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ATK, Orbital receive Justice Department clearance for merger

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The U.S. Department of Justice has unconditionally cleared the proposed merger of Alliant Techsysetmsí Aerospace and Defense groups with Orbital Sciences Corporation. The Federal Trade Commission informed ATK and Orbital of the decision, as well as the termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period Dec. 4. As previously announced, ATK and Orbital have entered into a…

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Northrop Grumman recognizes 24 suppliers for continued commitment

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Northrop Grumman has honored 24 suppliers for their outstanding performance in support of its Global Supplier Diversity Programs. This is the 24th year that Northrop Grumman has recognized its suppliers with World Class Team awards for supporting the GSDP (formerly known as Socio-Economic Business Programs), which strives to ensure that capable small businesses, including small…

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Australian Minister for Defence formally launches Northrop Grumman Australia

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Northrop Grumman photograph Australian Minister for Defence Senator the Hon David Johnston formally launches Northrop Grumman Australia. From left to right: The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial; His Excellency Mr John Berry, Ambassador of the United States; Senator the Hon David Johnston, Minister for Defence; Mr Ian Irving, Chief Executive…

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Northrop Grumman delivers first operational Fire Scout to U.S. Navy

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Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout sits on the tarmac at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. Northrop Grumman has delivered the first operational MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy. The system will be used by ship-based commanders to improve the Navy’s intelligence-gathering capabilities. The MQ-8C is an upgraded version…

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40,000 Javelin missiles delivered and counting

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Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture recently delivered the 40,000th Javelin missile to the U.S. Army. Javelin is the world’s premier shoulder-fired anti-armor system. After launch, Javelin automatically guides itself to the target, allowing the operator to take cover and avoid counterfire. The operator can reposition immediately after launch or reload to engage another…

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Raytheon’s new precision guided projectile hits the mark in recent testing

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Raytheon has successfully test fired four Precision Extended Range Munition guided projectiles. Three of the GPS-guided rounds flew to the required range and hit within the required distance of their targets. One round was fired to the minimum range requirement and impacted just a few meters from an off-axis target. The tests validated the functionality…

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F-35 training system team honored with top modeling, simulation award

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The National Training and Simulation Association has selected the F-35 Lightning II Training System for the 2014 Modeling & Simulation Awards.

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Boeing conducts world’s first flight with ‘green diesel’ as aviation biofuel

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Boeing photograph Boeing has completed the world’s first flight using “green diesel,” a sustainable biofuel that is widely available and used in ground transportation. The company powered its ecoDemonstrator 787 flight test airplane yesterday with a blend of 15 percent green diesel and 85 percent petroleum jet fuel in the left engine. Shown here, the…

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General Dynamics awarded contract for Hydra-70 rocket program

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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a competitive, five-year fixed firm price contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., for production of the 2.75-inch/70mm Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket system for all military services. Composed of two main components, the MK66 rocket motor and various warheads, the Hydra-70 rocket can…

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Boeing, Ryanair finalize order for 100 737 MAX 200s

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Boeing and Ryanair have finalized an order for 100 737 MAX 200s, valued at $11 billion at current list prices.

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