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Lockheed Martin successfully tests design changes for Orion

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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

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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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Boeing unveils first RAAF Growler

Posted July 29, 2015 by timchisham

Boeing and the U.S. Navy July 29 extended advanced airborne electronic attack capability to a key U.S. ally, presenting the Royal Australian Air Force with its first EA-18G Growler. Australia is the first country other than the U.S. to obtain this aircraft. The Growlers will complement our existing and future air combat capability, and we…

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Northrop Grumman, Missile Defense Agency surpass software affordability target

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The Missile Defense Agency and Northrop Grumman have achieved nearly $7 million savings through the Modeling and Operations Software Affordability Initiative during 2014, exceeding the $5 million savings targeted. In collaboration with the MDA, Northrop Grumman launched the initiative to decrease software development costs while increasing productivity and creating more enhanced users’ experience for a…

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NTSB concludes SpaceShipTwo flight test accident investigation

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Virgin Galactic photograph WhiteKnightTwo and the first SpaceShipTwo during a captive carry test flight over the Mojave Desert. MOJAVE, Calif.–The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded the investigation of the Oct. 31, 2014, Scaled Composites SpaceShipTwo flight test accident. The NTSB is finalizing the final recommendations and probable causes. At the time of the accident,…

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