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Northrop Grumman to provide mission computer for USMC helicopter upgrades

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Northrop Grumman was recently awarded a contract from Naval Air Systems Command to deliver its next-generation mission computer for Lot 12 of the Marine Corps’ H-1 helicopter upgrade program. Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will provide FlightPro™ Gen III mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH1Z aircraft. These aircraft are expected to be the first…

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New Lockheed Martin center improves satellite sensing, communication technologies

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A new development center will advance satellite sensing and communication technologies, broadly known as Radio Frequency payloads, at the Lockheed Martin facility in Denver, Colo. The RF Payload Center of Excellence will focus on developing reconfigurable payloads and advancing satellite systems that many already rely on, from high-def television broadcasts to GPS transmissions and secure…

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Northrop Grumman’s SYNOPTICS introduces new material for short-pulsed laser devices

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SYNOPTICS, a Northrop Grumman company, celebrated its 50th anniversary at Laser World of Photonics with the release of a new product for short-pulsed lasers in Munich, June 22-25. SYNOPTICS unveiled the addition of titanium-doped sapphire to the company’s product portfolio. “With its superior material properties, Ti:Sapphire is a material of choice for short-pulsed lasers operating…

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NASA awards Raytheon $240 million contract for earth science data system

Posted July 6, 2015 by

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has awarded the Raytheon a five year contract valued at up to $240 million to continue its support of the Earth Observing Systems Data and Information System. This system ingests, archives and makes earth science data available to the scientific community worldwide. The latest EOSDIS Evolution and Development contract is…

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Boeing, Embraer to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator technology tests

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Boeing and Embraer S.A. announced June 30 that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation's environmental performance.

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Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod™ takes to skies

Posted July 2, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Randy Crites Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod recently completed its first flight test, successfully tracking multiple airborne targets while flying on an F-16 in Fort Worth, Texas. Legion Pod was integrated onto the F-16 without making any hardware or software changes to the aircraft. Additional flight tests on the F-16 and F-15C…

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Raytheon wins U.S. Army contract award

Posted July 2, 2015 by

Will provide R&D for ground vehicles, ground robotics The U.S. Army Contracting Command ñ Warren recently awarded Raytheon the TACOM Strategic Service Solutions indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. The five-year multiple-award vehicle has a ceiling value of $634 million. The agreement covers future work on sensors, fire control systems, active protection systems, and robotics and autonomous…

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Lockheed Martin’s EW pod delivers proven ability to protect, control electromagnetic spectrum

Posted July 2, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin is testing an electronic warfare pod in the company’s advanced anechoic chamber. The pod is designed to fit a variety of platforms, and is a self-contained electronic warfare package, encompassing an entire suite of capabilities in one unit.  Electronic warfare is the art and science of controlling the electromagnetic spectrum—from jamming enemy communications…

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Northrop, Navy successfully conduct E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aerial refueling CDR

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Northrop Grumman along with the U.S. Navy have successfully conducted the critical design review for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial Refueling system.

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Northrop, Navy celebrate legacy of EA-6B Prowler

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The U.S. Navy's venerable EA-6B Prowler tactical jamming aircraft, designed and built by Northrop Grumman, has been a fixture at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., and in the nation's carrier-based strike forces since 1971.

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