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Future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) achieves successful light-off of first main turbine generator set
9/26/2014 10:47:31 AM
Rolls-Royce is proud to announce that the future USS Zumwalt, the first ship of the DDG 1000 multi-mission destroyer class, performed a successful Generator Light-Off of its first Main Turbine Generator Set (MTG) this week. It is now power self-sufficient enabling follow-on systems testing and trials. Neil Pickard, Rolls-Royce, Program Executive said: "On behalf of the …
New Crew Launches to Space Station to Continue Scientific Research
New Crew Launches to Space Station to Continue Scientific Research
9/25/2014 5:49:57 PM
Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:25 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 25 (2:25 a.m. on Sept. 26 in Baikonur). The Soyuz capsule carrying Barry “Butch” Wilmore of NASA and Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of the Russian …
Sierra Nevada Corporation & Embraer Roll-Out First U.S. Built
A-29 Super Tucano for USAF Light Air Support (LAS) Program
Sierra Nevada Corporation & Embraer Roll-Out First U.S. Built A-29 Super Tucano for USAF Light Air Support (LAS) Program
9/25/2014 4:22:10 PM
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Embraer Defense & Security today presented the first United States-built A-29 Super Tucano light air support aircraft in a roll-out ceremony with the U.S. Air Force and government officials, industry and community representatives, and news media. The aircraft, which also performs as an outstanding advanced trainer, is the first of …
Whistleblowers Blog Series: "Monetary Incentives Work" without "Negative Side Effects"
9/25/2014 11:01:24 AM
A new installment of the Whistleblowers Blog’s  25 part series on the False Claims Act was published today. “Monetary Incentives Work” without “Negative Side Effects,” is the second blog in this series, the purpose of which is to combat the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, …
BAE Systems and Patria to pursue Land 400 opportunity
BAE Systems and Patria to pursue Land 400 opportunity
9/22/2014 5:58:28 PM
BAE Systems and Patria have today announced a teaming agreement to pursue a major Australian combat vehicle program. The two companies will work together to secure the anticipated Land 400 Phase 2 Defence program for the acquisition and support of a Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV), with BAE Systems as prime contractor. Patria is the market leader of modern 8x8 …
NASA’s Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit around Red Planet
NASA’s Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit around Red Planet
9/22/2014 9:11:44 AM
NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars’ orbit at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere as never done before. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the tenuous upper atmosphere of Mars. “As the first orbiter dedicated to studying Mars’ upper …
Northrop Grumman Foundation Announces 2015 American Australian Association Fellowship Award
9/22/2014 9:07:40 AM
The Northrop Grumman Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Northrop Grumman Foundation-American Australian Association (AAA) Fellowship for advanced research and study in science and technology. The Foundation will provide sponsorship to Ben Morrell, a doctoral candidate in aeronautical engineering at Sydney University, to undertake advanced studies in …
Inmarsat supports World Space Week 2014
Inmarsat supports World Space Week 2014
9/22/2014 8:57:05 AM
Inmarsat is supporting World Space Week on 4-10 October, which this year goes under the theme ‘Space: Guiding Your Way’, in celebration of the crucial satellite communications and navigation systems that guide people and pinpoint places. The United Nations General Assembly first declared that World Space Week would be held each year from 4 October in 1999. Today it has grown …
Safran and Cella Energy enter into an exclusive partnership to develop hydrogen storage systems for aerospace applications
9/22/2014 8:52:47 AM
Safran and Cella Energy are pleased to announce that they have signed an exclusive partnership to develop hydrogen based power systems with Safran. Cella Energy is a UK company who has developed a safe and lightweight material that stores hydrogen in a solid form. It is plastic-like and releases hydrogen quickly when heated to moderate temperatures. By combining Cella’s …
Swiss International Air Lines orders up to 25 A320neo
Swiss International Air Lines orders up to 25 A320neo
9/17/2014 6:31:33 PM
Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board has announced that SWISS, a member-airline of the Group, will expand its A320 fleet with a firm order for 15 A320neo aircraft, plus an additional ten of the type to be confirmed at a later stage. The fuel-efficient NEO-fleet will gradually renew and replace SWISS’ existing fleet of A320 Family aircraft. “Our decision to go with the …
