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Raytheon begins flight testing DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support program

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Raytheon has begun flight testing DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support program. PCAS Phase 3 is an 18-month, $25.5 million effort scheduled to culminate in live-fire demonstrations. The program is designed to speed close air support to soldiers on the battlefield. “PCAS will help reduce close air support response times from as long as one hour…

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Raytheon successfully demonstrates integrated electronic warfare capabilities

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Raytheon, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy, successfully demonstrated an end to end, first of its kind, integrated electronic attack system during flight tests at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in October.

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Northrop Grumman to highlight key missile defense capabilities conference

Posted March 23, 2012 by

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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Boeing receives additional Laser JDAM contract from U.S. Navy

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Boeing received a $12.5 million contract from U.S. Naval Air Systems Command March 12 for 1,116 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition sensors. This is NAVAIR’s third Low Rate Initial Production order for its Direct Attack Moving Target Capability. It follows an $8.3 million NAVAIR order for 700 laser sensors on Jan. 31 that allows the…

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F-35A completes first in-flight refueling mission with external weapons

Posted April 24, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds

April 21, a Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II conventional takeoff and landing aircraft completed the program’s first in-flight refueling mission while configured with external weapons at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. U.S. Air Force…

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Northrop Grumman honors top suppliers at annual awards ceremony

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Northrop Grumman honored 71 top-performing suppliers from the United States and Canada at its annual supplier awards program, held May 2 in Manhattan Beach, Calif. The awards recognize companies for attaining distinction in product quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction and robust lean processes. The suppliers provide Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems with products ranging from small…

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Boeing completes first flight of QF-16 aerial target for U.S. Air Force

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Boeing and the U.S. Air Force completed the first manned flight of the QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target May 4 at Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Fla. The QF-16 took off at 3:05 p.m., EDT, and climbed to an altitude of 41,000 feet during its 66-minute flight.

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Lockheed Martin reaches new contract with UAW Union in Orlando, Denver, Baltimore

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The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America ratified a new master labor agreement with Lockheed Martin covering approximately 650 workers at three sites. The new five-year agreement, ratified over the weekend, becomes effective immediately. The bargaining unit represents workers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Denver, Lockheed Martin Mission…

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Boeing reduces environmental footprint at time of rapid business growth

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Since establishing aggressive environmental goals for internal operations four years ago, Boeing has steadily reduced its environmental footprint while rapidly expanding its business and significantly increasing monthly airplane production rates, the company reported in its fifth annual Environment Report. In 2007, Boeing established aggressive internal five-year environmental goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use,…

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