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News- Boeing Completes Testing on 747-8 Freighter

Boeing announced the successful testing of the 747-8 Freighter engine. The successful test is the latest in a string of steady successes in the development of the aircraft’s path to flight testing. Mo Yahjavi, VP and general manager of the 747 program, said “We are very pleased with the engines’ …

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News- Boeing Receives $8.5 Million in Stimulus Money for Smart Grid

The US Department of Energy has awarded Boeing an $8.5 million grant to conduct research on improving the efficiency of the US power grid. The research will be conducted on the next three years and will focus on improving efficiency and reliability. The grant will fund a prototype smart grid …

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Contract Award- Boeing – $23 Million – Air Force

The US Air Force has awarded Boeing a follow on contract for targeting software upgrade for the B-1 bomber. The work under the contract, worth $23 million, is expected to enter testing in 2011. Under the contract, Boeing will provide an upgrade to the Laptop Controlled Targeting Pod software currently …

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Contract Award- Boeing – $8.56 Million – DOE

The Department of Energy has awarded Boeing Co. a contract worth $8.56 million to develop prototype smart grid technology. The award was one of 32 contracts awarded by the DOE totaling $620 million. According to the statement made by the DOE, under the contract, Boeing will “demonstrate an advanced smart-grid …

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News- Boeing Laser System Shoots Down UAV

Boeing announced today the successful use of a laser system in shooting down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in a test environment. The US Air Force sponsored the testing, which took place in California, and the system was developed by Boeing Directed Energy Systems. The laser system, known as the …

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News- Boeing to Assess Falck Schmidt Fuel Cells

Following Boeing and Falck Schmidt’s recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, Boeing is investigating fuel cells produced by Falck Schmidt to determine potential use in Boeing products. Boeing is considering using the cells in projects related to renewable energy power systems for the military. The recent Memorandum of Understanding …

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Contract Award – Boeing – US Navy

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], partnering with Bell Helicopter, has won a contract from the U.S. Navy to upgrade the CV-22 Cabin Part Task Trainer (CPTT) to include an Aircrew Flight Simulation (AFS) deploying a system that fuses video images with virtual reality. The upgrade will be delivered to Air …

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Boeing reaches milestone in work for Australian Defence Force

Yesterday, Boeing Defence Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, announced the successful introduction into service of its Modernized High Frequency Communication System (MHFCS) for Australian Defence Force (ADF) operations. The MHFCS provides the ADF with a communication system to securely transmit voice and data services such as …

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Boeing upgrading B-52 fleet communications for over $100 million

Today, Boeing announced that it has been awarded a contract for the initial effort required for integrating a new satellite communication system on the U.S. Air Force B-52 fleet. The Extremely High Frequency (EHF) system will enable the exchange of information through Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals (FAB-T), enabling …

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Boeing to Compete for $34 Billion Air Force Contract

Chicago-based Boeing has issued a competitive statement advertising its refueling tankers to the US Air Force. The bid was won last year by Northrop Grumman and the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. but bidding was later re-opened. The contract is worth $35 billion. Rick Lemaster, Boeing’s tanker program manager …

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