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Northrop Grumman to highlight key missile defense capabilities conference

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Northrop Grumman will highlight its key capabilities for the nation’s missile defense systems during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 10th Annual U.S. Missile Defense Conference Exhibition to be held March 26 to 28 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Conference attendees can participate in a wargame, developed…

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Boeing completes on-cost, on-schedule delivery of F-15K Slam Eagles to Korea

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Boeing delivered the final two F-15K Slam Eagles to the Republic of Korea Air Force April 2 at Daegu Air Base. All ROKAF F-15Ks were delivered on cost and on schedule. “Boeing is proud to have worked with the ROKAF to ensure…

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General Dynamics, Rheinmetall Defence form tank ammunition joint venture company

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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, and Rheinmetall Defence of Dusseldorf, Germany, have formed a tank ammunition joint venture company named Defense Munitions International, LLC. The new company will develop and market new and existing 120mm kinetic energy and multi-purpose cartridges for the U.S. and international tank ammunition markets….

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Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 successfully intercepts cruise missile target

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Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 Missile successfully intercepted and destroyed a cruise missile target April 25 at the Utah Test and Training Range in an unprecedented interoperability demonstration utilizing the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor and the PATRIOT system. The test demonstrated the PAC-3 Missile Segment’s unique ability to detect, track, engage and…

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Boeing, EVA Air announce order for three 777s

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Boeing and Taipei-based EVA Air May 8 finalized an order for three 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airplanes. The order also includes purchase rights for an additional four airplanes. “The 777-300ER is the flagship of our long-haul fleet and will play an important role in growing our global operations,” said Chang Kuo-wei, president of EVA Air. “The…

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Raytheon awarded $57.8 million Phalanx contract

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The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a contract totaling $57.8 million to overhaul and upgrade nine Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems, and manufacture two SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense systems. The agreement also includes the purchase of 20 radar upgrade kits. “Raytheon tailors our ship self-defense systems to meet our customers’ requirements,” said Rick Nelson, vice president of…

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Lufthansa conducts inaugural flight of world’s first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger aircraft

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June 1, Lufthansa, launch customer for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, initiated commercial service of the new…

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Virgin Galactic opens new office in Las Cruces, N.M.

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Virgin Galactic opened a new office in Las Cruces, N.M., that will complement the commercial spaceline's growing operations team at Spaceport America and enhance the local economy through jobs, local...

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Lockheed Martin to manage major defense information systems network operations

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The Defense Information Systems Agency has chosen Lockheed Martin to manage the transformation of the Department of Defense’s global data network. The work will take place under an innovative, seven-year Global Systems Management Operations contract. The contract would run for three years and includes two two-year options, with a total contract ceiling of $4.6 billion….

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Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System successfully intercepts second target this year

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The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin team successfully intercepted a separating ballistic missile target with the second generation of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system, Aegis BMD 4.0.1, and the Standard Missile-3 Block IB missile. During the test known as Flight Test Mission-18, Aegis BMD 4.0.1 successfully detected, tracked and engaged the…

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