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Raytheon kill vehicle succeeds in developmental flight test

Posted January 29, 2016 by

A Raytheon Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle successfully completed a data-gathering mission during a Missile Defense Agency flight test. The mission’s objective was to observe in-flight performance of redesigned components and gain valuable information on evolving threat classes. EKVs are designed to destroy incoming ballistic threats while they are still in space. As part of the MDA…

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Boeing, Jeju Air finalize order for three Next-Generation 737-800s

Posted January 11, 2017 by

Boeing and Jeju Air announced an order Jan. 10 for three Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, valued at nearly $300 million at current list prices, will become the airline’s first direct-purchased airplanes from Boeing and fuel the airline’s continued expansion within Asia’s rapidly growing air travel market. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer…

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Raytheon completes active seeker test for Tomahawk cruise missile

Posted January 15, 2016 by

Raytheon has completed a successful captive flight test of a seeker designed for the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile. The seeker will enable Tomahawk to engage moving targets on land and at sea.

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Boeing HorizonX invests in unmanned systems technology leader Near Earth Autonomy

Posted October 20, 2017 by

Boeing announced its investment in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh, Penn.,-based company focused on developing a portfolio of technologies that enable safe and reliable autonomous flight. In addition to the investment, Boeing and Near Earth Autonomy also announced a partnership to explore future products and applications for emerging markets such as urban mobility. “This partnership…

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Boeing, German Aerospace companies partner for STH heavy-lift helo competition

Posted April 25, 2018 by

Boeing and 10 German aerospace companies reached agreements April 25 to partner on a range of business opportunities on the H-47 Chinook, a contender in Germany’s STH heavy-lift helicopter competition. The agreements with AERO-Bildungs GmbH, Aircraft Philipp, CAE Elektronik GmbH, COTESA, Diehl Defence, Honeywell, Liebherr-Aerospace, Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH, Rockwell Collins, and Rolls-Royce are…

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Australia selects Raytheon ELCAN weapon sight for land forces

Posted June 15, 2016 by

Australia’s Department of Defence has selected Raytheon’s ELCAN Optical Technologies division to supply the ELCAN Specter® DR 1-4x dual role weapon sight. The $54 million contract award followed an open competition. The ELCAN Specter® dual field-of-view (1X and 4X) sight will replace the ADF’s standard 1.5X magnified sight on the new Enhanced F88 rifle in…

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Raytheon missile fired more than 30 times from the Joint Strike Fighter Modern AMRAAM

Posted July 14, 2016 by

More than 30 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles have been fired from all three variants of the Joint Strike Fighter since testing began in 2013. AMRAAM® is the only air-to-air missile that is currently cleared to fly on the F-35.   “AMRAAM is the most capable air-to-air weapon ever produced,” said Mike Jarrett, Raytheon Air…

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Raytheon’s SeaRAM hits target with newest missile variant in U.S. Navy live-fire test

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Raytheon photograph Raytheon’s SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system used a Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 for the first time to intercept an incoming target during a U.S. Navy live-fire exercise at China Lake in California. Raytheon’s SeaRAM® anti-ship missile defense system used a Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 for the first time to intercept an incoming…

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Northrop Grumman, RAF demonstrate enhanced airborne communications interoperability

Posted February 17, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman and Britain’s Royal Air Force have successfully completed a communications interoperability trial involving both F-35B Lightning II and Typhoon FGR4 aircraft, via an Airborne Gateway developed by Northrop Grumman. The two-week trial, named Babel Fish III, funded by the Ministry of Defence (MOD), was recently conducted in airspace above the upper Mojave Desert,…

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Design Evolution: Lockheed Martin using 3-D printed parts for U.S. military satellites

Posted April 5, 2017 by

When the U.S. Air Force’s sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) satellite launches into space, a 3-D printed part will be along for the ride. A Remote Interface Unit, an aluminum electronic enclosure designed to hold avionic circuits, will be the first 3-D printed part certified for use on a Lockheed Martin military satellite. By…

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