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2008-09-10
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Construction and farm equipment maker Gehl Co. signed a definitive agreement to be acquired for $30 per share by its largest shareholder, Manitou BF S.A., a manufacturer and distributor of material-handling equipment headquartered in France.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Aero Engines GmbH signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly pursue business opportunities in the European UAV market. Under the five-year agreement, P&WC and MTU will cooperate in positioning themselves for participation in future European UAV programs.
2010-09-29
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Boeing has signed an agreement with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and fly the SolarEagle unmanned aircraft for the Vulture II demonstration program. Under the terms of the $89 million contract, SolarEagle will make its first demonstration flight in 2014.
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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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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NASA’s Johnson Space Center selected Raytheon Technical Services Co. LLC (RTSC) to assist in implementing a new training model for flight controllers and instructors. The contract expands the scope of RTSC’s training support solutions with NASA to front-end training design, giving the company an opportunity to positively influence the way NASA trains flight controllers and instructors for space vehicle knowledge operations.
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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General Dynamics C4 Systems, an integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology, is scheduled to open a new engineering design center in Broward County, FL, this month. The office will expand the company’s engineering and technology support of U.S.
2008-06-30
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The Advanced Turbine Engine Co. LLC, a Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney joint venture, was awarded a $108 million contract by the U.S. Army for the Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine (AATE) technology demonstrator program.
2008-06-30
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AgustaWestland has opened a new regional business headquarters office in Turkey. Through its new regional business headquarters, AgustaWestland will also manage the Tactical Reconnaissance and Attack Helicopter (ATAK) program.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney selected Goodrich Corp. to be the exclusive provider of the complete nacelle systems for its new Geared Turbofan engine for both the Mitsubishi Regional Jet and the Bombardier CSeries aircraft families.
2008-06-30
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Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force to design, engineer, and construct a new fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft component repair facility at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, GA.
2008-06-30
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NASA’s Kennedy Space Center awarded a contract to Hensel Phelps of Orlando, FL, for the construction of the Ares I mobile launcher for the Constellation Program. Ares I is the rocket that will transport the Orion crew exploration vehicle, its crew, and cargo to low earth orbit.
2008-06-30
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Spirit AeroSystems will participate in a joint-venture partnership between several major aviation companies to develop and implement a composite and metal bond component repair station in the Asia-Pacific region.
2008-06-30
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The U.S. DOD awarded a contract to Orbital Sciences Corp. as part of its Theoretical Studies and Engineering Services (TSER) program for suborbital launch vehicle research and engineering. Orbital will serve as a prime contractor to support U.S.
2008-06-30
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The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Boeing a $3.8 million contract for Phase 1 of the Vulture air vehicle program. The Vulture program calls for developing technologies and ultimately a vehicle that can deliver and maintain an airborne payload on station for an uninterrupted period of more than five years using a fixed-wing aircraft.
2008-06-30
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Raytheon Co. has teamed with Swift Engineering Inc. to provide the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps with an unmanned aircraft system for their respective Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Tier 2 missions.
2008-06-30
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Boeing and Airbus signed an agreement to work together to ensure global interoperability in air-traffic management as part of an effort to help reduce the impact of aviation on the environment. The companies will seek the acceleration of improvements to the world’s air-transportation management system in order to increase efficiency and eliminate traffic congestion.
2008-06-30
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Finmeccanica S.p.A. and DRS Technologies Inc. signed a definitive merger agreement under which Finmeccanica will acquire 100% of DRS’ stock for $81 per share in cash, totaling $5.2 billion. DRS will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary, maintaining its current management and headquarters.
2008-06-30
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Northrop Grumman Corp. has been awarded a contract by the FAA to maintain and enhance the National Airspace System Resource (NASR) and Electronic NASR (eNASR) systems, collectively known as the NASR II system.
2008-06-30
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The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center awarded Orbital Sciences Corp. a seven-year task order contract to provide target vehicles and related support for the Sounding Rockets Program-3 (SRP-3).
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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The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the proposal put forth by Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. for final negotiations for a contract to develop next-generation manufacturing technologies for hydrogen storage vessels.
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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Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH signed an agreement to acquire Motorflug Baden-Baden GmbH. Motorflug, with bases in Baden-Baden, Rheinmünster, and Schönhagen near Berlin, will become part of Eurocopter’s service and support business and will complement Eurocopter’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul capabilities in the civil helicopter market.
2008-06-30
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After several years of working closely with the U.S. Navy and Marines Corps, GE-Aviation has been awarded $1.4 million in initial funding to perform nonrecurring engineering work associated with the integration of an engine upgrade into the AH-1Z helicopter.
2008-06-30
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Spirit AeroSystems Inc. signed a contract with Airbus to design and produce a major composite fuselage structure for the A350 XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) program. Spirit will design and manufacture the Section 15 center fuselage frame section, a composite structure approximately 65 ft long, 20 ft wide, and nearly 9000 lb.
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