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Boeing updates NATO AWACS with 21st century flight deck, avionics

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Boeing recently completed the first flight of a NATO Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft with modern flight deck and avionics systems that replace 1970s-era analog systems.

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Air Force, Lockheed Martin complete final system tests for critical missile warning satellite

Posted April 3, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed a major milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s second Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite. The milestone, known as the Final Integrated System Test, verifies the spacecraft’s…

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U.S. Air Force awards Raytheon $91.5 million for MALD-J

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Raytheon Company received a $91.5 million U.S. Air Force contract modification award for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer missile. The contract modification is for Lot 8. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be complete by June 2017. This award was booked in the first quarter 2015. MALDÆ is a state-of-the-art,…

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General Dynamics awarded $78 million for Virginia-class submarine procurement

Posted April 18, 2012 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $78 million contract to buy long lead-time material for the Virginia-class submarine SSN-792. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The contract provides funding for steam and electrical-plant components, the main propulsion unit and ship-service turbine generator set, as well as miscellaneous…

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Raytheon’s newest JSOW variant enters operational testing

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Raytheon and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the final free flight in the integrated testing phase for the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1. During the development test, JSOW C-1 demonstrated its effectiveness against moving maritime targets, a crucial capability against current and future surface warfare threats. The weapon is on track to start operational testing this…

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L-3 Communications first quarter beats street; shares surge

Posted April 26, 2012 by

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc.’s net income edged lower in the first quarter as governments spent less on its services. It was still good enough to beat Wall Street expectations, however, and the defense contractor boosted its full-year earnings guidance as well, sending shares up 6 percent April 26. L-3’s net income for the three months…

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Raytheon’s SM-6 moves from low-rate to full-rate production

Posted May 6, 2015 by

Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6 program has moved from low-rate to full-rate production, clearing the path for significantly increased production numbers and focus on further cost-reduction opportunities. SM-6 is a surface-to-air supersonic missile capable of successfully engaging manned and unmanned aerial vehicles and fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. It also defends against land-attack and anti-ship cruise missiles in…

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General Dynamics delivers USS Mississippi sub to Navy 363 days ahead of schedule

Posted May 4, 2012 by

General Dynamics Electric Boat today delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine Mississippi (SSN-782) to the U.S. Navy 363 days ahead of contract schedule and more than $60 million below target cost. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. John Holmander, vice president and Virginia program manager for General Dynamics Electric Boat, noted that…

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Northrop Grumman appoints VP, program manager ISR division

Posted May 22, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman announced it has appointed Steve Lunny, vice president and program manager for the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance division within the company’s Information Systems sector. Lunny will report to Linnie Haynesworth, vice president and general manager, ISR division, and will have executive responsibility for all aspects of cost, technical, schedule, and risk execution on…

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Raytheon awarded $313.8 million for Standard Missile-6 all-up rounds

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The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $313.8 million contract for low-rate initial production of Standard Missile-6 all-up rounds. SM-6 leverages the legacy Standard Missile airframe and propulsion elements, while incorporating the advanced signal processing and guidance control capabilities of Raytheon’s Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz.; Camden, Ark.; Andover, Mass.;…

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