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Northrop Grumman to offer improved GPS-challenged navigation, geo-registration solution for U.S. Air Force

Posted June 24, 2013 by

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has been awarded a phase two inertial navigation system-related contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory to continue improving geo-registration accuracy for positioning and pointing applications, even in GPS-denied conditions. Geo-registration of data is critical for accurate interaction between systems, such as locating targets and handing off coordinates to…

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Northrop Grumman moves new B-2 satellite communications concept to high ground

Posted July 8, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman has taken another significant step to reduce the risks and costs associated with producing an extremely high frequency satellite communications system for the U.S. Air Force's B-2 stealth bomber.

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Lockheed Martin delivers rirst HC-130J to Moody Air Force Base

Posted July 22, 2013 by David Key

Georgia On Its Mind The first  Lockheed Martin HC-130J Combat King II to be assigned to Air Combat Command’s 347th Rescue Group at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., was ferried July 19 from the company’s Aeronautics facility located in Marietta, Ga. Maj. Gen. H. D. Polumbo, Jr., commander, Ninth Air Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw…

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Boeing Defence Australia takes on prime role for Wedgetail sustainment

Posted July 31, 2013 by

Boeing Defence Australia, a local subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has taken over prime responsibility for supporting the Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control fleet from Boeing in the United States. The move ensures a continued high level of readiness for the nation’s command and control aircraft fleet. Through a…

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Northrop hosts ninth annual engineering competition, awards dinner for high school program

Posted August 14, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman's Azusa campus recently concluded its year-end activities for the company's High School Involvement Partnership program with its ninth annual engineering competition and an awards dinner.

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UTC Aerospace Systems to provide Sunwing Airlines with service on major nacelle components for its Boeing 737 fleet

Posted August 26, 2013 by

UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business has been chosen by Sunwing Airlines to service nacelle components for its fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. Under the five-year agreement, UTC Aerospace Systems’ Alabama Service Center in Foley, Ala. will perform maintenance, repair and overhaul of the inlets, fan cowls and small components for the CFM56-7 engines that power…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne celebrates 30-year anniversary of first solar electric propulsion mission

Posted September 11, 2013 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, announced Sept. 11 that it is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of its first Solar Electric Propulsion mission. In 1983, Aerojet Rocketdyne’s first SEP rocket engines were used on the RCA Americom Satcom-1R satellite. The Satcom-1R SEP engines were an early version of the modern Electrothermal Hydrazine Thrusters that used excess…

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Northrop Grumman maturing key Triton unmanned aircraft sensor

Posted September 20, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman has completed more than 25 flight tests of the U.S. Navy Triton unmanned aircraft system’s primary maritime surveillance sensor in preparation for its installation on the aircraft. The company is conducting risk-reduction tests of the Multi-Function Active Sensor using a Gulfstream II surrogate aircraft off the California coast. The radar will provide the…

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Predator saves lives in support of Rim Fire disaster relief efforts

Posted September 30, 2013 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, announced Sept. 26 that a MQ-1 Predator® RPA successfully supported firefighters in their efforts to contain California’s Rim Fire, marking another instance of using Predator-class RPA for disaster relief in the United States. Operated by the…

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Northrop Grumman to upgrade French Navy E-2C Hawkeye Fleet

Posted October 17, 2013 by

Under a $34.5 million U.S. Navy contract, Northrop Grumman will modify the French Navy’s fleet of three E-2C Hawkeyes with an upgraded Identification Friend or Foe system, further increasing commonality and interoperability with U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. IFF systems enable warfighters to distinguish between friendly forces and enemies. Included in the upgrade will…

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