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General Dynamics to convert of M2 crew-served machine guns

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General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $6.9 million contract by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to convert more than 3,500 M2 heavy barrel machine guns to the M2A1 configuration. The M2A1 offers the proven performance of the existing M2HB heavy barrel machine…

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Northrop Grumman releases 2011 corporate responsibility report

Posted May 8, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman has released its 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report, a comprehensive publication that highlights the company’s ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility, including environment sustainability, support for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, community service, corporate philanthropy and employee volunteerism, among other activities. It is the fifth year the company has published this report. “At Northrop…

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UAS procurement tops Air Force’s spending list

Posted May 16, 2012 by

The unmanned aerial systems market accounted for $5.25 billion of the U.S. Department of Defense’s budget in 2010, with the Air Force emerging as the highest spender among all U.S. military services. Most of the $2.42 billion the Air Force has earmarked for UAS spending in 2012 is for the procurement of the MQ-9 Predator….

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Northrop Grumman awards $50,000 in school grants to promote science, technology, engineering, math education

Posted May 31, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman awarded a total of $50,000 in grants to 165 K-12 schools to promote education in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The Engineers Week STEM Grants seek to provide teachers with funding for projects that increase student awareness of the excitement and opportunity to be found in the fields of STEM. Each…

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General Dynamics team awarded $385 million contract for U.S. Army range radar replacement program

Posted June 11, 2012 by

A General Dynamics C4 Systems-led team has been awarded a contract to develop and deploy modernized range instrumentation radars, replacing an aging and outdated fleet of radar systems currently operating at U.S. Army test ranges. The Range Radar Replacement Program has a total potential value of $385 million over 10 years if all options are…

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Lockheed Martin completes environmental testing on second Navy satellite

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Lockheed Martin has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing of the U.S. Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System satellite, designated MUOS-2. Completion of this major program milestone validates performance in a simulated space environment and clears the satellite for final integrated system test. “With the completion of environmental testing, the MUOS team has illustrated its continued…

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Lockheed Martin commercial GEO satellites surpass 1,000 years in orbit

Posted June 26, 2012 by

The Lockheed Martin commercial geostationary communications satellite fleet has achieved a significant milestone by accumulating 1,000 years of in-orbit operations. JCSAT-13, built for SKY Perfect JSAT, and VINASAT-2, manufactured for Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group, were successfully launched May 15 and are the 100th and 101st satellites in the Lockheed Martin fleet. “Our focus on…

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Parker completes acquisition of Olaer Group in United Kingdom

Posted July 5, 2012 by

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, announced July 2 that it has successfully completed its previously announced agreement to acquire the Olaer Group headquartered in Deeside, United Kingdom. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Olaer Group has annual sales of approximately $200 million and 550 employees. Approximately 88…

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Northrop Grumman’s NG-AGS completes field test, readies for next phase

Posted July 10, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman announced July 10 that its Next Generation Automated Detection System for homeland defense applications has successfully completed a rigorous field test and is ready for the program’s next phase. The NG-ADS technology is a competitor for the Department of Homeland Security’s upcoming BioWatch Gen-3 Phase II acquisition. The program seeks to deploy a…

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Cathay Pacific selects A350-1000

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Cathay Pacific Airways July 10 announced that it intends to add the A350-1000 to its future A350 XWB fleet, with an agreement to place a new order for 10 aircraft. In addition, the Hong Kong-based airline will convert 16 of its existing orders for the A350-900 to the larger A350-1000. The acquisition of the A350-1000,…

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