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Raytheon, General Dynamics joint venture awarded Air Force launch, test range contract

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded one of its most important space procurements, potentially a multi-billion-dollar contract to operate, maintain, and sustain launch ranges at Florida’s Space Coast and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, to a joint venture of Raytheon and General Dynamics. The joint venture, called Range Generation Next (RGNext) is responsible for…

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Orbital stockholders approve merger with ATK’s aerospace, defense groups

Posted January 28, 2015 by

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced Jan. 27 that at a special meeting, the company’s stockholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger with the Aerospace and Defense Groups of Alliant Techsystems Inc., pursuant to the definitive transaction agreement dated April 28, 2014. Approximately 99 percent of the votes cast at the special meeting voted in favor…

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US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon system enhancements add mission capabilities

Posted February 18, 2015 by

The US Navy has awarded a $15.5 million system development contract to Raytheon to develop a flexible, application-based architecture for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The ABA will allow mission commanders to rapidly field new or enhanced capabilities through third-party software applications. Raytheon’s ABA design aligns with both the Department of Defense’s “Better Buying…

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Pratt & Whitney announces price increase for PurePower engine

Posted March 11, 2015 by

Pratt & Whitney is raising list prices of its fuel-efficient PurePower Geared Turbofanô engine across the product line to reflect the significant value these engines are expected to provide customers following entry into service. The new pricing is scheduled to go into effect in 2015. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp….

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Raytheon 250-pound Paveway reaches production milestone

Posted March 30, 2012 by anradmin

Raytheon’s Paveway program achieved a major milestone when it completed production of the 1,000th 250-pound Paveway laser-guided precision munition. Raytheon’s combat-proven Paveway is a kit that transforms “dumb” bombs into precision-guided weapons. The 250-pound weapon, designated the GBU-58, is integrated on the AT-6, Super Etendard and the Mirage 3 aircraft. The Paveway family of weapons…

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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, ANA celebrate first 787 biofuel flight

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Boeing and All Nippon Airways made aviation history April 17 as a 787 Dreamliner flew for the first time powered in part by sustainable biofuels. “The 787 is the most environmentally progressive jetliner flying today, combining fuel efficiency and comfort with reduced carbon emissions,” said Billy Glover…

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Providing weapons engineering for U.S. Navy submarines

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The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a three-year contract to provide engineering and other services to modernize weapon launch platforms on U.S. and allied submarines. The initial award from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center is valued at $3.4 million, with the total value of the three-year contract estimated at $13.8 million. BAE Systems experts…

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Sierra Nevada completes wind tunnel testing of Dream Chaser

Posted April 25, 2012 by

Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems has successfully completed wind tunnel testing of a scale model of the Dream Chaser(R) orbital crew vehicle in the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Aerodynamic data generated from this testing, coupled with data from computer simulations, will define the characteristics…

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One Herc, Two Herc: Lockheed Martin delivers additional C-130Js

Posted May 1, 2015 by Thinh D. Nguyen

  A KC-130J assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234 (VMGR-234) at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, was delivered in April 2015.

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