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Raytheon awarded $51 million to produce new Rolling Airframe Missile

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $51.7 million contract for low rate initial production of the Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2. The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to more than $105 million. RAM Block 2 features enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver, a new…

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Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab names president

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Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab Inc. has named Troy Dawson - a leader with more than 25 years of satellite project management, engineering, and development experience - as president of the solar cell and panel manufacturer.

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General Dynamics completes acquisition of Earl Industries’ ship repair division

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July 31, General Dynamics completed its acquisition of the Ship Repair and Coatings Division of Earl Industries, a leading East Coast ship-repair company that supports the U.S. Navy fleet in Norfolk, Va., and Mayport, Fla. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to General Dynamics’ earnings in 2013. “The acquisition of the Ship Repair and…

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Airbus owner EADS ups targets, delays A350

Posted July 30, 2012 by by Toby Sterling

Airbus parent company EADS NV July 27 announced a further delay to its new A350 aircraft as it reported second-quarter earnings that almost quadrupled from a year ago. Net profit at the Leiden, Netherlands-based European Aeronautic Defence & Space Company was $567 million, up from $148 million in the same period a year ago. Sales…

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Boeing receives 10th WGS satellite order from U.S. Air Force

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Boeing has received a $338.7 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to produce and launch a tenth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite.

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Lockheed Martin’s Gyrolinkâ„¢ selected for U.S. Army’s R-VOSS program

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Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $21.4 million contract from the U.S. Army for its commercial GyroLinkâ„¢ system for the Remote – Vehicle Optics Sensor System program. GyroLink provides a real-time full motion video network that transmits video across military vehicles at significant distances. This allows members of a route-clearance patrol to use monitors inside…

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Lockheed Martin-ARINC team bid for Air Force rapid deployment ATC radar

Posted July 30, 2012 by

Industry team Lockheed Martin and ARINC has submitted its proposal for a new, transportable air traffic control radar system that will enable...

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Northrop sponsors engineering project by CSU students

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Northrop Grumman has partnered with two California State University schools to sponsor a year-long student project that successfully demonstrated the collaboration between unmanned aerial and ground...

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Raytheon achieves delivery, operational milestones on F/A-18 avionics systems

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Raytheon has achieved important milestones on three F/A-18E/F related programs, highlighting the company’s ongoing, successful support of the Super Hornet aircraft. Raytheon recently delivered the 300th APG-79 active electronically scanned array radar to Boeing for integration on F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers. Raytheon has also delivered the 600th ALR-67(V)3 radar…

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Raytheon’s Space Fence technology ready to track space debris

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The U.S. Air Force and Raytheon have completed the preliminary design review contract of the Space Fence program. Space Fence is capable of detecting more and much smaller objects in low earth orbit to provide greater accuracy and timeliness to meet warfighter space situational awareness requirements. “Space debris threatens systems we depend on every day,…

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