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General Dynamics delivers USS Mississippi sub to Navy 363 days ahead of schedule

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General Dynamics Electric Boat today delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine Mississippi (SSN-782) to the U.S. Navy 363 days ahead of contract schedule and more than $60 million below target cost. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. John Holmander, vice president and Virginia program manager for General Dynamics Electric Boat, noted that…

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Raytheon awarded $313.8 million for Standard Missile-6 all-up rounds

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The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $313.8 million contract for low-rate initial production of Standard Missile-6 all-up rounds. SM-6 leverages the legacy Standard Missile airframe and propulsion elements, while incorporating the advanced signal processing and guidance control capabilities of Raytheon’s Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz.; Camden, Ark.; Andover, Mass.;…

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Raytheon unveils reconnaissance system prototype to Canadian Army

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Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC, a subsidiary of Raytheon Company, recently unveiled its Light Armoured Vehicle Reconnaissance Surveillance System prototype to the Canadian Army in Ottawa, Ontario. Raytheon designed the LRSS to fit into the Canadian Army’s Light Armoured Vehicle-III to provide improved flexibility allowing on-the-move intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The innovative design permits…

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Northrop Grumman completes design review for integrated air, missile defense battle command system

Posted June 11, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed the Critical Design Review for the U.S. Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System. The CDR provided an in-depth assessment, by a government team of experts and managers, that the IBCS design is programmatically and technically realistic and attainable. The successful review determined the IBCS detailed design satisfies…

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Sierra Nevada sues to reinstate Air Force contract

Posted June 14, 2012 by by Roxana Hegeman

Sierra Nevada Corp. is suing for the reinstatement of a $354 million contract to build light air-support aircraft for use in Afghanistan, after the U.S. Air Force canceled the deal following objections by a rival manufacturer and under pressure from lawmakers. The Air Force canceled the high-stakes contract in March and launched an investigation after…

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Boeing completes wind tunnel tests on Silent Eagle Conformal Weapons Bay

Posted June 25, 2012 by

Boeing recently completed wind tunnel tests on the Silent Eagle Conformal Weapons Bay. The tests, conducted at the company's St. Louis facility, validated the aerodynamics of the CWB design.

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Lockheed machinists OK new labor deal, end strike

Posted July 2, 2012 by by Angela K. Brown

Lockheed Martin machinists ended their 10-week strike June 28, approving a new labor deal that includes a $2,000 bonus and annual pay increases starting at 3 percent the first year. Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District Lodge 776 voted overwhelmingly to approve the four-year agreement, with 81 percent of nearly…

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Aerojet planning European space propulsion subsidiary

Posted July 9, 2012 by

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced July 9 that it has entered the final planning of the formation of a European subsidiary to serve the needs of the European space industry. The new company, European Space Propulsion, will use indigenous manufacturing and engineering talent to produce proven in-space thrusters and propulsion systems. European Space Propulsion is…

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Boeing 737 MAX to fly farther, deliver more revenue potential

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An artist’s rendering of the 737 MAX 7, 8 and 9. Boeing announced continued progress on the company’s newest development program, the 737 MAX, at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow July 10.

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Hamilton Sundstrand awarded a multi-year overhaul, repair contract from U.S. Army for Black Hawk helicopter T700 fuel controls

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Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, was recently awarded a multi-year Overhaul & Repair contract from the U.S. Army for Black Hawk helicopter T700 fuel controls, with initial delivery orders starting in 2012 and covering a period of performance through 2017. “Hamilton Sundstrand is pleased to be selected to provide maintenance support…

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