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F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet prototype flies with Northrop Grumman-built conformal fuel tanks

Posted August 31, 2013 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The first flight of an F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet prototype featuring conformal fuel tanks designed and built by Northrop Grumman, took place earlier this month. The design and assembly of the tanks were completed in less than 10 months, ahead of schedule, due to rapid prototyping processes. The conformal fuel tanks…

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Raytheon awarded $136.2 million Phalanx upgrade contract

Posted September 11, 2013 by

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $136.2 million contract for federal fiscal 2013 to remanufacture, overhaul and upgrade 19 Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems and produce four SeaRAM Anti-ship Missile Defense Systems. This contract includes a $94.8 million option for fiscal year 2014 covering an additional 12 Phalanx and four SeaRAM systems. The option, if exercised, would…

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Raytheon awarded $14 million for HARM Control Section Modification Lot 2 contract

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The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon a $14 million Lot 2 contract to continue full rate production of High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile Control Section Modification (HCSM) upgrade units. The modification adds a GPS receiver and an improved inertial measurement unit for precision navigation to the existing HARM. HCSM also features a digital flight computer that merges…

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Raytheon’s Precision Extended Range Munition completes first Guide to Hit test series

Posted September 27, 2013 by

Raytheon has successfully completed its first two Guide to Hit test series of the Precision Extended Range Munition program for the U.S. Marine Corps. This GTH tested the structural integrity and the kinematic capability of the round when fired from a smooth bore mortar tube. The tests confirmed that after launch, the canards and tail…

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Australia’s first F-35 Lightning II starts to take shape

Posted October 11, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Angel DelCueto   Jeff Babione, Lockheed Martin Vice President and Deputy Program Manager of the F-35 Program; and Air Vice-Marshal Kym Osley, Royal Australian Air Force Program Manager for New Air Combat Capability, celebrated the beginnings of the first F-35 Lightning II for Australia yesterday at a ceremony in Fort Worth,…

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U.S. Army, Raytheon complete AI3 live-fire demonstration

Posted October 23, 2013 by

The U.S. Army and Raytheon have completed the live-fire demonstration phase of the new Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative program. Testing took place Sept. 16-30 at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. During the tests, the AI3 system destroyed 22 of 24 threats. The demonstration included a “for the record” assessment of AI3 against 107mm rocket targets at…

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ATK completes acquisition of Bushnell Group Holdings

Posted November 4, 2013 by

ATK announced that Nov. 1 it completed the acquisition of Bushnell Group Holdings, Inc. ñ a leading global designer, marketer and distributor of branded sports optics, outdoor accessories and performance eyewear. The Bushnell portfolio includes high-quality, innovative and affordable products targeted to the outdoor and sport enthusiast. “ATK is committed to expanding our product offerings,…

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Airbus parent reports higher third quarter profit

Posted November 15, 2013 by Greg Keller

Airbus parent company EADS said strong demand for its commercial aircraft helped its third-quarter profits increase by a hefty 45 percent. But the European jet maker warned Nov. 13 that its free cash flow, a measure of cash generated by a business, would be negative 1.5 billion euros ($2 billion) this year because of its…

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Baker’s dozen!

Posted November 22, 2013 by Thinh Nguyen

Lockheed Martin delivered its 13th C-5M Super Galaxy to the U.S. Air Force from its facilities in Marietta, Ga., Nov. 21. Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Merchant, director, Global Reach Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., officially delivered aircraft tail number 85-0004 to the…

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Raytheon Excalibur demonstrates unparalleled precision in live-fire testing from PzH2000 self-propelled howitzer

Posted December 11, 2013 by

The U.S. Army and Raytheon successfully fired 10 precision-guided Excalibur projectiles during the final phase of compatibility testing at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. This live-fire demonstration, funded by the U.S., Germany and supported by Raytheon-funded initial testing, marked the completion of a multi-phase assessment that verified Excalibur’s compatibility and performance with the PzH2000 self-propelled howitzer….

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