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Business News Archive - June 14, 2009

PARIS, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Paris Air Show -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team developing the U.S.

PARIS, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has delivered the final block of a new flight software architecture that will provide highly reliable spacecraft command and control operations for the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO) satellite constellation. The SBIRS program is designed to provide early warning of missile launches, and simultaneously support other missions including missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness. Leveraging software and systems expertise from across the Corporation, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif.

PARIS, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Hamilton Sundstrand is supporting the Boeing 787 team and its launch customer as the aircraft prepares for first flight and entry into service. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

LE BOURGET, France, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air France's newest Boeing (NYSE: BA) 777 Freighter arrived Sunday in Le Bourget ahead of Monday's opening of the 48th International Paris Air Show.

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As Paris Air Show Opens, Bob Stevens Calls For Open Markets, Healthy Partnerships PARIS, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Chairman, President and CEO Bob Stevens today told a group of journalists that as the global security environment becomes more complex, and the definition of "security" evolves, the answer to the challenges lies in the ability to form strong, healthy global partnerships. Stevens, speaking at the company's media dinner on the eve of the Paris Air Show, made a forceful case for open, integrated transatlantic partnerships as an essential part of global security.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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