The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently chosen a system developed in the United Kingdom which is capable of detecting and disabling unwanted drones near airports. This system is known as anti-unmanned aerial vehicle defense system, or AUDS, and was created by the collaboration of three companies: Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics, and Enterprise Control Systems. The AUDS will be supported by Liteye Systems in the United States.


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When in an aircraft flying for long flights, many people experience jet lag after they touchdown in their final destination. Qatar Airways claims that they developed new designs in its plane models to reduce jet lag from lengthy flights. This will relieve one of the many headaches of flying like luggage, delays, and turbulence.


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The Iranians have invited the Boeing manufacture to negotiate a purchase contract on airplanes. The last time the US delivered any jets to the Islamic Republic was reported in 1970. The minister of the Iranian people has invited the company to a meeting regarding the negotiations on the airplanes to his region. So just last month the United States has approved and gave permission to the Boeing Company to do commercial discussions with Iran and giving them a license to do so.


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On Friday March 04 2016, Airbus announced that the first U.S. built A321NEO will be coming from its Mobile, Alabama plant. Figures show that the Airbus A321neo is out selling Boeings 737 Max 9.  Out of 1,269 planes that were ordered by airlines, Boeing’s 737 Max 9 has won only 17 percent of the orders.


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According to PressTV.ir, the US Air Force released an image of the newest stealth bomber on February 26, 2016 known as the B-21 (which is considered the very first American bomb of the 21st century).


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The Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft, the company’s third-generation, large cabin, ultra-long range jet, has been recently demonstrated by NetJets that the aircraft is certainly capable of offering travelers with great range capabilities in an ultimate luxury aircraft cabin.


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The Raytheon Company, a major American industrial corporation and defense contractor, has successfully tested its most recent Excalibur N5 projectile during a live guided-flight demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. The Excalibur N5 projectile, which is being utilized by several militaries such as the United States Army and United States Marine Corps, is a naval variant of the already existing Excalibur precision projectile.


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At the beginning of the week, the International Airlines Group (IAG) announced that they have placed an order for a total of 31 Airbus aircraft which are worth around USD$5 billion. IAG owns both British Airways and Iberia. The purchase is made up of 3 wide-body A330-200s, 8 A350-900s, and 20 A320neos. IAG said that the A350s and A330s will be used by the Spanish airline Iberia for its fleet modernization to serve new long-haul routes and the 20 A320neos will be used for their own fleet replacement.


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Rockwell Collins has successfully performed the first live, risk-reduction flight utilizing production fit, form, and function F/A-18 ground and airborne equipment from the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS). This flight took place at the Atlantic Test Range (ATR) at Patuxent River, Maryland.


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The United States Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract to carry out phased maintenance for the USS Iwo Jima (LHD7), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship. This contract is valued at $26.8 million, with possible additional options which if exercised, would potentially raise the total value of the contract to $32.6 million. Under the contract, BAE Systems will be expected to perform a wide range of services including ship alterations, habitability upgrades, repairs to auxiliary and ventilation systems, as well as carrying out tank and structural repairs and preservation. The beginning of the phased maintenance will start on August 31 of 2015, with the end date of the maintenance expected to be on July 1 of 2016.


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