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Raytheon delivers first Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles to US Navy

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Raytheon delivered the first Block 2 variant of its Rolling Airframe Missile system to the U.S. Navy as part of the company’s 2012 Low Rate Initial Production contract. RAM Block 2 is a significant performance upgrade featuring enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver, and an improved control system. “As today’s threats continue to evolve,…

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Northrop Grumman appoints vice president

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has announced the appointment of Tarik Reyes as vice president, business development for its integrated air and missile defense division in its Information Systems sector, effective immediately. In this new role, Reyes will have executive responsibility for global business development for the IAMD portfolio. He will lead customer engagement and tactical strategy discussions…

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Sikorsky unveils S-97 Raider™ helicopter

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Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., Oct. 2 unveiled the first of two S-97 Raider™ helicopter prototypes, signaling the start of activities in the program’s test flight phase and a major step toward demonstrating the new – and first – armed reconnaissance rotorcraft featuring X2™ Technology designed for military missions. “Today, Sikorsky unveiled…

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes “slope testing”

Posted October 24, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman successfully completed precision sloped landing tests Aug. 27 with the MQ-8C Fire Scout at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., in preparation for at-sea testing.

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Boeing stacks two satellites to launch as pair

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has successfully mated two 702SP (small platform) satellites in a stacked configuration in preparation for the first-ever conjoined satellite launch. The milestone is a significant step towards the early 2015 launch of the satellites ABS-3A and Eutelsat 115 West B, the first-ever all-electric propulsion satellites scheduled to enter service. The…

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Lockheed Martin joins Israel’s CyberSpark initiative

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Lockheed Martin will join EMC, Jerusalem Venture Partners and BGN Technologies as partner in the CyberSpark Industry Initiative, a non-profit organization established to enhance government-private sector collaboration in Israel and the wider international technology community through its cyber center, based at the Advanced Technologies Park, Beer-Sheva. The CyberSpark Industry Initiative serves as a coordinating body for…

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Raytheon gallium nitride technology validated for space applications

Posted December 17, 2014 by

Satellites may soon carry Raytheon’s Gallium Nitride technology into Earth orbit. Raytheon has successfully validated its GaN Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit technology for use in space-bound equipment. Raytheon GaN MMICs, fabricated at its Andover, Massachusetts foundry, demonstrated the radiation hardness required for space through Single Event Burn-out and Total Ionizing Dose testing.  The results showed…

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Boeing, Royal Air Maroc celebrate arrival of airline’s first 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing and Royal Air Maroc this weekend celebrated the arrival into Morocco of its first 787 Dreamliner. The airline will be the first carrier in the Mediterranean region to operate the 787. The airplane, delivered to the airline Dec. 31, 2014 from Boeing’s Everett, Wash. Delivery Center, flew a 4,788 nautical mile nonstop flight to…

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DRS Technologies’ groundbreaking laser designating gimbal completes first flight test

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DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced Jan. 21 that it successfully performed the first airborne demonstration of its GS205-XRZ laser designating gimbal. At less than six inches in diameter and weighing less than nine pounds, the GS205 is one of the smallest stabilized, light-weight and fully qualified targeting systems on the market. During its…

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Predator XP sets new company for long endurance flight

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Feb. 12 the successful first endurance flight of† PredatorÆ XP, an advanced derivative of the mission-proven MQ-1 Predator RPA that has accumulated more than two million flight hours since 1994. The flight launched Feb. 6 and landed Feb. 8 during a 40-plus hour flight conducted at GA-ASI’s Castle Dome…

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