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Raytheon demonstrates advanced GPS OCX capabilities

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Last week, Raytheon demonstrated the advanced capabilities of the Global Positioning System’s Next Generation Operational Control System to key Defense Department and other stakeholders through a series of realistic operational demonstrations. These demonstrations, which incorporated software that will be delivered with the Launch and Checkout System, validated how automation will improve system efficiency and effectiveness….

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Northrop successfully delivers primary mirror PICTURE B mission

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Designed to significantly advance the science and technology supporting exoplanet research, the PICTURE B mission by the Center for Atmospheric Research at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, reached a major milestone.

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F-16 durability testing: 25,000 hours, counting

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzd7ML2NqyY&feature=player_embedded Lockheed Martin recently completed 25,000 hours of simulated flight time on an F-16C Block 50 aircraft, demonstrating the safety and durability of the F-16 well beyond the aircraft’s original design service life of 8,000 Equivalent Flight Hours. Further testing is being conducted to identify a definitive, safe flight hour limit for the aircraft. The…

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Boeing, Myanmar National Airlines celebrate first Next-Generation 737-800 delivery

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Boeing and Myanmar National Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Next-Generation 737-800 leased from GE Capital Aviation Services, the commercial aircraft leasing arm of GE. The celebration also marked the first all-new Boeing airplane to be delivered to any Myanmar-based airline. The airplane is the first to feature Myanmar National Airlines’ new livery…

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Raytheon completes milestones on path to production-ready GaN-based AESA Patriot

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Militaries of the future will soon have access to a single radar capable of protecting troops’ backs from threats such as ballistic and cruise missiles, and drones. Raytheon recently completed a series of milestones, bringing the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System with 360-degrees of coverage one step closer to production readiness. The milestones…

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Boeing, Army contract extends successful public-private support partnership

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Boeing has received a five-year contract extending the company’s partnership with Corpus Christi Army Depot. The public-private agreement supports the overhaul of complex parts for U.S. Army AH-64 Apaches and CH-47 Chinooks and provides the Army direct access to Boeing’s expertise in platform service and supply networks. The contract includes a base year plus four…

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Raytheon completes lab testing on AMRAAM-ER, NASAMS integration

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Raytheon has completed extensive lab testing on a new extended range variant of the combat-proven AMRAAMÆ. The tests validate that AMRAAM-ER can be integrated and employed from the NASAMS launcher. Designed specifically for ground-based air defense, AMRAAM-ER will be combined with AN/MPQ-64 F1Sentinel radar and the NASAMS launcher to provide increased air defense protection in…

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NASA Administrator visits Northrop Grumman to view Webb space telescope

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited Northrop Grumman’s Redondo Beach facility May 28 to see the progress on the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope. Northrop Grumman is under contract to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and leads the industry team that designs and develops the Webb Telescope’s optics, sunshield and spacecraft….

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Germany announces MEADS selection for future air, missile defense system

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The German Federal Ministry of Defence has chosen the Medium Extended Air Defense System as the basis for Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem, a next-generation network-based tactical air and missile defense system. It will replace Patriot air defense systems initially fielded in the 1980s. Lockheed Martin will share in development of Germany’s TLVS with its MEADS International partner…

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U.S. begins flight testing advanced missile defense interceptor

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POINT MUGU NAVAL STATION, Calif. –†The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency hsd conducted the first flight test of the Raytheon Standard Missile-3 Block IIA. The interceptor’s bigger rocket motors and more capable kill vehicle will engage threats sooner and protect larger regions from short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats. “The SM-3 Block IIA program…

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