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Posted August 19, 2016 by

Air Force   Boeing, Seattle, Wash., has been awarded a $2,814,816,489 contract action modification (P00099) to previously awarded contract FA8625-11-C-6600 for the acquisition of low-rate initial production (LRIP) aircraft Lots 1 and 2.  As authorized by the KC-46 Milestone C acquisition decision memorandum dated Aug. 12, 2016, this contract modification obligates funding for pre-priced options…

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Northrop Grumman subsidiary awarded Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope contract from JPL

Posted June 5, 2017 by

Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc., a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman , has been awarded a sole-source contract to provide mission-critical optical technology for the WFIRST coronagraph instrument. The AOX team successfully completed the preliminary design studies in early 2016 with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL is managed for NASA by the California Institute of Technology. WFIRST…

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LCS 13 completes acceptance trials

Posted July 16, 2018 by

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 13, the future USS Wichita, recently completed Acceptance Trials in the waters of Lake Michigan. LCS 13 is the seventh Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team, and is slated for delivery to the U.S. Navy later this summer. “LCS 13’s completion of Acceptance Trials means this…

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GA-ASI demonstrates flight deck taxi capability for MQ-25

Posted April 18, 2018 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.has successfully demonstrated aircraft carrier deck handling to include taxi capability and transition to the launch and recovery phases using a Predator® C Avenger® jet aircraft as a surrogate. As part of the proposed MQ-25 solution, GA-ASI has demonstrated that the new carrier-based unmanned tanker can integrate with the complexities of…

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Spirit begins production of the Royal Australian Air Force’s First P-8A

Posted November 23, 2015 by

Spirit AeroSystems Inc. has begun production of the Royal Australian Air Force's first production P-8A aircraft. Spirit started production on the 737 military derivative in October. With major assembly now underway, the first unit is scheduled to deliver to Boeing in early 2016.

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U.S. Navy achieves longest range surface-to-air intercept in naval history

Posted October 3, 2016 by

POINT MUGU NAVAL STATION, Calif.–In the longest range surface-to-air intercept of its kind in naval history, a Raytheon Standard Missile-6 successfully destroyed an over-the-horizon, threat target. The mission also demonstrated the combat capabilities that SM-6 brings to Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air, an effort designed to link U.S. Navy ships and airborne sensors into a…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne providing propulsion system support to Northrop Grumman’s GBSD program

Posted August 25, 2017 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., will support Northrop Grumman, which was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force for the Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction phase of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent acquisition program. he GBSD program aims to develop a replacement for the current Minuteman III Intercontinental…

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Northrop Grumman unveils new digital, two-axis rate sensor in miniature, low-cost package

Posted October 17, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman has delivered the first production unit of its new LRS-2003 two-axis rate sensor. The first application of the LRS-2003 will be to stabilize a mast-mounted sensor suite for a ground vehicle. Derived from the successful LRS-200X family of rate sensors, the LRS-2003 is the smallest two-axis rate sensor in Northrop Grumman’s portfolio and…

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Northrop Grumman launches first open architecture test bed

Posted February 14, 2018 by

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency selected Northrop Grumman as a Phase 1 Swarm Systems Integrator for the Agency’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program.

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Northrop Grumman delivers BACN-equipped Global Hawk to Air Force

Posted July 20, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman photograph The Northrop Grumman EQ-4B Global Hawk autonomous aircraft on its first flight after being converted to carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) on February 16, 2018.  The successful first flight over Southern California led to the delivery of the aircraft to the U.S. Air Force. Earlier this year, Northrop Grumman delivered…

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