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Pratt & Whitney concludes PurePowerÆ geared turbofan engine partnering

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Pratt & Whitney and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. met recently to commemorate the signing of a risk and revenue-sharing collaboration agreement for KHI to provide key hardware modules for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared Turbofan engines. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. Pratt & Whitney currently has 10 worldwide GTF collaboration…

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U.S. Navy approves F/A-18 Super Hornet IRST system for production

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The F/A-18 Super Hornet infrared search and track system, developed and integrated by Boeing and Lockheed Martin, received approval from the U.S. Navy to enter low-rate initial production. The IRST system consists of Lockheed Martin’s IRST21 sensor, the GE Aviation FPU-13 Fuel Tank Assembly and the Meggitt Defense Industry Environmental Control unit. The system demonstrated…

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DRS Technologies to upgrade electronic warfare E/A-18 mission for U.S., Australia

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DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company,†announced Jan. 22 that it has been awarded access to an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production and delivery of up to 180 Joint Tactical Terminal-Receivers for U.S. Navy and Australian EA-18G aircraft. The contract is valued up to $12 million and will include JTT-R production engineering, test set racks, fixtures…

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DRS Technologies’ groundbreaking laser designating gimbal completes first flight test

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DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced Jan. 21 that it successfully performed the first airborne demonstration of its GS205-XRZ laser designating gimbal. At less than six inches in diameter and weighing less than nine pounds, the GS205 is one of the smallest stabilized, light-weight and fully qualified targeting systems on the market. During its…

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Lockheed Martin delivers first enhanced automated testing station for U.S. Navy aircraft fleet

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Lockheed Martin has delivered the first electronic Consolidated Automated Support System to the U.S. Navy for maximizing aircraft readiness.

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DOD seeks 10-year extension of small business mentoring program

Posted January 23, 2015 by Claudette Roulo

The Defense Department intends to request a 10-year extension of a program that improves the ability of socioeconomically disadvantaged small businesses to compete for defense contracts, the programís manager said Jan. 21. The Small Business Mentor-Protege Program began in 1991 as a way to foster small businesses and improve technology transfer between the Defense Department…

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BAE providing engineering, integration support for Navy’s most advanced weapon system

Posted January 19, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract to provide critical system engineering, integration, and testing expertise for the Aegis Combat System on board surface ships. The initial award is valued at $23 million with the total value of the five-year contract estimated at $120 million. “Our Aegis system engineering experts have been…

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First military grade 12-micron thermal weapon sight unveiled

Posted January 19, 2015 by

BAE Systems Jan. 19 unveiled its first-to-market 12-micron thermal imaging technology that significantly improves the effectiveness of thermal weapon sights. The company’s Universal Thermal Clip-On version XII (UTCÆ XII) is the first military-grade thermal weapon sight to include the new 12-micron technology, which greatly reduces lens size, total system weight, and battery use, while delivering…

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Japan selects E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, RQ-4 Global Hawk to improve intel gathering capabilities

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The Japan Ministry of Defense has selected two Northrop Grumman systems to enhance its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

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Boeing receives orders for 336 more military rescue radios, system upgrades

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. ñ Boeing will deliver an additional 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios, and upgrade the system’s global base station network, through new orders from the U.S. Air Force with a combined total value of about $9.7 million. The U.S. military uses the global CSEL communication system to aid the rescue of downed…

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