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Oman Air Force continues F-16 legacy

Posted April 7, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Elizabeth L. Kaszynski The Sultanate of Oman accepted the first of its second order of Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons in a ceremony April 3 at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth facility. The fighter aircraft will ferry to Oman later this year.  In 2002, the Sultanate of Oman became the 23rd member of the…

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Faster production brings Boeing $965 million first quarter profit

Posted April 23, 2014 by Scott Mayerowitz

Boeing’s increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders. In the first three months of this year, 161 new airplanes rolled off the company’s assembly lines – more jets than the same period last year. That increased rate contributed to a $965 million profit for Chicago-based Boeing post in the…

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Defense contractor announces major Florida expansion

Posted May 9, 2014 by AP

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman, spurred on by millions in cash incentives from the state of Florida, announced plans May 8 for a major expansion of its already-existing operations in the state. While the company did not specify exactly what it would be doing, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said the company will design and build the…

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MEADS system gains full certification for identifying friend or foe aircraft

Posted May 21, 2014 by

The Medium Extended Air Defense System Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe subsystem has received full certification for operation by the United States Department of Defense International AIMS (Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System, Identification Friend or Foe, Mark XII/Mark XIIA, Systems) Program Office. The system is designed to ensure the safety of allied aircrews…

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Global Hawk again recognized for exemplary sustainment excellence

Posted June 11, 2014 by

For the second year in a row, the U.S. Air Force awarded the prestigious Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for superior performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness to the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude, long endurance unmanned aircraft program produced by Northrop Grumman. The Sustainment Excellence Award is named…

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Universal Space Network awarded long-term gateway contract by Boeing

Posted June 25, 2014 by

Boeing recently contracted with Universal Space Network to design, build, operate and maintain a Mil-Ka Gateway for Boeing Commercial Satellite Services in support of the Global Xpress program.  Universal Space Network, acting as the prime contractor, brought together a team consisting of SSC Chile, ViaSat, and Telefonica/MoviStar to win the contract in a competitive environment. …

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SeaGriffin completes guided flight test with new dual-mode seeker

Posted July 14, 2014 by

Raytheon has successfully completed the latest guided flight test of its SeaGriffin™ missile. The test further demonstrated the effectiveness of SeaGriffin’s semi-active laser guidance system, and the missile’s ability to capture images from a newly-added imaging infrared seeker. During the Raytheon-funded test, a SeaGriffin missile, launched from an integrated surface launch system, provided streaming video…

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates JAGM dual-mode guidance section in second flight test

Posted July 23, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated its Joint Air-to-Ground Missile dual-mode guidance section during a second internally funded flight test at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. During the test, the rail-mounted JAGM flew 6.2 kilometers and initially acquired the target using its precision strike, semi-active laser. The dual-mode guidance section then engaged its millimeter wave radar, and…

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Robots moving robots: Lockheed Martin conducts first fully autonomous mission

Posted August 20, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph A K-MAX unmanned helicopter delivers an SMSS unmanned ground vehicle during a fully autonomous mission demonstration at Fort Benning, Ga. A safety pilot was on board K-MAX but did not operate the controls at any time. Lockheed Martin, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, successfully…

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General Dynamics to consolidate two information systems, technology businesses

Posted September 11, 2014 by

General Dynamics announced Sept. 8 that, following a comprehensive review of the structure of its Information Systems and Technology business group, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics C4 Systems will be combined to create a new business unit, General Dynamics Mission Systems. David K. Heebner, executive vice president of the Information Systems and…

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