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Boeing to Build 56 Additional A-10 Wings for USAF

Boeing will keep aircraft operating through 2035 Boeing will continue improving U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II mission readiness, and decreasing maintenance costs, through a follow-on order for 56 replacement wings for that aircraft. Boeing is on contract to build up to 242 wings, including these, at its plant in Macon, Ga. Refitting the fleet […]

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USAF Finalize KC-46A Tanker Aircraft Design

Boeing on track to deliver 18 combat-ready tankers by 2017 The U.S. Air Force and Boeing have validated the final design elements of the KC-46A Tanker and concluded that the proposed design embodies and can meet Air Force requirements, clearing the way for production and testing of the next-generation aerial refueling tanker. “I’m pleased to […]

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Bombardier Among Canada’s Big Defence and Security Players

Bombardier Among Canada’s Big Defence and Security Players at CANSEC 2013 Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it will once again be exhibiting at CANSEC, Canada’s largest defense technology showcase. The show will be held at the Ernst & Young Centre in Ottawa on May 29 and May 30, 2013. Bombardier is a key sponsor of this […]

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Boeing Delivers Wright-Patterson C-17

Boeing has delivered a training center for the C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, enabling the base to cut costs by training pilots and loadmasters onsite. “Since we received our first C-17 at Wright-Patt in January 2011, our local crews have had to go on […]

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Boeing X-48C Aircraft Completes Flight Testing

Boeing X-48C Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft Completes Flight Testing   The Boeing X-48C research aircraft flew for the 30th and final time April 9, marking the successful completion of an eight-month flight-test program to explore and further validate the aerodynamic characteristics of the Blended Wing Body design concept. All 30 flights were conducted at […]

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Roke Partners with Technology Strategy Board for UK’s ATM Strategy

Roke Manor Research Ltd (Roke), a Chemring Group company, Thales and NATS, have been selected to support the Technology Strategy Board’s Highly Innovative Technology Enablers for Aerospace (HITEA) programme to help build the UK’s future air traffic management (ATM) surveillance strategy. The 24-month programme is a demonstration of the suitability of a new type of […]

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Boeing Names New Heads Of Technology, Defense Systems Teams

Boeing announced today the appointment of Greg Hyslop as vice president and general manager, Boeing Research & Technology. He succeeds Matt Ganz, who was recently named president, Boeing Germany and Northern Europe, and vice president, European Technology Strategy. As the head of the central advanced research and development unit of The Boeing Company, Hyslop will […]

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Boeing Awarded US Air Force Contract to Continue GPS Modernization

Boeing will continue modernizing the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation for up to five more years, extending the company’s role in the vital military and civilian navigation network. The U.S. Air Force, which operates the GPS network, recently awarded Boeing a $51 million, one-year contract with four one-year options. The contract covers GPS IIF […]

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Boeing Delivers 6th Production P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to US Navy

Boeing delivered the sixth production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy Jan. 31, successfully completing the first group of low-rate initial production aircraft that are dramatically improving the service’s maritime patrol capabilities. The delivery is the final aircraft from a contract awarded in January 2011. Boeing is on schedule to build 24 P-8A maritime […]

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Boeing, US Air National Guard Welcome C-17s to Memphis Base

Boeing and the U.S. Air National Guard on Feb. 2 marked the 164th Airlift Wing’s transition to the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, making Memphis Air National Guard Base the latest to receive the advanced airlifter. The unit’s first C-17 arrived Dec. 18. A total of eight will be delivered by the end of 2014 as […]