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Lockheed Martin begins final assembly of NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft

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Lockheed Martin has begun the assembly, test and launch operations phase for NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN spacecraft. MAVEN is scheduled to launch in November 2013 and will be the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere. ATLO represents a critical stage of the program because it is when the spacecraft begins…

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F-35C aircraft in formation

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F-35 test pilots fly machines CF-1 and CF-2 during a formation flying qualities test Sept. 5.

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First F-35 training commander: ‘this jet is our future’

Posted September 11, 2012 by SrA. Christina Brownlow

Air Force photograph by Maj. Karen Roganov Lt. Col. Lee Kloos, 58th Fighter Squadron commander, prepares to exit an F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter, after a successful sortie May 31, 2012. Kloos is the first non-developmental test pilot to fly the JSF, and now trains other 33rd Fighter Wing initial cadre pilots to fly…

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Northrop Grumman to supply navigation system for Embraer’s New KC-390 military aircraft

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Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract to supply the hybrid global positioning system and inertial reference system for the Embraer KC-390.

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Air Force chooses Northrop Grumman to demonstrate next-generation air defense radar system

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to demonstrate technologies for its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar program. Designed to replace the current AN/TPS-75 radar systems, 3DELRR will be the primary Air Force ground-based, long-range radar for detecting airborne threats. The pre-engineering and manufacturing development contract, valued at $34.7 million, will last 15…

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Northrop Grumman to supply inertial navigation system for Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3

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Northrop Grumman has been selected by the Eurofighter Consortium to provide inertial and satellite navigation systems for Tranche 3 of the Eurofighter Typhoon multirole combat aircraft.

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Northrop Grumman signs technology development teaming agreement with Flight Technologies Sistemas

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A unit of Northrop Grumman has executed a teaming agreement with Flight Technologies Sistemas S/A to develop national security technologies for Brazil. Northrop Grumman Overseas Service Corporation and Flight Technologies Sistemas S/A will team on security solutions for Brazil’s integrated border monitoring system. The system is designed to monitor Brazil’s borders through an integrated system…

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Boeing, U.S. Navy successfully complete first test of advanced mission computer for Super Hornet, Growler

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Boeing and the U.S. Navy on Sept. 6 successfully flight tested a new mission computer that will expand the performance of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler. The new Type 4 Advanced Mission Computer increases computing power and accelerates image and mission processing functions. Those advances will support new systems being incorporated onto the…

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U.S. Army’s JLENS will protect sailors, critical waterways

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Soldiers will soon have a system that enables them to protect sailors and safeguard commercial and military navigation in strategic waterways. In June, a series of tests demonstrated that Raytheon’s JLENS is capable of detecting and tracking swarming boats from hundreds of miles away. During the tests, JLENS simultaneously detected and tracked multiple speedboats on…

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Northrop Grumman completes air, missile defense radar range testing

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Northrop Grumman has successfully completed initial range testing of its Air and Missile Defense Radar system offering for the U.S. Navy. The company’s AMDR system completed Near Field Range testing, which validated the AMDR’s digital beam forming performance, tuning techniques and reliable system operation. Subsequent Far Field Range testing at Northrop Grumman’s radar test site…

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