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Northrop Grumman’s BACN completes 10,000 combat missions

Posted March 24, 2017 by

The Battlefield Airborne Communications, developed, operated and maintained by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Air Force, has completed 10,000 combat missions connecting warfighters in the air and on the ground. BACN is a high-altitude, airborne gateway that translates and distributes voice communications, video, imagery and other battlespace information from numerous sources. Using a suite of…

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Contract Briefs

Posted March 24, 2017 by

Air Force Engineering Research and Consulting Inc., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $99,000,000 firm-fixed-price level of effort, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Seek Eagle modeling, analysis, and tools support. Contractor will provide skills and expertise to provide modeling and simulation, engineering and analysis, product development support, project management, and administrative functions.  Work will be performed at…

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Northrop Grumman delivers advanced technology simulator for Gripen JAS 39 fighter aircraft

Posted March 22, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman’s Amherst Systems business unit has delivered a Combat Electromagnetic Environment Simulator to SAAB AB, Surveillance in Jarfalla, Sweden. CEESIM will perform aircraft testing on the Gripen JAS 39 multirole fighter. The CEESIM system includes the advanced pulse generation capability, which uses the latest digital technology to generate advanced waveforms. It also features the…

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Lockheed Martin CEO discusses growth plans, international expansion

Posted March 22, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Marillyn A. Hewson shared an update on the corporation’s key programs and highlighted opportunities for continued business growth in the U.S. and abroad during the company’s annual Media Day event. Hewson also discussed the current business environment and the corporation’s role in strengthening national and economic security. “Elected leaders…

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Ninth Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM satellite to expand military communications capabilities for U.S., allies

Posted March 20, 2017 by

Boeing’s ninth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite launched into orbit March 18 and will provide the United States and six allied nations with increased communications capabilities to prevent, protect against and respond to attacks. The WGS-9 satellite was funded through an agreement between the United States and Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and New Zealand,…

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Lockheed Martin to deliver world record-setting 60kW Laser to U.S. Army

Posted March 20, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army.  In testing earlier this month, the Lockheed Martin laser produced a single beam of 58 kW, representing a world record for a laser of this type. The Lockheed Martin team met all contractual deliverables…

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Boeing, U.S. Army sign $3.4 billion contract for 268 AH-64E Apache helicopters

Posted March 20, 2017 by

MESA, Ariz.—Boeing and the U.S. government recently signed a five-year, $3.4 billion contract through which the Army, and a customer outside the U.S., will acquire the latest Apache attack helicopter at a significant savings to taxpayers. This is the first multi-year agreement for the Apache “E” variant. The Army will receive 244 remanufactured Apaches while…

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Lockheed Martin Canada delivers high fidelity combat system trainer to Royal New Zealand Navy

Posted March 15, 2017 by

Completing the first major delivery under the New Zealand ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade Project, prime systems integrator Lockheed Martin Canada and Chief of Navy Rear Adm. John Martin have officially opened the New Zealand ANZAC combat system trainer. The combat system trainer was delivered ahead of schedule to the Maritime Warfare Training Centre at the Royal…

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Northrop Grumman to provide LITENING Advanced Targeting Pods to Royal Danish Air Force

Posted March 15, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the Royal Danish Air Force to provide LITENING advanced targeting pods for its F-16 aircraft. LITENING gives pilots powerful capabilities for detecting, identifying and tracking targets at extremely long ranges. Denmark was the first international partner to take delivery of the fourth generation of the LITENING pod….

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RAN first Aegis-equipped Hobart Class Destroyer completes sea trials

Posted March 15, 2017 by

A team of Lockheed Martin engineers and technicians, working with the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance team comprised of the Department of Defence, Raytheon Australia, Navantia and ASC Shipbuilding, recently completed five weeks of Sea Acceptance Trials aboard the future HMAS Hobart, first-of-class of Australia’s three new Aegis-equipped Air Warfare Destroyers. The primary focus of…

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