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Raytheon receives contract to link Navy Multiband Terminal to U.S. Air Force’s polar satellite

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Raytheon has received a $19 million contract to modify the Navy Multiband Terminal to link it with the Air Force’s Enhanced Polar Satellite. The link will allow U.S. Navy and Air Force warfighters to overcome communications gaps in the remote polar region. EPS will provide continuous coverage for secure, jam-resistant, strategic and tactical communications to…

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SAIC awarded $36 million task order by U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

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Science Applications International Corporation announced June 21 that it was awarded a task order by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center – Space Logistics Directorate to provide consolidated logistics management support in support of Air Force Space Command. The single-award task order has a seven-month base period of performance, two option years…

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Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce close on deal for program share in IAE

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Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, closed June 29 on its agreement to purchase Rolls-Royce’s program share in IAE International Aero Engines. More information about the closing will be announced by IAE at the Farnborough Air Show on July 9. “This strategic deal strengthens the presence of Pratt & Whitney and the IAE…

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Navy awards Lockheed Martin $27 million contract for additional VLA missiles

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The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $27 million, firm-fixed-price contract to produce components for 22 Vertical Launch anti-submarine missiles.

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Rolls-Royce receives $183 Million service contract for U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior engines

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Rolls-Royce has received a contract valued at $183 million to service M250 engines, which power the U.S. Army’s fleet of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopters. The contract, to support 500 M250 engines on more than 300 aircraft, begins in July 2012 for a year, and the Army has options to extend the contract for four…

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Boeing CH-147F Chinook for Canada successfully completes first flight

Posted July 11, 2012 by

The new Boeing CH-147F Medium-to-Heavy-Lift Helicopter for Canada is progressing ahead of schedule after making its first flight June 24.

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Aerojet names Warren M. Boley, Jr., as president

Posted July 23, 2012 by

Aerojet-General Corporation, a GenCorp Inc. company, announced July 23 that Warren M. Boley, Jr., will be joining Aerojet as its President, effective Aug. 20, 2012. Boley succeeds Scott J. Seymour, Aerojet president since January 2010, who will continue in his role as GenCorp president and CEO. As Boley transitions into his new role, Seymour will…

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Northrop Grumman G/ATOR radar system delivered for start of government developmental testing

Posted July 26, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman’s AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar system has been delivered to Surface Combat Systems Center Wallops Island in Eastern Virginia for the government to begin its first and second phases of Developmental Test. The final phase of DT and the Operational Assessment for G/ATOR will be conducted in Yuma, Ariz. Currently under development for…

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GA-ASI successfully tests Nightlighter airborne imaging system

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced the successful flight test of its Nightlighter airborne imaging system Aug. 7.

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U.S. Army orders 13,000 more JTRS HMS Rifleman radios from General Dynamics

Posted August 15, 2012 by staff

General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a new order from the U.S. Army for an additional 13,000 Joint Tactical Radio System Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit AN/PRC-154 Rifleman radios and accessory kits. This is the second order placed by the Army for PRC-154 Rifleman radios, bringing the number of radios ordered by the government to…

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