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New Raytheon warhead lethal to enemy rockets

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The U.S. Army and Raytheon has completed a warhead test for the new Accelerated Improved Interceptor Initiative. Once fielded, AI3 is intended to provide a new level of war fighter protection by destroying incoming rockets, artillery and mortars. The ground-based system will leverage proven technologies from many of Raytheon’s programs, including the Sidewinder air-to-air missile…

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Lockheed Martin performs first ever outdoor flight test of laser powered UAS

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PALMDALE, Calif. – Lockheed Martin and LaserMotive, Inc., have completed a series of flight tests of the Stalker Unmanned Aerial System to further validate the performance of an innovative laser power system. These tests mark the first-ever outdoor flight of a UAS powered by laser. Stalker is a small, silent UAS used by Special Operations…

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MEADS multifunction fire control radar finishes integration, test events at Italian test range

Posted August 14, 2012 by staff

The first Medium Extended Air Defense System Multifunction Fire Control Radar has been integrated with a MEADS battle manager and launcher at Pratica di Mare Air Force Base near Rome, Italy. The objectives of the integration test series were to demonstrate that the MEADS TOC could control the MEADS MFCR in coordination with the MEADS…

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General Dynamics acquires Gayston Corporation’s defense operations

Posted August 29, 2012 by

General Dynamics has acquired the defense operations of Gayston Corporation, a privately held company that supplies precision metal components used in several munitions programs. The value of the cash transaction, which General Dynamics expects to be accretive to earnings in 2013, has not been disclosed. Gayston’s defense operations employ 187 people at a state-of-the-art facility…

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Northrop Grumman signs technology development teaming agreement with Flight Technologies Sistemas

Posted September 10, 2012 by

A unit of Northrop Grumman has executed a teaming agreement with Flight Technologies Sistemas S/A to develop national security technologies for Brazil. Northrop Grumman Overseas Service Corporation and Flight Technologies Sistemas S/A will team on security solutions for Brazil’s integrated border monitoring system. The system is designed to monitor Brazil’s borders through an integrated system…

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Navy awards General Dynamics $94 million to plan USS Miami fire restoration

Posted September 17, 2012 by

The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $94 million contract for advance planning and preliminary execution of fire-restoration efforts on USS Miami. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The USS Miami was damaged in a fire in May while it was in dry dock at the Portsmouth Naval…

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Lockheed Martin completes centralization of targets, countermeasures operations in Alabama

Posted September 28, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin Sept. 26 announced that it has completed the centralization of its Targets and Countermeasures operations in Huntsville, Ala., where the program offices of both the company and the Missile Defense Agency customer are located. “Centralizing our core program operations enables us to maintain our cost competitiveness,” said Dr. Patricia Dare, director of Targets…

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Northrop Grumman names VP, deputy general counsel

Posted October 15, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman has named Kathryn G. Simpson vice president and deputy general counsel, effective Oct. 15. Simpson will report to Sheila Cheston, corporate vice president and general counsel. “Kathy Simpson is an accomplished counselor and leader in the defense industry,” said Cheston. “She will bring a breadth of experience and talents to her new role….

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Boeing non-kinetic missile records first operational test flight

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A recent weapons flight test in the Utah desert may change future warfare after the missile successfully defeated electronic targets with little to no collateral damage. Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., successfully tested the Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project during a flight over…

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Honeywell extends strategic relationship with Army for M1 Abrams support

Posted October 24, 2012 by

Honeywell has been awarded two contracts worth a combined $221 million to continue its highly successful support of the U.S. Army’s M1 Abrams main battle tank program. Honeywell’s AGT1500 vehicular gas turbine engine is the proven power source for the M1 Abrams and provides the tank with superior power and torque, low noise, and smokeless…

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