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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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Spirit AeroSystems announces leadership changes to drive ongoing transformation

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Spirit AeroSystems Inc. announced June 8 several senior leadership changes, reflecting further advancement in the company’s transformation strategy. Duane Hawkins has been named senior vice president and general manager, Boeing, Business and Regional Jet Programs. He will also continue to oversee Spirit Defense. Hawkins joined Spirit in 2013 as senior vice president of Operations following…

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Navy awards Lockheed Martin contracts for cost-saving enhanced laser guided training rounds

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Lockheed Martin received $24.2 million in contracts from the U.S. Navy to produce Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds, a cost-effective alternative to using operational laser-guided bombs during training. ELGTR emulates the flight characteristics of PavewayTM II laser-guided weapon systems and presents pilots with the same information they would see in an actual mission. ELGTR is…

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Airbus Helicopters names director, site manager

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (June 4, 2015) ñ Airbus Helicopters Inc. has named Robert Boman to the position of director/site manager for the companyís Columbus, Miss., helicopter assembly plant and operations. In this position Boman is responsible for management and administration of the Columbus facility, including compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration and Defense Contract Management…

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Airbus says three of four engines failed on crashed A400M

Posted June 5, 2015 by Greg Keller

Airbus said June 4 that three of the four engines on an A400M military plane failed before it crashed near Seville, Spain last month, killing four people. In a statement, Airbus Defense and Space says the faulty engines were confirmed by Spanish accident investigators after completing their preliminary analysis of the aircraft’s digital flight data…

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Northrop Grumman Remotec unveils next-gen Andros(TM) robot

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Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary Remotec Inc. has unveiled the Andros FX(TM), a more capable and dexterous unmanned ground vehicle designed to defeat a wide range of threats including vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices. Northrop Grumman Remotec will give members of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators a first look at the Andros FX during the…

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