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ATK secures 300 Win. Magnum ammunition contract

Posted May 12, 2014 by

ATK has announced it was awarded a Fixed Price Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract from the U.S. Army for the production of Mk248 Mod 0, 190-grain and Mk248 Mod 1, 220-grain 300 Win. Magnum (Win Mag) rifle ammunition. The Army has selected this ammunition for primary use in its M2010 Sniper rifle. The five-year 300 Win…

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Raytheon’s Excalibur Ib moves closer to full rate production

Posted May 21, 2014 by

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Raytheon and the U.S. Army completed Initial Operational Test and Evaluation for Excalibur Ib during a series of successful tests at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. This milestone moves the program one step closer to full rate production. During IOT&E, artillerymen from Fort Riley’s 1st Battalion, 5th Field…

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Boeing stay in Wichita, Kansas, reduced to small crew

Posted June 11, 2014 by AP

After more than 80 years, the Boeing’s presence in Wichita has come down to a small crew tying up a few loose ends, and when they are done, fewer than a dozen maintenance workers will be the company’s only employees. Employees currently are finalizing equipment that will be moved to other Boeing locations and closing…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne completes J-2X testing

Posted June 27, 2014 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, recently completed its final J-2X test series at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Over a period of three years, Aerojet Rocketdyne teams manufactured, assembled and tested four newly developed engine test articles that achieved an accumulated duration of nearly five hours firing time and demonstrated full power operation for twice…

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Boeing, CIT Group announce order for 10 additional 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted July 16, 2014 by

Boeing and CIT Group Inc., a global leader in transportation finance, announced July 15 that CIT Aerospace has placed an order for 10 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $2.5 billion at current list prices. This brings the leasing company’s total 787 orders to 20, including 16 787-9s.   “We are pleased to place this order for 10…

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Lockheed Martin selected for U.S. Air Force’s satellite hosted payload initiative

Posted July 23, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has been competitively selected for the U.S. Air Force’s Hosted Payload Solutions initiative, which is aimed at integrating some government payloads – electronics and sensors packages designed for specific missions – on commercial satellites.

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Global Hawk reaches new milestone, expands operational area

Posted August 15, 2014 by

The U.S. Air Force’s RQ-4 Global Hawk, a wide area surveillance unmanned aircraft system, has just completed its 100th operational mission in Southwest Asia and recently moved into the Pacific region. Built by Northrop Grumman, Global Hawk is operated largely out of the 69th Reconnaissance Group at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. The 69th…

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Northrop Grumman Honors Top Suppliers

Posted September 9, 2014 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – In keeping with its commitment to honor excellence, Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector recognized 74 companies from the United States, Canada and Turkey with its annual supplier awards for 2013. Northrop Grumman presents the annual supplier awards in two categories: Platinum Source Preferred and Suppliers of the Year. Thirty-two small businesses…

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Lockheed Martin receives additional EW contract to protect Navy’s fleet

Posted September 22, 2014 by

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin an additional $147 million contract to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles. Under this low-rate initial production contract for Block 2 of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, Lockheed Martin will provide 14 systems to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32(V)2 system on all…

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Boeing, Airbus at odds over black boxes that eject

Posted October 10, 2014 by Joan Lowy

The world’s two largest commercial aircraft manufacturers are at odds over equipping airliners with black boxes that eject in the event of a crash, making them easier to find. Airbus is nearly ready to equip airliners with data and cockpit voice recorders that eject so that they can float to the ocean’s surface instead of…

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