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Northrop Grumman awarded U.S. Air Force payload transporter system contract

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to design, develop, test and qualify a replacement payload transporter system for the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system. This program will provide a replacement for the existing payload transporter that is nearing the end of its design life. The contract is worth $39.7 million…

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Next gen GPS operational control system successfully achieves milestone B approval

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Officials from the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Global Positioning Systems Directorate announced that the U.S. Air Force and Raytheon successfully met all requirements to enter into the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Next Generation Operational Control System. The decision was approved by Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and…

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Boeing delivers Royal Australian Air Force’s sixth C-17

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing delivered the sixth Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster III Nov. 1 at the company’s final assembly facility in Long Beach, Calif. The airlifter will be assigned to No. 36 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley near Brisbane, where it will help meet increased demand for airlift to support military, humanitarian…

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Northrop Grumman appoints VP of Aerospace Products

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman announced Nov. 8 that it has appointed Chris Yamada vice president of its Aerospace Products organization. In this role, Yamada will be responsible for the newly established organization, offering technology products from Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector to broader markets and customers. He will retain leadership of several of…

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Industy Day provides access for Kyrgyz Republic businesses

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Brett Clashman Maj. Ryan Goodwin speaks to Kyrgyz Republic contractors at the Ak-Keme hotel in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Sept. 10, 2012. Goodwin focused on strengthening economic ties and answering questions for local contractors that want to do business with the Transit Center at Manas. Goodwin is the Transit Center contracting chief…

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Air Force awards Lockheed Martin initial contract for next set of missile warning satellites

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin an $82 million contract to begin initial work on the fifth and sixth geosynchronous satellites in the Space Based Infrared System missile warning constellation. Featuring a mix of GEO satellites, hosted payloads in highly elliptical earth orbit, and associated ground hardware and software, the SBIRS program delivers…

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Boeing receives $2 billion C-17 aircraft sustainment contract

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Boeing will continue assuring the worldwide availability of C-17 aircraft, which provide vital military and humanitarian airlift capability, through a $2 billion follow-on contract it recently received from the U.S. Department of Defense. The C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program provides support services such as forecasting, purchasing and material management for the C-17 and all…

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Intelsat accepts second on-orbit Boeing 702MP satellite

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Intelsat S.A. has accepted its second Boeing 702MP (Medium Power) satellite, Intelsat 21, which was launched Aug. 18 and is enhancing Intelsat’s broadcast and communications services throughout four continents. Boeing introduced the 702MP spacecraft line in 2009 to meet customer requirements for satellites with 6 to 12 kilowatts of power. The…

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Boeing chosen for U.S. government’s COMSATCOM services acquisition program

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing Commercial Satellite Services has been approved as a service provider for the Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition program. With this approval by the Defense Information Systems Agency and General Services Administration, Boeing is authorized to provide U.S. government customers satellite communications services through a variety of fixed and mobile transponded and…

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Northrop Grumman joins Hosted Payloads Alliance to further help address global security needs

Posted August 20, 2012 by staff

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has become a member of the Hosted Payloads Alliance, joining the wide variety of companies that support an increasing role for defense and commercial contractors in helping government agencies find timely and cost-effective ways of acquiring space assets and services. The alliance was formed in 2011 to increase awareness…

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