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Posted June 8, 2016 by

Army   Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $667,522,500 undefinitized fixed-price-incentive, foreign military sales contract (Qatar) for 24 AH-64E Apache helicopters, 1 Longbow crew trainer, ground support equipment, and Thales radios.  One bid was solicited with one received.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2020. …

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U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics $116 million for Virginia payload module development

Posted July 6, 2016 by

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $116 million contract modification for the continued development of the Virginia Payload Module. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The VPM will comprise four large-diameter payload tubes in a new hull section to be inserted in Virginia-class submarines, boosting strike capacity by 230…

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Lockheed Martin-led team lays keel on 17th LCS

Posted July 20, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph A welder authenticates the keel of LCS 17, the future USS Indianapolis, by welding the initials of ship sponsor Jill Donnelly. The Keel Laying is the formal recognition of the start of the ship’s module construction process. The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s 17th Littoral…

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Northrop Grumman delivers mission critical hardware for enhanced polar system ground station network

Posted August 10, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman successfully deployed the Enhanced Polar System (EPS) Control and Planning Segment hardware in December 2015 to operational sites at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska and Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. — paving the way for System Acceptance Testing in the spring of 2017. The U.S. Air Force’s EPS provides secure, jam-resistant satellite communications…

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Raytheon, U.S. Navy collaboration improves mine detection

Posted August 31, 2016 by

Raytheon and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center – Division Newport [Rhode Island] have enhanced Raytheon’s AN/AQS-20A mine-hunting sonar for better performance and reliability, including higher-quality imaging of objects deep under the sea, improving the system’s ability to identify and classify mines. Raytheon and NUWC formally launched the AN/AQS-20A collaboration last year, under a ‘work for…

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GA-ASI demonstrates advanced communications capability

Posted September 28, 2016 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced Sept. 27 that its Network Centric Communications Pod successfully demonstrated the ability to provide a robust communications data link between Unmanned Aircraft System and U.S. Marine Corps ground and air forces during an exercise held at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., in July. GAASI is…

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CH-53K King Stallion passes initial operational testing

Posted October 24, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin announced Oct. 21 the CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed initial operational testing by the U.S. Marine Corps to verify the key capabilities of the heavy lift helicopter.

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Deputy Defense Secretary praises innovation after Raytheon, Boeing visits

Posted December 5, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Department recommendations in the president’s fiscal year 2018 budget heavily emphasize increased munitions acquisitions, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said Dec. 4.

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Rafael Peralta cruises through acceptance trials, Navy prepares to take delivery

Posted January 4, 2017 by

Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) returned to the Bath Iron Works, Maine, shipyard Dec. 16 after successfully completing a nearly week-long series of demonstrations for Navy reviewers. Based on the performance during the sea trials, the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey recommended DDG 115 join the U.S. Navy fleet. DDG 115 is the first Arleigh…

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Raytheon, U.S. Air Force developing new signal processor for AMRAAM

Posted February 1, 2017 by

Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force are developing a new signal processor for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile under the Form Fit Function Refresh program, or F3R. The refresh will help ensure AMRAAM production well into the 2020s.    The new program comes as the government and industry team completes production of the 20,000th AMRAAM….

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