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General Dynamics acquires Open Kernel Labs, Inc.

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General Dynamics has acquired Open Kernel Labs, Inc., expanding its capabilities as a provider of secure mobile devices for public safety, civilian, military and commercial customers as well as in-vehicle infotainment systems for the commercial market. OK Labs, a Chicago-based, privately held corporation, is a leading provider of virtualization software for securing wireless communications, applications…

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GA-ASI, Tesat partner to develop RPA-to-spacecraft lasercom link

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. and Tesat-Spacecom, a world leader of space-based laser communication, announced Sept. 12 that they have signed a teaming agreement to combine their expertise in the field of RPA laser communication to demonstrate a high-rate RPA-to-spacecraft lasercom link. “New sensors and increased RPA usage will create an increased bandwidth demand for…

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ATK awarded manufacturing development contract for XM25, individual semi-automatic airburst system

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ATK received a $16.8 million engineering and manufacturing development contract modification from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier for its XM25, Individual Semi-Automatic Airburst System. The contract funds the continuing design, integration, production and testing of fully functional systems to ensure the weapon’s final design meets performance requirements and is production-ready prior to fielding….

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GA-ASI demonstrates NATO interoperability of Predator-class ISR aircraft systems

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Sept. 12 its successful participation in NATO’s Unified Vision Trial at Orland Main Air Station in Brekstad, Norway, June 18-29. GA-ASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft, tactical reconnaissance radars and electro-optic surveillance systems. Sponsored by the NATO Joint Capability Group on Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, the…

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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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