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Raytheon designing U.S. Army laser

Posted July 2, 2018 by

Raytheon is developing a 100 kW class laser weapon system preliminary design for integration onboard the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles. This is a $10 million U.S. Army’s High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstration program contract. HEL TVD, a U.S. Army science and technology demonstration program, is part of the Army’s Indirect Fire Protection Capability…

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Protecting the soldier: U.S. Army orders more Q-53 counterfire radars from Lockheed

Posted April 24, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin will manufacture additional AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar systems for the U.S. Army under a $1.6 billion order-dependent contract. The Q-53 radar system supports troops in combat by detecting, classifying, tracking and identifying the location of enemy indirect fire in either 360- or 90-degree modes.

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Lockheed Martin’s modernized TACMS missiles successful in two new flight tests

Posted February 22, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin's modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile continued its streak of successful flight tests with two recent flights at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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Lockheed Martin prototype expands laser performance at jet speeds

Posted October 17, 2015 by

Air Force photograph A prototype turret developed by Lockheed Martin for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force Research Laboratory controls and compensates for air flow, paving the way for laser weapon systems on tactical aircraft. Here, a green low-power laser beam passes through the turret on a research aircraft. Because enemy…

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Airbus tops Boeing in jet orders, but both face China risk

Posted January 13, 2016 by Angela Charlton

Airbus overcame technical toilet troubles and engine delays to win hundreds more plane orders in 2015 than rival Boeing, but a bigger problem may cloud this year for both companies: China’s economic slowdown. Airbus SA and Boeing are battling to win market share in China, forecast to become the world’s biggest air travel market in…

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Northrop Grumman to modernize next-generation navigation systems

Posted May 24, 2017 by

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.–Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for technology maturation and risk reduction in support of next-generation navigation systems. Under the $49 million contract from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Northrop Grumman will provide the preliminary hardware and software architecture design for the Embedded Global…

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Boeing Celebrates delivery of Oman Air’s first 787 Dreamliner

Posted October 12, 2015 by

Boeing and Oman Air has celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airline ordered six 787-8s in November 2011 as part of its expansion plans. “We are delighted to receive our first Dreamliner which combined with Oman Air’s award-winning service will provide an excellent travel experience for our customers,” said Paul…

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Raytheon to expand radar manufacturing in Mississippi

Posted June 1, 2018 by

Raytheon is expanding the footprint of its Forest-based manufacturing center, company and state officials announced today. A new building on the campus will be a hub for test, integration and production of s-band radars – including the U.S. Navy’s next generation SPY-6, Air and Missile Defense Radar program. “Construction of a new radar production facility…

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GPS III in full production: Second Lockheed Martin satellite assembled, ready to begin environmental testing

Posted June 27, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The U.S. Air Force’s second GPS III satellite, GPS III SV02, is fully integrated and ready for environmental tests this summer at Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Processing Facility. In a specialized cleanroom designed to streamline satellite production, Lockheed Martin is in full production building GPS III – the world’s most powerful GPS…

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Deep Space Industries to provide Comet satellite propulsion for Astro Digital

Posted March 16, 2018 by

Deep Space Industries announced March 13 that it has signed a contract with Astro Digital to provide several CometTM water-based satellite propulsion systems. Comet is a simple, launch-safe, and cost-effective electrothermal propulsion system that uses water as a propellant and can be customized for nearly any small satellite application.  “We chose DSI’s propulsion solution because…

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