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Lockheed Martin mini-missile takes flight in new demonstration

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A Lockheed Martin-built Miniature Hit-to-Kill interceptor was successfully launched from a Multi-Mission Launcher in an engineering demonstration April 4 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The launch demonstrated the agility and aerodynamic capability of the MHTK missile, which is designed to defeat rocket, artillery and mortar targets at ranges greatly exceeding those of current and…

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VH-92A presidential helicopter achieves first flight

Posted August 7, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin announced Aug. 3 the first flight of a VH-92A configured test aircraft in support of the U.S. Marine Corps’ VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program.

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Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace completes NISAR reflector design review

Posted January 29, 2018 by

Astro Aerospace, a Northrop Grumman business, recently completed a successful Critical Design Review of the AstroMesh® radar antenna reflector for the NASA-Indian Space Research Organization Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite. NISAR will make global integrated measurements, providing a detailed view of Earth. NISAR’s radar imaging satellite will use dual L-Band and S-Band frequencies to measure the…

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Lockheed Martin’s first modernized TACMS missile successfully engages target

Posted November 10, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The modernized TACMS missile includes updated guidance electronics and added capability to defeat area targets. Lockheed Martin’s first modernized Tactical Missile System missile completed a successful first flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The missile was launched from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher at a target area…

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Sierra Nevada Corporation joins Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® JSTARS recap team

Posted June 21, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin announced June 20 that Sierra Nevada Corporation has joined the Skunk Works® JSTARS Recapitalization (Recap) team, which currently includes Bombardier and Raytheon, bringing greater value to the partnership, and the team's ability to deliver a premier solution to the U.S. Air Force.

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Textron Systems successfully tests Fury® against moving targets

Posted May 15, 2017 by

Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems, a business of Textron Inc., announced May15 the successful testing of the Fury® lightweight precision guided glide munition against moving targets at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz. This test marks a significant milestone, as it marks the completion of the Fury weapon’s development. The Weapon & Sensor Systems team conducted…

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Design Evolution: Lockheed Martin using 3-D printed parts for U.S. military satellites

Posted April 5, 2017 by

When the U.S. Air Force’s sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) satellite launches into space, a 3-D printed part will be along for the ride. A Remote Interface Unit, an aluminum electronic enclosure designed to hold avionic circuits, will be the first 3-D printed part certified for use on a Lockheed Martin military satellite. By…

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Enhanced PAC-3 Missile intercepts tactical ballistic missile target

Posted December 11, 2015 by

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) missile successfully engaged and intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target Dec. 10 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., as part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense test.

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Raytheon awarded US Navy MK 54 torpedo contract

Posted August 29, 2016 by

Raytheon has been awarded a $37,723,774 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive, cost and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of MK 54 lightweight torpedo common parts kits; MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedo kits; and MK 54 exercise fuel tanks, spares, production support material, engineering support, and hardware repair support. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring…

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Boeing streamlining defense, space unit to boost competitiveness

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Boeing is taking the next step in making its Defense, Space & Security unit more globally competitive by eliminating a layer of executive oversight. “We need to be an agile organization that is more responsive to customers’ needs and committed to continually improving productivity,” said Defense, Space & Security President and CEO Leanne Caret. “We…

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