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First F-16V with advanced AESA radar takes to the skies over Fort Worth

Posted October 21, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin successfully completed the maiden flight of the F-16V, the latest and most advanced F-16 on the market today.

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Lockheed Martin receives $1.45 billion contract for PAC-3 missiles

Posted December 27, 2016 by

The United States and allied military forces will upgrade their missile defense capabilities under a new $1.45 billion contract for production and delivery of Lockheed Martin Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) interceptors. The contract includes PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE missile deliveries for the U.S. Army, and Foreign Military Sales of…

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Northrop Grumman to perform upgrades, modernization, integration on U.S. Army’s fixed wing ISR fleet

Posted December 8, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $750 million contract by the U.S. Army to provide contractor life cycle services for the Army’s Special Electronic Mission Aircraft fleet.

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Raytheon shows U.S. Army the future of missile defense

Posted August 15, 2016 by

Raytheon has given the U.S. Army a look into the future of missile defense technology, as the company provided its comprehensive vision for the next generation of air and missile defense radar. The information was supplied to the Army as part of its process to define the requirements for a future Lower Tier Air and…

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Raytheon’s Air & Missile Defense Radar stacks up second ballistic missile test success

Posted August 16, 2017 by

Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar successfully searched for, acquired and tracked a ballistic missile test target during its second live-target flight test at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii. This test event featured a more complex, threat-representative ballistic missile target than prior tests, intended to challenge the detection and tracking…

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Raytheon awarded $365 million U.S. Navy contract

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Raytheon been awarded a $365,848,801 fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the production of Aegis Weapon System AN/SPY-1D(V) Radar Transmitter Group, Missile Fire Control System MK 99 equipment, and associated engineering services. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $423,056,873. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy…

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F-35 airframe begins third phase of structural testing

Posted February 10, 2016 by

A third phase of durability testing on an F-35 Lightning II airframe will begin soon at the BAE Sysetsm Military Air & Information site in Brough, East Yorkshire.

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First A330neo successfully completes maiden flight

Posted October 20, 2017 by

The first of three A330neo Family development aircraft to fly — MSN1795, an A330-900 variant — has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France, at 2:10 p.m., Oct. 19 local time after successfully completing its first flight which lasted 4 hours and 13 minutes. The aircraft was powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans.  The crew…

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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey fleet tops 400,000 flight hours

Posted November 15, 2017 by

Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. announced Nov. 14 the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone.

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Northrop Grumman successfully flies optical bar camera on RQ-4 Global Hawk

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Northrop Grumman successfully flew an Optical Bar Camera broad-area synoptic sensor on an RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft system, marking the first time the legacy U.S. Air Force camera has been flown on a high altitude unmanned aircraft.

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