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Airbus Helicopters completes AS565 MBe Panther deliveries to Mexican Navy

Posted December 6, 2017 by

The Mexican Navy has received its final two AS565 MBe Panther helicopters during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane. With their order for 10 units in 2014, the Mexican Navy became the launch customer of this new version. The first four helicopters were delivered in 2016 and the remaining six during the course…

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Lockheed Martin inks 5-year agreement to provide ELGTR to NATO countries

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Lockheed Martin and the NATO Support and Procurement Agency have signed a five-year agreement for the agency to purchase Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds on behalf of member countries. The follow-on agreement is in effect through 2021 and provides for the purchase of up to 3,000 ELGTRs a year for the next five years. “Lockheed…

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Raytheon Missile Systems receives top security score

Posted December 6, 2017 by

TUCSON, Ariz. — Raytheon’s Missile Systems business received its sixth consecutive superior security rating from the Defense Security Service. Missile Systems achieved a score of 851, just 14 points shy of perfect. DSS awarded the score and rating after a week-long audit of the Tucson, Ariz., plant site. A superior rating is reserved for contractors…

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Northrop Grumman signs Mentor Protégé agreement with S&K Electronics

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Northrop Grumman photograph From left:  Steven Michaels, Northrop Grumman; David Sikora, U.S. Air Force; Larry Hall, S&K Electronics; and Sandra Boham, S&K College display the signed mentor protégé partnership certificates. Northrop Grumman has signed a U.S. Department of Defense mentor protégé agreement with S&K Electronics, a Small Disadvantaged and HUBZone Business chartered and owned by…

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Boeing emphasizes affordability, modularity in new ICBM design

Posted December 1, 2017 by

Boeing photograph by Bob Ferguson In Heath, Ohio, Boeing engineers are developing the missile guidance system for the GBSD, applying mechanical and electrical engineering expertise to write codes for circuitry, redesign hardware for a computer chip, modify parts and integrate tooling. Boeing’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program has successfully completed its first key review with…

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Orbital ATK shareholders vote to approve acquisition by Northrop Grumman

Posted December 1, 2017 by

Orbital ATK shareholders voted overwhelmingly Nov. 29 to approve the merger agreement between the company and Northrop Grumman. Holders of more than 99 percent of Orbital ATK’s common stock present at the meeting or represented by proxy voted in favor of approving and adopting the merger agreement, which represented approximately 79 percent of the total…

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Lockheed Martin, Romania sign agreement for PAC-3 MSE missile

Posted December 1, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin recently participated in a signing ceremony with U.S. and Romanian officials formalizing an agreement for Romania to purchase the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles and related support equipment. Romania becomes the third international customer for the PAC-3 MSE. “We’re honored to partner with Romania on their efforts to protect…

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Insitu flies ScanEagle for disaster relief, fire suppression missions

Posted December 1, 2017 by

Insitu photograph ScanEagle command center at Eagle Creek, Ore., fire. Insitu Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing, used its ScanEagle unmanned aerial system in assisting with several recent disaster recovery operations in Texas, and fire suppression operations in Oregon and California.  In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Insitu, a leading information services company with more…

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Lockheed Martin autonomous driving system tops 55,000 Miles in extended Army testing

Posted November 29, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin's Autonomous Mobility Applique System (AMAS) logged more than 55,000 testing miles during the U.S. Army Extended Warfighter Experiment (EWE) at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Fort Bliss, Texas.

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Lockheed Martin PAC-3 MSE Intercept opens door to full-rate production

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Four Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) and one PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptors successfully neutralized four tactical ballistic missile targets recently in a complex test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The PAC-3 MSE intercept fulfills a requirement that supports a full-rate production decision for the MSE missile. The U.S. Army-led missile defense…

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