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Air Forces asks Textron to upgrade military AN/USM-670 JSECST flightline test equipment

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., 20 Oct. 2014. Flightline test experts at Textron Systems Corp. will upgrade the U.S. military AN/USM-670A Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST) to resolve severe component obsolescence issues, Air Force officials say.

Navy moves forward on helicopter-based EW to protect surface warships from missiles

WASHINGTON, 13 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy surface-warfare experts will begin deciding next month on a contractor to design and build a helicopter-based long-range electronic warfare (EW) system to counter existing and future advanced anti-ship missiles.

Sikorsky collaborates with LORD Corp., rotorcraft industry specialists to unveil S-97 Raider helicopter

Sikorsky collaborates with LORD Corp., rotorcraft industry specialists to unveil S-97 Raider helicopter

CARY, N.C., 9 Oct. 2014. United Technologies Corp. [NYSE:UTX] subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. unveiled the first of two S-97 RAIDER helicopter prototypes. Sikorsky engineers teamed with rotorcraft industry specialists—including LORD Corp., maker of vibration, noise, and motion control management solutions—to develop this follow-up to the company’s X2 Technology demonstrator aircraft.

Boeing delivers new-build MH-47G Special Operations Chinook

Boeing delivers new-build MH-47G Special Operations Chinook helicopter

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa., 7 Oct. 2014. Boeing has completed a full month ahead of schedule the initial flight and delivery of its first, new-build MH-47G configured Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command.

Global aerospace plastics market to reach $10.5 billion in 2018, says Transparency Market Research

Global aerospace plastics market to reach $10.5 billion in 2018, says Transparency Market Research

ALBANY, N.Y., 7 Oct. 2014. The global aerospace plastics market is expected to reach $10.5 billion in 2018, up from a total worth of $6.2 billion in 2011, according to a new market research report published by Transparency Market Research in Albany, N.Y.

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