Bombardier First to Deliver Honeywell’s High-Speed “Jetwave” Connectivity Hardware for Business Jets
9/16/2014 11:22:33 AM
Bombardier Business Aircraft will be the launch business aircraft manufacturer for Honeywell Aerospace’s ;(NYSE: HON) JetWave Ka-Band satellite connectivity system.  Honeywell’s JetWave hardware exclusively supports Inmarsat’s forthcoming Jet ConneX* (JX) service which, when it goes live in 2015, will provide business jet passengers with high-speed, in-flight connectivity …
US Air Force Expands RQ-4 Global Hawk Fleet
9/15/2014 1:28:18 PM
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet by three aircraft. Global Hawk operates multiple sensors simultaneously to gather intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data. The new aircraft are Multi-INT models that …
Thales Alenia Space signs new EGNOS framework contract with ESA
9/12/2014 10:43:43 AM
Thales Alenia Space announced today that it has signed a new framework contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) concerning the EGNOS navigation system. The contract will enable ESA, delegated by the European Commission, to order work packages from Thales Alenia Space France for the period 2014-2017, to develop new versions of EGNOS V2. Designed to ensure the continuous …
McMurray Stern at COPSWEST, Booth #509
9/10/2014 5:52:51 PM
McMurray Stern, Southern California’s leader in innovative storage development and records management solutions, announces its exhibit at COPSWEST Training & Expo this year. The event takes place on October 6-9 at the Long Beach Convention Center. McMurray Stern will be located at booth #509.   COPSWEST gathers all public safety and law enforcement professionals in the …
Lockheed Martin Unveils Major Capability Upgrades to Proven A2100 Satellite Platform
9/8/2014 10:27:47 AM
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today announced two major upgrades to the A2100 family of satellites that provide broadband, mobile and military communications, as well as GPS services to millions of people around the globe. With more than 40 satellites currently flying, the Lockheed Martin A2100 is undergoing a modernization to reduce cost and speed delivery timelines – all while …
World’s Busiest Airport Upgrades to Saab’s Latest Collaborative Decision Making & Efficiency Tool Suite
9/8/2014 9:27:02 AM
Defense and security company Saab has received a contract renewal from the City of Atlanta Department of Aviation to expand its Aerobahn airport surface management platform in use at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). This will bring a number of new and advanced products and tools to the ATL airport operations community that will further enhance the …

NASA Television to Broadcast Sept. 10 Return of Space Station Crew
NASA Television to Broadcast Sept. 10 Return of Space Station Crew
9/5/2014 7:46:03 PM
Three crew members aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to end almost six months on the orbiting laboratory on Sept. 10 and NASA Television will provide complete coverage. Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson of NASA and Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will undock their Soyuz spacecraft …
ETI Offers One-Day Workshop on Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Manufacturing
9/3/2014 11:51:32 AM
Effective Training, Inc., (ETI) an SAE International Company, announces “ GD &T for Manufacturing ,” a one-day workshop designed specifically for manufacturing personnel. The workshop explains how to interpret common geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) specifications and other types of tolerancing indicated on two-dimensional engineering drawings.  The …
Rockwell Collins expands Pro Line Fusion® upgrade to include Pro Line II-equipped King Air 350 aircraft
9/3/2014 11:33:35 AM
Intuitive, icon-based, touchscreen primary flight displays—exclusively available from Rockwell Collins—provide easy, eyes-forward operation Features larger primary flight displays and higher resolution synthetic vision than any other King Air 350 glass cockpit retrofit on the market today Upgrade is lowest cost, least invasive available and leverages original …
Dassault Falcon Jet Breaks Ground on Little Rock Expansion
9/2/2014 3:31:58 PM
Dassault Falcon Jet broke ground today on a major expansion and upgrade of its Little Rock, Arkansas completion facility dedicated to two new models, the Falcon 5X very large body twin jet and ultra-long range Falcon 8X trijet. Introduced in October 2013 and May 2014 respectively, the new models will significantly expand the Falcon fleet and meet customer demand for additional …