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2008-06-30
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The U.S. Navy awarded a study contract to Northrop Grumman and L-3 Communications for the Navy’s EPX aircraft program. EPX is envisioned as a shore-based, manned aircraft providing intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting support to carrier strike groups and theater, combatant, and national commanders.
2008-06-30
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Boeing and Lockheed Martin are working together to perform studies and system development efforts including collaborative research and development in pursuit of the anticipated U.S. Air Force Next Generation Bomber program.
2008-06-30
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ITT Interconnect Solutions’ nano-miniature connectors use twist pin micro-miniature contact technology and feature a reduced contact pitch of 0.635 mm, providing significant space and weight savings when compared to conventional micro-miniature connectors.
2008-06-30
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The PAT3060P high-power attenuator and RFTF surface mount transmission line terminator from TT Electronics’ IRC Advanced Film Division feature low voltage standing wave ratios (VSWRs) at high frequencies, providing a good combination of power dissipation and performance in the RF and microwave bands.
2008-06-30
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Jeppesen has added worldwide lightning data to its IR and visible satellite imagery maps.
2008-06-30
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The SpectraTime SXO-75 synchronized crystal clock features integrated synchronization functions through its advanced SmarTiming+ technology.
2008-06-30
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The Keyence GV Series digital complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) laser sensor uses an innovative DATUM algorithm to detect targets that conventional sensors cannot reliably detect.
2008-06-30
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Mini-Fit RTC (RoHS Temperature Capable) headers from Molex provide a solution for mid-range power applications that require high-density and current-carrying capability.
2008-06-30
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Novotechnik has added the RFC and Vert-x E series to its lines of noncontact and fully touchless rotary position sensors, expanding its lineup to six.
2008-06-30
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Mahr Federal’s Digimar 817 CLM height measuring instrument offers three ways to initiate measurement.
2008-06-30
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Graco’s Therm-O-Flow 20 and 200 bulk melt systems include new technology that provides quieter operation, better performance, longer service life, and improved process efficiency.
2008-06-30
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The RMP600 touch probe from Renishaw combines high-accuracy strain gauge sensing with frequency-hopping, spread-spectrum radio transmission to provide high precision for machine tool measurement of 3-D aerospace parts.
2008-06-30
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NITON XRF analyzers from Thermo Fisher Scientific are designed to provide accurate alloy material verification quickly and reliably.
2008-06-30
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Wenzel’s X-Checker coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) perform in shop-floor production applications with inconsistent environmental conditions.
2008-06-30
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Northrop Grumman will lead a team to compete for the U.S. Army’s Aerial Common Sensor (ACS), an airborne platform that will provide the warfighter with actionable intelligence, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target-acquisition capability.
2008-06-30
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Cessna Aircraft has purchased select assets of Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing, a Bend, OR-based producer of high-performance, single-engine aircraft. Cessna’s auction bid of $26.4 million was accepted by court order by the U.S.
2008-06-30
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Sikorsky Aircraft signed a five-year, multi-service contract with the U.S. government for 537 H-60 Hawk helicopters to be delivered to the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. The contract, for UH-60M Black Hawk, HH-60M Medevac, and MH-60S Seahawk aircraft, is valued at $7.4 billion and includes options for an additional 263 aircraft, spares, and kits, bringing the potential value of the contract to $11.6 billion.
2008-06-30
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NASA awarded Boeing a $265 million contract to produce the Ares I crew launch vehicle’s instrument unit avionics (IUA). Boeing was previously selected as the Ares I upper-stage production contractor. The IUA provides the guidance, navigation, and control hardware for the vehicles, serving as the “brains” behind the rocket’s ascent.
2008-06-30
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The German Ministry of Defence awarded EADS Defence & Security the prime contractor role for the Agile UAV within Network-Centric Environments (Agile UAV-NCE) technology program. This program is aimed at the analysis and refinement of enabling technologies and operational concepts of unmanned agile reconnaissance operations of a UAV.
2008-06-30
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Lockheed Martin signed an exclusive international rights agreement to integrate and market Electrical Energy Storage Units (EESUs) from Cedar Park, TX-based EEStor for military and homeland-security applications.
2008-06-30
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GE Aviation selected Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, as the site of its new University Development Center. The new facility is projected to include 43 engineering jobs within two years. The engineering staff will perform various engineering services including software development, verification and validation, mechanical design, and hardware design.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney and Turkish Airlines Technic signed a joint-venture agreement to build an aircraft engine overhaul center in Istanbul, Turkey. The joint-venture facility, to be named Pratt & Whitney Turkish Technic Aircraft Engine Maintenance Center, will overhaul V2500 and CFM56 engines.
2008-06-30
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Volvo Aero has acquired Linköping, Sweden-based composite company Applied Composites AB (ACAB) with the intention of using its technology to develop and manufacture lightweight aircraft engine components made of composite materials.
2008-06-30
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Cleaning up the skies by developing a broad span of new green technologies is a massive, challenging, and fascinating opportunity for the aerospace industry. But that is the aim of the Clean Sky European joint technology initiative (JTI), which gets under way this year and is set to become one of the European industry’s largest projects ever.
2008-06-30
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Among Aerospace Recommended Practices (ARPs) recently adopted by SAE International is ARP 5757, Guidelines for Engine Component Tests. It was developed to provide a standard for substantiation of aircraft engine component airworthiness, according to ARP5757 sponsor Jim Schmohe of GE-Aviation.
2008-06-30
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Removal of coatings from military and commercial aircraft is becoming increasingly more difficult because coatings are being formulated to exhibit greater adhesion and impermeability, and environmental regulations are more strict. As a result, Aerochem Inc., a supplier of coating removers based in Oklahoma City, OK, was asked to develop a chemical paint remover that would remove the coating in less than 2 h.
2008-06-30
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While a multitude of airlines and communications providers have begun testing the reality of air-to-ground cell phone use in flight since the European Commission approved mobile phone use on planes, the first actual commercial flight where passengers were able to use their personal mobile phones for both voice and data occurred this past March.
2008-06-30
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With the global aerospace community committed to a greener future, a Boeing-led research team has successfully flown what it says is the world’s first manned aircraft powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Fuel-cell technology itself is not new, but this aviation initiative by Boeing Research and Technology-Europe looks destined to play an important part in the ongoing search for more environmentally friendly ways of flying.
2008-06-30
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The GE/Rolls-Royce fighter engine team has completed a high-altitude afterburner testing program at the U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) in Tennessee, including common exhaust hardware for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
2008-06-30
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The idea behind SAE International’s Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening conference and exhibition slated for September 16-18 in Charleston, SC, is to round up a bunch of manufacturing engineers in an appropriate venue, provide them with some organized learning and sharing opportunities, then turn them loose.
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