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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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DCS wins ACCESS task order supporting Global Hawk international programs

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DCS Corp. has been awarded a task order to provide advisory and assistance services for Global Hawk International Programs (Global Hawk Foreign Military Sale) under the U.S. Air Force’s Acquisition of Consolidated Enterprise Support Services contract. Work on the Global Hawk FMS task order will occur over a three-year period and is valued at approximately…

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Northrop Grumman welcomes British defence minister to unmanned ground vehicle facility

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Northrop Grumman welcomed the United Kingdom's Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Peter Luff MP, to the company's production facility for unmanned ground systems in Coventry, England.

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Lockheed Martin Conducts Successful PAC-3 Missile Flight Test at White Sands Missile Range

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DALLAS, Sept. 13, 2012 – Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] PAC-3 Missile successfully detected, tracked and intercepted an aerodynamic tactical ballistic missile (TBM) target in a test today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The test included a ripple fire engagement, utilizing two PAC-3 Missiles against a single target. The first interceptor destroyed the target and…

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Northrop Grumman completes field installations of new B-2 radar system

Posted September 25, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed ahead of schedule all field installations of a new radar system for the U.S. Air Force's fleet of B-2 stealth bombe

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Two Global Hawks fly in close formation, move AHR program closer to autonomous aerial refueling

Posted October 9, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman, DARPA and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center successfully completed a series of flight demonstrations, moving the DARPA’s Autonomous High-Altitude Refueling program closer to demonstrating the first autonomous aerial refueling between two unmanned, high-altitude aircraft. The flights, which used two NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft – one configured as a tanker and the other…

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Navy awards General Dynamics $459 million for nuclear-submarine support work

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The U.S. Navy has awarded a $459 million contract modification to General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide planning yard work and engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of this award, Electric Boat will provide design, engineering and logistics support and research…

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