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2010-02-01 00:05:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SINGAPORE AIRSHOW -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has initiated the upgrade of the TERPROM® Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) for the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. The upgrade adds air-to-surface targeting information to the existing TERPROM predictive ground proximity warning system capabilities, and is expected to be incorporated into the future batch enhancement upgrade to the aircraft. The system is being...

2010-01-27 10:51:00

PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A Royal Air Force officer on Tuesday became the first active-duty service pilot from the United Kingdom to take to the skies in a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). RAF Squadron Leader Steve Long piloted BF-2, the second short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B, over Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., logging the aircraft's 18th mission. Long departed at 9:55 a.m. EST...

2010-01-25 15:14:00

MAIDEN, N.C., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air T, Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRT) announced that it will release its results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2009 on Monday, February 1, 2010. Air T, through its subsidiaries, provides overnight air freight service to the express delivery industry, manufactures and sells aircraft deicers and other special purpose industrial equipment, and provides ground support equipment and facilities maintenance to airlines. Air T is one of the...

2009-09-22 05:28:00

DUXFORD, England, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and the Royal Air Force today at Helitech celebrated the donation of an MH-53 PAVE LOW helicopter to the RAF Museum. The PAVE LOW helicopter, donated by the United States Air Force, was manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO ) David Powell, Sikorsky Vice President, Sales, The...

2009-09-15 14:00:00

WICHITA, Kan. and OWEGO, N.Y., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have teamed to compete for the opportunity to provide a low-cost, low-risk solution to address U.S. Air Force (USAF) needs for a Light Attack and Armed Reconnaissance (LAAR) aircraft. The USAF is expected to launch an acquisition program in fiscal year 2010. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070322/HBLOGO ) HBC, based in Wichita, Kan., will be prime...

2009-08-12 08:00:00

PHOENIX, Aug, 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense (MOD) will purchase the Honeywell 55-L-714A engine and spares, valued at approximately $185 million, to retrofit their fleet of Chinook helicopters. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080425/LAF040LOGO) "Beginning next year, Honeywell will begin fitting U.K. Chinooks with its upgraded 55-L-714A engine that increases power by 17%, increases maintenance...

2009-08-11 10:10:00

Staff from Poker Flat Research Range have traveled north to assist fire personnel in mapping the Crazy Mountain Complex fires with unmanned aircraft. The team is stationed at Mile 145 of the Steese Highway, between Circle and Central. They have been deploying the aircraft since Aug. 5.The mapping operation is using 40-pound Insitu ScanEagles equipped with infrared cameras. The aircraft have collected data that has allowed fire personnel to track the progression of fires and current hot spots....

2009-07-02 09:06:00

LANCASTER, Pa., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Herley Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: HRLY) announced today that its Herley New England Division in Woburn, Massachusetts has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $2.8 million by an international customer to develop and produce a complex integrated microwave assembly (IMA) to be used in the CAPTOR Radar on the Eurofighter Typhoon. Developed by Europe's leading aerospace companies, Eurofighter Typhoon is the aircraft of choice for six...

2009-06-16 02:30:00

PARIS, June 16, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Airborne Stand-off Radar system that has been deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of coalition forces will be on display at the Paris Air Show. ASTOR is a sophisticated air-to-ground surveillance system that provides 24-hour, all-weather actionable intelligence. "ASTOR has clearly proven itself during operational trials," said RAF Group Capt. Harry Kemsley. "As we prepare to deploy again to provide airborne support...

2009-06-06 21:47:56

Henry Allingham, Britain's oldest man -- and its oldest veteran -- was honored Saturday by the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force with a 113th birthday party. The festivities included a cake delivered by a raiding craft and a birthday card signed by the First Sea Lord, UK Express reported. The party was held on HMS President, at anchor in the Thames in London. It's wonderful, I never expected this honor, he said. You are all so kind to me, I wish you all well. Allingham is one of two surviving...


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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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