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Ball Aerospace employees named associate fellows by AIAA

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Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. employees John Troeltzsch and Christopher Zeller have been selected as associate fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Troeltzsch and Zeller were inducted with other new associate fellows from around the world at the 53rd AIAA sciences meeting Jan. 5, 2015. According to the AIAA, associate fellows are…

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Elbit Systems U.S. subsidiary to upgrade C-1A Aircraft for Brazilian Navy

Posted December 29, 2014 by

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced Dec. 23 that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, received a directed subcontract from the Brazilian Navy for the upgrade of four Grumman C-1A aircraft. The prime contract is held by Marsh Aviation Company of Mesa, Ariz. The subcontract, valued at $106 million, will be performed by Elbit…

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General Dynamics awarded $100 million for Abrams Tank production

Posted December 29, 2014 by

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $99.7 million follow-on contract for the procurement and production of Saudi M1A2 Abrams tanks for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This modification is part of an existing contract to upgrade the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s fleet of tanks. The Foreign Military Sales contract was awarded by the…

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Raytheon awarded $491 million contract for AMRAAM

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Raytheon is being awarded a fixed-price contract $491,478,068 for the Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile. The contract is for the production of the AMRAAM® missile and other AMRAAM system items, including the captive air training missile, common munitions bit/reprogramming equipment and non-developmental item airborne instrumentation unit. The contract includes foreign military sales to…

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First U.S. Army missile-fighting radar blimp airborne on East Coast

Posted December 29, 2014 by

For the first time, the U.S. Army lofted a blimp equipped with a new cruise-missile and drone-fighting radar system high above rural Maryland. The system, made by Raytheon) and known as JLENS, consists of two helium-filled aerostats, or tethered blimps, that float 10,000 feet above the ground and carry powerful radars. “JLENS is strategically emplaced…

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Sensurion Aerospace receives FAA certification for its MAGPIE UAS

Posted December 29, 2014 by

Sensurion Aerospace became the first manufacturer to receive a Special Airworthiness Certificate from the FAA under its new procedures, which designate authority to the Test Range for SAC review and guidance. With the issuance of this highly sought-after FAA certification, Sensurion’s MAGPIE MP-1 unmanned aircraft is now authorized to fly in the Nevada UAS Test…

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Raytheon awarded $26 million life cycle engineering, support contract

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TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon has been awarded a $26,050,551 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for life cycle engineering and support services for LPD 17 class integrated shipboard electronic systems. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $132,122,998. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif.,…

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Lockheed Martin’s exoskeleton wins design awards, honors

Posted December 24, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin’s FORTIS exoskeleton received several accolades in 2014 highlighting its innovative technology design and its benefit to users in an industrial setting.

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Astronics to scquire Armstrong Aerospace

Posted December 24, 2014 by

Astronics Corporation, a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace and defense industries, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Armstrong Aerospace for approximately $51 million. The agreement is expected to close in January 2015, subject to normal closing requirements. Armstrong Aerospace, located in Itasca, Illinois, is a…

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Fire Scout takes first flight on USS Jason Dunham

Posted December 24, 2014 by

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman successfully flew the MQ-8C Fire Scout system for the first time off the guided-missile destroyer, USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), Dec. 16, off the Virginia coast.

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