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Posted March 28, 2016 by

Philips Medical Systems, Andover, Massachusetts, has been awarded a maximum $77,172,660 modification exercising the seventh one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPM2D1-09-D-8349) with nine one-year option periods for patient monitoring systems, subsystems, accessories, consumables, spare/repair parts and training. This is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract. Location of performance is Massachusetts, with…

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Lockheed Martin debuts upgraded MK 41 VLS production line

Posted March 25, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin, Navy and elected officials cut the ribbon at the ceremonial reopening of the MK 41 Vertical Launching System. BALTIMORE, Md., March 24, 2016 – Lockheed Martin has officially unveiled an upgraded MK 41 Vertical Launching System production line at its Middle River, Md., facility. The MK 41 VLS program supports…

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First Airbus aircraft produced in the U.S. takes flight

Posted March 25, 2016 by

The first Airbus aircraft produced in the U.S. Manufacturing Facility has flown for the first time.

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Posted March 25, 2016 by

General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla., was awarded a $35,788,624 modification (P00022) to contract W52P1J-12-C-0026 for 120mm M1002 new production cartridges, and 120mm M865 recapitalized cartridges, for 120mm tank training ammunition. Work will be performed in St. Petersburg, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2017.  Fiscal 2014 and 2016,…

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Successful Brimstone missile ground rig trials for Eurofighter Typhoon

Posted March 25, 2016 by

A series of successful ground rig trials with the air-to-surface MBDA Brimstone missile have been completed at the BAE Systems site in Warton, Lancashire, England. The trials are part of the integration of the weapon on to the Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet. A Brimstone weapon, consisting of a launcher loaded with three missiles, was connected…

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U.S. Navy contracts with Metal Technology for Trident additive manufacturing

Posted March 23, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy has granted Metal Technology (MTI) a contract to develop and demonstrate advanced aerospace additive manufacturing techniques for low-cost manufacturing of refractory metal components for U.S. Navy missile propulsion systems used on the Trident D5 missile system. The Trident D5 missile system is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), built by Lockheed Martin Space…

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ULA successfully launches 7,745 pounds of cargo to space station

Posted March 23, 2016 by

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the OA-6 Cygnus resupply craft to the International Space Station lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., March 22 at 11:05 p.m., EDT. Approximately 21 minutes later, the spacecraft successfully separated from the Centaur upper stage at its initial orbit, where…

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PAC-3 MSE intercepts missile target in flight test

Posted March 18, 2016 by

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) Missile successfully detected, tracked and intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target March 17 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., as part of a U.S. Army-led flight test. “The PAC-3 MSE continues to demonstrate its reliability and hit-to-kill capability,” said Scott Arnold, vice president of PAC-3 programs…

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U.S. Air Force awards Raytheon $573 million to continue building AMRAAM

Posted March 18, 2016 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $573 million contract modification to exercise the option on a previously awarded contract for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by February 2019. AMRAAM is a combat-proven missile that has demonstrated operational flexibility in both…

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Raytheon to offer new long-range missile for U.S. Army fires requirement

Posted March 16, 2016 by

Raytheon will offer a new missile design to meet the U.S. Army’s Long-Range Precision Fires requirement to replace current army tactical missile system weapons. “Our LRPF design will provide the U.S. Army with double the combat power of its ground launchers by utilizing a new design that fits two missiles in a single launcher pod —…

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