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Northrop Grumman hand held precision targeting device completes successful developmental test

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A new hand held targeting system developed by Northrop Grumman that will enable soldiers to engage targets with precision munitions while providing digital connectivity to related military units has successfully completed developmental testing at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The evaluation of the company’s Hand Held Precision Targeting Device, or HHPTD, was conducted…

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

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The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.

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SM-3, SM-2s take on ballistic, cruise missile targets during simulated missile ‘raid’ attack exercise

Posted November 10, 2014 by

In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, a U.S. Navy destroyer successfully engaged ballistic and cruise missile targets†simultaneously with a†Raytheon-made Standard Missile-3 and Standard Missile-2s in a complex integrated air and missile defense exercise. “This test showcases the U.S.’s ability to defend against numerous ballistic and cruise missile threats in ‘raid’ scenarios,” said Dr. Taylor…

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Northrop Grumman names communications directors for Unmanned Systems, Military Aircraft Systems

Posted November 24, 2014 by

Faith Jennings Northrop Grumman has announced that industry veteran Faith Jennings, and retired Rear Adm. Vic Beck will lead Communications for its Aerospace Systems sector’s unmanned systems and military aircraft divisions, respectively. “Northrop Grumman is a world-class organization filled with outstanding experts who design, build and deliver some of the most complex defense and military…

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XCOR presents new platforms for suborbital science at AGU

Posted December 12, 2014 by

MOJAVE, Calif. -†XCOR AerospaceÆ presents new instruments for solar observation and atmospheric phenomena measurement, alongside its full scale Lynx spacecraft, Dec. 15ñ19 at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Both instruments ñ the Southwest Research Institute’s Solar Instrument Pointing Platform and KickSat’s sprite, will demonstrate future platforms for commercial suborbital science. “We’re…

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Raytheon awarded $491 million contract for AMRAAM

Posted December 29, 2014 by

Raytheon is being awarded a fixed-price contract $491,478,068 for the Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile. The contract is for the production of the AMRAAM® missile and other AMRAAM system items, including the captive air training missile, common munitions bit/reprogramming equipment and non-developmental item airborne instrumentation unit. The contract includes foreign military sales to…

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Boeing receives orders for 336 more military rescue radios, system upgrades

Posted January 19, 2015 by

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. ñ Boeing will deliver an additional 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios, and upgrade the system’s global base station network, through new orders from the U.S. Air Force with a combined total value of about $9.7 million. The U.S. military uses the global CSEL communication system to aid the rescue of downed…

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Boeing centralizes defense, space development efforts to improve performance

Posted February 11, 2015 by

Boeing is consolidating management of key defense and space development programs into a new organization to enhance its performance on the pre-production development activities that significantly influence its ability to provide customers with the right capabilities at the right time and cost. “This BDS Development organization is the next step in breaking the cost curve…

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Boeing, Saab adapt air launched small bomb for ground launch

Posted March 11, 2015 by

Boeing and Saab have proven that Boeingís Small Diameter Bomb I, originally developed for use by aircraft, can be adapted for launch from a ground artillery system. The companies recently tested the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb, integrating the SDB I and M26 rocket motor technologies for the Multiple Launch Rocket System. The testing showed…

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Raytheon’s new-production Patriot launches PAC-3 Missile in successful flight test

Posted March 30, 2012 by

Raytheon’s modernized Patriot Air and Missile Defense System successfully fired two PAC-3 missiles to engage a tactical ballistic missile at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. This is the first time PAC-3 missiles have been fired from a new-production Patriot system. “The demonstrated flawless performance of the modernized Patriot system means our customers can deliver the…

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