Boeing Emphasizes Affordability, Modularity in New ICBM Design

In Heath, Ohio, Boeing engineers are developing the missile guidance system for the GBSD, applying mechanical and electrical engineering expertise to write codes for circuitry, redesign hardware for a computer chip, modify parts and integrate tooling. (Boeing photo by Bob Ferguson)

Review with U.S. Air Force confirms baseline requirements for ground-based nuclear deterrent

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 30, 2017 – Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program successfully completed its first key review with the U.S. Air Force, validating program technical requirements prior to the design and development phase of America’s next intercontinental ballistic missile system.

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NASA TV to Broadcast Departure of Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft from International Space Station

NASA TV to Broadcast Departure of Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft from International Space Station

The Orbital ATK Cygnus
The Orbital ATK Cygnus resupply ship approached the International Space Station on its eighth resupply mission as both spacecraft flew into an orbital sunrise.
Credits: NASA

After delivering almost 7,400 pounds of cargo to support dozens of science experiments from around the world, the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station on Wednesday, Dec. 6. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of Cygnus’ departure beginning at 7:45 a.m. EST.

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Rockwell Collins selected by U.S. Navy for new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainer

Rockwell Collins will provide its fourth tactics trainer to the U.S. Navy for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, bringing realistic and adaptable training to pilots and crew

  • One of the most advanced aircraft training suites in the world
  • Increases mission readiness through integrated training with other simulators throughout the U.S.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Nov. 20, 2017) – Rockwell Collins has been selected by the U.S. Navy to provide a new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainer in support of the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems (HITS) III program. The initial contract is valued at $34.5 million with a total of $85.9 million on other E-2D training systems currently in service.

“The Navy will have the tools they need to maintain readiness and train personnel on the complicated mission scenarios involving the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye,” said Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager of Simulation & Training Solutions (STS) for Rockwell Collins. “Our expertise and experience in developing previous iterations of E-2D training systems helped us meet the Navy’s exact requirements for this program when no one else could.”

This is the fourth tactics trainer to be delivered by Rockwell Collins that will provide the Navy with realistic, adaptable training for the E-2D. The system can be integrated with other trainers throughout the U.S. and can support high-fidelity training in a Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) environment. The new tactics trainer will be installed at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu, California and is expected to be completed by August 2020.

Beyond the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, Rockwell Collins’ proven training systems are adaptable and address the needs of other platforms performing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), maritime patrol, and airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) special missions.

U.S. Air Force to advance its F-16 communications capabilities with next-generation radio from Rockwell Collins

 

  • First airborne V/UHF radio to be certified with Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) capabilities

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Nov. 29, 2017) – A U.S. Air Force F-16 will be the first to be equipped with Rockwell Collins’ next-generation ARC-210 RT-2036(C) networked communications airborne radio, the first ever to include Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and support Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) capabilities.

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Wizz Air Acquires Additional Slots at London Luton

WIZZ AIR ACQUIRES ADDITIONAL SLOTS AT LONDON LUTON WIZZ FLEET IN LUTON INCREASES TO 7 AIRCRAFT IN 2018
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London, 29 November 2017: Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announces that, following the acquisition of a number of take-off and landing slots from Monarch Airlines, it will increase its fleet at London Luton by two aircraft to a total of seven aircraft.

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