiet UAS?

ATLANTA, 25 May 2015. U.S. government researchers are experimenting with what could be the key to ultra-quiet unmanned aircraft for a wide variety of uses ranging from covert military surveillance and reconnaissance to package deliveries that don't annoy the neighbors.

Army looking for stabilized platform for electro-optical sensor avionics

<B>FORT BELVOIR, Va., 25 May 2015.</B> U.S. Army researchers are reaching out to industry to fine companies able to design and build a stabilized sensor platform for electro-optical sensor payloads. Sensor packages need stabilized platforms to avoid jitter caused by movement, shock, or vibration. 

ATC/DME test set for engineering and validation introduced by Cobham AvComm

WICHITA, Kan., 25 May 2015. Cobham Avionics and Communications (AvComm) in Wichita, Kan., formerly the Aeroflex AvComm business unit, is introducing the ATC-5000NG NextGen ATC/DME test set for engineering development, design validation, manufacturing, and return-to-service test applications.

Harris Corp. to acquire Exelis

Harris Corp. to acquire Exelis

MCLEAN, Va., 22 May 2015. Exelis Inc. shareholders have voted in favor of the acquisition by Harris Corp. in Melbourne, Florida, whereas the Department of Justice has terminated the waiting period applicable to the merger under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. Exelis and Harris officials now expect the merger to close on 29 May 2015, subject to the satisfaction of the remaining closing conditions. 


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Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s Defense Solutions division applauds Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) on the recent successful first flight of the second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) built for the U.S. Navy. Operating out of a manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif., a Navy and Northrop Grumman flight test team conducted the

Curtiss-Wright’s New Rugged Mobile IP Router Subsystem Features an Integrated Cisco® 5915 ESR Router

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division, a Cisco® Systems Solution Technology Integration (STI) partner, has introduced the Parvus DuraMAR 5915 3X Series, an enhanced version of its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Parvus DuraMAR 5915 rugged SWaP-C optimized mobile IP Router subsystem. The new rugged subsystem combines an integrated Cisco®

VICTORY Shared Processing, Fire Control Computer, and Switch for Ground Vehicles Introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced a new fully integrated commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Ground Control System (GCS) processing and network switch subsystem. Designed for use with the U.S. Army’s VICTORY (Vehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability) network architecture, the GCS combines rugged processing and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)

GE Announces First Sub-Credit Card-Sized Multi-Function High Definition (HD) Video Tracker

HUNTSVILLE, AL.— OCTOBER 13, 2014—GE’s Intelligent Platforms business today announced at AUSA (October 13-15, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC) the rugged ADEPT4000 compact high definition digital video tracker with electronic image processing. It is the first HD digital video tracker with the capability to perform tracking, image


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