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Lockheed Martin launches $30 million STEM scholarship program

Posted November 16, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin on Nov. 15 launched a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship program for high school and college undergraduate students planning to pursue a major in engineering and computer science. Beginning in 2019, the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship program will award a $10,000 annual scholarship to 200 recipients who demonstrate financial need and…

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Northrop Grumman set to launch Pegasus XL rocket carrying ICON satellite for NASA

Posted November 7, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman announced it is prepared to launch the company’s air-launched Pegasus® XL rocket aboard its Stargazer L-1011 airplane from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on Nov. 7, at approximately 3:05 a.m., EST.

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Lockheed Martin successfully integrates advanced radar system with unmanned aerostat

Posted November 7, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The Lockheed Martin 74K Aerostat System provides multi-mission, multi-domain persistent surveillance capability from maritime domain awareness to border and infrastructure protection. Lockheed Martin completed the successful integration of a Telephonics RDR-1700B radar onto a 74K aerostat for land and sea missions. This latest milestone follows Lockheed Martin’s successful integration of various payloads including radar…

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Sikorsky wins $717 million award to sustain Super Stallion, Sea Dragon aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy

Posted November 7, 2018 by

Marine Corps photograph Sikorsky’s Performance Based Logistics contract will provide enhanced logistics support for C/MH-53E helicopters. The contract will provide the vital and affordable support to the entire fleet – expanding a reliable base of long-term sustainment as the aircraft continue to fully operate until the introduction of the replacement aircraft, the Sikorsky CH-53K King…

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Raytheon’s GPS OCX passes stringent cybersecurity tests

Posted November 5, 2018 by

Raytheon’s GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, has completed rigorous cybersecurity vulnerability assessments that tested the system’s ability to defend against both internal and external cyber threats. GPS OCX prevented the broadcast of corrupt navigation and timing data in all tests, bolstering the program’s readiness for the GPS III launch next month….

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Romania to procure additional Patriot Air and Missile Defense systems

Posted November 2, 2018 by

The Romanian government has signed an agreement with the U.S. Army and transferred funding to the US government for the purchase of three additional Raytheon Patriot® Air and Missile Defense Systems from the U.S. Army. As was the case with the first system, which came under contract in May, the additional units were procured via…

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S Army awards Raytheon $191 million contract for multi-mission radar

Posted November 2, 2018 by

The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon a $191 million contract for Ku-band radio frequency radars. KuRFS, an advanced electronically scanned array system, fills an immediate U.S. Army operational need for a counter-unmanned aerial vehicle radar. Already deployed, KuRFS delivers precision fire control as well as “sense and warn” capability for multiple missions including detection of rocket, artillery,…

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Lockheed Martin’s missile defense laser concept continues toward development

Posted October 31, 2018 by

The Missile Defense Agency awarded Lockheed Martin a nine month, $25.5 million contract extension to continue development of its Low Power Laser Demonstrator missile interceptor concept. This program, awarded Aug. 31, builds on a 2017 contract to develop an initial LPLD concept.  Lockheed Martin’s LPLD concept consists of a fiber laser system on a high-performing,…

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U.S. Army pilots fly autonomous Sikorsky Helicopter in first-of-its-kind demo

Posted October 31, 2018 by

U.S. Army pilots exercised supervised autonomy to direct an optionally-piloted helicopter through a series of missions to demonstrate technology developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The series of flights marked the first time that non-Sikorsky pilots operated the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft, a modified S-76B commercial helicopter, as an OPV aircraft.

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Lockheed Martin challenges students to create future of flight

Posted October 31, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin Oct. 30 launched a new digital curriculum for high-school students, parents and educators as part of Generation Beyond, its free, online STEM education program used in thousands of U.S. classrooms. The new Generation Beyond: Aviation curriculum includes video challenges, a virtual field trip to Lockheed Martin’s famous Skunk Works® and surprise STEM lab…

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