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IFF Mode 5 completes developmental testing

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Navy photograph Through a series of ground and flight test events Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, along with the PMA-213 Combat Identification (CID) team were performing developmental testing for IFF Mode 5 equipment, which is known as an RT-1763C/APX-111(V) Combined Interrogator Transponder (CIT) at Patuxent River Naval Air Station from June 2013 through…

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Nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship successfully completes acceptance trials

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The nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), successfully completed its U.S. Navy acceptance trials and will be...

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Navy achieves IOC on Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2

Posted June 1, 2015 by timchisham

TUCSON, Ariz., May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –†The U.S. Navy has achieved initial operational capability with the Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 produced by Raytheon Company. RAM Block 2 is a significant performance upgrade that features enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver, and an improved control system. “RAM Block 2 provides the accuracy and lethality…

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GA-ASI, U.K. partners validate new open payload architecture

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. along with SELEX Galileo (a Finmeccanica company) and Cobham Aviation Services, May 16 demonstrated a new open payload architecture during the Sovereign...

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Boeing, Qatar Airways announce order for 10 777-8Xs, four 777 Freighters

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Boeing and Qatar Airways announced an order for 10 777-8Xs and four 777 Freighters, valued at $4.8 billion at list prices, on the opening day of Paris Air Show 2015, June 15. “Acquiring technologically-advanced airplanes such as the 777X is integral to our expansion strategy,” said His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways. “With the…

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Boeing receives DARPA airborne satellite launch study contract

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Boeing has been awarded an 18-month study contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to evaluate technologies for on-demand small satellite launch systems. Under the Airborne Launch Assist Space Access contract, worth about $4.5 million, Boeing will analyze affordable, aircraft-based satellite launch platforms that can quickly deploy small satellites or…

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AF rolls out details to improve RPA mission

Posted July 15, 2015 by

In response to a critical shortage of remotely piloted aircraft pilots, the Air Force rolled out more details of its plan to fix the problem in both the short and long term. The most recent initiatives include creating bonuses for RPA pilots of $15,000 per year beginning in fiscal year 2016; placing some newly minted…

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Lockheed Martin submits bid for medium-range ballistic missile targets

Posted June 11, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin announced June 8 that it has submitted its bid for the Medium-range Ballistic Missile Targets contract to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

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Northrop Grumman awarded $108 million Air Force contract

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a three-year, $108 million contract to develop and implement cryptography upgrades as part of the intercontinental ballistic missile cryptography upgrade II engineering and manufacturing development program. This work will occur in Clearfield, Utah, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Colorado Springs, Colo. “Northrop Grumman has worked hand in hand…

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Boeing executive Ray Conner to lead Commercial Airplanes business

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Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney announced June 26 the appointment of Raymond L. Conner as president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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