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Raytheon receives $109 million for SM-6, SM-2 parts

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The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon $109,583,490 million to purchase the long-lead materials needed to meet Standard Missile-6 full-rate production requirements and Standard Missile-2 sustainment. This award was booked in the first quarter 2015. SM-6 is a surface-to-air supersonic missile capable of successfully engaging manned and unmanned aerial vehicles and fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. It also…

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Northrop Grumman expands focus on airborne, space ISR business

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Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector has announced the realignment of its Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting Systems division to expand focus on its growing airborne and space ISR business. The former ISR&TSD is being reorganized into two separate divisions: Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance Reconnaissance and Targeting Systems; and Space Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Systems. “This strategic…

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Navy awards General Dynamics $610 million for construction of destroyer

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The U.S. Navy has awarded funding for the construction of DDG 122, the Fiscal Year 2015 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer under contract at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. This $610.4 million contract modification fully funds this ship which was awarded in 2013 as part of a multi-ship competition for DDG 51 class destroyers. The total value…

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Supplier Excellence Award winners recognized by GA-ASI

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced March 20 that it has honored 45 suppliers with the company’s annual Supplier Excellence Awards in recognition of outstanding quality and delivery performance. A key component behind GA-ASI’s success is our highly skilled and dependable supply chain, consisting of dozens of suppliers who are committed to sustaining our line…

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Elbit Systems integrates color helmet display, tracking system on Seahawk test aircraft

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Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., has been awarded a contract from Science Applications International Corporation to install, integrate, and support flight evaluations of the Elbit Color Helmet Display and Tracking System on MH-60S Seahawk test aircraft for the U.S. Navy. The contract value, which is in an amount that…

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Boeing, Air India celebrate 20th 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing†and Air India rcently celebrated the airline’s milestone delivery of its 20th 787 Dreamliner from Boeing’s final assembly facility in North Charleston, S.C. “Taking delivery of our 20th 787 Dreamliner marks an important day for Air India,” said Rohit Nandan, Chairman and Managing Director, Air India. “With this airplane we are building on the success…

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Raytheon wins $46 million contract for South Korean Global Hawk ground stations

Posted March 30, 2015 by

Raytheon has been awarded a contract valued at up to $45.7 million by Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems for ground segments in support of four Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems recently purchased by the Republic of Korea. Under this contract, Raytheon will deliver one building-based and one mobile ground segment to locations in South Korea. Work…

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TOW 2A RF missiles successfully fired from helicopter

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In the first of its kind launch, Raytheon fired tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided 2A radio frequency practice missiles from an AH-1W Cobra attack helicopter during a December exercise.  Raytheon, working with the Naval Air Systems Command, fired two TOW 2A RF practice missiles at ranges exceeding 2600 meters. The two tests verified the missile’s capability to…

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Northrop Grumman delivers center/aft ‘shipset’ for first international EA-18G Growler

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Northrop Grumman has completed and delivered to The Boeing Company a major subassembly of the first of 12 EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Boeing, ANA finalize order for three 787-10 Dreamliners

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Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) today finalized an order for three 787-10 Dreamliners, valued at approximately $900 million at list prices. With this order, originally announced as a commitment in January 2015, ANA becomes Boeing’s newest 787-10 customer and first airline in Asia to operate the entire family of 787 Dreamliners. “We truly appreciate…

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