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Elbit Systems of Australia awarded contract for supply of thermal weapon sights

Posted April 20, 2016 by

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced April 19 that its Australian subsidiary, Elbit Systems of Australia Pty Ltd., was awarded a contract in an amount of approximately $30 million (approximately $40 million Australian) by the Department of Defence of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the supply of XACTth65 sights, a member of the Elbit Systems thermal weapon…

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U.S. Army uses Northrop-built system to destroy multiple targets in air, missile defense test

Posted April 18, 2016 by

U.S. Army soldiers have executed a successful dual engagement flight test of the Northrop Grumman-developed Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System to identify, track, engage and defeat ballistic and cruise missile targets. Building upon previous successful flight tests, the April 8 event validated the ability of IBCS to manage multiple threats. The test…

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U.S. Navy awards next generation jammer engineering, manufacturing development contract

Posted April 15, 2016 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $1 billion sole source contract for Engineering and Manufacturing Development for Increment 1 of the Next Generation Jammer, the advanced electronic attack technology that combines high-powered, agile, beam-jamming techniques with cutting-edge, solid-state electronics. Raytheon will deliver 15 Engineering Development Model pods for mission systems testing and…

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Ready for Blast-Off

Posted April 15, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin launches educational program to prepare America’s students for deep space exploration Lockheed Martin has launched Generation Beyond, a first of its kind, national educational program to bring the science of space into thousands of homes and classrooms across America. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program is designed to inspire the next…

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Boeing, U.S. Army to remanufacture 117 Apache helicopters

Posted April 15, 2016 by

Boeing continues its role as the United States’ leading provider of attack helicopters with a contract to remanufacture 117 AH-64D Apaches to the new, more capable AH-64E model. The agreement, which also includes the acquisition of Longbow Crew Trainers, logistical support and spares, carries a total contract value of about $1.5 billion.

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Navy awards Lockheed contract for Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds

Posted April 15, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $25.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTR). Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver ELGTRs, as well as refurbish reusable shipping containers and provide associated technical data, extending ELGTR production into late 2018. The award represents the last of four options under…

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Raytheon, U.S. Air Force successfully complete GPS OCX first qualification test

Posted April 13, 2016 by

On March 4, Raytheon successfully passed the first formal qualification test milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System. Known simply as GPS OCX, this new system offers significant improvements to the GPS on which the U.S. military and millions of civilians rely, including enhanced availability, accuracy, and security….

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Boeing completes satellite for NASA TDRS constellation ahead of contract schedule

Posted April 13, 2016 by

Boeing has completed, and delivered to storage, the last in a series of satellites for NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite constellation.

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Iran says Boeing offers new aircraft during Tehran trip

Posted April 13, 2016 by Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell

Boeing offered Iranian airlines three models of new aircraft to replace the country’s aging fleet during the first visit by the Chicago-based manufacturer in decades, the Islamic Republic’s state-run news agency reported April 11. Boeing declined to discuss specifics from the negotiation with officials in Tehran, but the airplane builder undoubtedly wants a piece of…

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Boeing Business Jets grows presence in China

Posted April 11, 2016 by

Boeing Business Jets’ (BBJ) success in the Chinese market continues this year with 21 in-service airplanes and three BBJ MAXs currently on order. With unmatched product reliability and customer service, BBJ is the preferred ultra-large business jet in China. “BBJ is doing really well in Greater China and we are growing every year,” said Boeing…

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