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Northrop Grumman-developed stealthy data link validated as combat ready with U.S. Marine Corps

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the U.S. Marine Corps achieving F-35B initial operating capability, the Multifunction Advanced Data Link waveform developed by Northrop Grumman has been proven a key combat-ready capability of the F-35 Lightning II program. MADL is a high-data-rate, directional communications link that allows fifth-generation aircraft to communicate and coordinate tactics covertly. During testing of the Lockheed Martin…

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Lockheed Martin technology helps pilots, UAS operators share data, stay safe

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As Unmanned Aircraft Systems take to the skies, it is essential for safety that UAS operators and pilots are aware of each other. To help provide this shared situational awareness, Lockheed Martin has deployed the first components of a UAS traffic management system that is available to the UAS community now. Lockheed Martin’s online Flight…

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Aegis goes four-for-four in weeklong missile test series

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The Lockheed Martin, U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency’s Aegis Combat System took part in a successful four-event test of the combat systemís air warfare and ballistic missile defense capabilities. The Multi-mission Warfare tests, conducted aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), began July 28 and ended Aug. 1. The latest iteration of the Aegis…

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Lockheed Martin successfully tests design changes for Orion

Posted July 31, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin engineers have successfully completed testing of design changes made to the NASA Orion spacecraft’s fairing separation system. These changes resulted from data collected during Orion’s first test flight Dec. 5, 2014.

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Australian company to provide parts for initial production of Triton UAS

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Northrop Grumman has awarded the first Australian supplier contract for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system initial production lot to Ferra Engineering. Brisbane-based Ferra Engineering will manufacture mechanical sub-assemblies for the first four Triton air vehicles including structural components. “At Northrop Grumman it’s very important to not only develop our own capabilities, but…

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Insitu awarded LRIP Lot IV RQ-21A Blackjack Systems contract

Posted July 31, 2015 by

Under the terms of its latest contract, Insitu will build six RQ-21A Blackjack systems for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The $78-million Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Lot IV Low Rate Initial Production contract is the latest event in the program’s progression toward the Initial Operational Test and Evaluation phase.   “This award will…

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Lockheed Martin delivers 29th C-5M Super Galaxy

Posted July 31, 2015 by Andrew McMurtrie

The 29th Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy takes off on its delivery flight.  Lockheed Martin delivered the 29th C-5M Super Galaxy to the U. S. Air Force July 28. A Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) aircrew ferried the aircraft from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga., here to Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y.,…

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Northrop Grumman successfully delivers deformable mirror for world’s largest solar telescope

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The world’s largest ground-based solar telescope is one step closer to operation with the acceptance of the deformable mirror engineered by AOA Xinetics, a Northrop Grumman company. The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, currently under construction on Haleakala on the island of Maui, Hawaii, will offer unprecedented high-resolution images of the sun using the latest…

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Raytheon appoints president, Integrated Defense Systems

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Raytheon Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Kennedy announced July 30 the appointment of Wesley D. Kremer as President, Integrated Defense Systems, effective immediately. Kremer, 50, previously served as vice president of the Air and Missile Defense Systems product line of Raytheon Missile Systems. He succeeds Daniel J. Crowley, who informed the company of his intention…

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Boeing Oklahoma City expansion grows facilities, business presence

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Boeing broke ground July 29 on a new 290,000 square-foot facility with space for approximately 800 employees.

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