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Boeing to intensify technical career development for engineering workforce

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Boeing Feb. 25 is implementing a plan to renew its focus on the companyís engineers worldwide by dedicating the first two of new Engineering Career Development Centers that would serve as training grounds for its technical workforce. Over the next year, leading up to Boeingís 100-year anniversary in 2016, the company will open a dozen…

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Raytheon unveils extended range AMRAAM

Posted February 23, 2015 by

Raytheon has begun development on an extended range variant of the combat-proven Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile. Designed specifically for ground-based air defense, AMRAAM-ER will enable intercepts at longer range and higher altitudes. “With AMRAAM-ER, Raytheon is rewriting the book on ground-based air defense. The new missile will be even faster and more…

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Upgrades boost ballistic missile defense radar’s performance during missile raid

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The U.S. and its friends and allies will soon have improved defenses against ballistic missile raids – large quantities of simultaneously impacting ballistic missiles. Raytheon has upgraded the computer processor of the AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar, enabling the system to both perform better during raids and to more quickly and accurately discriminate between a…

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U.S. Air Force Global Hawk unmanned aircraft flies in to Australia’s Avalon Air Show

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A Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system landed Feb. 21 at the Avalon Airport in Australia for display at the Australian International Air Show.

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SAIC awarded $62 million task order by SPAWAR

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The Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command awarded Science Applications International Corporation a task order to provide architecture and systems engineering support services to the Office of the Chief Engineer, the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence, the Fleet Readiness Directorate and many additional C4ISR programs and offices. The single-award,…

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Navy’s Trident II D5 missile marks 155 successful test flights

Posted February 23, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy conducted successful test flights Feb. 22 of two Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles built by Lockheed Martin. This brings the D5 missile’s record to 155 successful test flights since design completion in 1989, a 25-year-plus reliability record unmatched by any other large ballistic missile. These latest test flights demonstrate the reliability…

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates maritime test bed

Posted February 23, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated how its leading-edge Maritime Test Bed can help the U.S. Navy accelerate the fielding of various sensor intelligence capabilities in the maritime and Joint warfighting environments. The goal of the demonstration was to show how the test bed can bring significant improvements in advanced sensing, data integration, decision support, electromagnetic support…

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LRASM completes third successful flight test

Posted February 23, 2015 by

The Long Range Anti-Ship Missile built by Lockheed Martin achieved a third successful air-launched flight test, with the missile performing as expected during low altitude flight. The test, conducted on Feb. 4, was in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy joint-service LRASM program. Flying over the Sea…

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US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon system enhancements add mission capabilities

Posted February 18, 2015 by

The US Navy has awarded a $15.5 million system development contract to Raytheon to develop a flexible, application-based architecture for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The ABA will allow mission commanders to rapidly field new or enhanced capabilities through third-party software applications. Raytheon’s ABA design aligns with both the Department of Defense’s “Better Buying…

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Small Diameter Bomb II completes live fire tests

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TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –†Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force completed two successful Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) all-up round live fire test flights that demonstrated the weapon’s ability to detect, track and destroy moving targets. The flight tests, which took place at the White Sands Missile Test Range, N.M., are the…

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