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Raytheon adding nearly 2,000 jobs with Arizona expansion

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Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) plans to expand its Southern Arizona operations by adding nearly 2,000 jobs at the Missile Systems business headquarters over a five year period. The company plans to hire workers at all skill levels with an emphasis on engineering and other higher-wage, technical positions. Job creation, facilities expansion and operational output is… Read More →

HEAT Forum recap

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On Wednesday, Oct. 5, experts from Arizona’s Healthcare, Energy, Aerospace and Technology industries convened to discuss innovation, challenges and success stories within their industries at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge.   [View the story “HEAT Forum” on Storify] HEAT Forum recap was last modified: October 6th, 2016 by Jesse A. Millard

Qwaltec earns $19 million deal with U.S. Navy

NAVSOC Ground Station in California where Qwaltec will be working with the U.S. Navy. (Photo courtesy of Qwaltec)

Qwaltec, Inc. was awarded a five-year $19 million contract with the United States Navy. The contract is for Satellite Operations and Maintenance Services (SOMS) located at the Navy Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) in Point Mugu, Calif. The Qwaltec team consists of Qwaltec, Inc., a Tempe, Ariz.-based Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) and LJT & Associates, Inc., based in… Read More →

NASA grant will help ASU students build a miniature satellite

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Community members packed into an auditorium Friday night to hear members of ASU’s Sun Devil Satellite Laboratory team speak about urban heat islands and how a $200,000 grant from NASA’s Space Grant Undergraduate Student Instrument Program will allow the team to build a miniature satellite. A discussion was held consisting of project manager Sarah Rogers, lead… Read More →

HEAT Forum panelists to discuss Arizona’s innovations

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On Oct. 5, a panel of experts from the healthcare, energy, aerospace and technology industries will convene to talk about Arizona’s knowledge-based economy and its successes. The inaugural HEAT Forum will spotlight the developments and innovations happening in Arizona and explore how those breakthroughs are impacting the state and changing the world. The time’s have changed since… Read More →

Arizona boldly grows into deep space exploration hub

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Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of local Arizona aerospace enterprises. If you think for a minute that Arizona enterprises don’t measure up to “The Enterprise,” think again. We may not have Spock, Kirk or warp drive, but what Arizona does have is an impressive list of some of the most progressive aerospace… Read More →

Tucson-based World View completes NASA balloon mission

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World View has successfully completed a high-altitude balloon mission for the Southwest Research Institute, a flight funded by the NASA Flight Opportunities Program (FOP) office. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is one of the oldest and largest independent, non-profit, applied research and development organizations in the United States. For this mission, SwRI flight tested a miniature… Read More →

GAO: Air Force plan to retire A-10 did not fully weigh impact, costs

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 74th Fighter Squadron at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia flies over Afghanistan in this 2011 photo. (Photo by Master Sgt. William Greer/U.S. Air Force)

The Pentagon’s attempt to retire the A-10 fighter jet was based on insufficient information that did not fully consider vulnerabilities that could come from the loss of the “Warthog,” the Government Accountability Office said. The GAO report, released Wednesday, also said that because of shortcomings in its evaluation process, the Air Force “cannot ensure that… Read More →

CEO Series: Shawn Linam and how she conquered STEM

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When Shawn Linam was a little girl, she was told that she could not be good at both piano and math. “That was the message that was coming in to me,” Linam recalls. “But my father said, ‘No, you can do this,’ and insisted I could excel at math. When he put me in algebra,… Read More →

Able Aerospace opens full-service maintenance center

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Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, completed a significant expansion with the opening of the Able Maintenance Center (AMC). The AMC grows Able’s industry presence with a full suite of rotorcraft airframe services including maintenance, inspections, airframe repair, avionics upgrades and paint. Combined with Able’s already world-leading, on-site MRO and parts solutions… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority launches aerospace database

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The Arizona Commerce Authority and Arizona Zanjeros aerospace and defense industry sub-committee launched a comprehensive database designed to connect aerospace and defense companies with Arizona-based suppliers. The database will serve as a go-to resource for Arizona’s aerospace and defense companies and the state’s growing supply chain. It contains detailed profiles of more than 1,250 companies with a… Read More →

How does Arizona grow its knowledge economy?

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You don’t hear many people in Arizona use the C-words these days. It’s become archaic. We are talking, of course, about Arizona’s economy and the fact that there was a time when it was defined by the five Cs — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. They were the forces that drove Arizona’s economy and… Read More →

How will Luke Air Force Base shape the Valley?

An F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base takes off, July 29, 2015. Since 2010, the F-35 has flown more than 30,000 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller)

Luke Air Force Base sits on thousands of acres in the West Valley. It brings more than $2 billion in economic impact to Arizona every year. And it’s a point of pride among the U.S. military as well as a respected fighter pilot training base for our allies around the world. It is what has… Read More →

The planes of Luke Air Force Base

At Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 10, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams)

As you may head to Luke Air Force Base this weekend for its “75 Years of Airpower” airshow, you may know that the base only trains pilots for two of our country’s fighter jets, the F-16 and the F-35. Each plane was built in different generations, for a different time. F-16 Fighting Falcon Mission: The F-16… Read More →