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ATK, Orbital receive Justice Department clearance for merger

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The U.S. Department of Justice has unconditionally cleared the proposed merger of Alliant Techsysetmsí Aerospace and Defense groups with Orbital Sciences Corporation. The Federal Trade Commission informed ATK and Orbital of the decision, as well as the termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period Dec. 4. As previously announced, ATK and Orbital have entered into a…

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Northrop Grumman appoints chief executive for Japan

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Northrop Grumman has announced the appointment of Jack Dorsett as chief executive for Japan, effective immediately. In this new position, he will be responsible for coordinating the corporation’s relationship with Japan, supporting current programs and developing strategies for growth. Dorsett was previously vice president, Command and Control Systems, within Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector and…

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MEADS ready for transition to European follow-on programs

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The tri-national Medium Extended Air Defense System program enters 2015 as a candidate for next-generation air and missile defense requirements in both Germany and Poland. MEADS is a primary candidate for the German Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem, a new generation of air and missile defense that requires a flexible architecture based on strong networking capabilities. MEADS is…

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Boeing announces ANA’s commitment to more jetliners

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Boeing and All Nippon Airways announced Jan. 30 the airline’s intent to purchase three 787-10 Dreamliners to add additional flexibility to the airline’s 787 fleet.

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates maritime test bed

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Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated how its leading-edge Maritime Test Bed can help the U.S. Navy accelerate the fielding of various sensor intelligence capabilities in the maritime and Joint warfighting environments. The goal of the demonstration was to show how the test bed can bring significant improvements in advanced sensing, data integration, decision support, electromagnetic support…

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Lockheed Martin solution for NASA’s CRS-2 designed for reliable space cargo delivery

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The technologies behind Lockheed Martin’s proposal for NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 program contain three major elements: a reusable space servicing vehicle called Jupiter; a large, versatile cargo container named the Exoliner; and a robotic arm.

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AeroVironment unveils modular gimbaled sensor payload on RQ-11B Raven UAS

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AeroVironment, Inc. unveiled a new miniature gimbaled sensor payload on the battle-proven RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft system April 2 at the Army Aviation Association of America Annual Professional Forum and Exposition. The modular payload includes a high-resolution color and an infrared thermal video sensor, as well as a laser illuminator integrated into a multi-axis…

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Northrop Grumman expands focus on airborne, space ISR business

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Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector has announced the realignment of its Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting Systems division to expand focus on its growing airborne and space ISR business. The former ISR&TSD is being reorganized into two separate divisions: Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance Reconnaissance and Targeting Systems; and Space Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Systems. “This strategic…

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Boeing awards direct contract to Mubadala Aerospace’s Strata facility to for composite aerostructures

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Boeing and Mubadala Aerospace of Abu Dhabi April 17 announced a 10-year direct contract for Strata Manufacturing, Mubadala Aerospace’s advanced composite aerostructures facility in Al Ain, to produce commercial composite aerostructures for the 777 and 787 Dreamliner. In addition, the companies announced a strategic agreement that positions Strata to be a future supplier of the…

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Raytheon to test new multi-mode seeker for Tomahawk cruise missile

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Using company-funded independent research and development investment, Raytheon is preparing for a multi-mode seeker test designed for a Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile.

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