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Raytheon developing next-generation human/machine interface for armored ground vehicles

Posted October 10, 2016 by

Raytheon is developing new technology to provide comprehensive situational awareness to troops inside windowless armored vehicles, as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program. The goal of GXV-T is to improve the mobility and survivability of armored vehicles without adding more armor and weight. DARPA is funding advanced technology…

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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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Lockheed Martin delivers final MH-60R Seahawk U.S. Navy for Royal Australian Navy

Posted July 29, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin delivers 24th, and final, MH-60R Seahawk® helicopter destined for the Royal Australian Navy. Lockheed Martin has delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R Seahawk® helicopter to the U.S. Navy in support of the Navy’s Foreign Military Sales program with the Royal Australian Navy. The milestone delivery took place during a July…

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U.S. Navy uses Raytheon’s SeaRAM to knock out complex targets in at-sea test

Posted May 18, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy completed a series of test shots using Raytheon’s SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system, taking out several targets in a variety of scenarios that mimic today’s most advanced threats to naval ships. The series of two shots included one in which two supersonic missiles were inbound simultaneously, flying in complex, evasive maneuvers. In…

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Airbus Helicopters, Schiebel successfully demonstrate the highest levels of manned/Unmanned teaming capabilities

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Airbus photograph Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel have tested manned/unmanned teaming capabilities between an H145 platform and a CAMCOPTER S-100 unmanned aerial system, thus becoming the first European helicopter manufacturers to demonstrate this technology with the highest level of interoperability. Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel have tested Manned Unmanned Teaming capabilities between an H145 platform and a…

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Boeing 737 MAX 7 completes successful first flight

Posted March 19, 2018 by

The airplane remains on schedule and now begins a comprehensive flight test program leading to certification and delivery in 2019.

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Raytheon performance, deliveries continue for Zumwalt

Posted February 10, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph DG 1000 sets sail for the first time Dec. 7, 2015, for initial sea trials Raytheon, the prime mission-systems equipment integrator for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program, continues its strong performance, supporting the government-industry team as ships progress toward delivery. Raytheon systems performed well during DDG 1000’s Alpha Trials, a week-long, at-sea…

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C-130Js delivered to U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force

Posted May 13, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Damien A. Guarnieri Lockheed Martin recently delivered two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft: one HC-130J long range surveillance/search and rescue aircraft to the U.S. Coast Guard and an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations tanker to the U.S. Air Force. The Coast Guard’s HC-130J was originally delivered in 2015 and received post-production modifications…

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Lockheed Martin LRASM conducts successful jettison flight test from F/A-18E/F

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Lockheed Martin’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) was successfully released from a U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet at NAS Patuxent River, Md. The jettison release of the first LRASM from the Super Hornet is used to validate the aerodynamic separation models of the missile. This successful test event paves the way for flight clearance to…

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Northrop Grumman to support GPS modernization

Posted January 8, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded an order to support embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System Pre-Phase 1 modernization efforts. The Military GPS User Equipment program is developing M-Code-capable GPS receivers, which are mandated by Congress after fiscal year 2017 and will help to ensure the secure transmission of accurate military signals. Under the cost-plus-fixed-fee order…

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