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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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Boeing debuts first 737 MAX 8

Posted December 9, 2015 by

On Dec. 8, thousands of Boeing employees in Renton, Wash., celebrated the completion of final assembly of the first 737 MAX 8.

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Boeing delivery of 14th new-build Mk6 Chinook completes current orders for the United Kingdom

Posted December 7, 2015 by

Boeing has delivered its 14th Mk6 Chinook, completing the United Kingdom’s most recent order and growing the RAF Chinook fleet to 60 aircraft. The order completion coincided with the 35th anniversary of Chinook operations for the U.K.

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UTC Aerospace Systems acquires N2 Imaging Systems

Posted December 4, 2015 by

UTC Aerospace Systems has announced it has acquired N2 Imaging Systems, LLC of Irvine, Calif. The acquisition will complement the UTC Aerospace Systems’ intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance business and add new technology to the company’s extensive portfolio of capabilities supporting the U.S. Military across the full spectrum of global strategic, operational and tactical operations. UTC…

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