Archive | September, 2012

Sky-High WiFi

TIME — If civilian passengers can now get the Internet on airplanes, shouldn’t troops be able to get it on the battlefield? The Air Force has just awarded Northrop Grumman a $20 million contract to do just that, by adding new communications gear to its E-11A aircraft. In geek-speak, the service is adding “beyond-line-of-sight command […]

HII Awarded $296; Construction Preparation Contract Modification for John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. | Huntington Ingalls Industries has received a $296 million contract modification, under a previously awarded contract, for continuation of long-lead-time material procurement for and advance construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The company’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division is the prime contractor. This award enables NNS to […]

PPG Aerospace Custom Coatings Used on UK Royal Air Force FSTA Jets

Selectively-strippable system provides application, performance, maintenance benefits Defpro — (SYLMAR, Calif.) PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace coatings group has developed a “green” selectively-strippable coatings system for Airbus Military A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport jets ordered by the U.K. Royal Air Force under the Future Strategic Transport Aircraft (FSTA) program that combines application and performance benefits with reduced […]

Boeing Receives $1.9 Billion Contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

    US Navy orders 3rd phase of low-rate production, bringing total to 24 Reuters — The U.S. Navy on Sept. 21 awarded Boeing a $1.9 billion contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon aircraft, which will take the total fleet to 24 and bolster the service’s anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. This […]

STEMming the decline of foreign-born tech graduates

Washington Post — Not many parts of the Democratic and Republican party platforms are interchangeable. An exception is the nearly identical passages expressing support for keeping foreign-born students in this country after they earn advanced degrees from U.S. universities in science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called STEM fields. The rationale is obvious. It is […]