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Lockheed Martin PAC-3 MSE Intercept opens door to full-rate production

Posted November 29, 2017 by

Four Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) and one PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptors successfully neutralized four tactical ballistic missile targets recently in a complex test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The PAC-3 MSE intercept fulfills a requirement that supports a full-rate production decision for the MSE missile. The U.S. Army-led missile defense…

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Successful Trident II D5 test supports Navy sub certification for strategic patrol

Posted September 14, 2016 by

Navy photograph The submerged USS Maryland launches an unarmed Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile in the Atlantic Ocean during an Aug. 31, 2016, flight test. The USS Maryland, a U.S. Navy submarine, launched an unarmed Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile built by Lockheed Martin in the Atlantic Ocean for a successful test flight…

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Lockheed Martin achieves long range discrimination radar CDR on-schedule

Posted November 17, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) is a high-powered S-Band radar incorporating solid-state gallium nitride (GaN) components capable of discriminating threats at extreme distances. LRDR is a strategic national asset of the Missile Defense Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and will provide 24/7/365 acquisition, tracking and discrimination data to enable separate…

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Contract Briefs Pt. II

Posted March 30, 2016 by

Kalmar RT Center, Cibolo, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $8,077,989 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract for replacement parts for multiple weapon systems, aircraft and equipment. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1). This is a three-year base contract with two one-year option periods. Location of performance is Texas, with a March…

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Raytheon completes first AMRAAM-ER missile flight tests from NASAMS air defense system

Posted October 5, 2016 by

Raytheon has successfully flight-tested the newest variant of the combat-proven AMRAAM® missile from the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, or NASAMS™, surface-based system.

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Ninth Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM satellite to expand military communications capabilities for U.S., allies

Posted March 20, 2017 by

Boeing’s ninth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite launched into orbit March 18 and will provide the United States and six allied nations with increased communications capabilities to prevent, protect against and respond to attacks. The WGS-9 satellite was funded through an agreement between the United States and Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and New Zealand,…

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Boeing, Turkish Airlines close deal

Posted September 22, 2017 by

Boeing and Turkish Airlines today announced the airline’s intention to order 40 787-9 Dreamliners. The order will be reflected on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website once finalized. “The 787 Dreamliner is the most technologically advanced airplane in the world,” said M. ?lker Ayc?, chairman of the board and the executive committee, Turkish Airlines. “Our…

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Airbus profits down; gearbox troubles in military plane

Posted May 2, 2016 by

Airbus Group said April 28 it’s facing a “challenging year” after troubles surfaced with a gearbox on the A400M military transporter and export credit agencies suspended financing for the plane-maker. Despite a problematic first quarter, the company is maintaining its forecast for growth in plane orders and deliveries over 2016. The parent of European plane-maker…

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Lockheed Martin prototype expands laser performance at jet speeds

Posted October 17, 2015 by

Air Force photograph A prototype turret developed by Lockheed Martin for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force Research Laboratory controls and compensates for air flow, paving the way for laser weapon systems on tactical aircraft. Here, a green low-power laser beam passes through the turret on a research aircraft. Because enemy…

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Lockheed Martin completes 300th electro-optical targeting system for F-35

Posted September 20, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin recently completed its 300th Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter. 

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