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The British Army has carried out its first test of Raytheon's anti-drone laser weapon from a military vehicle, the company said on Monday, in the latest sign that drone warfare is a growing priority for Western armed forces.

reuters.com 2024 Jul 22
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Largest aircraft order in Philippine aviation history  LONDON , July 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Farnborough Air Show – Cebu Pacific (CEB), Airbus, and Pratt & Whitney, held an official ceremony to commemorate a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed for CEB's purchase of up to 152 A321neo aircraft for estimated USD $24 billion (PHP 1.4 trillion) based on list prices, the largest aircraft order in Philippine aviation history. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business.

prnewswire.com 2024 Jul 22
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Major milestone speeds up UK's adoption of laser technology LONDON , July 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon UK, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) have successfully tested Raytheon's High-Energy Laser Weapon System (HELWS) integrated onto a British Army combat vehicle, the first test of its kind in the UK. This ground-breaking test, conducted at Dstl's range in Porton Down, saw the laser weapon fired at full power whilst integrated onto a British Army Wolfhound armoured vehicle.

prnewswire.com 2024 Jul 22
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One of the largest GTF engine lessors now owns, manages, and has firm commitments for 142 GTF-powered aircraft LONDON , July 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Farnborough Air Show  — Pratt & Whitney, an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business, today announced SMBC Aviation Capital, one of the largest lessors for GTF- powered A320neo family aircraft, has exercised options for 22 firm orders. This is supplemental to a 2021 order for 20 additional firm aircraft, bringing the lessor's additional commitment to 42 firm A320neo family aircraft equipped with GTF engines.

prnewswire.com 2024 Jul 22
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Hybrid-electric propulsion technology has potential to increase efficiency and reduce emissions for future aircraft applications LONDON , July 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Farnborough Air Show — RTX (NYSE: RTX) today announced the completion of the preliminary design review for the hybrid-electric propulsion demonstrator engine being developed as part of the SWITCH project, supported by the European Union's Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking (Clean Aviation). By combining two Collins Aerospace megawatt-class electric motor generators within a Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine, the hybrid-electric propulsion system aims to enhance engine efficiency across all phases of flight, offering the potential to reduce fuel burn and emissions for future short- and medium-range aircraft.

prnewswire.com 2024 Jul 22
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Project aims to demonstrate a fuel efficiency improvement of up to 30% compared to a conventional H145 LONDON , July 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Farnborough Air Show – Pratt & Whitney Canada and Collins Aerospace, businesses of RTX (NYSE: RTX), have been selected by Airbus Helicopters to support the development of a hybrid-electric propulsion system for its PioneerLab technology demonstrator. Based on a twin-engine H145 helicopter, PioneerLab aims to demonstrate the potential of hybrid-electric propulsion as well as aerodynamic improvements to enable up to 30% improved fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions compared to a conventionally powered aircraft.

prnewswire.com 2024 Jul 22
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LONDON , July 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Farnborough Air Show – RTX (NYSE: RTX) today announced it has completed a significant milestone in the development of its hybrid-electric STEP-Tech (Scalable Turboelectric Powertrain Technology) demonstrator. The company has successfully validated sustained operation of the thermal engine, electrical generator, battery system and propulsors to demonstrate energy transfer between these components through the high-voltage electrical network.

prnewswire.com 2024 Jul 22
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Program aims to develop new high-voltage distribution technologies for future hybrid-electric aircraft LONDON , July 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Farnborough Air Show — Collins Aerospace, an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business, today announced the European Union's Clean Aviation HECATE project has achieved Preliminary Design Review (PDR). The HECATE consortium is comprised of multiple European aerospace industry partners, including Collins, Safran, Airbus Defence and Space, Leonardo and several universities.

prnewswire.com 2024 Jul 22
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Swiss shop becomes the 17th active facility in growing GTF MRO network EAST HARTFORD, Conn., July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business, and SR Technics announced today the induction of the first Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine at the MRO service provider's Zurich-based facility.

prnewswire.com 2024 Jul 19
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RTX (RTX) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

zacks.com 2024 Jul 18
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