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Raytheon unveils reconnaissance system prototype to Canadian Army

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Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC, a subsidiary of Raytheon Company, recently unveiled its Light Armoured Vehicle Reconnaissance Surveillance System prototype to the Canadian Army in Ottawa, Ontario. Raytheon designed the LRSS to fit into the Canadian Army’s Light Armoured Vehicle-III to provide improved flexibility allowing on-the-move intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The innovative design permits…

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Lockheed Martin completes navigation payload milestone for GPS III prototype

Posted May 29, 2012 by

The Lockheed Martin team developing the next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has completed a major integration and test event on the program’s satellite pathfinder, known as the GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed.

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Northrop Grumman supplying integrated bridge systems for new Swedish coast guard patrol boats

Posted May 29, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit is supplying advanced integrated bridge systems for the new class of patrol boats being built for the Swedish Coast Guard. The IBS for the new Swedish patrol boats is based on Northrop Grumman’s advanced VisionMaster FTâ„¢ technology, which integrates the vessels’ navigation and ship control functions in a secure…

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Boeing conducts inaugural flight of first 787 built in South Carolina

Posted May 24, 2012 by

Boeing marked another 787 milestone May 23 as the first Dreamliner built in South Carolina completed its first flight. Piloted by Tim Berg and Randy Neville, the airplane successfully conducted a five-hour test flight.

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787 Dream Tour touches down ‘Down Under’

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Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner landed at Sydney International Airport in Australia May 24, kicking off the seventh and final leg of the global Dream Tour. For the next four days, guests invited by Boeing and 787 customers Qantas and Jetstar will have an opportunity to tour the...

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Lockheed Martin delivers core structure for fourth SBIRS satellite

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Lockheed Martin has received the core structure for the U.S. Air Force’s fourth Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite. The structure was delivered to Lockheed Martin’s Mississippi Space & Technology Center, where engineers and technicians will integrate the spacecraft’s propulsion subsystem. Featuring a mix of GEO satellites, hosted payloads in highly elliptical earth orbit, and…

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AeroVironment to deploy small unmanned aircraft for Federal Communications Commission post-disaster communications demo

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AeroVironment will employ its small unmanned aircraft systems to demonstrate aerial communications capabilities for the Federal Communications Commission’s Deployable Aerial Communications Architecture Notice of Inquiry proceeding. The DACA NOI is examining the ability to re-establish communications rapidly using aerial platform technology following a natural or man-made disaster that renders existing communications networks unusable. AeroVironment will…

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Dassault’s new Falcon 2000S expected to beat initial performance targets

Posted May 23, 2012 by

Though barely one year into flight testing, Dassault’s newest aircraft, the twin-engine Falcon 2000S, is already demonstrating performance figures substantially higher than the capabilities announced...

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Boeing to modernize flight deck, avionics for U.S., NATO AWACS fleets

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Boeing has received a $368 million Engineering, Manufacturing and Development contract to develop a design that modernizes the flight deck and avionics of the U.S. and NATO E-3 707 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft fleet. The contract, awarded by the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the second phase of…

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Army awards AeroVironment $5.1 million order for Switchblade loitering munition systems, services

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AeroVironment, Inc. has received a contract modification effective March 20, 2012, from the U.S. Army Close Combat Weapons Systems, Program Executive Office Missiles and Space. The $5,108,160 modification to the existing contract includes engineering services, operational Switchblade systems and operator training. AeroVironment will work with ATK, its munition subcontractor, to produce and deliver the systems….

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