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Successful Brimstone missile ground rig trials for Eurofighter Typhoon

Posted March 25, 2016 by

A series of successful ground rig trials with the air-to-surface MBDA Brimstone missile have been completed at the BAE Systems site in Warton, Lancashire, England. The trials are part of the integration of the weapon on to the Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet. A Brimstone weapon, consisting of a launcher loaded with three missiles, was connected…

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U.S. Navy contracts with Metal Technology for Trident additive manufacturing

Posted March 23, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy has granted Metal Technology (MTI) a contract to develop and demonstrate advanced aerospace additive manufacturing techniques for low-cost manufacturing of refractory metal components for U.S. Navy missile propulsion systems used on the Trident D5 missile system. The Trident D5 missile system is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), built by Lockheed Martin Space…

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ULA successfully launches 7,745 pounds of cargo to space station

Posted March 23, 2016 by

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the OA-6 Cygnus resupply craft to the International Space Station lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., March 22 at 11:05 p.m., EDT. Approximately 21 minutes later, the spacecraft successfully separated from the Centaur upper stage at its initial orbit, where…

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PAC-3 MSE intercepts missile target in flight test

Posted March 18, 2016 by

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) Missile successfully detected, tracked and intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target March 17 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., as part of a U.S. Army-led flight test. “The PAC-3 MSE continues to demonstrate its reliability and hit-to-kill capability,” said Scott Arnold, vice president of PAC-3 programs…

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U.S. Air Force awards Raytheon $573 million to continue building AMRAAM

Posted March 18, 2016 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $573 million contract modification to exercise the option on a previously awarded contract for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by February 2019. AMRAAM is a combat-proven missile that has demonstrated operational flexibility in both…

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Raytheon to offer new long-range missile for U.S. Army fires requirement

Posted March 16, 2016 by

Raytheon will offer a new missile design to meet the U.S. Army’s Long-Range Precision Fires requirement to replace current army tactical missile system weapons. “Our LRPF design will provide the U.S. Army with double the combat power of its ground launchers by utilizing a new design that fits two missiles in a single launcher pod —…

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New Raytheon software translates modern weapons for legacy aircraft

Posted March 16, 2016 by

Raytheon has developed the Envoy™ software solution to quickly and affordably integrate newer weapons onto legacy aircraft. Integration of non-Universal Armament Interface (UAI) weapons was previously expensive and time consuming, requiring changes to aircraft operational flight programs – a very costly process that can take years. Envoy, formerly known as Interface Bridge, will provide numerous…

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Second CH-53K helicopter joins flight test program

Posted March 14, 2016 by

The first and second CH-53K heavy lift helicopter Engineering Development Models (EDM) achieved their first flights on Oct. 27, 2015, and Jan. 22, 2016, respectively.

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Northrop Grumman to develop navigation-grade MEMS inertial sensor

Posted March 14, 2016 by

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has been selected by the Microsystems Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a next-generation navigation-grade inertial measurement unit based on advanced microelectromechanical systems technology. The IMU is expected to enable navigation by sensing acceleration and angular motion, providing data outputs used by vehicle control systems for…

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Lockheed Martin delivers two KC-130J Super Hercules to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Posted March 14, 2016 by tomlear

Lockheed Martin recently delivered two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to be operated by Royal Saudi Air Force crews. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the 16th country to operate the C-130J Super Hercules to meet its refueling and airlift needs. Saudi Arabia has the distinction of having the…

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