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General Dynamics to continue amphibious combat vehicle testing

Posted July 11, 2014 by

General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, is continuing work on an Amphibious Combat Vehicle solution for the U.S. Marine Corps. The recently awarded five-month contract extension, valued at $7 million, continues General Dynamics’ ongoing work to determine the best option for developing an affordable, survivable and high water speed ACV platform…

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B61 undergoes testing in AEDC wind tunnel

Posted July 21, 2014 by Deidre Ortiz

A test conducted in Arnold Engineering Development Complex's 16-foot transonic wind tunnel supports the design of the newest version of the B61 nuclear bomb.

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Boeing to modernize NATO AWACS fleet

Posted August 6, 2014 by

Boeing has received a contract from NATO worth approximately $250 million to install digital flight decks and avionics on 13 of the alliance’s Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, which are based on the Boeing 707 commercial airplane.

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Raytheon delivers first Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles to US Navy

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Raytheon delivered the first Block 2 variant of its Rolling Airframe Missile system to the U.S. Navy as part of the company’s 2012 Low Rate Initial Production contract. RAM Block 2 is a significant performance upgrade featuring enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver, and an improved control system. “As today’s threats continue to evolve,…

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Northrop Grumman appoints vice president

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has announced the appointment of Tarik Reyes as vice president, business development for its integrated air and missile defense division in its Information Systems sector, effective immediately. In this new role, Reyes will have executive responsibility for global business development for the IAMD portfolio. He will lead customer engagement and tactical strategy discussions…

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Sikorsky unveils S-97 Raider™ helicopter

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Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., Oct. 2 unveiled the first of two S-97 Raider™ helicopter prototypes, signaling the start of activities in the program’s test flight phase and a major step toward demonstrating the new – and first – armed reconnaissance rotorcraft featuring X2™ Technology designed for military missions. “Today, Sikorsky unveiled…

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes “slope testing”

Posted October 24, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman successfully completed precision sloped landing tests Aug. 27 with the MQ-8C Fire Scout at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., in preparation for at-sea testing.

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Boeing stacks two satellites to launch as pair

Posted November 12, 2014 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has successfully mated two 702SP (small platform) satellites in a stacked configuration in preparation for the first-ever conjoined satellite launch. The milestone is a significant step towards the early 2015 launch of the satellites ABS-3A and Eutelsat 115 West B, the first-ever all-electric propulsion satellites scheduled to enter service. The…

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Lockheed Martin joins Israel’s CyberSpark initiative

Posted December 1, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin will join EMC, Jerusalem Venture Partners and BGN Technologies as partner in the CyberSpark Industry Initiative, a non-profit organization established to enhance government-private sector collaboration in Israel and the wider international technology community through its cyber center, based at the Advanced Technologies Park, Beer-Sheva. The CyberSpark Industry Initiative serves as a coordinating body for…

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Raytheon gallium nitride technology validated for space applications

Posted December 17, 2014 by

Satellites may soon carry Raytheon’s Gallium Nitride technology into Earth orbit. Raytheon has successfully validated its GaN Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit technology for use in space-bound equipment. Raytheon GaN MMICs, fabricated at its Andover, Massachusetts foundry, demonstrated the radiation hardness required for space through Single Event Burn-out and Total Ionizing Dose testing.  The results showed…

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