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NASA: New Ideas Sharpen Focus For Greener Aircraft
2012-01-30 09:44:41

Leaner, greener flying machines for the year 2025 are on the drawing boards of three industry teams under contract to the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate's Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project. Teams from The Boeing Company in Huntington Beach, Calif., Lockheed Martin in Palmdale, Calif., and Northrop Grumman in El Segundo, Calif., have spent the last year studying how to meet NASA goals to develop technology that would allow future aircraft to burn 50 percent less...

2005-10-27 15:28:27

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Reuters) - A former design engineer has been arrested on charges of espionage for selling top-secret information related to the B-2 stealth bomber, the FBI said on Thursday. Noshir Gowadia, 61, was arrested in Maui, Hawaii on Wednesday. The FBI said he had given information to three foreign countries about the bomber. The countries were not immediately named. Gowadia was a design engineer for Northrop Grumman Corp. for 18 years until 1986 and worked on the...

2005-09-20 18:40:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Los Angeles-based Northrop Grumman Corp. won a contract worth up to $2.5 billion over 10 years to continue as prime contractor for the Missile Defense Agency's joint integration center, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The initial two-year base contract, to take start in February 2006, encompasses a broad range of missile defense activities and has a minimum value of $30 million and a ceiling of $500 million, the Pentagon said. The total value of the contract...

2005-08-08 11:38:49

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Defense Department has authorized Northrop Grumman Corp. and General Dynamics Corp. to continue design work on the new Navy DD(X) destroyer while Congress and Defense Department officials decide the fate of the program, a spokeswoman said on Monday. Pentagon acquisitions chief Kenneth Krieg signed a memorandum late on Friday authorizing the Navy to continue giving the two companies contracts for preliminary design work on the ships, said spokeswoman Cheryl Irwin....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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