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Meet the SR-72

Posted November 25, 2013 by

In 1976, U.S. Air Force SR-71 Blackbird crews flew from New York to London in less than two hours, reaching speeds exceeding Mach 3 and setting world records that have held up for nearly four decades. But those world records may not stay unbroken for long. That’s because today, at the birthplace of the Blackbird…

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Raytheon, Chemring Group complete first live-fire test of CENTURION launcher

Posted December 11, 2013 by

Raytheon, acting through its Missile Systems business, and Chemring Group, acting through Chemring Countermeasures, successfully fired a Javelin missile from the multirole CENTURION® launcher during testing at the Defence Training Estate on Salisbury Plain in England.

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Air Force recruits in Texas to get more training

Posted December 24, 2013 by AP

Air Force recruits at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, would get more training on life skills ranging from managing money to protecting themselves against sexual assault in a program expected to begin in 2014. Recruits will spend up to a week after graduating from basic training to take an expanded skills course, the San Antonio…

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Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk boasts best safety record designation

Posted January 13, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman photograph The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk. Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial System has been designated as the platform with the best safety record in the U.S. Air Force in 2013. Detachment 1 of the 69 th Reconnaissance Group contributed to that designation as they maintained exceptional vigilance during…

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Raytheon secures first international customer for its F-16 RACR AESA radar

Posted January 24, 2014 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Raytheon has signed a contract with BAE Systems in support of upgrading the Republic of Korea’s fleet of more than 130 KF-16C/D Block 52 aircraft. As a key subcontractor to BAE Systems, the company will provide an integrated solution that includes the Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar, ALR-69A all-digital radar warning receiver,…

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Second MQ-8C Fire Scout takes flight

Posted February 12, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman photograph The second MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter conducts its first test flight Feb. 12 from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, Calif.† The first aircraft completed its initial flight in October 2013 and has flown†66 hours†to date. The MQ-8C air vehicle upgrade will provide longer endurance, range and greater payload capability…

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MD unveils new MD 530G scout attack helicopter

Posted February 26, 2014 by

Today, MD Helicopters Inc. released details Feb. 25 of its new MD 530G armed aerial scout helicopter. The MD 530G is the latest in a lineage that spans more than 50 years of scout attack evolution. The journey began in 1963 with the introduction of the legendary OH-6A by Hughes Aircraft Division. In 1985, the…

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Lockheed Martin researchers achieve breakthrough in robotics for space exploration

Posted March 14, 2014 by

In a breakthrough that will help make it possible for astronauts and robots to work together in deep space, researchers at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, working with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station, have demonstrated coordinated control of robots in space by astronauts in space and operators on the ground. The breakthrough…

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Northrop Grumman Australia, DSTO confirm research partnership

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Australian Defence Department photograph by Lauren Larking Chief Defence Scientist Dr. Alex Zelinsky(left) and Northrop Grumman Australia Chief Executive Ian Irving. Northrop Grumman Australia and the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation have signed a strategic alliance to conduct collaborative research in a range of high-end defense technologies. The agreement was signed March 26 in…

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NAVSEA awards Lockheed Martin $10 million contract to maintain MK-48 torpedoes

Posted April 18, 2014 by

Navy photograph Operational readiness of the U.S. Navy’s MK-48 heavyweight torpedo inventory will continue to be ensured by Lockheed Martin. The Naval Sea Systems Command awarded Lockheed Martin a contract option worth approximately $10 million to support the Navy’s intermediate-level maintenance activities for all MK-48 torpedoes. This is the first option exercised from a contract…

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