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Javelin missile proves new capability during vehicle-launched Norwegian tests

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The Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Javelin Joint Venture recently demonstrated the capability to launch Javelin missiles from a vehicle in winter conditions at a test range in Norway. In a Norwegian Ministry of Defence-sponsored live fire demonstration in Rena, Norway, two Javelin missiles scored two direct hits when fired from a Piranha V vehicle configured…

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Boeing completes fifth GPS IIF satellite for U.S. Air Force

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has completed the fifth of 12 Global Positioning System IIF satellites the company is building for the U.S. Air Force. The spacecraft was built at the Satellite Development Center in El Segundo, Calif., using the GPS IIF pulse-line manufacturing approach, which draws on commercial production line practices to build satellites…

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Northrop Grumman to modify E-6B with high-speed, secure networking and communications

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a $44.3 million contract to integrate high-speed, secure communications and networking systems on an E-6B Mercury aircraft, part of the Take Charge and Move Outstrategic communications relay mission. Navy E-6B TACAMO aircraft provide survivable and reliable airborne command, control and communications between the president of the United States,…

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AgustaWestland completes Armed Aerial Scout flight demonstrations

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AgustaWestland North America, Inc. completed a week of flight demonstrations for the U.S. Army as it moves forward with its Armed Aerial Scout program. AgustaWestland performed the Armed Aerial...

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Lockheed Martin to deliver Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods to Royal Air Force of Oman

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Lockheed Martin has received a $23 million contract from the Royal Air Force of Oman to provide additional Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for their F-16 fleet.

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Rolls-Royce reveals world’s only Lego jet engine

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Rolls-Royce unveiled the world’s first jet engine to be made entirely of Lego at the opening of Farnborough International Airshow July 9. The engine, which is one of the most complex Lego structures ever built...

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NASA selects Aerojet for Space Launch System advanced booster engineering demonstration/risk reduction negotiations

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Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced July 16 that it was one of a number of firms selected to develop engineering demonstrations and risk reduction concepts for NASA’s Space Launch System. Aerojet’s “Full-Scale Combustion Stability Demonstration” solution was geared at improving the affordability, reliability and performance of an advanced booster for SLS. This selection is expected…

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First new AC-130J gunship in production

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The first MC-130J Commando II that will be converted to become an AC-130J Gunship is being built at the Lockheed Martin C-130 production facility in Marietta, Ga.

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Raytheon awarded $51 million to produce new Rolling Airframe Missile

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $51.7 million contract for low rate initial production of the Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2. The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to more than $105 million. RAM Block 2 features enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver, a new…

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Northrop Grumman joins Hosted Payloads Alliance to further help address global security needs

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has become a member of the Hosted Payloads Alliance, joining the wide variety of companies that support an increasing role for defense and commercial contractors in helping government agencies find timely and cost-effective ways of acquiring space assets and services. The alliance was formed in 2011 to increase awareness…

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