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Raytheon designing U.S. Army laser

Posted July 2, 2018 by

Raytheon is developing a 100 kW class laser weapon system preliminary design for integration onboard the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles. This is a $10 million U.S. Army’s High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstration program contract. HEL TVD, a U.S. Army science and technology demonstration program, is part of the Army’s Indirect Fire Protection Capability…

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Airbus BelugaXL rolls out of paint shop

Posted July 2, 2018 by

The first BelugaXL has rolled out of the paint shop unveiling a special livery making it look like a Beluga Whale. The livery was one of six choices submitted to Airbus employees through a poll where 20,000 people participated. With 40 percent votes in favour, the smiley livery won. The BelugaXL will now undertake gound…

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Northrop Grumman incorporates data collected from AQS-24B to SeeTrack system

Posted June 29, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman and SeeByte are collaborating to incorporate AQS-24B mine hunting sensor data into the SeeTrack system to enhance its Autonomous Target Recognition capability.

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Mission payloads tested on GA-ASIs MQ-25 surrogate aircraft

Posted June 29, 2018 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced June 28 that it has successfully flown its MQ-25A surrogate aircraft — a Predator C Avenger — outfitted with a representative set of mission payloads, including Electro-optical/Infrared, Electronic Support Measures, Automatic Identification System, and Mission Processing. MQ-25 is the U.S. Navy’s unmanned aerial refueling aircraft program. “Our ability to…

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Boeing Chinook Block II program moves to final assembly

Posted June 29, 2018 by

Boeing and the U.S. Army celebrated a major CH-47F Block II program milestone with the loading of the first engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) helicopter into final assembly June 27, 2018.

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Lockheed Martin’s JAGM achieves milestone C decision, enabling low-rate initial production

Posted June 27, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system has successfully passed its Defense Acquisition Board review and achieved milestone C. The signed Acquisition Decision Memorandum approves the JAGM system to enter into Low-Rate Initial Production. JAGM is a multi-sensor air-to-ground missile that is the successor to the combat proven Hellfire Romeo and Hellfire Longbow missiles. Backward…

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U.S. Army awards Lockheed Martin contract for ATACMS missiles

Posted June 27, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin has announced a $364 million production contract for Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles for the U.S. Army and a Foreign Military Sales customer. The program will allow the military services to upgrade their existing Block 1 missiles with new technology and double the range, while extending the missiles’ shelf life by more…

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Northrop Grumman expands Mississippi facility, adds new jobs

Posted June 27, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Kevin Mitchell, sector vice president, global operations, and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant cut the ribbon on a new operational area for Northrop Grumman’s Moss Point facility alongside Jackson County Board of Supervisors President Randy Bosarge, Moss Point Mayor Mario King, John Murnane, vice president, global operations, Northrop Grumman, State Rep. Jeramey Anderson,…

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Saluting a star: Lockheed Martin celebrates C-5 Galaxy’s 50th anniversary

Posted June 27, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company celebrated the 50th anniversary of the C-5 Galaxy strategic transport June 26 at the company’s Marietta, Ga., facility.

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Lockheed Martin to build F-16 Block 70 aircraft for Bahrain

Posted June 25, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Artist’s rendition of the F-16 Block 70 that will be built for the Kingdom of Bahrain at Lockheed Martin’s facility in Greenville, S.C. Lockheed Martin has received a $1.2 billion contract from the U.S. government to produce 16 new F-16 Block 70 aircraft for the Royal Bahraini Air Force. The Undefinitized Contract…

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