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Boeing delivers Qatar Emiri Air Force’s 4th C-17 Globemaster III

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Boeing delivered the Qatar Emiri Air Force's fourth C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 10 in Long Beach, Calif.

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Boeing ships third Intelsat 702MP satellite for launch

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The third of four 702 Medium Power satellites that Boeing is manufacturing for Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, arrived at the Long Beach, Calif., home port of launch provider Sea Launch Nov. 28. Scheduled for launch in the first quarter of 2013, Intelsat 27 is designed to…

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Lockheed Martin to demonstrate key component of tactical military satellite communications system

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Lockheed Martin has been selected to apply its extensive experience with protected satellite communications to support a new generation of agile, commercially based military satellite communications technologies. The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center MILSATCOM Systems Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to demonstrate concepts that allow…

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Northrop Grumman appoints VP, Business Management for Space Systems

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman announced Nov. 20 that it has appointed Sunil Navale vice president, business management, for the company’s Space Systems business area, effective Feb. 1, 2013. In his new role, Navale will be responsible for financial and business administration activities for Space Systems, one of the four areas within the company’s…

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Lockheed Martin completes critical environmental test on GPS III Pathfinder

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The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force’s next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has completed thermal vacuum testing for the Navigation Payload Element of the GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed. The milestone is one of several environmental tests verifying the navigation payload’s quality of workmanship and increased performance compared to the current…

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Wyle wins $3 million Army helicopter support contract

Posted November 9, 2012 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Wyle has been awarded a $3 million, three-year contract to provide qualification testing for the U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, subsystems and components. The testing will also apply to commercial variants of the Blackhawk used by the FBI, fire fighting agencies and other organizations. These tests are designed to improve the…

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AFSPC, SMC awards 17 contracts under Broad Agency Announcement

Posted November 9, 2012 by timchisham

The U.S. Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., announced Sept. 28 that it has awarded 17 contracts totaling $84.3 million as a result of a Broad Agency Announcement released in April for the “Protected Military Satellite Communications Design for Affordability Risk Reduction Demonstration.” This composite…

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Northrop Grumman to develop affordable, protected satellite communication capabilities

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center will demonstrate ways to make future protected military satellite communications capabilities more affordable with three awards received Sept. 28 under the Protected Military Satellite Communication Design for Affordability Risk Reduction initiative. Under the 10-month, firm fixed-price contracts, the company…

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Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer

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Team Offers Navy Customer Cutting-Edge Technology and Decades of Experience in Airborne Electronic Attack BETHPAGE, N.Y. and CLIFTON, N.J., Nov. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and ITT Exelis (NYSE:XLS) are teaming to bring together the best of industry to offer unique solutions for the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) program….

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Northrop Grumman begins sampling new gallium nitride MMIC product line

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has developed a line of gallium nitride Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits for military and commercial uses. These devices represent the first commercial availability of GaN-based components from the company. Initial engineering evaluation sampling is underway with quantities of three GaN MMIC products. They were developed for defense and commercial…

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