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Raytheon unveils extended range AMRAAM

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Raytheon has begun development on an extended range variant of the combat-proven Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile. Designed specifically for ground-based air defense, AMRAAM-ER will enable intercepts at longer range and higher altitudes. “With AMRAAM-ER, Raytheon is rewriting the book on ground-based air defense. The new missile will be even faster and more…

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Upgrades boost ballistic missile defense radar’s performance during missile raid

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The U.S. and its friends and allies will soon have improved defenses against ballistic missile raids – large quantities of simultaneously impacting ballistic missiles. Raytheon has upgraded the computer processor of the AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar, enabling the system to both perform better during raids and to more quickly and accurately discriminate between a…

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SAIC awarded $62 million task order by SPAWAR

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The Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command awarded Science Applications International Corporation a task order to provide architecture and systems engineering support services to the Office of the Chief Engineer, the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence, the Fleet Readiness Directorate and many additional C4ISR programs and offices. The single-award,…

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Navy’s Trident II D5 missile marks 155 successful test flights

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The U.S. Navy conducted successful test flights Feb. 22 of two Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles built by Lockheed Martin. This brings the D5 missile’s record to 155 successful test flights since design completion in 1989, a 25-year-plus reliability record unmatched by any other large ballistic missile. These latest test flights demonstrate the reliability…

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates maritime test bed

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Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated how its leading-edge Maritime Test Bed can help the U.S. Navy accelerate the fielding of various sensor intelligence capabilities in the maritime and Joint warfighting environments. The goal of the demonstration was to show how the test bed can bring significant improvements in advanced sensing, data integration, decision support, electromagnetic support…

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NASA, ESA telescopes give shape to furious black hole winds

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NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and ESA’s (European Space Agency) XMM-Newton telescope are showing that fierce winds from a supermassive black hole blow outward in all directions – a phenomenon that had been suspected, but difficult to prove until now. This discovery has given astronomers their first opportunity to measure the strength of these…

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LRASM completes third successful flight test

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The Long Range Anti-Ship Missile built by Lockheed Martin achieved a third successful air-launched flight test, with the missile performing as expected during low altitude flight. The test, conducted on Feb. 4, was in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy joint-service LRASM program. Flying over the Sea…

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News Briefs February 18, 2015

Posted February 18, 2015 by

Navy debuts robot that can fight fires aboard ships The Navy has developed a prototype of a man-sized robot to do one of the most dangerous jobs aboard any ship: fighting a fire. The Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot was developed by researchers at Virginia Tech and made its public debut during a Navy science and…

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US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon system enhancements add mission capabilities

Posted February 18, 2015 by

The US Navy has awarded a $15.5 million system development contract to Raytheon to develop a flexible, application-based architecture for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The ABA will allow mission commanders to rapidly field new or enhanced capabilities through third-party software applications. Raytheon’s ABA design aligns with both the Department of Defense’s “Better Buying…

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Small Diameter Bomb II completes live fire tests

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TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –‚ĆRaytheon and the U.S. Air Force completed two successful Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) all-up round live fire test flights that demonstrated the weapon’s ability to detect, track and destroy moving targets. The flight tests, which took place at the White Sands Missile Test Range, N.M., are the…

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