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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully tests engine made entirely with additive manufacturing

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on a Bantam demonstration engine built entirely with additive manufacturing. The tests were a key step in the development of a more cost-effective engine family for booster, upper-stage and in-space propulsion. “The demonstration of this engine, made completely with additive manufacturing, is another…

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Lockheed Martin launches LV-2 target for ground-based midcourse defense test

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Lockheed Martin successfully flew an LV-2 intermediate-range ballistic missile target June 22 for a test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system conducted by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. Lockheed Martin launched the unarmed missile target from a ground platform at the Reagan Test Site, Kwajalein Atoll, in the Marshall Islands. Preliminary analysis shows that the…

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Raytheon kill vehicle destroys complex, long-range ballistic missile target in space

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– During a Missile Defense Agency test of Boeing’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, Raytheon’s Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle destroyed a complex, long-range ballistic missile target in space. It was the ninth intercept for the GMD program, which is designed to protect the U.S. against long-range ballistic missile attack by destroying incoming threats outside of the Earth’s atmosphere….

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Northrop Grumman directs target engagement in successful missile defense intercept test

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– Northrop Grumman’s advanced battle management and launch control capabilities successfully performed in the June 22 intercept test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system. Northrop Grumman is a strategic partner of Boeing for the GMD program that provides the nation’s only defense against long-range ballistic missiles. “Our systems serve a pivotal role in effectively delivering…

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Delivery of General Dynamics/Rockwell Collins-built AN/PRC-155 manpack radios support U.S. Army fielding requirements

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The first two-channel AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios ordered by the U.S. Army and built by General Dynamics C4 Systems (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Rockwell Collins (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) are being delivered to the U.S. Army. The order, placed in January for 1,500 additional PRC-155 Manpack radios, is part of a Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract supporting the…

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Boeing signs rotorcraftmMaintenance agreements with Royal Netherlands Air Force, Fokker

Posted June 23, 2014 by

GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands ñ Boeing has signed separate agreements with the Royal Netherlands Air Force and Fokker Technologies to explore advanced maintenance opportunities for Dutch rotorcraft and expand efforts to make the Netherlands a regional hub for military and civilian aircraft support services. Boeing and the RNLAF signed a strategic partnership agreement that builds…

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Boeing-led missile defense team achieves intercept in flight test

Posted June 23, 2014 by

In a complex test June 22 over the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and an industry team led by Boeing intercepted and destroyed a target in flight using the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system. This was a successful test using an enhanced version of the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV), a device attached to the…

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Boeing 737 MAX LEAP-1B engine begins ground testing

Posted June 20, 2014 by

June 18, CFM International announced it has successfully initiated ground testing of the first all-new LEAP-1B engine that will exclusively power the Boeing 737 MAX. CFM ran the engine for the first time June 13, three days ahead of schedule.

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Lockheed Martin to acquire Deposition Sciences

Posted June 20, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Deposition Sciences, Inc., a provider of thin film coatings. Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close within 30 days. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed and are not material to Lockheed Martin operations. DSI will be…

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Ball Aerospace selected to build lens assembly for LSST camera

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Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been selected by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to build the optics and support structure, designated as the L1-L2 Lens Assembly, for the camera on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which will sit atop the 8,800 foot tall Cerro Pachon mountaintop in Chile.  Ball Aerospace is teamed with Arizona…

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