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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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Netherlands to upgrade Integrated Air, Missile Defense System

Posted October 7, 2016 by

The Royal Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation awarded Raytheon a contract to upgrade its Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system with the Modern Man Station user interface, a move to significantly boost the nation’s missile defense capability. “The Netherlands will continuously modernize Patriot as they intend to keep it in their inventory until at least 2040,” said…

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Northrop Grumman welcomes UK as global F-35 Lightning II component MRO, upgrade services

Posted November 7, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman welcomes the announcement by the F-35 Joint Program Office in the U.S. that it has assigned the U.K. to provide global maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade services for F-35 Lightning II Air Vehicle Depot-Level Repairable Components.  Northrop Grumman is part of the innovative partnership between the U.K. government-owned, Defence Electronics and Components Agency,…

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Lockheed Martin’s modernized TACMS missile repeats success in second flight test

Posted December 12, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a second modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile in a flight at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The test follows closely behind the successful first flight of a modernized TACMS in late October. Five more flight tests are planned in coming months for the modernized TACMS program. Launched from a…

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Textron Systems Support Solutions awarded $206 million for Shadow® TUAS sustainment

Posted January 13, 2017 by

Textron Systems Support Solutions, a Textron Inc. business, announced Jan. 9 that it has been awarded a $206 million contract from the U.S. Army for Shadow® Tactical Aircraft System Contractor Logistics Support. CLS efforts include Systems Sustainment Management, Engineering Support, Contractor Logistics Support Management, Field Service Operations, Depot Material Repair and Management and Post Productions…

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Lockheed Martin delivers 200th F-35 center wing assembly from Marietta facility

Posted February 13, 2017 by

The 200th F-35 Center Wing Assembly built in the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga., was delivered to the Fort Worth, Texas, F-35 production line in January, marking a major milestone.

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Lockheed Martin to deliver world record-setting 60kW Laser to U.S. Army

Posted March 20, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army.  In testing earlier this month, the Lockheed Martin laser produced a single beam of 58 kW, representing a world record for a laser of this type. The Lockheed Martin team met all contractual deliverables…

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Contract Briefs

Posted April 17, 2017 by

Defense Logistics Agency URS Federal Services Inc., Germantown, Md., has been awarded a maximum $74,999,999 hybrid fixed-price incentive firm target, cost reimbursement no fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for warehousing and distribution support services. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. This was a competitive contract with three responses received. Locations of performance are…

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Think faster: Advantages of quantum processing shown in head-to-head race

Posted May 13, 2017 by

A prototype quantum processor repeatedly beat a traditional, classical processor in a race to solve a puzzle, figuring out a secret combination up to 100 times faster by using exotic physics to sort through data that was deliberately packed with errors.

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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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