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Turkish Aerospace and Defence Industry Going Public – Will It Fly?

Continuous cuts in defence budgets in the United States and Europe impel the defence industry and investment society to look for new promising markets. Turkey’s rising ventures beyond its borders serves as a connection to potentially lucrative new regions, and also the country itself should be considered when planning long term investments. Turkey’s economy is […]

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Boeing-led Missile Defense Team Completes GMD Flight Test

Boeing, working with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and industry teammates, today returned the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system to testing with a successful flight. GMD is the United States’ only defense against long-range ballistic missile threats. “Today’s test signals the next step in GMD’s future capability and is the culmination of successful partnerships among […]

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Boeing Delivers Indian Air Force’s 1st C-17 to Flight Test

Boeing  on Jan. 22 delivered the first of 10 C-17 Globemaster III airlifters for the Indian Air Force (IAF). India’s first C-17 will now enter a U.S. Air Force flight test program at Edwards Air Force Base in Palmdale, Calif. Boeing is on track to deliver four more C-17s to the IAF this year and […]

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Boeing to Upgrade CSEL, Base Stations

Boeing will upgrade U.S. Air Force Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) handheld radios with new capabilities to enable faster search and rescue of isolated personnel, and also upgrade the CSEL ultrahigh frequency (UHF) base stations, under contracts valued at $13.6 million. “These new contracts confirm that Boeing is meeting our commitments to provide our military […]

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Sikorsky and Boeing Sign Teaming Agreement

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., and Boeing signed a teaming agreement on Jan. 13 to submit a joint proposal in response to the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate solicitation for the Army’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) Phase 1 program. The JMR TD supports the Department of Defense’s Future […]

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Boeing Receives Additional US Navy Order

Under a newly exercised option for the AN/SLQ-25C system contract, Boeing  subsidiary Argon ST will continue to supply U.S. Navy surface ships with countermeasures that lure torpedoes away by mimicking a vessel’s propulsion system. The $8 million option covers production and delivery of eight new AN/SLQ-25C systems – commonly called “Nixie” – under the Navy’s […]

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Boeing to Provide 2 More C-40A Transport Aircraft to US Navy

Boeing has received a $145 million order from the U.S. Navy for two additional C-40A Clipper transport aircraft, increasing the service’s ability to move military personnel and cargo around the world. The modified Next-Generation 737-700 aircraft will be the 13th and 14th C-40As in the Navy’s Unique Fleet Essential Airlift Replacement Aircraft Program, which is […]

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Boeing to Continue Technical Support of US Air Force

Boeing will continue to provide engineering and scientific support for U.S. space stitutional awareness under an Innovative Research and Optical Site Support (IROSS) contract extension from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Under the 18-month, $67 million extension, Boeing Directed Energy Systems will provide engineering support, conduct research, and maintain and enhance telescope and electro-optical systems […]

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Boeing’s Final Design for Wedgetail AEW&C Airborne Mission Segment Accepted by Australia

The Commonwealth of Australia has completed its acquisition of six Boeing [NYSE: BA] 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft and related mission systems by accepting the final design of the Wedgetail airborne mission segment. The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) operates the aircraft, which provide Australia with advanced airborne surveillance, communications and battle […]

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Boeing Delivers 1st P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Boeing on Dec. 19 made an on-site delivery of the first P-8I aircraft to the Indian Navy in Seattle, in accordance with the contract. India will receive this aircraft and two more of its eight contracted P-8Is in 2013. The program is progressing on schedule as Boeing assembles the fourth and fifth P-8Is, which are […]