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Sikorsky, Boeing to build technology demonstrator for future vertical lift

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., and Boeing have been selected to build a helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program, paving the way for the next generation of vertical lift aircraft. The U.S. Army Aviation Technology Directorate selected the Sikorsky-Boeing team to continue the development of…

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Lockheed-built GPS IIR/IIR-M satellites reach 200 years of combined operational life

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The U.S. Air Forceís fleet of Global Positioning SystemBlock IIR and IIR-M satellites, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, have reached 200 collective years of operational life. These 20 satellites – about two thirds of the current GPS constellation ñ help deliver precise positioning, navigation and timing services to more than one billion global military, civilian and…

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Raytheon begins building critical components for AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar

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The Missile Defense Agency will soon have greater agility and capability in its fleet of AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radars. Raytheon has begun construction of two major sub-components of the AN/TPY-2 under a $53 million contract announced by the Department of Defense on Sept 2. The units Raytheon is building will enable the MDA to…

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Northrop Grumman leverages ANSYS for Black Hawk cockpit display system development

Posted October 8, 2014 by

Using†ANSYS system and software simulation solutions, Northrop Grumman is developing the next generation of Black Hawk helicopter cockpit display systems that must meet strict avionics standards within programmatic development timelines. Northrop Grumman is using ANSYSÆ SCADE SuiteÆ and SCADE DisplayÆ to provide scalable, fully integrated avionics software for the upgrade of the UH-60L Black Hawk…

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United Technologies beats third quarter profit expectations

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United Technologies Corp. Oct. 23 reported third-quarter profit of $1.85 billion as sales increased across all its businesses and the aerospace giant reported favorable tax settlements. The Hartford, Conn.,-based company said it had profit of $2.04 per share and earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $1.82 per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations,…

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Research laboratory honors top scientists, engineers

Posted November 14, 2014 by Derek Hardin

Air Force Research Laboratory honored 12 outstanding scientists and engineers at the 2014 AFRL Fellows and Early Career Awards Banquet recently for their exceptional contributions to advancing technologies for the war fighter. Eight were awarded fellow status, the laboratory’s highest award for career contributions, which has only been given to a total of 172 AFRL…

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Raytheon’s new precision guided projectile hits the mark in recent testing

Posted December 3, 2014 by

Raytheon has successfully test fired four Precision Extended Range Munition guided projectiles. Three of the GPS-guided rounds flew to the required range and hit within the required distance of their targets. One round was fired to the minimum range requirement and impacted just a few meters from an off-axis target. The tests validated the functionality…

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GPS III, OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command, control capabilities

Posted December 17, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the worldís most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System, the U.S. Air Forceís next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System. Successful completion of Exercise 4 on…

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U.S. Army awards Lockheed Martin contract for ATACMS modernization

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Lockheed Martin has received a $78 million contract from the U.S. Army for upgrades to the Army Tactical Missile System. The program will take hardware from early-production ATACMS Block 1 missiles and develop an enhanced and affordable weapon system capable of eliminating targets without the risk of unexploded ordnance, which meets the U.S. Army’s long-range…

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Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft ready for demonstration flights

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Boeing photograph The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. Flights for prospective…

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