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U.S. Army awards Lockheed Martin contract for ATACMS modernization

Posted January 7, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $78 million contract from the U.S. Army for upgrades to the Army Tactical Missile System. The program will take hardware from early-production ATACMS Block 1 missiles and develop an enhanced and affordable weapon system capable of eliminating targets without the risk of unexploded ordnance, which meets the U.S. Army’s long-range…

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Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft ready for demonstration flights

Posted January 23, 2015 by

Boeing photograph The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. Flights for prospective…

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General Dynamics awarded $50 million for Abrams tank production

Posted February 18, 2015 by

The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $49.7 million under an existing contract to upgrade M1A1 Abrams tanks to the M1A2 Systems Enhancement Package V2 configuration. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. The most technologically advanced digital tank, the M1A2 SEP V2 includes improved…

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Boeing selects Nabtesco as first Japanese systems partner on 777X

Posted March 11, 2015 by

Boeing announced March 10 it that has reached an agreement with Japanese partner Nabtesco to supply primary flight control actuation system on Boeingís new 777X airplane. Nabtesco is a long standing partner on the 777 program, supplying actuators for four flight control surfaces. With this new agreement, Nabtescoís scope of work will double to eight,…

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Boeing to build 8th C-17 Globemaster III for United Kingdom

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing announced March 28 that the UK Ministry of Defence has signed an agreement for the acquisition of one C-17 Globemaster III, bringing the Royal Air Force fleet of the world’s most advanced airlifters to a total of eight. Boeing is scheduled to deliver the eighth C-17 later this year. “The…

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TOW 2A RF missiles successfully fired from helicopter

Posted March 30, 2015 by

In the first of its kind launch, Raytheon fired tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided 2A radio frequency practice missiles from an AH-1W Cobra attack helicopter during a December exercise.  Raytheon, working with the Naval Air Systems Command, fired two TOW 2A RF practice missiles at ranges exceeding 2600 meters. The two tests verified the missile’s capability to…

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Raytheon awarded $106 million for Aegis radar work

Posted April 17, 2012 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $106.4 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the production of Aegis-related equipment, including the AN/SPY-1(D)V radar transmitter and MK99 Mod 14 Fire Control System. With this modification, Raytheon will continue its long history of reliable manufacturing of these two essential components, which are critical to Aegis’…

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Laser-guided rocket hits the mark

Posted April 13, 2015 by

Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter fires an APKWS laser-guided rocket (artist rendering) The Australian Defence Force demonstrated the precision strike capability of BAE Systemsí Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System laser-guided rocket, firing the system from an Airbus Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter for the first time. Using a Forges de Zeebrugge rocket motor, warhead, and launcher, the…

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General Dynamics first quarter net income lags

Posted April 25, 2012 by

Defense contractor General Dynamics said April 25 its first-quarter net income fell 9 percent, below analysts’ expectations. Earnings were hurt by cuts in government contracts and an accounting charge in its European combat systems operations. General Dynamics, which makes jets, tanks and other military vehicles, said its aerospace revenue was strong ó up 20 percent…

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New lab opens at Lockheed Martin’s Silicon Valley site

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Lockheed Martin has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Silicon Valley for the development of next-generation seekers that will help the U.S. Missile Defense Agency defend against increasingly complex missile threats.

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