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2013-07-10 10:38:06

NASA officials will visit Textron Defense Systems in Wilmington, Mass., Wednesday, July 17, to view progress being made on the heat shield for the agency's Orion spacecraft. Orion will launch on Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) next year. The flight will evaluate the design and performance of the spacecraft that will send humans on future missions to an asteroid and Mars. News media representatives are invited to attend a 9:15 a.m. EDT tour of the Textron Defense Systems facility to...

2011-08-16 07:35:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. and HUNT VALLEY, Md., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AME Unmanned Systems, a ChandlerMay, Inc. company, and AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, announced today that the two companies have entered into a strategic alliance agreement regarding unmanned systems development. "AAI and ChandlerMay have enjoyed a long, successful working relationship for several years," says President and Chief Executive Officer...

2011-04-11 10:41:00

Leading American Aerospace and Defense Technology Company Reaches Business Goals Through Modeling and Simulation WASHINGTON AND HUNT VALLEY, Md., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on Competitiveness, in partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), released a case study today highlighting the potential for high performance computing (HPC) to spur innovations in the global aerospace and defense technology sector. The report, "AAI Corporation...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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