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2008-06-30
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Smart sensors have a very significant role in aerospace, particularly when they can quickly detect potentially serious damage to a structure. Their increasing sophistication and reliability is expected to contribute to huge savings in maintenance, servicing, and support costs, all of which are central to the successful operation of aircraft that may have service lives that span decades.
2008-06-30
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BAE Systems will be using Mercury Computer Systems’ VistaNav technology for a rotorcraft brownout landing system. The patent-pending Synthetic Vision with Real-Time Terrain Morphing Engine incorporates terrain sensor measurements that are captured and updated in real time via a standard interface and displayed with Synthetic Vision.
2008-06-30
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Often an integrated circuit based on an older design is more valuable to satellite designers than a newer one. Imagine the consternation several years ago when Actel Corp. discontinued production of a pair of field-programmable gate arrays that have seen widespread acceptance in commercial and military satellites. All the major manufacturers let BAE know that they’d have a ready market if they were willing to restart the production line.
2008-06-30
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BAE Systems has begun construction of its Pacific Innovation Center at the First Hawaiian Bank building in downtown Honolulu. The company will use the facility to demonstrate the systems and software solutions it develops in Honolulu and across its expanding defense and aerospace electronics business.
2008-06-30
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In a transaction totaling $450 million, BAE Systems agreed to acquire MTC Technologies, a Dayton, OH-based company providing technical and professional services, and equipment integration and modernization for the U.S. military and intelligence agencies.
2011-10-03
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Technical ceramics manufacturer CoorsTek has purchased BAE Systems' Vista, CA, advanced ceramics facilities. These three facilities total 106,000 ft²—adding to the more than 3 million ft² of manufacturing floor space already in place worldwide.
2012-01-06
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Examining the nature of U.S. military helicopter losses from 2002-08, BAE identified a very significant proportion of accidents that could have been avoided, or reduced, by using an active scanning radar sensor and new integrated software.
2012-09-06
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Europe is facing a massive black hole in its future defense procurement portfolio.
2009-07-17
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BAE Systems has been awarded a $33.6 million low-rate initial production contract for the ALE-55, part of the U.S. Navy’s Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) system that provides fighter aircraft with electronic defense against radar-guided missiles.
2009-09-03
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BAE Systems has established a new aircraft maintenance center in North Queensland to better support the Australian Defence Force’s current and future aviation needs. The facility, built at a cost of $10 million, is the home of BAE Systems’ support program for the Australian Army’s Black Hawk and Chinook helicopter fleets and provides employment for 140 people.
2009-09-30
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BAE Systems will provide identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) digital transponders, upgrade kits, and spares to the U.S. Navy and Army under a $20 million contract. The IFF systems increase situational awareness and help to positively establish the identity of friendly forces, reducing the risk of fratricide or "friendly fire."
2010-01-08
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BAE Systems has installed the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system on U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook aircraft. The ATIRCM system is a laser-based, directable countermeasures system that protects helicopters against missile attacks.
2009-11-11
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BAE Systems’ Security & Survivability business received an $8.7 million contract in connection with a $220 million program the U.S. Army established to phase out existing T-10 parachutes, replacing them with new T-11 Personnel Parachute Systems.
2009-11-10
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Alliant Techsystems (ATK) and BAE Systems have been awarded a $32.2 million contract to develop the Joint Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS)—a missile-warning system that will provide protection for U.S.
2011-08-03
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ATK and BAE Systems announced their industry team has been awarded a $109-million contract by the U.S. Navy for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) of the Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS), a next-generation warning system designed to enhance aircraft survivability against man-portable air-defense systems, small-caliber weapons, and rocket-propelled grenades.
2010-09-29
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BAE Systems recently received a $41.7 million contract for technology maturation efforts on the U.S. Navy's Next-Generation Jammer, which will replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming system currently installed on the EA-18G Growler aircraft.
2010-10-15
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Magellan Aerospace recently began construction of a new Advanced Composite Manufacturing Facility in Winnipeg in support of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. BAE Systems awarded Magellan a contract to produce the JSF F-35 Lightning II horizontal tail components.
2010-10-15
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BAE Systems will provide identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) systems for U.S. Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons under a four-year contract with the first delivery order valued at $17.2 million. The company will provide 90 AN/APX-113(V) combined interrogator-transponders, versatile IFF systems developed specifically for the F-16.
2010-12-06
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BAE Systems will provide laser warning sensor sets to protect U.S. military aircraft under a $17.7 million contract by Alliant Techsystems. The contract provides components for the AAR-47 Missile Approach Warning System, part of the ongoing U.S.
2009-04-30
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BAE Systems has agreed to acquire Advanced Ceramics Research Inc., a Tucson, AZ-based producer of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and advanced ceramic materials. Advanced Ceramics Research employs 60 people and produces three UAS platforms and provides related support capabilities to the U.S. armed forces and civil government agencies.
2008-06-30
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BAE Systems agreed to sell its Mojave, CA-based Flight Systems business to Calspan Corp. for $62.5 million cash, plus an additional consideration. Flight Systems, with 170 employees, performs aircraft modification, aircraft operations, flight tests, and aerial full-scale targets production for military and commercial customers.
2008-11-18
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The Boeing Co. selected BAE Systems' Electronics, Intelligence & Support division to provide the Digital Electronic Warfare Suite (DEWS) for future international versions of the F-15 multirole fighter aircraft.
2010-05-07
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BAE Systems has opened a new engineering hub in Melbourne, Australia, that will integrate the company’s aerospace, autonomous systems, and guided weapons research into a single facility. The building, which will accommodate more than 300 BAE employees, will give teams from BAE's Aerospace and Autonomous Systems Development, and Weapon Systems, access to modern laboratories to support a range of advanced design and test activities.
2010-05-03
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To create and display terrain and entities to provide a synthetic emulation of an airborne advanced targeting pod for training of frontline Royal Air Force (RAF) aircrew and Forward Air Controllers, BAE Systems has begun using Vega Prime and Creator software from Presagis.
2010-05-21
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Designated Explorer One and Explorer Four and designed to be fitted into BAE's Avro Business Jet, the two interiors are the first of five concepts that Design Q has been contracted by BAE Systems Regional Aircraft to develop for the ABJ.
2010-09-07
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Following development of DARPA's daytime persistent surveillance system, BAE Systems has been awarded an additional $49.9 million contract to develop the advanced processor for the agency's nighttime, IR system—the Autonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance–Infrared (ARGUS-IR).
2010-08-13
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So highly classified is this “black” program, only a handful of press and VIP guests were permitted to visit the BAE Systems secretive Lightning Works at Warton, Lancashire, to see a preview of the Taranis.
2010-02-28
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The Lockheed Martin-led team made up of General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and BAE Systems developing the Airborne, Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS) has received a contract option to increase the number of engineering development models (EDM) by 60%.
2010-02-18
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BAE Systems and Anjani Technoplast Ltd. formed a relationship to bring survivability products and personnel protection materials to India. As part of the relationship, Anjani will manufacture protective equipment using Tensylon—a polyethylene ballistic material exclusively developed by BAE Systems to make survivability products, such as body armor and vehicle armor, even lighter and stronger.
2010-02-10
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BAE Systems signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. to provide design integration and certification services in connection with the propulsion systems for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft.
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