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Aerojet SM-3 Block IB TDACS completes qualification testing

Posted March 15, 2013 by

Aerojet has completed Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System qualification testing with the successful altitude hot fire test for the Standard Missile-3 Block IB program. The SM-3 program is managed by the Missile Defense Agency and by prime contractor Raytheon. Aerojet is a GenCorp company. The final TDACS qualification unit was altitude tested at Aerojet’s…

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Northrop Grumman introduces new aircraft attitude, heading reference system for retrofit market

Posted March 25, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman is introducing its new LCR-200 Attitude and Heading Reference System, based on micro-electromechanical systems technology, at the Aircraft Electronics Association’s International Convention and Trade Show, which takes place in Las Vegas from March 25-28. The LCR-200, which provides navigation information regarding an aircraft’s position, heading and attitude, features a high-performance, MEMS-based inertial measurement…

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Boeing completes PDR for connection between CST-100 spacecraft and rocket

Posted April 8, 2013 by

The structure that will join the Boeing Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft to an Atlas V rocket has successfully completed a preliminary design review, another step toward the return of humans to space on a U.S. vehicle. This is the third milestone under the company’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) agreement with NASA that Boeing…

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services establishes forward stocking location facility in Brazil

Posted April 12, 2013 by

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced April 11 in-country warehousing of spare parts in support of Brazil’s S-76® and S-92® commercial helicopter operators. Powerpack – Sikorsky’s long-standing Brazilian representative – will manage inventory operations through the country’s special customs system known as Deposito Especial. This is the first Sikorsky Forward Stocking Location in Brazil. The warehouse is…

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Iraq to receive final three C-130Js

Posted April 29, 2013 by John Rossino

The Iraqi Air Force is set to receive its final three Lockheed Martin [NYC-130J Super Hercules airlifters. Aircraft number 5721 was the first of these aircraft to be ferried from Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Marietta, Ga., April 23, 2013. All three C-130Js were ferried to U.S. Air Force bases prior to delivery to the…

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Northrop Grumman’s F-35 supplier in Australia proves capability in manufacture, delivery of high-grade advanced composite components

Posted May 13, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman’s largest F-35 Australian supplier – Quickstep Technologies Pty Ltd. of Bankstown, Australia – has demonstrated that its new production facility is equipped and qualified to manufacture and deliver quality composite parts for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter center fuselage produced by Northrop Grumman. In June 2012, Quickstep opened its new facility…

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Raytheon to upgrade additional Netherlands air bases following successful deployment of first Wind Farm Mitigation kit

Posted May 24, 2013 by

The Royal Netherlands Air Force has contracted Raytheon) to upgrade four additional Airport Surveillance Radar sites following the successful implementation of the first Wind Farm Mitigation upgrade at RNLAF’s Woensdrecht Air Base. The upgrade includes technology enhancements, including WiMax interference filtering (4G filtration), and should be completed within the next 12-15 months. Wind turbines’ rotating…

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Lockheed Martin conducts successful PAC-3 MSE missile flight test at White Sands Missile Range

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Lockheed Martinís PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement Missile successfully engaged, intercepted and destroyed two different threat representative targets during a flight test June 6 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The first target engagement involved two PAC-3 MSE Missiles ripple fired against an advanced Tactical Ballistic Missile target. The first MSE Missile successfully engaged a TBM…

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ATK agrees to multi-million dollar contract to produce composite aft fan cases for Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97

Posted June 17, 2013 by

ATK has announced the award of a contract valued at more than $50 million from Rolls-Royce plc, United Kingdom, to produce aft fan composite cases for the new Trent XWB-97 engine. The contract has the potential to grow to more than $200 million. This Rolls-Royce engine is the sole engine now available to power the…

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GA-ASI revolutionizes SAR full-motion video

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, announced June 19 the successful integration and operational testing of its VideoSAR software system, which provides continuous, real-time, all-weather, day/night Synthetic Aperture Radar surveillance, in full, High-definition video format (1080p). “VideoSAR is an exciting follow-on development,…

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