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General Dynamics awarded $103 million by U.S. Navy for Virginia-class sub work

Posted November 25, 2015 by

General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., has been awarded a $102.8 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to provide research and development and lead-yard services for Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the contract, Electric Boat will undertake development studies and other work related…

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Milwaukee’s finest: U.S. Navy commissions newest LCS

Posted November 23, 2015 by

USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) -- in Milwaukee Nov. 21, officially placing the ship designed and constructed by a Lockheed Martin-led industry team into active service.

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Spirit begins production of the Royal Australian Air Force’s First P-8A

Posted November 23, 2015 by

Spirit AeroSystems Inc. has begun production of the Royal Australian Air Force's first production P-8A aircraft. Spirit started production on the 737 military derivative in October. With major assembly now underway, the first unit is scheduled to deliver to Boeing in early 2016.

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Raytheon completes GPS III launch readiness exercises

Posted November 20, 2015 by

Raytheon has successfully completed three preliminary launch readiness events which are important milestones in preparing to launch the modernized Global Positioning System system.  The new system will benefit millions of people worldwide who rely on GPS for its positioning, navigation, and timing capabilities. The three exercise events, completed over the summer, demonstrated the maturity and…

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Dassault Falcon Jet completes new Little Rock expansion

Posted November 20, 2015 by

Dassault Falcon Jet has completed another major expansion of its Little Rock Completion Center that will add 350,000 square feet of production space to the Arkansas facility.

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Latest Patriot takes out two ballistic missiles during first flight test

Posted November 20, 2015 by

The U.S. Army successfully completed the first in a series of flight tests for the latest upgrades to the Raytheon-made Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. 

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Raytheon takes next step toward defining Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept

Posted November 20, 2015 by

Raytheon photograph Raytheon is developing a Multi-Object Kill Vehicle that will simultaneously defeat a number of ballistic missile threats in space. The company’s cutting-edge approach represents the next generation of technology in kill vehicles. Raytheon has completed the first Program Planning Review with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency on the future Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept,…

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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works lays keel of DDG 116

Posted November 20, 2015 by

On Nov. 16, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works held a keel-laying ceremony for the Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), the company’s 36th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. The ship is named for Captain Thomas Hudner Jr., U.S. Navy (ret.), a Korean War aviator and Medal of Honor recipient. Hudner intentionally crash-landed his plane during the battle of…

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Boeing, AirBridgeCargo Airlines celebrate delivery of two 747-8 Freighters

Posted November 18, 2015 by

Boeing has delivered two 747-8 Freighters to AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, and one of the leading international scheduled air cargo carriers.

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Lockheed Martin introduces next-generation radar technology

Posted November 18, 2015 by

After years of investment in state-of-the-art technology, Lockheed Martin has announced its next generation radar technology: the Digital Array Row Transceiver. Based on the use of Gallium Nitride technology, DART results in greater performance within current Lockheed Martin radar products and lowers life-cycle costs due to an increase in energy efficiency. GaN is a low-risk…

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