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Boeing-led missile defense team achieves intercept in flight test

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In a complex test June 22 over the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and an industry team led by Boeing intercepted and destroyed a target in flight using the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system. This was a successful test using an enhanced version of the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV), a device attached to the…

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Boeing 737 MAX LEAP-1B engine begins ground testing

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June 18, CFM International announced it has successfully initiated ground testing of the first all-new LEAP-1B engine that will exclusively power the Boeing 737 MAX. CFM ran the engine for the first time June 13, three days ahead of schedule.

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Lockheed Martin to acquire Deposition Sciences

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Lockheed Martin has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Deposition Sciences, Inc., a provider of thin film coatings. Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close within 30 days. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed and are not material to Lockheed Martin operations. DSI will be…

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Ball Aerospace selected to build lens assembly for LSST camera

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Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been selected by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to build the optics and support structure, designated as the L1-L2 Lens Assembly, for the camera on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which will sit atop the 8,800 foot tall Cerro Pachon mountaintop in Chile.  Ball Aerospace is teamed with Arizona…

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Lockheed Martin names VP, domestic business development, operations

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Lockheed Martin has appointed John Rood vice president for domestic business development and operations, succeeding John Ward, who announced plans to retire effective Aug. 1. Rood’s appointment is effective June 23. “John Rood has extensive experience and deep knowledge of industry and government,” said Paul Lemmo, senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development….

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Northrop Grumman awards engineering scholarships to pair of graduating San Gabriel Valley-area students

Posted June 20, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Donovan Gonzales and Bryan Zhong are this year’s recipients of Northrop Grumman’s prestigious Engineering Scholars award, which is given to promising high school seniors in the San Gabriel Valley area interested in pursuing a career in engineering, computer science, physics or math. The recipients of the $10,000 scholarships were honored during the…

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Northrop Grumman receives $238 million contract modification for LAIRCM missile defense system

Posted June 18, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $238 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide hardware and support for the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure system. Critical to the safe return of troops abroad, LAIRCM automatically detects a missile launch, determines if it is a threat and activates a…

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Raytheon honors supplier excellence from around globe

Posted June 18, 2014 by

Raytheon has recognized the exceptional performance of more than 180 supplier partners that support the company’s Integrated Defense Systems business unit. Honored at IDS’ annual Supplier Excellence Awards event, suppliers from around the globe were recognized with 3-, 4- and 5-Star awards, measured on quality standards, on-time delivery, process improvement initiatives, and success in meeting…

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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy increase MQ-8B Fire Scout’s visual reach with modernized radar

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Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy demonstrated a new multimode maritime surveillance radar on the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter that will drastically enhance long-range imaging and search capabilities for Navy commanders. War fighters will now have the latest in radar technology to pair with their current electro-optical infrared payload. Integrating this new radar system…

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Lockheed Martin’s DAGR, Hellfire II missiles score direct hits during ground-vehicle launch tests

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Lockheed Martin successfully fired Hellfire and DAGR missiles from its Long Range Surveillance and Attack Vehicle turreted weapon system during recent ground-to-ground tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The LRSAV is a fully integrated, turreted, ground-vehicle weapon system. It uses advanced missile and weapon control-system technologies and a newly developed 15-inch, spherical, mast-mounted electro-optical/infrared…

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