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U.S. Army awards Lockheed Martin contract extending AN/TPQ-53 radar range

Posted October 8, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The multi-mission Q-53 protects troops in combat by detecting, classifying, tracking and identifying the location of enemy indirect fire. The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a contract modification to insert Gallium Nitride into the AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) radar as part of the full rate production configuration. The Q-53 is the most modern radar…

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Raytheon, Rheinmetall join forces for U.S. Army’s Next-Gen Combat Vehicle competition

Posted October 8, 2018 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon Company and Rheinmetall Defence have joined forces to meet the U.S. Army’s requirement for the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle-Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program. The global industry team will offer the new Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle paired with Raytheon weapons, sensors and system integration expertise to provide the Army with an advanced, modular, survivable and…

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Lockheed Martin selects industry mission payload providers for next gen OPIR missile warning system

Posted October 5, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin has selected Raytheon and a Northrop Grumman/Ball Aerospace team to compete as potential mission payload providers for the U.S. Air Force’s Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Geosynchronous Block 0 missile warning satellite system.  This payload competition between Raytheon and Northrop Grumman/Ball Aerospace will be executed as part of the Phase 1 contract for…

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider exceeds 200 knots as company prepares proposal

Posted October 5, 2018 by

The Sikorsky S-97 Raider light tactical prototype helicopter is advancing rapidly through its flight test schedule, recently exceeding 200 knots at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center.

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Northrop Grumman awarded $17.5 million contract for fifth gen upgrade of E-8C Joint STARS central computers

Posted October 3, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $17.5 million contract for a fifth generation upgrade to the central computers on 16 aircraft in the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet.

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Boeing, United Airlines announce order for nine 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted October 3, 2018 by

Boeing photograph Boeing and United Airlines today announced the carrier is expanding its 787 Dreamliner fleet again with a new order for nine 787-9 airplanes, the longest-range member of the super-efficient Dreamliner family. The deal is valued at $2.53 billion according to list prices. Boeing and United Airlines announced Oct. 1 the carrier is expanding…

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Northrop Grumman awarded $171 million for advanced anti-radiation guided missile contract

Posted October 3, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile impacting a target The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a $171 million contract for Lot 7 full rate production (FRP) of the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile. The contract will deliver advanced capability to U.S. warfighters as well as the Italian Air Force and Royal…

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Air Force, Navy officials describe need for C-130 aircraft

Posted October 1, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Air Force would like to “do more and go faster” in modernizing its C-130 Hercules aircraft fleet, the service’s deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements told a House Armed Services Committee panel today.

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U.S. Army awards Northrop Grumman $289 million for IAMD battle command system

Posted October 1, 2018 by

The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman a $289 million contract to continue system design and development toward fielding of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System.

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Boeing teams with Robotic Skies to provide enhanced commercial UAS services

Posted October 1, 2018 by

Boeing and its subsidiaries Jeppesen and Aviall have joined with Robotic Skies, a leading commercial unmanned aircraft system support services provider, to develop and deliver industry-leading supply chain management and optimization, analytics, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for the commercial and civil UAS markets. “Teaming with Boeing will allow both companies to elevate the…

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