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Boeing-Saab Team Applies Digital Method to 1st Red Hawk Trainer Splice

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A Boeing and Saab partnership completed the first digital splice of the forward and aft sections of a new trainer aircraft the two companies are building for the U.S. Air Force. Saab assembled the T-7A Red Hawk's aft fuselage in Sweden and delivered the hardware to a Boeing facility in St. Louis, where aircraft mechanics completed the joining process in less than 30 minutes, the Chicago-based aerospace and defense company said Thursday.

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NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Takes in Boeing-Built SLS Rocket Core Stage

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Boeing has delivered the final piece of hardware that will complete NASA’s Space Launch System rocket intended to launch Artemis I, an uncrewed mission to the moon with the Orion spacecraft. Aboard the Pegasus barge, the 212-foot-tall rocket core stage arrived at Kennedy Space Center to be stacked with the upper stage, twin rocket boosters, a launch vehicle stage adapter and Orion, the company said Thursday.

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Boeing Anticipates CH-47F Block II Chinook Production Contract in FY 2021

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Boeing expects the U.S. Army to award a first production contract for the new variant of its CH-47 Chinook helicopter in fiscal year 2021, Defense News reported Thursday. “At this time, we really see no technical or programmatic challenges standing in the way of rewarding the Lot 1 production contract this fiscal year,” Heather McBryan, Boeing’s director of global sales and marketing, said of the CH-47F Block II variant. “We’ve been working closely with the Army to lay out a plan to meet all of our milestones and show a low-risk path to a first unit equipped in 2025, which was, you know, as planned originally."

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Boeing Investment Supports Space Center Houston’s STEM Education Program; John Mulholland Quoted

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A Houston-based space exploration learning center has received more than $2 million from Boeing since 1992 as part of the company's investment in educational programs to promote the science, technology, engineering and math fields to young people. Space Center Houston initiatives have drawn at least 250,000 educators and students worldwide each year, Boeing said Thursday.

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Bell Boeing V-22 Military Tiltrotor Reaches Flight-Hour Milestone

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

A fleet of military production tiltrotor aircraft made by Textron subsidiary Bell Textron and Boeing has flown over 600,000 hours while providing warfighters support to maintain their mission readiness and provide transportation for cargo and personnel. The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft's range, speed, maneuverability and logistical capability provide warfighters with versatile and cost-effective service, Bell said Wednesday.

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Boeing Subsidiary Conducts Tests for UAV Electric Fuel Cell, Liquid Hydrogen Tank

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Boeing's Insitu subsidiary held a flight demonstration for the ScanEagle3 unmanned aerial vehicle in December to evaluate the drone's initial performance traits such as climb rate and aerodynamic characteristics. The company said Sunday the UAV was equipped with an all-electric, hydrogen-fueled proton exchange membrane fuel cell during the test to power its flight.

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Boeing, Australian Air Force Conduct Uncrewed Aircraft Test Flight; Leanne Caret Quoted

Loyal Wingman

The Loyal Wingman, an unmanned aircraft Boeing developed for the Australian air force, took its first flight to demonstrate system functionality and design for crewed-uncrewed teaming missions. “We're honored to be opening this part of aviation's future with the Royal Australian Air Force, and we look forward to showing others how they also could benefit from our loyal wingman capabilities," said Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing's defense, space and security business and a 2021 Wash100 awardee.

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Boeing Defense President, CEO Leanne Caret Receives Fifth Consecutive Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Leanne Caret Boeing Defense Space

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, received the Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for the fifth consecutive time after being named to the 2021 Wash100. Be sure to visit GovConWire to read Leanne Caret's full 2021 Wash100 Award profile.

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