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Northrop announces OpenPod, next generation of podded sensor systems

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Changing, integrating or upgrading sensors on a military aircraft can be an expensive, time-consuming and complex endeavor. Northrop Grumman’s new OpenPod(TM) sensor system, unveiled at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., overcomes these challenges by making it possible for maintainers to swap sensors in theater. The OpenPod system consists of line-replaceable units and a…

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Northrop Grumman’s Joint STARS completes flight testing of JT-8D engines

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Northrop Grumman’s E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) testbed aircraft, equipped with a new JT-8D propulsion system, has successfully completed flight testing and moved one step closer to receiving its Military Airworthiness Certification. The completion of the flight testing program signifies a major milestone in the Joint STARS Re-engining program and is…

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 expands testing to improve aviation’s environmental performance

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Boeing announced the next phase in ecoDemonstrator 757 testing June 19, including the first flight with U.S.-made "green diesel" and two new environment-related technologies.

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Has ASW market lost its Cold War glamour on Wall Street?

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According to Richard Sterk, Senior Analyst at Forecast International, hunting submarines “hasn’t been sexy since the end of the Cold War.” Sterk sees an irony in this perception because, as he states, “tracking non-nuclear-propelled submarines in coastal waters is many times more challenging than stalking a big, lumbering Soviet boomer.” Forecast International’s “The Market for…

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AEHF low cost terminal completes information assurance CDR

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–A Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and TeleCommunication Systems team has completed the Critical Design Review for the information assurance elements of the Low Cost Terminal. Completion of the CDR clears the way for the team to build hardware and software for the information assurance element or end cryptographic unit. LCT is an initiative…

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Boeing closure could mean available talent

Posted June 12, 2012 by by Roxana Hegeman

Boeing’s decision to close its defense plant in Wichita, Kansas, likely will help Airbus’ operations in part because of the opportunity to hire former Boeing employees, a top Airbus said June 11. Airbus Americas chairman Allan McArtor spoke during a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Airbus’ engineering center in Wichita. The Airbus center had…

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Lockheed Martin commemorates centennial, addresses future, sequestration

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Lockheed Martin’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Stevens, President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Kubasik and other senior leaders commemorated the corporation’s…

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Northrop Grumman’s Modular Space Vehicle completes CDR process, moves program to manufacturing phase

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has just finished conducting a two-day Spacecraft Baseline Interim Design Review, successfully completing the Spacecraft Bus Critical Design Review process for the Modular Space Vehicle program. This review moves work on this next-generation spacecraft design to the fabrication stage. The company’s spacecraft design for the MSV program is the…

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Airbus, Boeing airplane production rates straining supply chain

Posted July 9, 2012 by

Airbus and Boeing are gearing up to roll out large commercial jetliners in ever-increasing quantities over the next 10 years, according to a new report from Forecast International, but will component suppliers be able to keep up with demand? Forecast International’s newly released “The Market for Large Commercial Jet Transports” projects that 14,655 large commercial…

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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy establish Fire Scout training center in Florida

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Northrop Grumman has established a new training facility for Fire Scout unmanned helicopter operators that offers improved flight simulators...

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