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MEADS system gains full certification for identifying friend or foe aircraft

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The Medium Extended Air Defense System Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe subsystem has received full certification for operation by the United States Department of Defense International AIMS (Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System, Identification Friend or Foe, Mark XII/Mark XIIA, Systems) Program Office. The system is designed to ensure the safety of allied aircrews…

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Global Hawk again recognized for exemplary sustainment excellence

Posted June 11, 2014 by

For the second year in a row, the U.S. Air Force awarded the prestigious Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for superior performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness to the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude, long endurance unmanned aircraft program produced by Northrop Grumman. The Sustainment Excellence Award is named…

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Universal Space Network awarded long-term gateway contract by Boeing

Posted June 25, 2014 by

Boeing recently contracted with Universal Space Network to design, build, operate and maintain a Mil-Ka Gateway for Boeing Commercial Satellite Services in support of the Global Xpress program.  Universal Space Network, acting as the prime contractor, brought together a team consisting of SSC Chile, ViaSat, and Telefonica/MoviStar to win the contract in a competitive environment. …

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SeaGriffin completes guided flight test with new dual-mode seeker

Posted July 14, 2014 by

Raytheon has successfully completed the latest guided flight test of its SeaGriffin™ missile. The test further demonstrated the effectiveness of SeaGriffin’s semi-active laser guidance system, and the missile’s ability to capture images from a newly-added imaging infrared seeker. During the Raytheon-funded test, a SeaGriffin missile, launched from an integrated surface launch system, provided streaming video…

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates JAGM dual-mode guidance section in second flight test

Posted July 23, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated its Joint Air-to-Ground Missile dual-mode guidance section during a second internally funded flight test at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. During the test, the rail-mounted JAGM flew 6.2 kilometers and initially acquired the target using its precision strike, semi-active laser. The dual-mode guidance section then engaged its millimeter wave radar, and…

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ATK passes critical design review for space launch system booster

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ATK photograph ATK’s five-segment solid rocket booster will power America’s new rocket – NASA’s Space Launch System, which is on track to launch in 2017. ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ATK has successfully completed its Critical Design Review with NASA to verify that the five-segment solid rocket booster is on track for an…

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General Dynamics delivers submarine on schedule and, under target cost

Posted September 2, 2014 by

General Dynamics Electric Boat today delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine North Dakota (SSN-784) on time and more than $30 million below target cost.

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U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics $16 million for F/A-18 mission computers

Posted September 19, 2014 by

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $16.2 million contract by the U.S. Navy to produce Type-3 Advanced Mission Computers for the F/A-18 E/A-18G Super Hornet aircraft. Since 2002 General Dynamics has produced, tested and delivered the F/A-18 AMC, which serves as the nerve center of the…

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Boeing, Alaska Airlines announce order for 10 Next-Generation 737-900ERs

Posted October 6, 2014 by

Boeing and Alaska Airlines Sept. 6 announced an order for 10 Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes, building on Alaska’s all-Boeing fleet. As Seattle’s hometown airline, Alaska continues to invest in the region it calls home. Today’s purchase, which brings Alaska’s total Boeing jets on order to 74, means the airline’s customers will enjoy expanded service…

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General Dynamics receives $19 million contract for submarine planning services

Posted October 24, 2014 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat an $18.9 million contract modification to perform reactor-plant planning yard services for nuclear submarines and support-yard services for moored training ships. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Initially awarded in November 2011, the contract has a potential value of $121.2 million through…

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