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Northrop Grumman demonstrates HAMMR multi-mission radar capability

Posted May 24, 2017 by

The U.S. Army selected Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar to demonstrate its multi-mission capability at the 2017 counter-rocket, artillery and mortar test at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., earlier this year.

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Boeing taps ViaSat terminal for Marine Corps’ AV-8B program

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ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, announced May 22 it has received a contract from Boeing to deliver its KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminals for integration onto Boeing’s AV-8B Harrier attack aircraft for U.S. Marine Corps and international customers. The contract is worth approximately $20 million including exercisable options. The STT was competitively selected…

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U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $28 million for Variable Depth Sonar

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The U.S. Navy has selected Raytheon to provide the new Variable Depth Sonar for the Littoral Combat Ship class. The $27.9 million contract followed a study and product assessment phase during which Raytheon proved the solution’s features and capabilities met all of the Navy’s design and performance requirements. A mission-critical anti-submarine warfare asset, the VDS…

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Boeing, DARPA to design, build, test new experimental spaceplane

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Boeing and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program.

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Northrop Grumman to modernize next-generation navigation systems

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.–Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for technology maturation and risk reduction in support of next-generation navigation systems. Under the $49 million contract from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Northrop Grumman will provide the preliminary hardware and software architecture design for the Embedded Global…

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Boeing wins $58.6 million contract for missile interception technology

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Boeing recently received a $58.6 million, 35-month contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to demonstrate its evolved Multi-Object Kill Vehicle technology, which increases interceptors’ ability to locate and destroy missiles headed toward the United States. The U.S. Department of Defense awarded this contract on May 12. “Our MOKV concept gives the Missile Defense Agency…

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Boeing completes radar upgrade for Saudi Arabia’s AWACS fleet

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Boeing has completed a series of upgrades that substantially enhance the technological capabilities of Saudi Arabia’s E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. Among the enhancements to improve radar capabilities and reduce repair time for the airborne surveillance fleet are systems that increase the original equipment’s radar sensitivity and expand the range for tracking targets….

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New Raytheon radar showcases reliability, 360-degree capability

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Raytheon’s newest integrated air and missile defense radar has been busy since its debut at the 2016 Winter AUSA tradeshow. The gallium nitride-powered Active Electronically Scanned Array proposed upgrade to the Patriot™ Air and Missile Defense has surpassed more than 1,000 hours of operation in just over a year, which is half the time of…

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Raytheon launches new payload to improve GPS accuracy for safer, more efficient air travel

Posted May 23, 2017 by

Raytheon launched its GEO 6 satellite payload into orbit for its 12 year mission May 18, 2017. It is the latest payload to support the Federal Aviation Administration’s Wide Area Augmentation System which enhances the reliability and accuracy of Global Positioning System signals for directing air travel. The Raytheon-developed payload is a key element of…

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Lockheed Martin’s modernized TACMS missile successfully completes sixth consecutive flight test

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Lockheed Martin’s modernized Tactical Missile System missile successfully completed a long-range mission in its sixth consecutive successful flight at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The TACMS missile used in this test, launched from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launcher, was “hot-conditioned” (the launcher was held in an environmental chamber until just prior to launch…

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