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Northrop Flies Fire Scout Drone Helicopter in Moss Point as Part of Test Activity

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 18, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has conducted the first flight test of its MQ-8C Fire Scout autonomous helicopter at Trent Lott International Airport in Mississippi to check its performance in support of the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday holding the flight …

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General Atomics Holds 1st Flight Test at New Facility in North Dakota

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has completed the first test flight activity at its recently opened Flight Test and Training Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota, using a Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical …

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Raytheon SM-6 Missile Completes 4 Navy Flight Tests to Prep for FOC

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2017 — Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-6 weapon system has undergone a series of flight tests with the U.S. Navy in efforts to establish sea worthiness and achieve full operational capability, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the Navy fired four SM-6 missiles against shore-launched, sub- or supersonic targets during …

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Boeing, Air Force Hold KC-46A Pegasus Tests for Military, FAA Certification

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 22, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has collaborated with the U.S. Air Force to hold ground and flight tests for the company’s KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft at Travis Air Force Base early this month, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Air Force said Monday the four-day test activity is part of the …

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Boeing-Bell JV Lands $139M Contract Modification for Japan MV-22 Aircraft Engineering Services

A joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) Bell Helicopter  subsidiary has secured a $138.6 million delivery order modification for non-recurring engineering services to support the integration of Japan’s configuration into the MV-22B Block C aircraft and MV-22 containerized flight training device. Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office will also support the development, qualification test, …

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Northrop Moves Global Hawk Flight Test With UTC-Built Sensor to Late January

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 9, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has rescheduled the flight test of its RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft with the United Technologies Corp.-built (NYSE: UTX) MS-177 multispectral imaging sensor to late January, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. “The late December test flight was on schedule, but other scheduled test flights affected the …

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General Atomics Flight-Tests Gray Eagle UAS Extended Range Variant

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 12, 2016 — A General Atomics subsidiary has commenced flight testing for a new MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft system at the company’s flight operations hub in California,  ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is scheduled to complete MC-1C ER tests by  June 2017 and subsequently begin a series of test …

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MTSI Appoints New Site Lead for Edwards AFB

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 5, 2016 — Modern Technology Solutions Inc. has appointed an Air Force Reserve officer to be its new site lead at Edwards Air Force Base in California, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday John Mikal, who is also a test pilot for the KC-46A tanker aircraft, succeeds Don Blanton …

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NASA to Demo Detect-and-Avoid Systems Onboard General Atomics’ Ikhana

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 21, 2016 — NASA will help the Federal Aviation Administration develop provisions on the integration of unmanned aircraft systems using a demonstration of detect-and-avoid platforms onboard a General Atomics-built Ikhana, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The space agency said Friday the team plans a fourth series of flight tests using Ikhana with other drones to demonstrate …

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Boeing, Air Force Perform Operational Checks on 2nd KC-46A Tanker Aircraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 7, 2016 — A second Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft has completed a flight test to check its mission systems avionics, external lighting and environmental systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the test covers operational checks on the tanker before the U.S. Air Force integrates …

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