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LONGBOW LLC receives $89 million contract for Apache radar upgrades

Posted July 14, 2016 by

The U.S. Army awarded the LONGBOW Limited Liability Company an $89.8 million contract to upgrade the Apache attack helicopter’s LONGBOW Fire Control Radar. The LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.  The contract includes the production of 84 Radar Electronics Units as well as software upgrades. Production at Lockheed Martin’s…

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Lockheed Martin supports installation of long-range sensor for NATO mission

Posted July 29, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin recently supported a request from the U.S. Navy to rapidly outfit a Gyrocam® first-generation Vehicle Optical Sensor System (VOSS I) on USNS Grapple, a rescue and salvage ship supporting NATO security missions in the Aegean Sea.

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Northrop Grumman completes G/ATOR Block II preliminary, critical design reviews

Posted August 24, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Marine Corps have achieved two major milestones in developing the Ground Weapon Locating Radar mode for the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar.

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GA-ASI Predator-series aircraft exceed four million flight hours

Posted September 21, 2016 by

AFA AIR, SPACE & CYBER, WASHINGTON – 20 September 2016 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Sept. 20 that its Predator®-series family of aircraft, including MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper®, and MQ-1C Gray Eagle, has achieved a historic industry milestone: four million flight hours. The milestone was crossed on August 7th, with 291,331 total missions…

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Boeing opens first St. Louis commercial airplanes facility

Posted October 14, 2016 by

Boeing Oct. 13 formally opened a new composite center on its St. Louis campus that will house the company’s largest commercial aviation work statement ever placed at the site. The center is a visible representation of the company’s efforts to diversify and grow its St. Louis-area operations. The 424,000-square-foot facility will initially build composite parts…

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Lockheed Martin to modernize Republic of Korea F-16s

Posted November 22, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $1.2 billion contract to upgrade 134 F-16 aircraft for the Republic of Korea Air Force. The upgrades are based on the advanced F-16V configuration. Among the enhancements are an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, a modern commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based avionics subsystem, a large-format, high-resolution center pedestal display and…

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U.S. defense secretary in Israel as country gets F-35 jets

Posted December 14, 2016 by Robert Burns

The vanguard of Israel's new fleet of F-35 fighter jets roared onto the Nevatim air base Dec. 12, ushering in a new era for Israeli air power and sharpening its military edge in a volatile Mideast.

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Work begins in Palo Alto on NASA’s dark energy hunter

Posted January 20, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin is helping NASA begin the hunt for dark energy, a mysterious force powering the universe’s accelerating expansion. An instrument assembly the company is developing, if selected by NASA for production, will be the core of the primary scientific instrument aboard the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), whose mission aims to uncover hundreds…

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Raytheon wins $128 million advanced mobile sensors program

Posted February 27, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon a four year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract known as “Mobile Sensors” valued up to $128 million. Raytheon will operate and maintain the Cobra King radar aboard the United States Naval Ship Howard O. Lorenzen (TAGM-25) and the Gray Star radar aboard the USNS Invincible (TAGM-24). “Raytheon is sustaining and modernizing the…

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Contract Briefs

Posted March 31, 2017 by

Navy Boeing, Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $2,196,638,752 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-14-C-0067) for the manufacture and delivery of 17 Lot 8 full-rate production P-8A aircraft for the Navy (11), foreign military sales (2), and cooperative agreement partners (4); and long lead parts associated with the manufacture of 10 Lot…

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