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Small UAV coalition launched to advance commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles

Posted October 1, 2014 by

Leading technology companies Oct. 1 formally announced the formation of the Small UAV Coalition to help pave the way for commercial, philanthropic, and civil use of small unmanned aerial vehicles in the United States and abroad. Chief among the organization’s goals is to advance a regulatory environment that will support safe, reliable, and timely operation…

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U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $49.5 million enhanced Laser Maverick production contract

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $49.5 million contract for production of new laser-guided Maverick missiles (AGM-65E2/L). The Navy also intends to exercise a contract option to purchase additional units bringing the total contract value to $54.9 million. The Maverick weapon system, a U.S. Air Force-led joint service program, is a forward firing, precision-guided,…

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Northrop Grumman recognizes top suppliers for outstanding contributions

Posted November 10, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector held its annual Supplier Recognition Program Nov. 6 in McLean, Va., and Supplier Excellence awards were presented to 26 companies recognizing their unique contributions to Northrop Grumman and its customers. The Supplier Recognition Program recognizes suppliers that continuously provide outstanding support to Northrop Grumman and its Information Systems sector. Information…

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Boeing South Carolina begins final assembly of its first 787-9 Dreamliner

Posted November 24, 2014 by

Boeing has started final assembly of the 787-9 Dreamliner at its South Carolina facility. The team began joining large fuselage sections of the newest 787 Nov. 22 on schedule, a proud milestone for the South Carolina team and another sign of stability for the program. The North Charleston, S.C., site joins Boeing’s Everett, Wash., final…

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Raytheon awarded $26 million U.S. Navy contract for Tomahawk launching system

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Raytheon has received a $25.9 million U.S. Navy contract for Tomahawk missile Composite Capsule Launching Systems. Production and delivery of the systems will support submarine-launched Tomahawk Cruise missiles. “Submarine and surface-launched Tomahawk missiles have been employed in more than 2,000 combat missions worldwide,” said Roy Donelson, Raytheon Tomahawk senior program director. “Raytheon and the U.S….

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General Dynamics awarded $100 million for Abrams Tank production

Posted December 29, 2014 by

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $99.7 million follow-on contract for the procurement and production of Saudi M1A2 Abrams tanks for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This modification is part of an existing contract to upgrade the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s fleet of tanks. The Foreign Military Sales contract was awarded by the…

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Japan selects E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, RQ-4 Global Hawk to improve intel gathering capabilities

Posted January 19, 2015 by

The Japan Ministry of Defense has selected two Northrop Grumman systems to enhance its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

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Life-saving VOSS sensor system achieves U.S. Army program of record

Posted February 11, 2015 by

The U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin recently marked achievement of Milestone C on the U.S. Army Vehicle Optics Sensor System program the final milestone required to transition the quick reaction capability to a program of record. Milestone C certifies VOSS as the standard sensor package on mine resistant ambush-protected vehicles, and enables VOSS to become…

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Global Hawk sees decrease in cost per flight hour amidst increased operational tempo

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The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance autonomous unmanned aircraft system had another remarkable year in 2014, with a significant decrease in cost per flight hour coupled with a sharp increase in flight hours. The Global Hawk program has brought the system’s cost per flight hour down to the point of being half…

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner lands in Santiago for Chilean debut

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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down in Santiago, Chile, March 26 for a weeklong visit as the centerpiece at the FIDAE 2012 International Air and Space Fair. Throughout the week, LAN Airlines executives and employees, special invited guests, media and other air show attendees will get a chance to…

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