Archive | June, 2011

New York Times | President Announces an Initiative in Technology

By Jackie Calmes Published: 24 June 2011 LAWRENCEVILLE, Pa. — President Obama visited a university research center in Pittsburgh on Friday to announce a new partnership between the government, industries and leading universities to speed the movement of technological advances to commercial users. The trip was the latest of his increasingly frequent travels to battleground […]

Washington Post | Boeing begins final 787 testing and affirms plans to deliver in August or September

By The Associated Press Published: 27 June 2011 CHICAGO — Boeing Co. says its new 787 is beginning the final phase of flight testing and repeated that it should be ready for delivery in August or September. The final flight testing includes simulations of abnormal operations. It also tests long-range flying, including the 787’s ability […]

Washington Post | Taiwan’s president says efforts to procure advanced F-16s from US ‘not going smoothly’

By The Associated Press Published: 28 June 2011 TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s president said Tuesday that the island’s long-running efforts to acquire relatively advanced F-16 jet fighters from the United States are “not going smoothly.” The comments by Ma Ying-jeou follow a report Monday in the U.S. publication Defense News that the American Institute in […]

Press Release | BAE Systems to consolidate Electronic Solutions and Platform Solutions sectors in customer-focused reorganization

Published: 23 June 2011 Aerospace and defense giant BAE Systems (LSE:BA) is creating a new Electronic Systems Sector based in Nashua, N.H., to better serve its customers concerned with military electronic technology, homeland security, military information technology, and other government and civil applications, says Jeff Rose, director of government relations at the BAE Systems Electronic […]

Washington Post | Lockheed and its departed leaders don’t look back after buyouts

By Marjorie Censer Published: 24 June 2011 Lockheed Martin executive Ann Sauer was on vacation when the rumors of an executive buyout program became a reality. For the 10-year employee, the e-mail from the company’s human resources department was attractive from the start. Sauer had worked in the company’s Washington operations office, handling budget and […]