Tag Archives: fuel efficiency

General Dynamics Ships 2nd ECO-Class Tanker to American Petroleum Tankers

A General Dynamics business unit has delivered the second LNG-conversion-ready tanker to American Petroleum Tankers on Thursday as part of a contract to build five such tankers for the petroleum transportation company. General Dynamics said Friday its NASSCO subsidiary built the Magnolia State tanker using a design by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering subsidiary DSEC. The 610-foot-long product carrier, …

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Lockheed Subcontracts Aerojet Rocketdyne for Satellite Propulsion Systems; Warren Yasuhara Comments

Lockheed Martin has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne to provide the XR-5 Hall Effect and MR-510 Arcjet electric propulsion subsystems and monopropellant rocket engines for Lockheed’s contract with Arabsat. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday Lockheed will fit the subsystems and rocket engines onto two modernized A2100 satellites as part of efforts to boost mission flexibility. Warren Yasuhara, vice president of space …

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Boeing Offers Extended Range With Upgraded Harpoon Missile for Navy

Boeing is offering its Harpoon Next-Generation missile in response to the U.S. Navy‘s interest in requiring more lethality and range for missiles launched from Littoral Combat Ships and frigates, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Kris Osborn writes that the Harpoon Next-Gen uses GPS and inertial navigation guidance systems and can launch from submarines, surface ships, aircraft or a moving …

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Northrop Reveals Humvee Modernization Offering; Jeff Wood Comments

Northrop Grumman has launched a modernization offering that works to drive fuel efficiency and enable extended life for High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, also known as Humvees. The company said Tuesday that it collaborated with Meritor Defense and Pratt & Miller Engineering to develop the offering, which aims to achieve lower sustainment and life-cycle costs. Jeff Wood, director of vehicle …

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Boeing to Acquire ETS Aviation, Provider of Fuel Efficiency Tools; Stan Deal Comments

Boeing is set to expand its fuel efficiency solutions offering through an acquisition of fuel-efficiency management and analytics software provider ETS Aviation, which serves at least 120 airlines and corporate flight agencies around the world. Boeing said Friday it expects to complete the transaction this quarter, after which the company will integrate ETS Aviation’s fuel …

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