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Providing weapons engineering for U.S. Navy submarines

Posted April 17, 2015 by

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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Raytheon’s newest JSOW variant enters operational testing

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Raytheon and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the final free flight in the integrated testing phase for the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1. During the development test, JSOW C-1 demonstrated its effectiveness against moving maritime targets, a crucial capability against current and future surface warfare threats. The weapon is on track to start operational testing this…

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Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace delivers telescope deployable tower assembly

Posted April 15, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman photograph The Deployable Tower Assembly (DTA) for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was delivered to Northrop Grumman’s Space Park facilities in Redondo Beach, California for integration and testing. The DTA interfaces and supports the spacecraft and the telescope structures. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. ñ Northrop Grumman reached another major milestone for NASA’s James Webb…

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Boeing-built CH-147F maintenance training center opens in Canada

Posted April 15, 2015 by

In 2013 and 2014, The Royal Canadian Air Force took delivery of 15 new Boeing-built CH-147F Chinook helicopters, among the most capable and advanced variants of the legendary Chinook family. Now, the RCAF and Boeing have unveiled an equally advanced training facility for those helicopters in Petawawa, Ontario. The Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopters Maintenance Training Center…

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Laser-guided rocket hits the mark

Posted April 13, 2015 by

Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter fires an APKWS laser-guided rocket (artist rendering) The Australian Defence Force demonstrated the precision strike capability of BAE Systemsí Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System laser-guided rocket, firing the system from an Airbus Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter for the first time. Using a Forges de Zeebrugge rocket motor, warhead, and launcher, the…

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BAE receives U.S. Navy contract for vertical launching system canisters

Posted April 13, 2015 by

BAE Systems has received a $52.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide additional canisters for the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System. The VLS canisters are used to ship, store, and launch various types of missiles from Navy ships. We have a long history with the VLS canister program, said Chris Hughes, vice…

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Northrop Grumman names CTO of Electronic Systems Sector

Posted April 13, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman has named R. Eric Reinke III vice president and chief technology officer of its Electronic Systems sector, effective immediately. Reinke will be responsible for the development of next-generation products and technologies that define the sector’s future competitive discriminators. In this position, he will interface with technology leaders in the customer community, with industry…

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Judge blocks appeal in Boeing age discrimination lawsuit

Posted April 13, 2015 by Roxana Hegeman

A nine-year legal battle waged by former aircraft workers who claim they lost their jobs because of their age may to have come to an end after a federal judge blocked their attorney from appealing the court’s dismissal of their remaining claims because the paperwork was filed too late. The age discrimination lawsuit was sparked…

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Latest AMRAAM variant achieves key program milestones

Posted April 10, 2015 by

Raytheon recently completed two milestones for the newest Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, the AIM-120D. The U.S. Air Force successfully completed testing and fielded the AIM-120D. The U.S. Navy achieved initial operational capability on the weapon. “AMRAAM is the most capable air-to-air weapon ever produced,” said Ron Krebs, AMRAAM program director for Raytheon Missile Systems….

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MDA selects Northrop Grumman for mentor-protégé program

Posted April 10, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman has signed a new U.S. Department of Defense mentor-protégé agreement with the Missile Defense Agency mentor-protégé program office in Huntsville. The DOD mentor-protégé program encourages prime contractors to help small businesses increase their participation in federal subcontracts and establish long-term relationships with prime contractors. Under the 36-month agreement, Northrop Grumman will assist QTEC,…

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