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GA-ASI conducts first flight of Avenger Extended Range

Posted November 14, 2016 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Nov. 10 the successful first flight of its new Avenger® Extended Range aircraft, an extended range version of its multi-mission jet-powered Predator® C Avenger which has accumulated more than 13,000 flight hours to date.

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Poland to buy Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System

Posted March 30, 2018 by

The Polish government has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. government to purchase the Northrop Grumman-developed Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System. The LOA allows the U.S. government to start contracting with Northrop Grumman for production and delivery of IBCS that enables Poland’s modernized air defense capabilities. Poland becomes…

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Lockheed Martin will pursue new Army missile defense sensor

Posted July 18, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin is responding to a U.S. Army request for a Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor. The industry-wide competition will provide a radar solution that operates in the Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense network and replaces the current Patriot radar. The Army’s stated objective for the LTAMDS acquisition program is to upgrade…

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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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GA-ASI begins demonstration flights in Japan

Posted May 9, 2018 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced May 9 the first flight of the Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft in Japan during an opening ceremony on Iki Island. The demonstration flights, taking place over the next three weeks, intend to promote the civil and scientific applications of the RPA. “We thank the Mayor of Iki and the…

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Lockheed Martin-led team lays keel on nation’s 15th LCS

Posted November 4, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Joseph Macini A welder authenticates the keel by welding the initials of LCS 15 sponsor Sharla Tester onto the keel plate. The Keel Laying is the formal recognition of the start of the ship’s module construction process. The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s fifteenth…

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Lockheed Martin-led team lays keel on 19th LCS

Posted May 19, 2017 by

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy's 19th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS St. Louis, in a ceremony held at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisc.

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Land-based SM-3 demonstrates first ballistic missile intercept supported by AN/TPY-2 radar

Posted December 11, 2015 by

The Missile Defense Agency conducted the first intercept test of a Raytheon Land-Based Standard Missile-3 Block IB from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex. The SM-3 destroyed an intermediate range ballistic missile target in space by using remote track data from an AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar in a ‘launch-on-remote’ engagement. The test’s success…

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Lockheed Martin begins modernizing receivers for U.S. Air Force’s GPS signal monitoring stations

Posted August 7, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Christopher DeWitt Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, listens to 1st Lt. Mark Skinner, 2nd Space Operations Squadron GPS mission commander, explain current 2 SOPS activities during his visit at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Goldfein toured various squadrons across the base…

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Boeing 737 MAX makes first international journey for flight testing

Posted May 2, 2016 by

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 has marked a key achievement after completing high altitude flight testing in La Paz, Bolivia. It’s the first international trip for the 737 MAX flight-test fleet. The airport’s 13,300-foot (4,050-meter) altitude tested the MAX’s capability to take off and land at high altitudes, which can affect overall airplane performance. “The…

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