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Boeing Submits Final NewGen Tanker Proposal To US Air Force

Boeing Submits Final NewGen Tanker Proposal To US Air Force

Boeing has submitted its final proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-X tanker competition. The proposal offers a fleet of Boeing NewGen Tankers – 767-based, multi-mission aircraft that deliver superior capabilities to U.S. warfighters and burn 24 percent less fuel […]


Senators Want Probe of KC-X Tanker Data Breach

Senators Want Probe of KC-X Tanker Data Breach

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced she is calling for a Defense Department Inspector General (IG) report to investigate the impact the Air Force leak of proprietary data has on the fairness and lawfulness of the KC-X tanker competition. In […]


Boeing Tests New Ka-band SATCOM Antenna System

Boeing Tests New Ka-band SATCOM Antenna System

Boeing has announced that it successfully conducted its first over-the-air ground test of a Ka-band satellite communications (SATCOM) phased-array antenna system that will enable wideband SATCOM on aircraft, providing increased bandwidth for networking in flight. This third-generation antenna system gives […]


Boeing Flies First CH-47F for Dutch Air Force

Boeing Flies First CH-47F for Dutch Air Force

Representatives of Boeing, its suppliers and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence marked the first flight of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) CH-47F (NL) Chinook heavy-lift helicopter in a ceremony Jan. 25 at Summit Aviation in Middletown, Del. The aircraft […]


Russian answer to US reusable robotic spacecraft in the offing

Russian answer to US reusable robotic spacecraft in the offing

Russian researchers are working on an unmanned spacecraft similar to the U.S. Boeing X-37 Orbital Test Vehicle, Space Troops chief Oleg Ostapenko said on Thursday. He said, however, it was not clear as yet how it would be used. “Something […]


Boeing Begins Flight Testing UK Chinook Mk4

Boeing Begins Flight Testing UK Chinook Mk4

The Boeing UK Rotorcraft Support team began flight testing the first Chinook Mk4 helicopter for the Royal Air Force (RAF). First flight took place on 9 December 2010 in Gosport, Hampshire. “First flight marks an exciting and important event for […]


US faces choice of 767 or A330 for military tankers

US faces choice of 767 or A330 for military tankers

Aerospace rivals Boeing and EADS, vying to build new refueling tankers for the US Air Force, are offering military versions of successful commercial aircraft. Boeing KC-767 The US firm plans to build a tanker based on its long-haul 767 airliner […]


Boeing Completes P-8A Poseidon Static Tests

Boeing Completes P-8A Poseidon Static Tests

Boeing today announced that it completed full scale static testing of the P-8A Poseidon’s airframe on Jan. 7. The series of tests, which began in May 2009, confirmed the airframe’s structural integrity. “The structure performed as we expected throughout testing, […]


Boeing to cut 1,100 jobs in C-17 program

Boeing to cut 1,100 jobs in C-17 program

US aerospace giant Boeing said Thursday it will cut about 1,100 jobs over the next two years as it slows production of its C-17 military transport aircraft. Boeing said it would deliver 13 C-17s in 2011, one less than the […]


 
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