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Japan defense export hopes dimmed by latecomer status

Posted May 15, 2015 by Mari Yamaguchi and Elaine Kurtenbach

A year after Japan eased a longstanding ban on military exports, barely a trickle of deals has formed for its powerhouse manufacturers who are reckoning with latecomer status in a crowded global industry. Following Japan’s defeat in World War II, its defense manufacturing industry was confined to the domestic market apart from some joint projects…

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Hawker 400XPR engine test article completes first flight

Posted May 9, 2012 by

Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support announced May 7 the successful first flight of the Hawker 400XPR engine test article. This was the first flight of an upgraded aircraft with new Williams International FJ44-4A-32 engines. The Hawker 400XPR upgrade combines the increased power of the Williams International FJ44-4A-32 engines with the superior aerodynamics of genuine Hawker…

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Northrop Grumman names VP engineering, global product development for Aerospace Systems

Posted June 3, 2015 by

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has named Stuart Linsky vice president, engineering and global product development of its Aerospace Systems sector.┬áLinsky succeeds Peggy Nelson who will be retiring this summer. In his new role, Linsky will lead a sector-wide effort to deliver more reliable, sustainable and affordable products for Northrop Grumman customers. Linsky comes to the…

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Imaging data needs drive $17 billion remote sensing satellite market

Posted May 22, 2012 by

In a new study, “The Market for Civil & Commercial Remote Sensing Satellites,” Forecast International projects that the worldwide civil and commercial remote sensing satellite market will be worth $17 billion over the 2012-2021 timeframe. Over that period, some 108 remote sensing satellites will be produced. Demand for remote sensing satellite data continues to increase….

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Javelin missile demonstrates extended range, versatility during tests

Posted June 19, 2015 by

U.S. Army and the Javelin Joint Venture, comprising Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, recently conducted successful live-fire Javelin missile engagements against tank targets from different launcher and platform configurations as part of a demonstration to current foreign military sales users. Each of the three Javelin missiles used during the tests at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama,…

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Boeing demonstrates SATCOM on the move between Australia, U.S.

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Boeing has successfully demonstrated its SATCOM on the Move product on a live Ka-band satellite network. The company transmitted secure voice, video, and data from High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled...

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News Briefs July 20, 2015

Posted July 20, 2015 by timchisham

800 troops from U.S., Europe take part in Moldova exercises Some 800 troops from Moldova, the U.S., Romania, Poland and Georgia are taking part in joint military exercises in Moldova, a former Soviet republic that borders Ukraine. The Joint Effort 2015 exercises began July 19 and will run until July 25 at a military base…

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Lockheed Martin announces ‘Centennial Flight Contest’ for 2012 Farnborough International Airshow

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Lockheed Martin Corporation June 12 announced a Centennial Flight Contest to be held in conjunction with the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow. The contest invites...

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Raytheon receives $52 million award to continue JPALS test and analysis program

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The U.S. Navy extended Raytheon’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract on the Joint Precision Approach Landing Systems program. Raytheon will continue testing and analysis in support of auto-land capability and integration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The contract value is $52 million. “The JPALS program is a collaboration between the U.S. Navy and Raytheon,”…

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates Joint Threat Emitter for NAS Whidbey Island

Posted June 21, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman announced June 21 the successful demonstration of the company’s Joint Threat Emitter in an electronic warfare range concept test that took place at the U.S. Naval Station Everett Annex in Pacific Beach, Wash. During the demonstration, the JTE successfully engaged an E/A-18G Growler Electronic Attack Squadron from nearby Naval Air Station Whidbey Island,…

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