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| The Boeing Company and SkyHook International Inc. agreed to work together to develop the JHL-40 (Jess Heavy Lifter), a new commercial heavy-lift rotorcraft designed to address the limitations and expense of transporting equipment and materials in remote regions. Boeing has received the first increment of a multiyear contract from SkyHook to develop the new aircraft. Read More |
| Boeing released a statement in response to the U.S. Defense Department's decision to reopen the KC-X aerial refueling tanker competition following the company's successful protest of the original $35 billion contract award. Read More |
| Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), a subsidiary of Loral Space and Communications and the world's leading provider of high-power commercial satellites, said it was awarded a contract to manufacture a new spacecraft for HISPASAT Group, the eighth largest operator in the world and the leading operator in the broadcasting and distribution of contents in Spanish and Portuguese. Read More |
| PPG Industries has agreed to sell its automotive glass and services business to a new company that will be formed by an affiliate of funds managed by Kohlberg and Company, LLC, Mount Kisco, N.Y., Read More |
| The Naval Surface Warfare Center has awarded Lockheed Martin a $50 million production contract for the Target Sight System (TSS), a new fire control system for the U.S. Marine Corps' AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter. As the TSS developer, Lockheed Martin has begun producing 16 systems at facilities in Ocala and Orlando, FL. This first buy of TSS is scheduled for completion in 2010. Read More |
| Carpenter Technology Corporation, has completed the sale of its Rathbone Precision Metals business to Treci S.r.l., controlling company of Calvi Holdings, S.r.l. The sale occurred on June 30, 2008 on a cash and debt-free basis for a price of $17.5 million. Read More |
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| American Machinist Announces Launch Of Machine Tool Theater |
American Machinist is pleased to announce the beta launch of Machine Tool Theater at www.machinetooltheater.com. Visit Machine Tool Theater; watch videos about machining and machining equipment. You'll see faster, more precise machines; cutting tools to process virtually any material; finishing technologies; automation systems; quality instruments and manufacturing software. You'll see how to reduce cycle times and increase productivity.Click Here