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Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 successfully intercepts cruise missile target

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Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 Missile successfully intercepted and destroyed a cruise missile target April 25 at the Utah Test and Training Range in an unprecedented interoperability demonstration utilizing the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor and the PATRIOT system. The test demonstrated the PAC-3 Missile Segment’s unique ability to detect, track, engage and…

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Boeing, EVA Air announce order for three 777s

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Boeing and Taipei-based EVA Air May 8 finalized an order for three 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airplanes. The order also includes purchase rights for an additional four airplanes. “The 777-300ER is the flagship of our long-haul fleet and will play an important role in growing our global operations,” said Chang Kuo-wei, president of EVA Air. “The…

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Raytheon awarded $57.8 million Phalanx contract

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The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a contract totaling $57.8 million to overhaul and upgrade nine Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems, and manufacture two SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense systems. The agreement also includes the purchase of 20 radar upgrade kits. “Raytheon tailors our ship self-defense systems to meet our customers’ requirements,” said Rick Nelson, vice president of…

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Lufthansa conducts inaugural flight of world’s first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger aircraft

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June 1, Lufthansa, launch customer for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, initiated commercial service of the new…

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Virgin Galactic opens new office in Las Cruces, N.M.

Posted June 11, 2012 by

Virgin Galactic opened a new office in Las Cruces, N.M., that will complement the commercial spaceline's growing operations team at Spaceport America and enhance the local economy through jobs, local...

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Lockheed Martin to manage major defense information systems network operations

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The Defense Information Systems Agency has chosen Lockheed Martin to manage the transformation of the Department of Defense’s global data network. The work will take place under an innovative, seven-year Global Systems Management Operations contract. The contract would run for three years and includes two two-year options, with a total contract ceiling of $4.6 billion….

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Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System successfully intercepts second target this year

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The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin team successfully intercepted a separating ballistic missile target with the second generation of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system, Aegis BMD 4.0.1, and the Standard Missile-3 Block IB missile. During the test known as Flight Test Mission-18, Aegis BMD 4.0.1 successfully detected, tracked and engaged the…

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Raytheon awarded $636 million for Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle

Posted July 9, 2012 by

Raytheon Company was awarded a $636 million development and sustainment contract to provide the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle to Boeing, which is the prime contractor for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program. Raytheon booked the award during its second quarter. EKV represents the centerpiece for the Missile Defense Agency’s GMD as the intercept component of the Ground…

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Rolls-Royce plans further performance improvement for market-leading Trent 700 engine

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Rolls-Royce plans to make further performance improvements to its market-leading Trent 700 engine that powers the Airbus A330.

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Laser powers Lockheed Martin’s Stalker UAS for 48 hours

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PALMDALE, Calif. – Lockheed Martin and LaserMotive, Inc., recently demonstrated the capabilities of an innovative laser power system to extend the Stalker Unmanned Aerial System flight time to more than 48 hours. This increase in flight duration represents an improvement of 2,400 percent. Stalker is a small, silent UAS used by Special Operations Forces since…

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