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U.S. Marine Corps first to buy four different AeroVironment small unmanned aircraft systems

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AeroVironment announced April 20 that the U.S. Marine Corps is the first military service to adopt four different small unmanned aircraft systems from the company with the receipt of a firm fixed-price order valued at $5,558,479 for the RQ-20A Puma AE(tm) through an existing U.S. Army contract. Delivery is scheduled within two weeks “The Marine…

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Northrop Grumman supports Air Force Minuteman missile test launch

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Northrop Grumman recently supported the successful reliability testing of the United States Air Force’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile weapons system. The Northrop Grumman led ICBM prime team includes Boeing, Lockheed Martin, ATK and more than 20 other subcontractors. The ICBM team is responsible for overall sustainment of the weapon system including development, production, deployment…

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Northrop Grumman, Space Foundation to create Science Center at Space Foundation headquarters

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Northrop Grumman is donating $375,000 to create a science center and teaching lab at the Space Foundation’s Colorado Springs, Colo., world headquarters. To be known as the Northrop Grumman Science Center, the facility will include a Science on a Sphereâ„¢ laboratory and a teaching facility that will be used for science, technology, engineering and mathematics…

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Lockheed Martin F-35 carrier variant completes first formation flight

Posted April 22, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe

For the first time, two Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II carrier variant test aircraft launched together and conducted formation flying at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., April 18. The test aircraft, known as CF-1 and CF-2, were piloted…

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General Dynamics, Rheinmetall Defence form tank ammunition joint venture company

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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, and Rheinmetall Defence of Dusseldorf, Germany, have formed a tank ammunition joint venture company named Defense Munitions International, LLC. The new company will develop and market new and existing 120mm kinetic energy and multi-purpose cartridges for the U.S. and international tank ammunition markets….

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360-Degree MEADS radar begins integration testing

Posted April 19, 2012 by

In preparation for an intercept flight test later this year, the first Medium Extended Air Defense System Multifunction Fire Control Radar has begun system-level testing at Pratica di Mare Air Force Base near Rome, Italy. The advanced 360-degree rotating X-band MFCR recently completed initial performance…

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Super Hercules takes flight to Texas

Posted April 19, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by Todd McQue

Lockheed Martin delivered another C-130J Super Hercules to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 18. This aircraft was the 18th C-130J delivered to Dyess by Lockheed Martin. Col. Gerald Goodfellow, vice commander of the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess accepted delivery of the aircraft.

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Boeing honors 16 Suppliers of the Year for exceptional performance

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Boeing honored 14 companies and two academic institutions April 18 at the Boeing Supplier of the Year event, recognizing their exceptional performance and contributions to the company’s overall success during 2011. The Supplier of the Year awards are based on quality, on-time delivery, post-delivery support, and cost and demonstrated ability to anticipate and respond to…

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Honeywell Green Jet Fuel to power flights using new biofeedstock

Posted April 18, 2012 by anradmin

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced April 18 that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel will be used for the world’s first comprehensive test program using a new biofeedstock specifically designed for biofuel production. The test flights, to be done in Canada with the National Research Council of Canada and Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., will also feature in-flight…

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Air Force places $2.4 million order for AeroVironment Puma AE small UAS

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AeroVironment received a firm fixed-price order valued at $2,431,440 April 5 from the U.S. Air Force for Puma AEâ„¢ small unmanned aircraft systems through an existing U.S. Army contract. Delivery is scheduled within two weeks. “More…

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