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AEHF low cost terminal completes information assurance CDR

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–A Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and TeleCommunication Systems team has completed the Critical Design Review for the information assurance elements of the Low Cost Terminal. Completion of the CDR clears the way for the team to build hardware and software for the information assurance element or end cryptographic unit. LCT is an initiative…

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News Briefs July 20, 2015

Posted July 20, 2015 by timchisham

800 troops from U.S., Europe take part in Moldova exercises Some 800 troops from Moldova, the U.S., Romania, Poland and Georgia are taking part in joint military exercises in Moldova, a former Soviet republic that borders Ukraine. The Joint Effort 2015 exercises began July 19 and will run until July 25 at a military base…

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Hughes demonstrates hi-def video over satellite from rotary wing aircraft

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Hughes Network Systems announced July 20 that its Defense and Intelligence Systems Division successfully demonstrated the transmission of real-time, high definition video through helicopter blades with no signal disruption using its unique beyond-line-of-sight technology. Conducted on July 6-8, the testing of the Hughes end-to-end SATCOM solution for airborne platforms was performed on a NorthStar Aviation…

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates open mission systems architecture across manned, unmanned systems

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PALMDALE, Calif. — Northrop Grumman demonstrated in recent test flights that the U.S. Air Force’s Open Mission Systems architecture standards can be successfully integrated across multiple systems and platforms. These flights have paved the way for new capabilities to be integrated rapidly and affordably across advanced manned and unmanned aircraft. In June, at Edwards Air…

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General Dynamics awarded contracts Hydra-70 rocket program

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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was recently awarded two contract modifications by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., for production of the 2.75″/70mm Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket system for U.S. military services and Foreign Military Sales customers. Both options exercised are part of a supplies contract…

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Airbus CEO talks about emissions, innovation, more

Posted July 20, 2015 by David Koenig

These are heady times for the commercial-aircraft business at Airbus and Boeing, as airlines place huge orders for new planes. Each is working on more fuel-efficient aircraft to satisfy airlines that want lower fuel bills and regulators who want lower emissions from aircraft. Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders spoke last month to an aviation conference…

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Boeing to recognize charge for KC-46 tanker program

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Boeing Company announced July 17 it will recognize a charge on the KC-46 aerial refueling tanker program when it announces second-quarter 2015 results on July 22. The after-tax charge of $536 million ($0.77 per share) reflects higher estimated engineering and manufacturing costs to complete development, certification and initial production of the tanker aircraft, while holding…

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Denmark’s first MH-60R helicopters prepare for delivery

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Navy photograph   Denmark is one step closer to becoming the second international customer to have the U.S. Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk helicopter in its inventory. The first two aircraft arrived at Lockheed Martin’s Owego, N.Y., facility for digital cockpit and integrated mission systems and sensors installation July 9 and are anticipated to be delivered to the…

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Lockheed Martin to Acquire Sikorsky Aircraft; conduct strategic review of IT, technical services

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Lockheed Martin has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft, for $9 billion. The price is effectively reduced to approximately $7.1 billion, after taking into account tax benefits resulting from the transaction. “Sikorsky is a natural fit for Lockheed Martin and complements our broad…

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Bell Boeing announces contract for first V-22 Ospreys to Japan

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Bell Boeing, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter, a Textron company, and Boeing, was awarded a U.S. Navy contract today for five Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to be delivered to Japan, marking the first sale of the aircraft through the U.S. governmentís foreign military sales program. The contract for the Block C aircraft…

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