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Australia selects Raytheon ELCAN weapon sight for land forces

Posted June 15, 2016 by

Australia’s Department of Defence has selected Raytheon’s ELCAN Optical Technologies division to supply the ELCAN Specter® DR 1-4x dual role weapon sight. The $54 million contract award followed an open competition. The ELCAN Specter® dual field-of-view (1X and 4X) sight will replace the ADF’s standard 1.5X magnified sight on the new Enhanced F88 rifle in…

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Ready to Go: Lockheed Martin-built MUOS-5 satellite encapsulated for June 24 launch

Posted June 15, 2016 by

The fifth Mobile User Objective Systemsatellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy was encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing on June 4. It is scheduled to launch June 24 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. MUOS-5 is the latest addition to a network of orbiting satellites and relay ground stations…

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Weaponized Polish-built Black Hawk helicopter on display

Posted June 15, 2016 by

MIELEC, Poland–A weaponized version of Sikorsky’s Polish-built S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopter will be on display at the ‘Anaconda 2016’ NATO exercises in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland this week. Representative of how a future European-built Black Hawk helicopter could be configured for the armed mission, the display is designed to showcase the ease by which the proven…

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Contract Briefs

Posted June 15, 2016 by

Defense Intelligence Agency   GeoEye Analytics Inc., Herndon, Va. (HHM402-16-C-0012), was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a maximum ceiling value of $55,300,000. The contract supports the management and maintenance of all-source geospatial predictive analysis services. These services include gathering, analyzing, and manipulating data for geospatial predictive modeling. Work will be performed in the National Capital…

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Predator C Avenger flies with MS-177 long-range sensor

Posted June 13, 2016 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced June 13 the successful flight tests of Predator® C Avenger®, equipped with a MS-177 Electro-optical/Infrared sensor manufactured by UTC Aerospace Systems. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. MS-177, an advanced sensor in UTC’s SYERS family of sensors,…

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Aerospace firm successfully tests solar-powered aircraft

Posted June 13, 2016 by Frank Eltman

A test pilot successfully flew a solar-powered prototype aircraft June 10 for a company that envisions manufacturing a fleet of drones to provide aerial internet service for an estimated 4 billion people worldwide. The test flight by Luminati Aerospace LLC took place at a former Northrop Grumman defense plant on eastern Long Island, N.Y., that…

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Last call for Northrop Grumman Foundation’s school labs makeover contest

Posted June 13, 2016 by

The Northrop Grumman Foundation reminds all public middle schools that June 17 is the last day to enter for its Fab School Labs online contest. Now in its second year, the school lab makeover contest is designed to encourage today’s children to become tomorrow’s innovators and provide public middle schools with an opportunity to create…

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Boeing awards $200 million in space contracts to small businesses

Posted June 10, 2016 by

Boeing has awarded $200 million in contracts to small businesses for work on the International Space Station. Boeing is NASA’s prime contractor for the ISS. The contracts were awarded under the Boeing Engineering and Technical Support Service program. The selected companies provide expertise in a number of areas including engineering, information technology, software development and…

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U.S. Air Force deploys APKWS laser-guided rockets on F-16s

Posted June 8, 2016 by

The U.S. Air Force has acquired BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System laser-guided rockets for use in ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Air Force fielded the initial units to fulfill an urgent operational need for F-16 and A-10 aircraft, and it has already successfully used the weapon in combat operations.  The deployment…

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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy complete bomb disposal robot design review

Posted June 8, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed the Critical Design Review for increment one of the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System program.

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