Sikorsky Signs Contract with Chilean Air Force for Six S-70i™ Black Hawk Helicopters

Robust military design, high hot performance, and C-130 transportability prove valuable discriminators

STRATFORD, Conn., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT) has successfully concluded contract negotiations with the Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile) for six S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters for the service’s medium-lift helicopter recapitalization program.

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Launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6 with the H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI6” on Board

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) 
will launch the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 6 (H-IIB F6) with cargo transporter to the 
International Space Station, the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI6" (HTV6) on board. 
Details are as follows:

Scheduled Date of Launch: December 9, 2016 (JST)
Launch Time: 10:26:47 p.m. (JST)
Reserved Launch Period: December 10 through December 31, 2016 (JST) 


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)


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BLOODHOUND Project Newsletter


December 2016 – Newsletter

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BLOODHOUND SSC – a supersonic racing car designed to reach speeds of 1,000mph (1,600km/h).

Welcome to BLOODHOUND’s monthly newsletter, with the latest news about the Project.

In the last month we’ve made great progress on the Car and continued to take the BLOODHOUND story out to schools and colleges – and to India. And this year, for the first time, we count down to Christmas with a BLOODHOUND Advent Calendar, where you can win some very exciting prizes! You can read about all of this and more in this month’s newsletter, but first we would like to wish everyone a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS from all of the BLOODHOUND Team!

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Boeing to Acquire Liquid Robotics to Enhance Autonomous Seabed-to-Space Information Services

Developer of Wave Glider® ocean robot boosts ocean data collection capabilities

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 6, 2016 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] has entered into an agreement to acquire Liquid Robotics, a market leader in autonomous maritime systems and developer of the Wave Glider ocean surface robot, to grow its seabed-to-space autonomous capabilities.

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Latest SBIRS Ground System Gets Green Light from U.S. Air Force

Upgrades to Lockheed Martin-built missile warning system will enable troops to see dimmer, threatening targets faster

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT)  newly upgraded Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) ground system received sign-off from the U.S. Air Force, enhancing the constellation’s ability to deliver infrared data that is critical to early missile warning and defense.

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General Dynamics New Sectéra vIPer Secure Phone Now Available with Direct Fiber Optic Network Connection

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Mission Systems’ Sectéra® vIPerTM Universal Secure Phone can now connect directly into fiber optic networks eliminating the need for converters. Users simply plug into the fiber network and use the phone immediately. The vIPer has integrated security for end-to-end encryption and is the only Voice over IP (VoIP) phone certified to protect information classified Top Secret/SCI and below when used with commercial wired networks.

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Boeing Business Jets, GKN Aerospace Introduce Skyview Panoramic Window

Largest-ever passenger jet window available on new BBJs, retrofit on existing BBJs

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] Business Jets announced today it will work with GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business to develop, produce, offer and support the Skyview Panoramic Window, the largest window available on any passenger jet offered today.

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Beechcraft introduces special mission enhancements for the King Air 350 platform












DUBAI (Dec. 6, 2016) – Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) conference in Dubai that the company is now offering Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A-67A engines for improved performance on its King Air 350HW and King Air 350ER turboprops. In addition, the company is offering an increased gross weight option for these platforms, increasing the maximum takeoff weight to 17,500 pounds. Both enhancements are now FAA and EASA certified and offered as factory options for new aircraft or as aftermarket modifications.

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