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Lockheed Martin announces first U.S. customer for universal UAV control station

Posted May 2, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin’s modular unmanned vehicle control software, which can simultaneously control dozens of unmanned vehicles at one time, now has its first U.S. customer. Aurora Flight Sciences, which is focused on accelerating the development of autonomous technology, has purchased the newest Vehicle Control Station software product: VCSi. “Aurora Flight Services has been flying with our…

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Raytheon awarded contract to produce Romania’s new Patriot system

Posted May 30, 2018 by

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon a $395.8 million contract for production of Romania’s Patriot™ Air and Missile Defense System. Announced by the Department of Defense on May 24, the contract calls for Raytheon to build Romania’s first brand-new Patriot fire unit. “We are using what we have learned in building 220 fire units and…

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$866 million contract sustains 6 missile warning radars

Posted June 25, 2018 by Capt. Duane Lankford

Courtesy photograph A close up view of the face of the Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System. At Cavalier Air Force Station, N.D. This view shows transmitters that send and receive space and missile data. The PARCS is a ground-based Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment Sensor, an important component of the national military command system. The…

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Raytheon demos small x-band precision approach radar

Posted July 20, 2018 by

Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services business demonstrated its Low-Power Radar’s ability to provide precision approach guidance to landing aircraft from 15 nautical miles, which is five more than the current capability, to military officials representing the U.S. Navy, Army and Air Force in Brooksville, Fla., June 26-28. LPR is a small, one-meter square Active Electronically Scanned…

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Northrop Grumman successfully completes CDR for U.S. Navy WSN-12 inertial sensor module

Posted September 5, 2018 by

Navy photograph The U.S. Navy WSN-12 Inertial Navigator will be used on the Virginia Submarines and on the Arleigh-Burke class destroyers, as well as a host of other ships. Northrop Grumman Corporation has successfully completed the Critical Design Review phase of the U.S. Navy’s WSN-12 Inertial Sensor Module and will begin production of 10 pre-production…

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Air Force, Navy officials describe need for C-130 aircraft

Posted October 1, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Air Force would like to “do more and go faster” in modernizing its C-130 Hercules aircraft fleet, the service’s deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements told a House Armed Services Committee panel today.

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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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U.S. Navy, Air Force award Lockheed Martin second production lot for LRASM

Posted January 16, 2019 by

Lockheed Martin received a $172 million contract from the U.S. Navy and Air Force for Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) production.  The contract continues the production for the air-launched variant of LRASM, including a full production run of missiles and engineering support. This is the second of several expected annual production lots that will deliver…

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Airbus abandons iconic A380 superjumbo, lacking clients

Posted February 15, 2019 by Angela Charlton and Jon Gambrell

European plane maker Airbus said Feb. 14 it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 for lack of customers, abandoning the world’s biggest passenger jet and one of the aviation industry’s most ambitious and most troubled endeavors. Barely a decade after the double-deck, 500-plus-seat plane started carrying passengers, Airbus said that key client Emirates…

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U.S. Army buys seven more Q-53s from Lockheed Martin

Posted October 19, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Mounted on a five-ton truck, the Q-53 can be rapidly deployed, automatically leveled and remotely operated with a laptop computer or from the fully equipped climate-controlled command vehicle. When troops need to set up and quickly track incoming threats, they rely on battlefield-proven 360-degree protection provided by the Lockheed Martin AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53)…

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