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New capabilities of Lynx multi-mode radar tested on U.S. northern border with CBP

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Sept. 6 that it has completed the successful integration and operational testing of its Lynx(r) Multi-mode Radar, a next-generation capability that integrates Synthetic Aperture Radar, Ground Moving Target Indicator, and Dismount Moving Target Indicator radar. Testing was conducted in May by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Customs and…

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Sikorsky nears completion of 15 UH-60M helicopters to fulfill Sweden’s ISAF requirement

Posted September 17, 2012 by

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., is planning this month to deliver the final two of 15 UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters to the U.S. Army for further transfer to the Swedish Defence Material Administration. All 15 aircraft will have been delivered in just 16 months, a record acquisition pace for a squadron-sized fleet…

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Northrop Grumman to improve performance of MEMS inertial sensors for DARPA

Posted September 25, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a subcontract from the University of California, Irvine to help address the long-term calibration of inertial sensors. Inertial sensors, which measure rotation rate and acceleration, are used in a variety of navigation, pointing and stabilization applications. Currently, micro-electro-mechanical system inertial instruments are vulnerable to long-term instabilities that cause bias and…

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UTC Aerospace Systems inaugurates first facility in Africa

Posted October 9, 2012 by

UTC Aerospace Systems held a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by dignitaries, partners and suppliers to celebrate the inauguration of its new Propeller Systems facility in Casablanca, Morocco. The new subsidiary, Ratier-Figeac Maroc, is UTC Aerospace Systems’ first facility in Africa. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. “We are delighted to celebrate…

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Northrop Grumman Remotec to begin delivering Titus robot in December

Posted October 18, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman's subsidiary Remotec Inc. will begin deliveries in December of Titus(tm), the newest and smallest member of its Andros(tm) line of unmanned ground vehicles.

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General Dynamics third quarter profit falls on higher costs

Posted October 24, 2012 by

General Dynamics said Oct. 24 that its third-quarter net income fell 8 percent, as higher costs more than offset a modest revenue increase. The Falls Church, Va., aerospace and defense company earned $600 million, or $1.70 per share, down from $652 million, or $1.80 per share, in the same quarter last year. Revenue edged up…

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Wyle wins $3 million Army helicopter support contract

Posted October 31, 2012 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Wyle has been awarded a $3 million, three-year contract to provide qualification testing for the U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, subsystems and components. The testing will also apply to commercial variants of the Blackhawk used by the FBI, fire fighting agencies and other organizations. These tests are designed to improve the…

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Northrop Grumman to provide attitude heading reference system for Israel’s M-346 trainer aircraft

Posted November 7, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman has been selected by prime contractor Alenia Aermacchi to provide the Attitude Heading Reference System for the Israel Ministry of Defense’s M-346 advanced trainer aircraft fleet. Northrop Grumman Italia will provide the LISA-200 AHRS for the fighter trainer under a new contract that builds on its five-year experience as a supplier for the…

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Moss Point, Miss., marks production of drone fuselage

Posted November 16, 2012 by AP

Production has begun at a Northrop Grumman plant in Moss Point, Miss., on fuselages for a new line of surveillance drones. Officials marked the development with a Nov. 13 ceremony at Northrop’s Unmanned Systems Center. The Triton high-altitude surveillance drone being built for the Navy will be able to stay aloft for 24 hours, flying…

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General Dynamics, Rafeal team to produce remote weapon stations

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General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, and RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., are offering the Samson line of Remote Weapons Stations to the U.S. military. These cost-effective and field-proven remote weapons stations allow a gunner to remain protected inside the vehicle while operating a weapon remotely. The larger variant…

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