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Taking flight: Osprey usage set to soar

September 2, 2015 FULL TEXTThe Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor will reach its eight-year operational deployment anniversary in September. Its two operators, the US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSO...

Student Rocketeers Wanted for World's Largest Rocket Competition 2015-2016; Team America Rocketry Challenge Registration Open to 7-12th Graders

September 2, 2015  Although the end of summer indicates the beginning of classes for students across the country, it also signals the kickoff of the world's largest annual student rocketry contest. Registration for the Team Americ...

JAGM to replenish US Hellfire inventory in 2018

September 2, 2015 FULL TEXTThe Pentagon's Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) programme entered its engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase when the US Army and the US Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a USD66 million contract ...

US Navy to activate additional P-8 workstation for high-tempo ASW and ASuW missions

September 2, 2015 FULL TEXTThe US Navy (USN) is to activate an additional mission station aboard the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft (MMA) to alleviate elevated workload levels during high-contact anti-submarine war...

US Army moves to enhance Puma UAS fleet

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US Army Puma AE II unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) are set to receive upgrades that will expand the range of payloads that the aircraft can be equipped with.

FAA Proposes $360,000 Civil Penalty Against Empire Airlines

September 2, 2015 The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release:The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration proposes a $360,000 civil penalty again...

US Army seeks Stinger-based defence against cruise missiles

September 2, 2015



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The US Army issued a request for information (RfI) for a Raytheon FIM-92 Stinger-based air defence system to counter cruise missiles on 4 August.

USN seeks in-production radar to replace AN/SPN-43C on CVNs

September 2, 2015 FULL TEXTKey PointsThe AN/SPN-43C is facing obsolescence challengesOnly two international suppliers meet the USN's requirements for the AN/SPN-50(V)1The US Navy (USN) is looking for a new Shipboard Air Traffic Radar (...

Insitu Conducts Successful Fire Monitoring Demonstration with Unmanned Aircraft in Olympic National Park

September 2, 2015  While more than 625,000 acres of wildfires burned throughout the Pacific Northwest, crew members of the Insitu Rapid Response team launched a ScanEagle unmanned aircraft into the hazy skies above the Paradise Fi...

SM-6 Dual I demonstrates sea-based terminal and anti-air warfare capability

September 2, 2015 FULL TEXTStandard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual I interceptor production is set to ramp up following successful testing of new software packages that proved the missile's ability to address ballistic missile threats in the te...

Precision Castparts acquired for USD37.2 billion

September 2, 2015



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US private equity fund Berkshire Hathaway is to acquire Oregon-based metal components manufacturer Precision Castparts in a deal valued at USD37.2 billion.

Boeing puts check on supplier consolidation

September 2, 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $37bn deal for aerospace supplier Precision Castparts Corp is encouraging investors to consolidate the fragmented aircraft components industry, even as Boeing Co uses its clout as the world's ...

Honeywell innovates to improve ground safety

September 2, 2015 Honeywell Aerospace will soon take to market an adaptation of its Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), which will help pilots avoid impacts with stationary obstacles on the tarmac, IHS Jane's has learned....

Private Air Offers Revolutionary All-You-Can-Fly in Executive Aircraft Membership for the First Time in Florida at a Low Monthly Fee of $950

September 2, 2015 All-you-can-fly in Executive aircraft between Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa/Clearwater/St Petersburg for a monthly fee of $950 is now offered by Private Air. Flights will start in October and Private Air ju...

U.S. Coast Guard Plans Sole Source With Thales Avionics for Equipment Repair

September 2, 2015 WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 -- The U.S. Coast Guard, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, said it intends to enter into a sole source contract (HSCG38-15-Q-200237) with Thales Avionics Inc., Piscataway, New Jersey, for the repairs...

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