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High altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft series sets new flight record

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The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk and other variants of Northrop Grumman’s High Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System series continued to prove their value to U.S. government agencies by flying more intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission hours in one week than ever before. The UAS series flew 781 hours from Sept. 10-16. The…

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Northrop Grumman to start production on Republic of Korea Global Hawks

Posted February 4, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman will begin production of four RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems for the Republic of Korea’s Air Force. The systems will provide valuable wide-area intelligence gathering capabilities to military commanders so they can make more informed decisions. Under a contract awarded Dec. 16, the company will work closely with the U.S. Air Force…

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General Dynamics UK completes review for SCOUT reconnaissance variant

Posted February 27, 2015 by

OAKDALE, South Wales – General Dynamics UK has successfully completed the Critical Design Review for the SCOUT Reconnaissance variant, as part of the SCOUT Specialist Vehicle program. The completion of the SCOUT Reconnaissance variant CDR is a significant marker in the SCOUT SV program, with the first SCOUT Reconnaissance pre-production prototype to be completed later…

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Northrop Grumman awarded LITENING post production support contract

Posted March 20, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a post-production support contract by the U.S. Air Force. Under the terms of this five-year-delivery, indefinite quantity contract Northrop Grumman will provide the LITENING targeting pod program with G4 upgrade kits, updated Operational Flight Programs, integration and flight tests with the F-16 Block 30, F-16 Block 40/50, A-10C, F-15E, B-52…

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Predator B achieves one million flight hours

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced March 16 that its PredatorÆ B/MQ-9 ReaperÆ RPA fleet has achieved a historic milestone of one million cumulative flight hours, with almost 90-percent of all missions flown in combat. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. Additionally, GA-ASI…

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Raytheon awarded United Kingdom Paveway IV replenishment contract

Posted April 3, 2012 by

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence has awarded Raytheon UK a replenishment contract for Paveway IV, the latest generation GPS precision-guided munition, as part of a 60 million pound contract. Raytheon UK is focused on a technological growth path which, under the UK MOD’s SPEAR (Selective Precision Effects at Range) CAP 1 program, will enhance…

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Honeywell Green Jet Fuel to power flights using new biofeedstock

Posted April 18, 2012 by anradmin

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced April 18 that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel will be used for the world’s first comprehensive test program using a new biofeedstock specifically designed for biofuel production. The test flights, to be done in Canada with the National Research Council of Canada and Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., will also feature in-flight…

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Lockheed Martin delivers last AMP C-5 to Air Force

Posted April 30, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin completed delivery of the 79th and final C-5 Galaxy aircraft of the current Avionics Modernization Program at a ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on April 27. “We are very proud of our AMP team,” said Greg Ulmer, vice president of the C-5 program, “This delivery continues the ever-growing legacy of the…

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Lockheed Martin’s DAGR successfully engages moving target in Apache demonstration

Posted May 8, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin’s Direct Attack Guided Rocket successfully tracked and engaged a moving target in a recent demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. “DAGR hit a moving taret from 3.5 kilometers,” said Hady Mourad, DAGR program director in Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business. “Defeating high-value targets on the move is a critical capability, and…

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Airbus parent profits hit by A380 wing problem

Posted May 17, 2012 by

Airbus parent company EADS said May 16 its first quarter earnings were hammered by a hefty $203-million charge to fix problematic wing parts on its flagship A380 superjumbo. EADS says the charge to fix the so-called “wing rib feet” – the metal brackets that connect the wing’s ribs to its skin – on all the…

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