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First MEADS power, communications unit completes acceptance tests in Germany

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The first MEADS power and communications unit recently completed acceptance testing in Germany and will power the...

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Lockheed Martin delivers flight hardware for NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

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Engineers and scientists at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, Calif., have completed delivery of key hardware subsystems for NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission. The delivery comprised four flight subsystems and one flight spare unit. The prime contractor Southwest Research Institute partnered with Lockheed Martin to develop and build the Hot Plasma…

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Raytheon receives contract to link Navy Multiband Terminal to U.S. Air Force’s polar satellite

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Raytheon has received a $19 million contract to modify the Navy Multiband Terminal to link it with the Air Force’s Enhanced Polar Satellite. The link will allow U.S. Navy and Air Force warfighters to overcome communications gaps in the remote polar region. EPS will provide continuous coverage for secure, jam-resistant, strategic and tactical communications to…

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Boeing completes design review of MEXSAT Geomobile Satellite System

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing and its supplier partners have completed the Critical Design Review of the MEXSAT Geomobile Satellite Communications System with their customer, the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes of the government of Mexico. “The successful completion of this milestone review verifies that MEXSAT will operate as promised to deliver greatly enhanced telecommunications…

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Northrop Grumman awards grants to Los Angeles area teachers to support STEM initiatives

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has provided grants worth a total of $3,300 to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational initiatives in Los Angeles metropolitan area schools. Northrop Grumman awarded 11 individual grants of $300 each to teachers in local elementary, middle and high schools to fund projects that increase student awareness of…

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UTC launches equity units offering as component of financing for Goodrich acquisition

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United Technologies Corp. announced June 12 an offering of $1 billion of equity units. Net proceeds of the offering are expected to be used primarily to pay a portion of the cash consideration for the previously announced acquisition of Goodrich Corporation. The offering is being made under an effective shelf registration statement on file with…

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Elbit Systems to supply Boeing with structural components

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Elbit Systems’ wholly-owned Israeli subsidiary Elbit Systems – Cyclone Ltd. has been awarded an approximately $80 million contract for the supply of structural components to Boeing. The contract will be performed over seven years. “We are proud to have been selected, once again, by Boeing to supply structural parts,” said Yoram Shmuely, co-general manager of…

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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 announces ‘Centennial Flight Contest’ for 2012 Farnborough International Airshow

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Lockheed Martin Corporation June 12 announced a Centennial Flight Contest to be held in conjunction with the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow. The contest invites...

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Danish armed forces select AeroVironment’s Puma AE small UAS

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The Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organization announced June 12 at Eurosatory it has awarded AeroVironment a firm fixed-price order of $9.6 million to supply the Danish Armed Forces with the company’s Puma AEâ„¢ small unmanned aircraft systems. AeroVironment was selected following a competitive evaluation. “Allied armed forces are procuring our small unmanned aircraft systems to…

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