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AAR to overhaul power electronics on U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., 1 August 2014. AAR (NYSE:AIR) won a five-year contract, valued at more than $23 million, from the U.S. Army to upgrade and overhaul auxiliary power units (APUs) for its UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

Exelis delivers enhanced electronic warfare technology for U.S. Navy F/A-18 Aircraft

Exelis delivers enhanced electronic warfare technology for U.S. Navy F/A-18 Aircraft

CLIFTON, N.J., 31 July 2014. Exelis has delivered next-generation electronic self-protection systems to the U.S. Navy for its F/A-18 fighter aircraft.

Exelis, Korn Ferry, and Points of Light accepting applications for military-to-civilian leadership transformation program

MCLEAN, Va., 30 July 2014. Aerospace and defense company Exelis (NYSE:XLS) through its Exelis Action Corps employee volunteer service program—together with Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), a source of leadership and talent consulting services, and Points of Light, a nonprofit focused on volunteer service—is hosting the free Leveraging Military Leadership Program (LMLP) to help veterans apply their leadership experience to civilian positions.

Air Force looking into advanced staring infrared search and track for fighter aircraft

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 28 July 2014. U.S. Air Force electro-optics researchers are reaching out to industry for ideas and enabling technologies for a next-generation infrared search-and-track (IRST) system to provide advanced passive surveillance, tracking, and target-acquisition capability for military combat aircraft.

Global military simulation and training market trending stable to downward through 2022

LONDON, 28 July 2014. The global military training and simulation market is set to take a slight dip over the next decade from $6.74 billion in 2013 to $6.36 billion in 2022 as military spending continues to shrink, say analysts at market researcher Frost & Sullivan in London.

Hyperspectral VNIR sensor for small hand-launched UAVs introduced by Headwall

FITCHBURG, Mass., 28 July 2014. Headwall Photonics Inc. in Fitchburg, Mass., is introducing the Nano-Hyperspec sensor to provide small hand-launched commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with hyperspectral imaging capability.

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.


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.


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.

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