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Gilding the glide bomb: SDB II targets service entry

July 2, 2015 FULL TEXTOn 11 May 2015, Frank Kendall III, the Pentagon's Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, signed off the Milestone C acquisition decision memorandum approving the GBU-53/B Small...

First flight logged by Bell 525 Relentless

July 2, 2015

-- Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, said it has announced the successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless.

ViaSat Wins Excellence in Avionics Award for In-Flight Connectivity Innovation

July 2, 2015 ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), an innovator in broadband and communication technologies and services, is proud to announce its Exede® In The Air service was named the In-Flight Connectivity Innovation winner at ...

Bombardier signs five-year heavy maintenance agreement with Mesa Air Group

July 2, 2015 Under this contract, which extends to 2020, Bombardier will perform all heavy maintenance tasks for the airline's fleet of CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft at its service centres in Macon, Georgia, Bridgeport, West Virginia...

Harris' prototype communications payload expands the capability of USMC's Raven

July 2, 2015 FULL TEXTKey PointsThe marines used one of three UAVs in their Raven kit as a communications relayAn SSDL equipped Raven, with ANW2, could have a range of 85 kmHarris and the US Marine Corps (USMC) have demonstrated t...

Northrop Grumman adds new capability to USAF aircraft missile warning system

July 2, 2015 FULL TEXTKey PointsLAIRCM will get the upgraded Viper 2.1 laserLAIRCM will also move from an ultraviolet missile warning system to an infrared capabilityNorthrop Grumman is upgrading the control interface units (CIU),...

H-D Advanced Manufacturing Acquires Firstmark Corp.

July 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH, July 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company (H-D), a manufacturer of highly engineered, mission-critical components, has acquired Firstmark Corp. (Firstmark), of Richmond, VA, throu...

-Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy Successfully Conduct E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial Refueling Critical Design Review

July 2, 2015

MELBOURNE, Fla. - Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) along with the U.S. Navy have successfully conducted the critical design review for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial Refueling system.

AF museum expansion plans spring opening; $35.4 million project's hangar could be completed by mid-September.; CLOSER LOOK WRIGHT-PATTERSON

July 2, 2015 The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has spent years planning another gallery display hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. By October, experimental jets and historic presidential planes, rockets, ...

NINTH AF COMMANDER COMPLETES FINAL F-16 FLIGHT

July 2, 2015 The following information was released by the Air Force Air Combat Command:by Master Sgt. Latisha ColeNinth Air Force Public AffairsNinth Air Force commander Maj. Gen. H. D. Polumbo Jr., a fighter pilot for 34 years a...

Parting Shot: Sikorsky S-97 Raider

July 2, 2015 FULL TEXTUnited Technologies' Sikorsky helicopter unit flew the first of two S-97 Raider prototypes on 2 May at its facility in West Palm Beach, Florida."The Raider flight-test programme is intended to demonstrate mis...

AGENCIES URGE PUBLIC NOT TO FLY DRONES OVER WILDFIRES

July 2, 2015

BOISE, Idaho, June 29 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Cleveland National Forest - issued the following press release:

General Electric Co and Lockheed Martin Corp File Patent Application for Methods and Systems for Managing Air Traffic

July 2, 2015 Kolkata, July 2 -- USA-based General Electric Co and Lockheed Martin Corp filed patent application for methods and systems for managing air traffic. The inventors are Subbu Rajesh Venkat, Xue Feng, Castillo Effen Maur...

USMC expects operational V-22 aerial refuelling capability by 2018

July 2, 2015 FULL TEXTKey PointsThe USMC expects VARS to be operational in 2018MV-22s equipped with VARS will be able to refuel tactical aircraft with about 4,000 lb of fuel at initial operating capability

Boeing delivers C-17 Globemaster III aircrew training simulator to US Air Force

July 2, 2015 Boeing completed the first of these centers in 1992 at Charleston Air Force Base, Charleston, S.C., including one aircrew simulator during the program's beginnings. Since then, the company and Air Force have establish...

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