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BAE Systems rolls out first Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 to U.S. Marine Corps

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BAE Systems rolled out the first of 16 Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 prototypes to the U.S. Marine Corps in a ceremony Dec. 13 at the company’s York, Penn., facility. BAE Systems’ ACV 1.1 offering is a fully amphibious, ship-launchable and ship-recoverable 8×8 wheeled combat vehicle. “BAE Systems has a long-standing legacy of supporting the…

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Air-launched cruise missile passes tests

Posted January 20, 2017 by Leah Bryant

Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircrews recently tested three unarmed AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles, demonstrating the bomber force’s ability to configure, load, fly and deliver the nation’s only nuclear cruise missile. 

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First tidal energy turbine with LM technology deployed off Scottish coast

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Atlantis Resources Limited has deployed the first AR1500 tidal energy turbine with new Lockheed Martin technology off the coast of Scotland. The installation is the latest development in the MeyGen project designed to harness the motion of the tides to provide clean, sustainable, predictable power for up to 175,000 homes in Scotland. Under contract and…

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Pilots begin flights in new F-35 Lightning II simulator in preparation for trials on carrier

Posted March 29, 2017 by

A world-leading flight engineering simulator created by BAE Systems is ready to be “flown” by F-35 Lightning II pilots for the first time as they prepare for flight trials on the United Kingdom’s new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier next year.

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Lockheed Martin to upgrade, support sensors for Japan’s Apache fleet

Posted April 27, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin has received contracts to upgrade the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor system for Japan’s fleet of AH-64DJP Apache attack helicopters and provide Performance Based Logistics support. Under the M-TADS/PNVS contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver 14 laser designation kits through 2020 to upgrade Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) M-TADS systems….

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Lockheed Martin’s modernized TACMS missile successfully completes sixth consecutive flight test

Posted May 23, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin’s modernized Tactical Missile System missile successfully completed a long-range mission in its sixth consecutive successful flight at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The TACMS missile used in this test, launched from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launcher, was “hot-conditioned” (the launcher was held in an environmental chamber until just prior to launch…

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Contract Briefs

Posted June 16, 2017 by

Army   Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $471,731,858 fixed-price-incentive foreign military sales (Finland, France, Germany, and Singapore) contract for guided Multiple Launch Rocket System full-rate production 12 for alternative warhead (2,868 rockets); unitary warhead (648 rockets); low-cost reduced-range practice rocket (370 pods);  and integrated logistics support. Bids were…

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BAE Systems providing EW suite for U.S. Special Operations Command C-130s

Posted July 12, 2017 by

The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has selected BAE Systems to provide new electronic warfare (EW) systems for its fleet of AC/MC-130J aircraft.

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RAAF chief completes first flight in AIR 5428 PC-21

Posted August 16, 2017 by

In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft.

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Raytheon’s Air & Missile Defense Radar tracks simultaneous missile targets for the first time

Posted September 25, 2017 by

Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar acquired and tracked multiple threat-representative targets simultaneously during its third dedicated flight test at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii. Test success proved AN/SPY-6(V) integrated air and missile defense performance against a short-range ballistic missile target and multiple anti-ship cruise missile targets. The radar searched…

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