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Raytheon SM-6s intercept targets in ‘engage on remote’ tests

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During the U.S. Navy’s Combat Ship System Qualification Trials, the USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) tested two Raytheon Standard Missile-6 interceptors against anti-ship and cruise missile targets. As part of ‘engage on remote’ scenarios, the ship launched the SM-6 interceptors prior to its own radars ‘seeing’ the incoming threats, using targeting information from another Aegis ship…

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Northrop Grumman B-2 program manager honored for leadership in stealth technologies

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Northrop Grumman photograph The National Defense Industrial Association has selected David G. Mazur, vice president and B-2 program manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, to receive its 2014 Rear Adm. Robert H Gormley Combat Survivability Leadership award. Mazur accepted the award on Nov. 13 during NDIA’s annual Aircraft Survivability Technical Forum held at Johns Hopkins University…

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Boeing conducts world’s first flight with ‘green diesel’ as aviation biofuel

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Boeing photograph Boeing has completed the world’s first flight using “green diesel,” a sustainable biofuel that is widely available and used in ground transportation. The company powered its ecoDemonstrator 787 flight test airplane yesterday with a blend of 15 percent green diesel and 85 percent petroleum jet fuel in the left engine. Shown here, the…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully demonstrates 3D printed rocket propulsion system for satellites

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed a hot-fire test of its MPS-120 CubeSat High-Impulse Adaptable Modular Propulsion System. The MPS-120 is the first 3D-printed hydrazine integrated propulsion system and is designed to provide propulsion for CubeSats, enabling missions not previously available to these tiny satellites. The project was funded out of the NASA Office of Chief…

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Boeing, Qatar Airways finalize order for four 777 Freighters

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Boeing and Qatar Airways have finalized an order for four 777 Freighters, valued at $1.24 billion at current list prices. The airline also has purchase rights for four additional airplanes, which when exercised will bring the combined value to $2.46 billion. Qatar Airways first announced an intent to order the four 777 Freighters at the…

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Pratt & Whitney concludes PurePowerÆ geared turbofan engine partnering

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Pratt & Whitney and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. met recently to commemorate the signing of a risk and revenue-sharing collaboration agreement for KHI to provide key hardware modules for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared Turbofan engines. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. Pratt & Whitney currently has 10 worldwide GTF collaboration…

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Boeing system could bring precision to laser weapons

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Boeing has been awarded a $29.5 million contract to design and develop a beam control system that could provide exceptional accuracy for laser weapons on U.S. Navy warships. Boeing will begin to design a prototype High Power Beam Control Subsystem thatís compatible with High Energy Lasers based on solid-state laser technology. Boeingís solution will be…

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Boeing completes programmed depot maintenance on third KC-135E for Chile

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Boeing delivered the last of the Chilean Air Force’s three KC-135E Stratotankers March 9 after all the aircraft completed Programmed Depot Maintenance in San Antonio, Texas. The final aircraft arrived at Boeing’s San Antonio facility in June for the maintenance work, which included a variety of depot-level inspections, repairs, maintenance, modification and repainting. The KC-135E…

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Northrop Grumman Silent Watch distributed aperture system demonstrated on surface vessel

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A team of Northrop Grumman engineers recently successfully demonstrated the capability of the company’s Silent Watch Electro-Optical Infrared Distributed Aperture System to enable a surface vessel to sense and track threats. The Silent Watch EO/DAS was originally designed and developed by Northrop Grumman to provide 360-degree situational awareness for F-35 pilots. The innovative threat warning…

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Northrop Grumman missile defense system receives DOD recognition

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The Department of Defense and the Association for Enterprise Information have selected Northrop Grumman as the industry winner of the DoD Enterprise Architecture Achievement Award. The Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, developed by Northrop Grumman under the direction of the U.S. Army IAMD Project Office, Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space…

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