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Raytheon, Lockheed Martin sign teaming agreement to pursue contract to modernize surveillance, ATC radar systems

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Raytheon and Lockheed Martin are jointly pursuing the Spectrum Efficient National Surveillance Radar (SENSR) contract that will consolidate and modernize America’s aging surveillance and air traffic control radars. SENSR is a multi-agency program that includes the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security. SENSR will replace current air traffic control…

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U.S. Army awards $1.13 billion contract to Lockheed Martin for GMLRS production

Posted March 29, 2019 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $1.13 billion contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 14 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets and associated equipment.

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U.S. Army, Raytheon complete DeepStrike missile preliminary design review

Posted March 29, 2019 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon and the U.S. Army completed a successful preliminary design review for the new DeepStrike® surface-to-surface missile, moving the weapon down the development path toward its first flight tests planned for later this year. The DeepStrike missile meets the Army’s Precision Strike Missile, or PrSM, requirement, and will replace the current missile that was designed…

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Lockheed Martin-led team begins construction on LCS 25

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Lockheed Martin photograph A welder authenticates the keel of LCS 25, the future USS Marinette, by welding the initials of ship sponsor Jennifer Granholm. Navy’s Newest Multi-Mission Warship, Littoral Combat Ship 25 (Marinette) In a ceremony that formally marks the beginning of a ship’s construction, Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine laid the keel on…

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Northrop Grumman system provides direction for defense system test

Posted March 27, 2019 by

In an unprecedented display of accuracy, Northrop Grumman, as the strategic partner to prime contractor, Boeing, successfully provided the weapon task plans for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system Ground Based Interceptors during the first dual interceptor mission against an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile target for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

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Second Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite for the U.S. Air Force arrives for July launch

Posted March 27, 2019 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin shipped the U.S. Air Force’s second GPS III to Cape Canaveral, Florida ahead of its expected July launch. The U.S. Air Force’s second new GPS III satellite, bringing higher-power, more accurate and harder-to-jam signals to the GPS constellation, has arrived in Florida for launch. On March 18, Lockheed Martin shipped…

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Raytheon developing new version of advanced synthetic aperture radar for U-2 aircraft

Posted March 25, 2019 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–Raytheon is developing a new version of the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar that flies on the U-2 Dragon Lady aircraft under a $320 million undefinitized contract from the U.S. Air Force. Equipped with an active electronically scanned array antenna, ASARS-2B doubles the surveillance range while maintaining the mapping and imagery resolution of the current ASARS-2A system. ASARS-2B…

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Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieves first flight

Posted March 22, 2019 by

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieved first flight March 21 at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Fla., site.

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Northrop Grumman recognized with manufacturing leadership awards

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Northrop Grumman photograph An F-35 technician measures the gaps between the frames and the ducts on the forward left inlet duct for the F-35 center fuselage. A core structure of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, the center fuselage is produced on Northrop Grumman’s integrated assembly line at its Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence. PALMDALE,…

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Pentagon to probe if Shanahan used office to help Boeing

Posted March 22, 2019 by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon’s inspector general has formally opened an investigation into a watchdog group’s allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed an ethics complaint with the Pentagon’s inspector general a week ago, alleging that Shanahan has appeared to…

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