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Ball Aerospace selected to build lens assembly for LSST camera

Posted June 20, 2014 by

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been selected by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to build the optics and support structure, designated as the L1-L2 Lens Assembly, for the camera on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which will sit atop the 8,800 foot tall Cerro Pachon mountaintop in Chile.  Ball Aerospace is teamed with Arizona…

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U.S. Air Force GPS technology exceeds technical requirements in critical test

Posted July 9, 2014 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The U.S. Air Force has demonstrated successful operation of its next-generation Military-code GPS signal in a jamming environment using a Raytheon Creceiver. In a recent test, the Raytheon-built Miniaturized Airborne GPS Receiver 2000 maintained GPS satellite tracking and provided accurate navigation at jamming levels far exceeding technical requirements. The MAGR2K was…

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Twenty-one and counting

Posted July 18, 2014 by John Rossino

  A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the 21st C-5M Super Galaxy from the Lockheed Martin facilities in Marietta, Ga., July 16. Aircraft 87-0044 will be delivered to Travis Air Force Base, California, after a stop at Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York, where it will undergo internal paint restoration. It will be the…

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Excalibur Ib enters full rate production, receives $52 million award

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TUCSON, Ariz., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon’s Excalibur Ib precision guided projectile has entered full rate production. U.S. Army approval of FRP completes Excalibur Ib’s low rate initial production phase. †Additionally, the U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon $52 million for continued Excalibur Ib production. “The full rate production decision is the culmination of superb…

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Global Hawk variants safely surpass 100,000 combat/operational support hours

Posted August 28, 2014 by

Two U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft systems in Northrop Grumman's high altitude long endurance series safely surpassed 100,000 combat/operational support hours.

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U.S. Air Force expands RQ-4 Global Hawk fleet

Posted September 15, 2014 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system fleet by three aircraft. Global Hawk operates multiple sensors simultaneously to gather intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data. The new aircraft are Multi-INT models that carry sophisticated imaging and electronic signals sensors capable…

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Poland’s TELDAT, Raytheon partner to develop new Patriot router

Posted September 29, 2014 by

Raytheon photograph TELDAT President and CEO Henryk Kruszynski and Daniel J Crowley, president, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. Raytheon is partnering with TELDAT to develop and produce advanced militarized routers for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system. TELDAT engineers and technicians will design, integrate and qualify this key communications networking technology for Patriot. Under the…

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Northrop Grumman JCREW achieves milestone C; Program to enter production, deployment phase

Posted October 17, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has received Milestone C approval for its Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Increment 1 Build 1 (I1B1) system from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command. The JCREW I1B1 system is a jammer that defeats devices used to trigger improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Northrop Grumman developed mounted, dismounted and fixed-site variants…

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Raytheon begins flight testing DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support program

Posted November 7, 2014 by

Raytheon has begun flight testing DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support program. PCAS Phase 3 is an 18-month, $25.5 million effort scheduled to culminate in live-fire demonstrations. The program is designed to speed close air support to soldiers on the battlefield. “PCAS will help reduce close air support response times from as long as one hour…

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Raytheon successfully demonstrates integrated electronic warfare capabilities

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Raytheon, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy, successfully demonstrated an end to end, first of its kind, integrated electronic attack system during flight tests at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in October.

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