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U.S. Air Force, Raytheon test advanced electronic warfare weapon

Posted October 19, 2015 by

Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force have completed the latest in a series of successful flight tests for the HARM Control Section Modification (HCSM), the newest product in the HARM missile inventory. An upgrade to existing HARM missiles, HCSM dramatically increases effectiveness against even the most modern enemy radar while reducing the possibility of collateral…

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U.S. Army buys seven more Q-53s from Lockheed Martin

Posted October 19, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Mounted on a five-ton truck, the Q-53 can be rapidly deployed, automatically leveled and remotely operated with a laptop computer or from the fully equipped climate-controlled command vehicle. When troops need to set up and quickly track incoming threats, they rely on battlefield-proven 360-degree protection provided by the Lockheed Martin AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53)…

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Lockheed Martin upgrading system that manages virtually everything flown by U.S. military forces

Posted October 19, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin is upgrading the battle command system that directs flying operations for all airborne assets of the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, including fighters, bombers, tankers, unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters and cruise missiles. The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to update the Air Tasking Order Management System , which…

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Northrop Grumman announces organization, leadership changes

Posted October 17, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman announced Oct. 14 structural changes that better align its business with the evolving needs of the company’s customers and enhance innovation across the company. The changes include the streamlining of business sectors from four to three. Two new sectors will be created by merging elements of the company’s current Electronic Systems, Information Systems…

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Lockheed Martin prototype expands laser performance at jet speeds

Posted October 17, 2015 by

Air Force photograph A prototype turret developed by Lockheed Martin for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force Research Laboratory controls and compensates for air flow, paving the way for laser weapon systems on tactical aircraft. Here, a green low-power laser beam passes through the turret on a research aircraft. Because enemy…

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Northrop Grumman breaks dround on Grand Sky’s largest expansion project

Posted October 17, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Leadership from Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Air Force and North Dakota broke ground on the company’s Grand Sky facility in Grand Forks, N.D. Left to right: Rick Matthews, vice president and IPT lead, Northrop Grumman; Col. Anthony Hernandez; Randy Richards, aid to Rep. Kevin Cramer; Mick Jaggers, vice president and program manager,…

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin contract for JASSM, JASSM-ER production

Posted October 17, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $305.4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for continued production of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile and its Extended Range version. The Lot 13 contract includes 140 baseline JASSMs for U.S. and international partners, 140 JASSM-ER missiles, data, tooling and test equipment. The Lot 13 award represents the largest…

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Restraints on the U.S. DOD helicopter market limit industry’s prospects

Posted October 15, 2015 by

With a small number of new procurement programs scheduled for the coming years, the need for logistical support, upgrades, and the remanufacture of current platforms and subsystems will sustain growth in the U.S. Department of Defense helicopter market. Opportunities will emerge from the DOD’s demand for innovative systems and solutions to increase the service life…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne subsystems for Orion spacecraft complete major review

Posted October 12, 2015 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne recently announced the critical design review completion for the jettison motor and the crew module reaction control system on the Orion spacecraft. These two major subsystems that Aerojet Rocketdyne is building for Lockheed Martin and NASA are critical for ensuring astronaut safety and mission success. With the successful CDR completion on the programs,…

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Pegasus drogue, hose, boom systems deployed

Posted October 12, 2015 by Daryl Mayer

The KC-46A Pegasus notched another success this week when the systems at the heart of aerial refueling were demonstrated on EMD-2 with the deployment of both drogue systems and the boom.

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