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General Atomics Tests SkyGuardian RPA ‘Certifiable’ Ground Control Station

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 29, 2018 — General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has completed a test to demonstrate the operation of a ground control station to fly and maneuver the MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Wednesday the Certifiable Ground Control Station, which is compliant with NATO’s STANAG 4671 airworthiness …

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PAE ISR Earns Interim Flight Clearance for VTOL Resolute Eagle Drone

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 28, 2018 — A joint venture of PAE and AOC has secured a Group 3 interim flight clearance from Naval Air Systems Command that serves to verify the airworthiness of a vertical-takeoff-and-landing unmanned aircraft system, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. PAE ISR said Monday the Resolute Eagle VTOL variant has been verified …

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Boeing’s KC-46 Aerial Tanker Receives FAA Supplemental Type Certificate

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 6, 2018 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) KC-46 Pegasus aerial tanker program has received a supplemental type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration to mark the completion of the agency’s airworthiness review of the aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the accreditation is the culmination of a series of ground, …

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Boeing Anticipates FAA Airworthiness Certification for KC-46 After Flight Tests

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 30, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has completed tests required for the KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft to secure a Supplemental Type Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration in efforts to establish airworthiness, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the tanker underwent tests including validation of the boom and drogue …

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Lockheed’s Airborne Surveillance Tech Reaches Final Operational Capability With Finland’s Military

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 13, 2018 — Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Dragon Shield airborne surveillance platform has secured final operational capability with Finland’s defense forces after a flight test using a modified aircraft to carry the system, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the trial assessed Dragon Shield’s airworthiness and …

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General Atomics Certifiable Predator-B Undergoes 1st Test Flight

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 30, 2016 — General Atomics has performed the maiden test flight of the Certifiable Predator-B remotely piloted aircraft at the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility in California, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. “The first flight of our Certifiable Predator-B aircraft is a major milestone in our progression towards delivering a RPA …

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Lockheed, Navy Test Airworthiness of Anti-Ship Missile on Super Hornet Aircraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 15, 2015 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has worked with the U.S. Navy to conduct flight tests on a prototype Long Range Anti-Ship Missile integrated with a F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the tests checked the system’s airworthiness and the aircraft’s structural loads, …

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