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Raytheon’s GPS OCX passes stringent cybersecurity tests

Posted November 5, 2018 by

Raytheon’s GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, has completed rigorous cybersecurity vulnerability assessments that tested the system’s ability to defend against both internal and external cyber threats. GPS OCX prevented the broadcast of corrupt navigation and timing data in all tests, bolstering the program’s readiness for the GPS III launch next month….

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Romania to procure additional Patriot Air and Missile Defense systems

Posted November 2, 2018 by

The Romanian government has signed an agreement with the U.S. Army and transferred funding to the US government for the purchase of three additional Raytheon Patriot® Air and Missile Defense Systems from the U.S. Army. As was the case with the first system, which came under contract in May, the additional units were procured via…

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S Army awards Raytheon $191 million contract for multi-mission radar

Posted November 2, 2018 by

The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon a $191 million contract for Ku-band radio frequency radars. KuRFS, an advanced electronically scanned array system, fills an immediate U.S. Army operational need for a counter-unmanned aerial vehicle radar. Already deployed, KuRFS delivers precision fire control as well as “sense and warn” capability for multiple missions including detection of rocket, artillery,…

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Lockheed Martin’s missile defense laser concept continues toward development

Posted October 31, 2018 by

The Missile Defense Agency awarded Lockheed Martin a nine month, $25.5 million contract extension to continue development of its Low Power Laser Demonstrator missile interceptor concept. This program, awarded Aug. 31, builds on a 2017 contract to develop an initial LPLD concept.  Lockheed Martin’s LPLD concept consists of a fiber laser system on a high-performing,…

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U.S. Army pilots fly autonomous Sikorsky Helicopter in first-of-its-kind demo

Posted October 31, 2018 by

U.S. Army pilots exercised supervised autonomy to direct an optionally-piloted helicopter through a series of missions to demonstrate technology developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The series of flights marked the first time that non-Sikorsky pilots operated the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft, a modified S-76B commercial helicopter, as an OPV aircraft.

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Lockheed Martin challenges students to create future of flight

Posted October 31, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin Oct. 30 launched a new digital curriculum for high-school students, parents and educators as part of Generation Beyond, its free, online STEM education program used in thousands of U.S. classrooms. The new Generation Beyond: Aviation curriculum includes video challenges, a virtual field trip to Lockheed Martin’s famous Skunk Works® and surprise STEM lab…

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Raytheon’s Ship Self-Defense System demonstrates first link from surface ship to F-35

Posted October 31, 2018 by

For the first time ever, Raytheon’s Ship Self Defense System established a digital air connection between a sea-based U.S. Navy ship and an airborne U.S. Marine Corps Joint Strike Fighter F-35B aircraft. The demonstrations proved the combat system’s ability to share digital tactical data from a JSF across a deployed Expeditionary Strike Group. This capability,…

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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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