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First sunshield layer completed for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

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The first of the five sunshield layers that will make it possible for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to image the formation of stars and galaxies created more than 13.5 billion years ago, was delivered to Northrop Grumman's Space Park facility April 24. 

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Raytheon receives $52 million award to continue JPALS test and analysis program

Posted August 12, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy extended Raytheon’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract on the Joint Precision Approach Landing Systems program. Raytheon will continue testing and analysis in support of auto-land capability and integration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The contract value is $52 million. “The JPALS program is a collaboration between the U.S. Navy and Raytheon,”…

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Lockheed Martin to upgrade Apache helicopter targeting, pilotage system

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The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a $21.7 million Lot 4 follow-on contract to continue production of the Modernized Day Sensor Assembly for the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter. This first phase of upgrades to modernize the Apache’s Day Sensor Assembly includes producing Modernized Laser Rangefinder Designator kits. M-LRFD is the principal targeting aid for the…

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Raytheon delivers next-gen SATCOM radio for certification testing

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The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon a $36 million contract to fund the certification and testing of a significant upgrade to the AN/ARC-231 Multi-Mode Communications System. The upgraded systems will provide the highest level of security for voice and data communications for more than 7,000 rotary, fixed wing and unmanned Army platforms — including Apaches,…

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Japan’s F-2 marks 8th platform to fly with Lockheed Martin Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

Posted August 10, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin received a direct commercial sale contract through Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to integrate the SniperÆ Advanced Targeting Pod †onto the Japan Air Self-Defense Forceís F-2 aircraft. This initial contract, awarded in 2014, includes a Sniper pod, spares and support equipment for integration. The F-2 is the eighth aircraft platform to be equipped with Sniper…

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Los Angeles Navy Days concludes

Posted August 10, 2015 by

The 18th annual Navy Days Los Angeles concluded Aug. 10 when visiting U.S. Navy ships, the guided-missile cruisers USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and USS Cape St. George (CG 71), the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) and nearly 1,000 Sailors departed from the Port of Los Angeles. The six day fleet week, allowed visitors…

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Lockheed Martin delivers latest C-5M Super Galaxy early

Posted August 7, 2015 by Damien Guarnieri

The latest Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy takes off on its delivery flight on Aug. 5, 2015.  A Defense Contract Management Agency aircrew ferried the aircraft from the Lockheed Martin facility n Marietta, Ga., Travis Air Force Base, Calif., where it will be permanently based. It will be the 12th Super Galaxy assigned to Travis….

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems announces organizational realignment

Posted August 7, 2015 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has announced an organizational realignment to improve performance and drive profitable growth across the company’s Aerospace Systems portfolio. Chris Hernandez has been appointed vice president of the newly formed research, technology and advanced design organization. In this role, Hernandez will integrate resources to drive basic and advanced research; technology development; and…

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New software flies high as U.S. Navy, Raytheon complete Tomahawk flight test

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The U.S. Navy and Raytheon demonstrated new capabilities for the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile in a successful flight test conducted from the guided missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG-68). The test proved that the Block IV can operate with an improved, more flexible mission planning capability.  “Together with our U.S. Navy partners, we continue to…

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Missile Defense Agency, Raytheon demonstrate SM-6’s new anti-ballistic missile defense capability

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In a first-of-its-kind test, the U.S. Navy fired a Raytheon Standard Missile-6, intercepting and destroying a short-range ballistic missile target at sea. The successful U.S. Missile Defense Agency test proved a modified SM-6 can eliminate threat ballistic missiles in their final seconds of flight. “SM-6 is the only missile in the world that can do…

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