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2010-05-07
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Northrop Grumman and Bell Helicopter have joined forces to develop and demonstrate a new rugged, high-capacity unmanned aerial system based on the four-blade, single-engine Bell 407 helicopter. First flight of the new Fire-X medium-range vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) is expected by the end of 2010.
2010-05-27
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Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. has been awarded a contract for expanded support of Lockheed Martin's Space Systems' development of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor is the Structure) airship powered by a regenerative fuel cell (RFC).
2009-09-30
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The U.S. Air Force awarded Environmental Tectonics Corp.'s (ETC) Training Services Group a contract, valued at more than $35 million, to provide a high-performance training and research human centrifuge.
2010-02-05
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Russia's Irkut Corp. and Aviapribor selected Goodrich Corp. to design, develop, and produce primary and secondary flight-control actuation systems for all variants of the MC-21 single-aisle commercial aircraft.
2009-12-10
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Honeywell is building a technology center in Gurgaon, India, to expand its global research capabilities in refining, petrochemical, and other technologies to better serve customers in the region. The company will invest $34 million to establish the 400,000-ft² center at an existing Honeywell-owned property.
2008-08-12
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Vision Systems International (VSI) has been awarded an initial contract of more than $17 million from Boeing for the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) in 145 F-15E Strike Eagles. The contract includes dual-seat capable JHMCS hardware and pilot equipment including helmets and visors.
2008-06-30
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Orbital Sciences Corp. and Aerojet recently conducted a test firing of the jettison motor, a key component of the Launch Abort System (LAS) for NASA’s Orion next-generation human spaceflight program. This successful firing marked the first full-scale rocket propulsion test for the Orion program.
2008-07-10
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NASA and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) have unveiled a new vertical test stand at ATK’s facility in Promontory, UT, that will be used to test-fire the full-scale abort motor for the launch-abort system of the Orion crew exploration vehicle.
2008-06-19
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Comsol’s latest version of its engineering and scientific software environment for modeling and simulating physics-based systems, Comsol Multiphysics 3.4, runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris, and Apple workstations. Among the most notable new features of version 3.4 is multicore processor support, which provides engineers and scientists with additional performance, solver speed, and accuracy when performing multiphysics simulations.
2008-03-31
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With announcements about the release of Abaqus Version 6.7, a new multiphysics platform, and a strategic initiative to deliver solutions for simulation life-cycle management (SLM), last year was a busy time for Dassault Systèmes’ Simulia brand.
2008-08-04
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The U.S. Department of Defense awarded John Deere Construction & Forestry an estimated $125 million to build up to 540 medium crawler tractors (MCTs). The MCTs are being built for the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA, for delivery to military bases throughout the U.S. and overseas.
2008-06-19
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Case Construction Equipment formed a strategic alliance with the Construction Equipment Division of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The relationship will result in the extension of the Case lineup to include higher-capacity wheel loaders.
2008-01-18
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Caterpillar has acquired the assets of Blount’s Forestry Division, and in a separate transaction, six Cat dealers agreed in principle to acquire certain assets of Pioneer Machinery, a distributor of forestry products in the southeastern U.S.
2008-06-19
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Perkins announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in China to produce small- and medium-size diesel engines. The manufacturing facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, would initially produce the Perkins 400 Series, a range of three- and four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, naturally aspirated, and turbocharged indirect-injection engines.
2008-06-19
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Carraro has opened a new plant in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. The new production site, representing an investment of €15 million, covers a total area of 23,000 m² (248,000 ft²) and is assigned to the production of transmission systems for stationary applications (such as escalators), integrated transmissions for forklift trucks and material handling, and axles for agricultural trucks and earth-moving machines.
2008-06-19
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MAN Nutzfahrzeuge opened a new assembly plant for heavy trucks in Niepolomice, near Cracow, Poland. The new plant will build heavy MAN trucks with gross weights over 16 t (18 ton), mostly from the MAN TGA WW range.
2008-08-04
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Navistar signed a joint-venture agreement with Mahindra & Mahindra to produce diesel engines for medium and heavy commercial trucks and buses in India. The joint venture, to be named Mahindra International Engines, will be 51% owned by Mahindra & Mahindra and 49% owned by Navistar.
2008-06-19
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ZF signed a long-term contract with Hino Motors, a company in the Toyota Group, to supply 16,000 medium- and heavy-duty truck transmissions per year. The sales volume of the order will gradually increase from the current €24 million to more than €100 million in 2012.
2008-06-19
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The Eberspaecher Group, a supplier of automotive exhaust systems, has acquired Purem, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler, based in Unna, Germany. Purem has 135 employees and specializes in medium- and heavy-duty truck exhaust aftertreatment systems and exhaust system integration.
2008-01-18
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Boeing and Textron have formed a teaming agreement to compete in the technology demonstration and system development phases and ultimately the production phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program for the U.S.
2008-08-05
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Although automotive plants are increasingly becoming populated with robots, humans are still relied upon to perform many tasks for proper vehicle assembly. Volkswagen AG has begun using Dassault Systèmes’ Delmia V5 Human software to ergonomically design its human assembly-line functions.
2008-06-05
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According to General Motors, aerodynamic drag accounts for 20% of the energy consumed in an average vehicle, making a direct impact on vehicle fuel efficiency. GM designers are increasingly looking to aerodynamics as a way to improve fuel economy across the brand’s range of vehicles, most notably for the next-generation Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle.
2008-08-06
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Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), Formula One (F1) racing’s governing body, announced its plans late last year to reduce costs within the sport. Included in those plans are a series of measures to restrict aerodynamic testing.
2008-08-06
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Considered to be the largest of its kind in the world, Toyota Motor Corp.’s new driving simulator at its Higashifuji Technical Center in Shizouka, Japan, uses an actual vehicle inside a 23-ft (7.0-m) diameter dome, with a 360° concave video screen simulating a realistic driving environment.
2008-06-30
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Purdue University engineers have been using an on-site wind tunnel to conduct experiments aimed at yielding critical data for the design of the X-51A test vehicle.
2008-05-15
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Windshear is set to open just the third full-scale rolling road wind tunnel in the world and the first of its kind in North America. Perhaps more notable is the fact that the facility is also set to become the only commercially available wind tunnel of its type in existence.
2008-05-15
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With model-based design continually taking on greater importance in the automotive-engineering community as a way to improve time to market, communication, and cost-efficiency, The MathWorks came to the world’s largest annual gathering of automotive engineers to make a couple of key announcements.
2008-06-19
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Northrop Grumman Corp. and Oshkosh Corp. selected Plasan, a developer and manufacturer of add-on armor systems for the military and commercial market, to assist with the design and engineering of the armor for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.
2008-06-19
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The Manitowoc Co., Inc. formed a joint venture with the shareholders of TaiAn Dongyue Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd. for the production of mobile and truck-mounted hydraulic cranes. The joint venture is located in TaiAn City, Shandong Province, China.
2008-06-19
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Lockheed Martin signed a cooperative research agreement with the U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center’s Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) to develop tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.
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