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Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Ready for Demonstration Flights
Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Ready for Demonstration Flights
1/23/2015 11:18:11 AM
The Boeing [NYSE: BA] Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. Flights for prospective customers around the world are scheduled to begin in the coming months. The mission system testing followed last year’s airworthiness and certification …

NASA Spinoff 2015 Features Space Technology Making Life Better on Earth
NASA Spinoff 2015 Features Space Technology Making Life Better on Earth
1/21/2015 11:01:01 AM
NASA technologies are being used to locate underground water in some of the driest places on the Earth, build quieter and more fuel-efficient airplanes, and create shock absorbers that brace buildings in earthquakes. The 2015 edition of NASA’s annual Spinoff publication highlights these and other technologies whose origins lie in space exploration, but now have broader …
Providing Engineering, Integration Support for U.S. Navy’s Most Advanced Weapon System
1/19/2015 10:27:30 AM
The initial award is valued at $23 million with the total value of the five-year contract estimated at $120 million. “Our Aegis system engineering experts have been working side by side with sailors for more than 40 years to modernize and strengthen the U.S. Navy’s fleet of Aegis-equipped surface ships,” said DeEtte Gray , president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence & …
Saab Signs a SEK 4 Billion Multicurrency Revolving Credit Facility
1/16/2015 11:55:24 AM
Defence and security company Saab has signed a multi-currency revolving credit facility of SEK 4 Billion with an initial term of five years and with a possibility to extend the term with one plus one year. This is done in order to refinance the existing facility with maturity 2016 and to be used for general corporate purposes. The facility continues to strengthen Saab’s …
TransDigm First Quarter Earnings Report and Conference Call Set for Tuesday, January 27, 2015
1/16/2015 8:55:29 AM
TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG) today said it will report fiscal 2015 first quarter earnings before the market opens on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. A conference call will follow at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time. To join the call, dial (866) 510-0707 and enter the passcode 78675153. International callers should dial (617) 597-5376 and use the same passcode. A live audio …
Ten years ago, Europe landed on Titan!
Ten years ago, Europe landed on Titan!
1/15/2015 10:42:43 AM
Ten years ago, day to day, Europe celebrated the success of an exceptional mission, still the only one of its kind: a landing on Titan, Saturn’s enigmatic moon, at a far greater distance than any atmospheric probe had ever traveled at the time. The European Space Agency (ESA) had originally selected Thales Alenia Space in 1991 to lead a team of companies from throughout …
Department of Labor to Hold Oral Arguments on Key Corporate Whistleblower Case
1/13/2015 10:00:00 AM
The Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (ARB) will hold oral arguments in the case of  Powers v. Union Pacific Railroad Company , ARB Case No. 13-034  on Wednesday, January 14 at 2pm.  This case will decide the burden of proof that whistleblower’s must meet in order to prevail in retaliation cases filed under the key corporate whistleblower laws, including the …
Oral Arguments in Key Supreme Court Whistleblower Case on Tuesday
1/12/2015 12:52:53 PM
The Supreme Court will hold oral arguments on Tuesday, January 13, 2014 in an important case brought under the False Claims Act. In October, the National Whistleblower Center filed an amicus brief in  Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter supporting the whistleblower. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) has used this case to continue …
Soldier’s Network Update: General Dynamics-built WIN-T Increment 2 SNE Supports U.S. Army Field Artillery Operations
1/9/2015 12:26:35 PM
During the recent Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 Development Test 2, a U.S. Army field artillery team found that the WIN-T Soldier Network Extension (SNE) significantly increased their communications reach and improved their call-for-fire response time. The SNE supported call-for-fire mission ’threads’ during the Development Test 2 and Network …
Qualtek Board Appoints Chris Fagnant VP of Business Development
Qualtek Board Appoints Chris Fagnant VP of Business Development
1/8/2015 9:00:00 AM
Qualtek Manufacturing Board of Directors promoted Christopher Fagnant to Vice President of Business Development during its December meeting. Fagnant’s new role will expand Qualtek’s vertically integrated metal manufacturing work with aerospace and medical device developers and extend its presence among renewable energy generation and storage and apparel hardware …
University of Central Florida Wins Collegiate Cybersecurity Championship Cup
1/6/2015 2:00:00 PM
The University of Central Florida was awarded the 2014 Collegiate Cybersecurity Championship Cup during a ceremony held at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.  The Cup is awarded on an annual basis to the college or university that demonstrates a record of excellence in cybersecurity-based competitions. “The Cybersecurity Championship Cup program is …
We are recruiting 710 apprentices in 2015 - our largest ever intake
12/29/2014 9:43:17 AM
Next year’s intake surpasses the record set in the previous year by 142 places and includes 45 places for apprentices who will eventually join companies in BAE Systems’ supply chain or work in local engineering companies. The latter are funded under the Government’s Employer Ownership Programme. The new recruits  - two-thirds of whom will be employed in engineering-related …

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