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Lockheed Martin chooses flight-control systems from NAI for DARPA ARES unmanned helicopter

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 21 July 2014. Aircraft designers at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Skunk Works segment in Palmdale, Calif., needed a navigation system for an experimental unmanned cargo helicopter for future military forces. They found their solution from North Atlantic Industries (NAI) in Bohemia, N.Y.

Raytheon avionics radio demonstration paves the way for upgrading U.S. Army helicopter fleet

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 21 July 2014. Avionics radio experts at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in El Segundo, Calif., are providing the first major helicopter radio upgrade since to the U.S. Army rotorcraft fleet since 2005 with the company's RT-1987 radio, Raytheon officials say.


Raytheon showcases advanced weapons, missile defense technology at Farnborough International Airshow

FARNBOROUGH, England, 18 July 2014. Precision weapons, advanced gunfire detectors, tiny jammers, and a bus-size radar that tracks missiles as they hurtle through space are all part of Raytheon Company's (NYSE:RTN) technology showcase at the Farnborough International Airshow in England.


Gyro-Stabilized Systems introduces ultra-HD airborne surveillance sensor

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17 July 2014. Gyro-Stabilized Systems is introducing its S516 RetinEye Ultra-HD airborne sensor during Farnborough International Airshow 2014.


AgustaWestland to integrate and test FASGW missile systems on U.K. MoD AW159 Wildcat helicopters

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Officials at AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, signed a contract with the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) valued at £90 million to integrate, test, and install the Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon and Light missile systems onto 28 Royal Navy AW159 Wildcat helicopters.

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L-3 Link to build UH-60L Operational Flight Trainers for Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) won a contract from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation to build three UH-60L Operational Flight Trainers (OFTs) and associated training systems for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command.


F-35 flies for first time at Farnborough International Airshow

FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. The F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation, multirole military aircraft is flying for the first time at the Farnborough International Airshow.


Airbus Group brings commercial and military aircraft, propulsion and training systems to Farnborough Airshow

FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. During Farnborough Airshow, Airbus Group is presenting current and emerging aeronautics technologies, including the A380 double-decker aircraft, new A350 XWB, military airlifter A400M, and a full-size A350 XWB cockpit mock-up. Additionally, Airbus Defence and Space is showing the multi-mission C295 aircraft and the Atlante unmanned aerial system at Farnborough International Airshow 2014.


Gore-Flight Microwave Assemblies, 6 Series designed to deliver lowest insertion loss before and after install

FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. has introduced new GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies, 6 Series lightweight cable solutions, designed to deliver low insertion loss before and after installation and help to ensure reliable performance for the life of the system.


U.K. and U.S. show off F-35 and Sea Harrier VTOL aircraft

FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. The F-35 Lightning II’s presence at Farnborough International Airshow 2014 (FIA14) marks a unique aviation first with the aircraft’s Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) predecessor, the Sea Harrier, also present at the show.


Prime Minister, Red Arrows, impressive orders open Farnborough Airshow 2014

FARNBOROUGH, 15 July 2014. Farnborough International Airshow 2014 (FIA14) opened with a Red Arrows fly by and Prime Minister David Cameron, MP announcing orders and commitments totalling approximately $41.9 billion U.S. – roughly triple the FIA2012 equivalent figure achieved on first day of show.


Textron Aviation brings four aircraft to Farnborough International Airshow

FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is featuring four aircraft and sharing a chalet with other Textron companies—Bell Helicopter, Textron AirLand, and Textron Systems—at the Farnborough International Airshow this week in Farnborough, England.

Raytheon to provide multispectral sensors for Navy long-range reconnaissance aircraft

CRANE, Ind., 14 July 2014. Electro-optics designers at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, will build advanced multispectral sensors for U.S. Navy long-range reconnaissance aircraft under terms of a $19.7 million contract modification.

Honeywell to upgrade antenna electronics for Air Force satellite-control station

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif., 14 July 2014. Satellite control experts at Honeywell Aerospace will upgrade the electronics at Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) facilities at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., under terms of a $12.9 million contract modification.

Rugged 6U OpenVPX XMC carrier card for military aircraft offered by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 14 July 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the VPX6-218 rugged 6U OpenVPX XMC carrier card for deployed applications intended for harsh defense and aerospace environments such as manned and unmanned aircraft and ground combat vehicles.

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