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Boeing awarded $204 million contract for F/A-18 Super Hornet, Growler mods

Posted October 29, 2018 by

Boeing will continue its nearly 20-year legacy of F/A-18 modification work under a new $204 million contract award from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command. The sole-source contract, which covers inspections, modifications and repair work on U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers, has a base option of $62 million. “Our team, many of…

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Aegis demonstrates success during at-sea test against medium range ballistic missile

Posted October 29, 2018 by

Navy photograph Aegis Baseline 9.C2 flawlessly detected, tracked, and engaged a ballistic missile target during the event which took place aboard the USS John Finn. The latest evolution of the Aegis Combat System, Baseline 9.C2 (BMD5.1) successfully supported an MDA-led at-sea Ballistic Missile Defense System test event. During the test, the Lockheed Martin-built Aegis Weapon…

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U.S. Navy awards Northrop Grumman contract for next gen jammer

Posted October 29, 2018 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a $35.1 million, 20-month contract to demonstrate existing technologies for the low-band frequency jammer, the second increment of the Next Generation Jammer program.

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Standard Missile-2 defeats aerial targets in South Korean Navy exercises

Posted October 26, 2018 by

Raytheon photograph The Republic of Korea destroyer Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong (DDG 993) launches a Raytheon SM-2 missile during a previous exercise. The missile is an integral part of layered defense that protects the world’s important naval assets and gives navies a greater reach in the battlespace. TUCSON, Ariz.–Five Raytheon-built SM-2 surface-to-air missiles successfully completed five…

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New Lockheed Martin-built protected comm satellite confirmed in orbit

Posted October 19, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph U.S. Air Force’s fourth Lockheed Martin-built AEHF satellite is encapsulated in its launch fairings prior to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency protected communication satellite, built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Air Force, was successfully launched Oct. 17 at 12:15 a.m., EDT,…

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Boeing launches new organization to unleash power of advanced computing, networks in aerospace

Posted October 19, 2018 by

Boeing announced Oct. 17 a new Disruptive Computing and Networks organization to develop computing and communications solutions for advanced commercial and government aerospace applications. By leveraging core technologies in quantum communications and computing, neuromorphic processing and advanced sensing, the new organization will enable Boeing to develop breakthrough solutions in secure communications, artificial intelligence and complex…

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Lockheed Martin reaches technical milestone for long range discrimination radar

Posted October 17, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The Solid State Radar Integration Site at Lockheed Martin’s Moorestown, N.J., facility Lockheed Martin’s Long Range Discrimination Radar has completed a closed loop satellite track with tactical hardware and software marking a significant achievement as the program continues to meet its technical milestones and works towards delivery to the Missile Defense Agency…

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Northrop Grumman, Airbus finalize agreement on ‘wing of tomorrow’ program

Posted October 17, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman announced Oct. 16 it has finalized a Cooperation and Research Agreement to work closely with Airbus on the Wing of Tomorrow program.

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Pallas Aviation announced as launch operator for Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter

Posted October 15, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Todd R. McQueen Lockheed Martin announced that Pallas Aviation will be the launch operator of the LM-100J commercial freighter. Seen here is Emory Ellis, president of Pallas Aviation, with the LM-100J, which is a variant of the C-130J Super Hercules that is manufactured by Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin Oct. 11 introduced…

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Boeing completes acquisition of leading aerospace parts distributor KLX Inc.

Posted October 10, 2018 by

Boeing announced Oct. 9 that it has completed its acquisition of KLX Aerospace Solutions to enhance its growing services business and deliver greater value to its customers. The acquisition positions Boeing to compete and win in the $2.8 trillion, 10-year aerospace services market. KLX, a major global provider of aviation parts and services in the…

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