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February 26, 2015
Sensors Detect Icing Conditions to Help Protect Airplanes
Cleveland OH (SPX) Feb 24, 2015
When ice accumulates on the surface of an aircraft during flight, it distorts the smooth flow of air necessary to stay aloft. The result is a reduction in lift, which can lead to stalls and crashes. Knowing about hazardous icing conditions in advance helps pilots, air traffic controllers and airline dispatchers navigate airplanes and passengers away from danger. However, icing conditions can vary wildly within the same airspace. That's why scientists at NASA's Glenn Research Center are advancing t ... read more

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Slovakia seeking Black Hawk helos
The U.S. State Department has given approval for the possible sale of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Slovakia under the Foreign Military Sales program. ... more
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Korean Air, Airbus sign accord for jet fighter bid
Korean Air and European aerospace giant Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly bid for an $8-billion jet fighter project, an airline spokesman said Sunday, pitting them against a team comprised of Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries. ... more
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Israel to buy 14 F-35 fighters from US
Israel is to purchase 14 F-35 stealth fighters from US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin at a cost of around $110 million each, the defence ministry said Sunday. ... more
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Chinese MH370 relatives criticise Malaysia Airlines
Grieving Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers blasted Malaysia Airlines on Friday, detailing a long list of complaints and traumas they said were suffered as a result of the flight's mysterious disappearance 11 months ago. ... more
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Air Force issues RFI for electronic warfare technology
The U.S. Air Force has issued a Request for Information for a near to midterm technological road map for development of electronic warfare receiver systems. ... more
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Northrop Grumman provides 1,000th F-35 DAR sensor system
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A400M simultaneously refuels jet fighters
Airbus' A400M military transport and aerial refueling aircraft has successfully demonstrated refueling two F/A-18 fighters simultaneously in Spain. ... more
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Boeing praised for CH-47 support work in Britain
Boeing is bannering praise of its British subsidiary from Prime Minister David Cameron for its support of Royal Air Force CH-47 Chinook helicopters. ... more
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Raytheon helping to enhance P-8A Poseidon capabilities
An open, applications-based electronics architecture to allow rapid use of new capabilities on P-8A Poseidon aircraft is to be developed by Raytheon. ... more
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BAE Systems supplying mission planning system for Wildcat helos
A mission planning system customized for Britain's AW 159 Wildcat helicopters is being delivered to Britain's Ministry of Defense by BAE Systems. ... more
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Sikorsky, Brazilian school partner for helicopter technology
Brazil's Technological Institute of Aeronautics is building a helicopter technology laboratory as a result of a cooperative agreement with Sikorsky Aircraft. ... more
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U.S. Air Force pushes for more spending on big-ticket items
Air Force brass came out in force at the annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exhibition to promote the necessity of new big-ticket programs for the 2016 budget cycle. ... more
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Egypt ends US arms 'monopoly' with French jet fighter deal
Egypt's decision to buy 24 Rafale jet fighters from France underscores its determination to diversify its sources of weapons and reduce its dependence on the United States, experts said. ... more
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France to ink jet sale to Egypt as Cairo bombs IS
France's defence minister was to sign an agreement with Egypt Monday for the first foreign sale of the Rafale fighter jet, in a deal that will boost Cairo's military as it tackles jihadists. ... more
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KC-46 tanker, other Boeing defense and space programs under new unit
Boeing's KC-46 aerial refueling tanker for the U.S. Air Force will now be managed by a new company organization for enhanced development activities. ... more
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France clinches first foreign sale of Rafale jets with Egypt contract
France announced Thursday it will sell 24 Rafale fighters plus a frigate to Egypt in a 5.2 billion euro ($5.9 billion) deal that marks the first foreign contract for the multi-role combat jet. ... more
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Upgrades ordered for Tiger helicopter simulators
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Lockheed Martin intros new sensor system
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Air Force: A-10s headed to Europe
The U.S. Air Force has announced it is sending 12 A-10 Thunderbolts, also known as Warthogs, to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a response to Russia's actions in Ukraine. ... more
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Navy taps Raytheon for V-22 Osprey support
The V-22 Osprey is to receive systems, testing and software support from Raytheon starting this month under a $270 million U.S. Navy contract. ... more
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Missing Planes: UK's Inmarsat Says Live Flight Tracking Ready "In Weeks"
London-based communications company Inmarsat says live flight-tracking - that could have established the whereabouts of flight MH370 which disappeared in the Indian Ocean - could be ready within wee ... more
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Engility to support development of automated aerial refueling technologies
Engility Holdings has won a re-compete task order from the U.S. Navy for technical services support to the Naval Air Warfare Center. ... more
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South Korean jet fighter competition delayed
South Korea's military procurement agency has delayed the competition process for a new indigenously built fighter aircraft. ... more
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