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Raytheon begins delivery of railgun pulse power containers

Posted May 23, 2016 by

Raytheon has begun deliveries of pulse power containers in support of the U.S. Navy's Railgun program.

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Boeing, Vietjet finalize Vietnam’s largest ever commercial airplane purchase

Posted May 23, 2016 by

VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company and Boeing have finalized an order for 100 737 MAX 200 airplanes, the largest ever single commercial airplane purchase in Vietnam aviation.

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Contract Briefs

Posted May 23, 2016 by

Army Distinctive Spectrum Healthcare JV LLC, Largo, Md., (W81K04-16-D-0016); Matrix Providers Inc., Denver, Colol., (W81K04-16-D-0017); Caduceus Healthcare Inc., Atlanta, Ga., (W81K04-16)-D-0018); Defense Civilian Medical Associates LLC, Pikesville, Md., (W81K04-16-D-0019); and Jefferson Government Services LLC,* Austin, Texas (W81K04-16-D-0020), were awarded a $102,000,000 firm-fixed-price shared contract for Army Direct Care Medical Services-Generation Two (ADCMS-G2) physician services.  Bids…

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British pilot completes 1,000th vertical landing in F-35

Posted May 20, 2016 by

BAE Systems test pilot Peter ‘Wizzer’ Wilson has completed the 1,000th vertical landing in an F-35 Lightning II as part of ongoing flight testing of the jet. The milestone occurred at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., and came just 6 years since another one of our test pilots, Graham Tomlinson, completed the first vertical…

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General Dynamics DMR Radios ordered for new U.S. Navy surface vessels, subs

Posted May 20, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy awarded a contract modification to General Dynamics Mission Systems to build and deliver more than 30 new AN/USC-61(C) Digital Modular Radios (DMR), along with related materials and equipment for new Navy surface vessels and submarines. The software-defined radios are a mission critical communications hub for Navy vessels and submarines. The contract modification…

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Arkansas plant to restart production of rocket launchers

Posted May 20, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin says it will restart production this year of rocket launchers at its facility in south Arkansas. The plant in East Camden previously built 480 rocket launchers but stopped production for the U.S. military in 2013. Officials say it will restart production later this year and have 12 built by the end of next…

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Vector Space Systems completes successful test of second stage engine

Posted May 20, 2016 by

Vector Space Systems, a Micro Satellite space platform enterprise comprised of new-space industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas and Sea Launch, announced May 19 the successful test of its second stage engine, a major milestone in advance of the company’s first sub-orbital test flight as Vector Space Systems this summer. The test, which…

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Airbus Defence, Space enters solar cell production contract with MicroLink Devices

Posted May 18, 2016 by

MicroLink Devices announced that Airbus Defence and Space has issued a production contract for MicroLink’s epitaxial liftoff-based multijunction solar sheets for use on the new Zephyr S platform. The Zephyr platform is a new class of unmanned air vehicle that operates as a high altitude pseudo-satellite enabling affordable, persistent, local satellite-like services. The aircraft runs exclusively…

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Boeing retains U.S. Air Force executive aircraft maintenance role

Posted May 18, 2016 by

Boeing will continue maintaining and supporting the U.S. Air Force’s C-32A and C-40BC executive aircraft through a new seven-year, $319 million contract awarded in March. The Air Force uses the C-32A and C-40BC, which are based on the Boeing 757 and 737 passenger planes, to transport the vice president, cabinet members and military commanders among…

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U.S. Navy uses Raytheon’s SeaRAM to knock out complex targets in at-sea test

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The U.S. Navy completed a series of test shots using Raytheon’s SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system, taking out several targets in a variety of scenarios that mimic today’s most advanced threats to naval ships. The series of two shots included one in which two supersonic missiles were inbound simultaneously, flying in complex, evasive maneuvers. In…

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