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Pakistan expands Lockheed Martin Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod fleet

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Lockheed Martin received a follow-on foreign military sale contract to produce and upgrade Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods for the Pakistan Air Force’s F-16 fleet. The contract includes the production of 15 Sniper ATPs and upgrades to the Pakistan Air Force’s existing 22 Sniper ATPs. To meet the Pakistan Air Force’s urgent operational need, pod deliveries…

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AF rolls out details to improve RPA mission

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In response to a critical shortage of remotely piloted aircraft pilots, the Air Force rolled out more details of its plan to fix the problem in both the short and long term. The most recent initiatives include creating bonuses for RPA pilots of $15,000 per year beginning in fiscal year 2016; placing some newly minted…

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Lockheed Martin’s JAGM goes two-for-two in latest flight tests

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Lockheed Martin demonstrated its multi-mode Joint Air-to-Ground Missile, engaging two laser-designated stationary targets during recent Government-led flight tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. In the first test, the missile flew four kilometers, engaged its precision-strike, semi-active laser and hit the stationary target. During the second flight, the missile flew four kilometers, acquired the target…

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Boeing, Polish armaments group explore business opportunities

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Boeing and members of its AH-64E Apache industry team – General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Longbow Ltd. – launched an initiative with Polish Armaments Group to explore opportunities for collaboration with Polish industry. More than 10 Polish companies participated in the two-day workshop with Boeing and its teammates to forge partnerships as part of…

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Lockheed Martin completes 100th THAAD interceptor

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Lockheed Martin delivered the 100th interceptor for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in a recent ceremony at the company’s Troy, Ala., facility. THAAD is a key element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System and is highly effective at protecting America’s military, allied forces, citizen population centers and critical infrastructure from short- and medium-range…

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Northrop Grumman to provide mission computer for USMC helicopter upgrades

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Northrop Grumman was recently awarded a contract from Naval Air Systems Command to deliver its next-generation mission computer for Lot 12 of the Marine Corps’ H-1 helicopter upgrade program. Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will provide FlightPro™ Gen III mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH1Z aircraft. These aircraft are expected to be the first…

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New Lockheed Martin center improves satellite sensing, communication technologies

Posted July 8, 2015 by

A new development center will advance satellite sensing and communication technologies, broadly known as Radio Frequency payloads, at the Lockheed Martin facility in Denver, Colo. The RF Payload Center of Excellence will focus on developing reconfigurable payloads and advancing satellite systems that many already rely on, from high-def television broadcasts to GPS transmissions and secure…

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Northrop Grumman’s SYNOPTICS introduces new material for short-pulsed laser devices

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SYNOPTICS, a Northrop Grumman company, celebrated its 50th anniversary at Laser World of Photonics with the release of a new product for short-pulsed lasers in Munich, June 22-25. SYNOPTICS unveiled the addition of titanium-doped sapphire to the company’s product portfolio. “With its superior material properties, Ti:Sapphire is a material of choice for short-pulsed lasers operating…

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NASA awards Raytheon $240 million contract for earth science data system

Posted July 6, 2015 by

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has awarded the Raytheon a five year contract valued at up to $240 million to continue its support of the Earth Observing Systems Data and Information System. This system ingests, archives and makes earth science data available to the scientific community worldwide. The latest EOSDIS Evolution and Development contract is…

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Boeing, Embraer to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator technology tests

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Boeing and Embraer S.A. announced June 30 that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation's environmental performance.

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