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Raytheon’s Air & Missile Defense Radar stacks up second ballistic missile test success

Posted August 16, 2017 by

Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar successfully searched for, acquired and tracked a ballistic missile test target during its second live-target flight test at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii. This test event featured a more complex, threat-representative ballistic missile target than prior tests, intended to challenge the detection and tracking…

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Northrop Grumman awarded support contract for UK CUTLASS EOD unmanned ground vehicle

Posted September 25, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman photograph The CUTLASS remotely controlled vehicle for explosive ordnance disposal was designed, developed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman in the U.K., and provides state-of-the-art capabilities for national security and resilience applications. Northrop Grumman has been awarded a 24-month contract by the Ministry of Defence‚Äôs Special Projects Search and Counter Measures team for in-service…

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Boeing HorizonX invests in unmanned systems technology leader Near Earth Autonomy

Posted October 20, 2017 by

Boeing announced its investment in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh, Penn.,-based company focused on developing a portfolio of technologies that enable safe and reliable autonomous flight. In addition to the investment, Boeing and Near Earth Autonomy also announced a partnership to explore future products and applications for emerging markets such as urban mobility. “This partnership…

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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

Posted November 20, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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Lockheed Martin receives $944 million contract for PAC-3 missiles

Posted December 22, 2017 by

The United States and allied military forces will upgrade their missile defense capabilities under a new $944 million contract for production and delivery of Lockheed Martin Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) interceptors. The contract includes PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE interceptors and launcher modification kits for the U.S. Army, Romania…

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Bell Boeing team to modify Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys

Posted February 2, 2018 by

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey team is embarking on a modification effort with the U.S. Marine Corps that will improve readiness and reliability of the fleet of tiltrotor aircraft.

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Lockheed Martin to deliver integrated high energy laser weapon systems to U.S. Navy

Posted March 2, 2018 by

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $150 million contract, with options worth up to $942.8 million, for the development, manufacture and delivery of two high power laser weapon systems, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and counter-Unmanned Aerial System (counter-UAS) capabilities, by fiscal year 2020.

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Raytheon developing technology to control drone swarms

Posted March 26, 2018 by

Under DARPA’s Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program, Raytheon BBN Technologies is developing technology to direct and control swarms of small, autonomous air and ground vehicles. The technology includes: * a visual interface that allows “drag and drop” creation and manipulation of drone tactics * a game-based simulator to evaluate those tactics * a physical swarm testbed…

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Strengthening partnerships: Sikorsky’s CH-53K heavy lift helo makes historic first flight in Germany

Posted April 13, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Sikorsky and the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K heavy lift helicopter have reached another historic first. The CH-53K, which recently arrived in Germany, flew its first flight on foreign soil at Holzdorf Air Base, Germany. The aircraft executed a flawless flight around the air base, as the Sikorsky team continues preparation for the…

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U.S. Air Force selects Raytheon’s all digital radar warning receiver

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The U.S. Air Force awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract for Raytheon’s AN/ALR-69A(V), the world’s first all-digital radar warning receiver. The contract calls for the rapid procurement of 779 units or more for the U.S. Air Force fleet of tactical air and large body aircraft. The ALR-69A enhances aircrew survivability, providing “sensors forward” situational awareness…

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