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Northrop Grumman Remotec unveils next-gen Andros(TM) robot

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Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary Remotec Inc. has unveiled the Andros FX(TM), a more capable and dexterous unmanned ground vehicle designed to defeat a wide range of threats including vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices. Northrop Grumman Remotec will give members of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators a first look at the Andros FX during the…

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David F. Melcher named president, CEO of Aerospace Industries Association

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The Aerospace Industries Association announced June 4 that David F. Melcher will become its president and chief executive officer, effective June 8, 2015. “Dave is an exceptional leader who, with his balance of corporate and military experience, brings an outstanding record of executive achievement to AIA,” said AIA chairman, president and CEO of GE Aviation,…

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Northrop Grumman awards scholarships to two San Fernando Valley students

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Northrop Grumman photograph Huong (Kimberly) Au (left) and Andy Wang are recipients of the Northrop Grumman Woodland Hills facility’s annual Engineering Scholars award, which honors promising high school seniors interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or math. The students were honored at an awards reception on May 21 at the Warner Center Marriott in…

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Honeywell provides Dassault Falcon 5X with new cockpit technologies

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Building on its long-standing relationship with Dassault, Honeywell Aerospace is supplying its advanced Primus Epic cockpit technologies to Dassault’s newly unveiled Falcon 5X. Primus Epic’s latest enhanced features have been customized for Dassault’s EASy III cockpit. The new plane combines safety, performance and new capabilities while achieving the lowest fuel consumption in its category. “Dassault…

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Northrop Grumman appoints VP, program manager, Global Hawk

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RANCHO BERNARDO, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has appointed Mick Jaggers vice president and program manager, Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system programs, effective immediately. Jaggers will report to Janis Pamiljans, vice president and general manager of the unmanned systems division. “Mick’s promotion reflects the importance of the Global Hawk program to the corporation and its customer. His leadership…

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Northrop announces OpenPod, next generation of podded sensor systems

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Changing, integrating or upgrading sensors on a military aircraft can be an expensive, time-consuming and complex endeavor. Northrop Grumman’s new OpenPod(TM) sensor system, unveiled at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., overcomes these challenges by making it possible for maintainers to swap sensors in theater. The OpenPod system consists of line-replaceable units and a…

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Australia flies RAAF’s first C-17 equipped with advanced network access

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The Royal Australian Air Force has flown its first Boeing-built C-17A Globemaster III equipped with a new advanced satellite communication and imagery display system, providing the flight crew and passengers with unprecedented situational awareness. Boeing installed the high-speed SATCOM system to support the RAAFís ëPlan Jericho,í an initiative to transform the Australian military into an…

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Boeing starts assembly of first 737 MAX

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Boeing employees in Renton, Wash., have started building the first 737 MAX on schedule.

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General Dynamics awarded $28 million for FFV design concepts

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The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $28.2 million contract to develop several design concepts for the Future Fighting Vehicle Phase 1 effort. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. As part of the FFV Phase 1 effort, General Dynamics will develop design concepts for…

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Raytheon awarded $149 million for Standard Missile-6s

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The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon an additional $149 million for 74 Standard Missile-6 all up rounds, spares, containers and services. When combined with the nearly $110 million long-lead material purchase made in March 2015, the total full-rate production contract for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 is $259 million. Future contract modifications include options which, if exercised, would…

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