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Boeing Completes Laser Weapon Design for Navy

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has successfully completed the preliminary design of the U.S. Navy’s Free Electron Laser (FEL) weapon system, a key step toward building a FEL prototype for realistic tests at sea. During the preliminary design review held March 9 to March 11 at a Boeing facility in Arlington, Va., …

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Boeing Honored By National Space Club

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won the National Space Club’s 2010 Nelson P. Jackson Award for fielding the first three Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft, the highest-capacity military communications satellites in the U.S. Department of Defense arsenal. The National Space Club is a nonprofit organization that fosters excellence in space activities by …

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Boeing Boss Jim McNerney Named to Obama’s Export Council

Boeing (NYSE: BA) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney has been appointed to President Obama’s Export Council. “I am honored that President Obama has asked me to chair the President’s Export Council, ” said McNerney.  “I look forward to working with Vice Chair Ursula Burns and other members …

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U.S. AF Takes Control of Boeing-Designed Satellite

Boeing [NYSE: BA] says that the U.S. Air Force accepted control of the third Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) military communications satellite, after the spacecraft passed several weeks of rigorous on-orbit tests. WGS is the U.S. Department of Defense’s highest-capacity satellite communications system. WGS-3 completes the initial constellation of three spacecraft, …

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Boeing Wins Deal to Provide Laser Weapons to Navy

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been awarded an $11.4 million contract to supply Laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions (Laser JDAM) to meet the U.S. Navy’s Direct Attack Moving Target Capability (DAMTC) requirement. The initial contract, which calls for the delivery of 23 munitions for testing and evaluation, is expected to lead …

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Boeing Ships Satellite to Fla. for Launch

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has shipped the first Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite from the company’s satellite manufacturing facility in El Segundo to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a Boeing-built C-17 Globemaster III airlifter. The new navigation spacecraft is now set to begin final preparations for launch. …

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New Boeing Freighter Takes to Skies

The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 Freighter successfully took to the sky for the first time today before more than 5, 000 employees, customers, suppliers and community leaders. The flight begins a test program for the world’s most efficient freighter. Under the control of 747 Chief Pilot Mark Feuerstein and Capt. …

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Boeing Communications System Reaches Milestone

Boeing Defense Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), recently announced a major milestone for its Modernized High Frequency Communications System (MHFCS). The MHFCS has been in service with the Australian Defense Forces (ADF) for 130 days. The MHFCS is a long range, managed, strategic communications …

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Boeing Wins France Aircraft Award

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a $324 million Foreign Military Sales contract from the Electronics Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., to upgrade France’s fleet of four E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, as well as the fleet’s ground system. “This upgrade — the largest …

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Boeing Partners with NASA to Develop Critical Technologies

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been selected by NASA to develop “critical technologies and capabilities” for the space agency’s Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) initiative, offering an opportunity “for the aerospace industry to develop concepts for future crewed space missions.” The Space Act Agreement for the CCDev project is funded and valued …

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