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Northrop Grumman introduces Viper 2.1 laser

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Northrop Grumman’s Laser Systems business unit has announced its new Viper 2.1 laser, featuring a form factor and interface for use on all directed infrared countermeasure systems. The Viper 2.1 is the latest in the family of Viper lasers designed specifically for DIRCM systems. After five years of funding, development and testing, the Viper 2.1…

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Lockheed Martin announces new leadership appointments

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has announced the appointments of Patricia L. Lewis, 52, to senior vice president of Human Resources and Jennifer M. Whitlow, 42, to senior vice president of Communications. Lewis and Whitlow were also elected corporate officers. Both appointments are effective Jan. 1, 2015. Lewis has more than 25 years of experience in developing and…

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General Dynamics partners with ST Kinetics on 40mm air burst ammo

Posted November 21, 2014 by

General Dynamics announced Nov. 19 that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd, to manufacture 40mm Air Burst Ammunition for the U.S. military. Uniquely different from conventional ammunition, the 40mm airburst uses a programmable, time-based fuse technology that computes and programs the…

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Northrop Grumman elects corporate VP, CTO

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Northrop Grumman announced Nov. 20 that its board of directors has elected Patrick M. Antkowiak, corporate vice president and chief technology officer, effective immediately. In this new role, Antkowiak will be responsible for developing and executing corporate technology strategy, setting technology plans and serving as primary interface with technology leaders in the customer community, with…

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Northrop to supply new mission computer for Marine Corps H-1 helicopter upgrades

Posted November 17, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from Naval Air Systems Command to deliver its next-generation mission computer for the Marine Corps' H-1 helicopter upgrade program.

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New Raytheon hyperspectral sensors will provide unprecedented images from space

Posted November 17, 2014 by

Two new commercial satellites will carry sensor payloads developed by Raytheon to deliver images of unprecedented depth and detail. Raytheon’s hyperspectral imaging technology captures light across a wide swath of the electromagnetic spectrum, giving commercial, civilian and military analysts important new insights into Earthly phenomena. Sensor data will allow analysts to measure the mineral content…

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F-35C completes first night flight aboard aircraft carrier

Posted November 17, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducts its first carrier-based night flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The aircraft launched at 6:01 p.m., PST, and conducted a series of planned touch-and-go landings before making an arrested landing at 6:40 pm. Nimitz is…

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Boeing to train Australian Army, Navy helicopter pilots for next 25 years

Posted November 17, 2014 by

Boeing will train Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army helicopter pilots for the next 25 years through a $A600 million contract that broadens the company’s partnership with Australia’s armed forces. For the JP 9000 Phase 7-Helicopter Aircrew Training System effort, Boeing Defence Australia teamed with Thales to develop a low-risk solution around the Airbus EC135,…

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Air Force Research Laboratory honors top scientists, engineers

Posted November 17, 2014 by Derek Hardin

Air Force photograph by Wesley Farnsworth Maj. Gen. Tom Masiello welcomes attendees to the 2014 Air Force Research Laboratory Fellows and Early Career Awards Banquet on Oct. 30 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The annual event recognizes AFRLĂ­s best and brightest scientists and engineers. Masiello is AFRL commander. The Air Force…

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Boeing, Toray Industries reach agreement on composites for 777X wings

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Boeing has signed a memorandum of agreement with leading composite supplier Toray Industries to expand its current contract for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to include the 777X wings. Once finalized, the long-term contract extension will take effect in 2015 and meet Boeing’s customer affordability goals through the Partnering for Success program. The addition of the…

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