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Lockheed Martin Delivers Final C-5M Super Galaxy For 2015

Posted December 14, 2015 by Andrew McMurtrie

The 32nd Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy on its delivery flight Dec. 9, 2015. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) delivered the 32nd modernized C-5M Super Galaxy to the U. S. Air Force Dec. 9. This aircraft was the ninth and final C-5M scheduled for delivery in 2015. The aircraft was delivered more than a week ahead…

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Land-based SM-3 demonstrates first ballistic missile intercept supported by AN/TPY-2 radar

Posted December 11, 2015 by

The Missile Defense Agency conducted the first intercept test of a Raytheon Land-Based Standard Missile-3 Block IB from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex. The SM-3 destroyed an intermediate range ballistic missile target in space by using remote track data from an AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar in a ‘launch-on-remote’ engagement. The test’s success…

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Enhanced PAC-3 Missile intercepts tactical ballistic missile target

Posted December 11, 2015 by

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) missile successfully engaged and intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target Dec. 10 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., as part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense test.

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Aegis Ashore is a verified hit

Posted December 11, 2015 by

In the first live fire intercept test of Aegis Ashore, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency successfully destroyed a ballistic missile target at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii. The test also demonstrated the system’s “Launch on Remote” capability, where Aegis Ashore uses information from another radar system to launch…

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Air Force awards Raytheon $29.6 million contract for C-130 radio upgrades

Posted December 11, 2015 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $29.6 million contract to install MXF-626K VHF Communications Systems on 178 C-130H Hercules aircraft. The upgrade ensures C-130 radios comply with newly adopted European Air Traffic Management requirements by providing 8.33 kilohertz (kHz) channel spacing in the range of 118 to 137 megahertz (MHz). “In today’s complex…

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Northrop Grumman Venom addresses UAS threat

Posted December 9, 2015 by

At the Army Maneuver-Fires Integrated Experiment held at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Northrop Grumman's Venom demonstrated the ability to identify and track small unmanned aerial systems and to provide accurate targeting data while on the move.

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Raytheon receives $543 million for SM-3 Block IIA production, delivery

Posted December 9, 2015 by

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon a $543 million contract to produce and deliver up to 17 Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA interceptors for operational testing and initial deployment. SM-3 Block IIA is a cooperatively developed joint program with the MDA and Japan Ministry of Defense. The SM-3 Block IIA interceptor will dramatically…

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Boeing delivers final Peace Eagle AEW&C aircraft to Turkey

Posted December 9, 2015 by

Boeing delivered the fourth and final Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Turkish Air Force at Konya Air Base Dec. 9, completing the Turkish AEW&C fleet and enhancing Turkey’s airspace surveillance and battle management capabilities.

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Lockheed Martin to help Australia’s future pilots take flight

Posted December 9, 2015 by

The Australian Department of Defence has awarded the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System contract to Lockheed Martin-led Team 21 to train the next generation of Australian Defence Force pilots.

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Northrop Grumman delivers center fuselage for first Japanese F-35

Posted December 9, 2015 by

PALMDALE, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has delivered the center fuselage for Japan’s first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing aircraft designated AX-1. “This on-time delivery marks another important step in the F-35 team’s drive to support and help fulfill our allies’ 21st century national security requirements,” said Brian Chappel, vice president and F-35…

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