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Aerojet Rocketdyne, Fakel expand teaming agreement for low-power hall thrusters

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, and Experimental Design Bureau Fakel of Kaliningrad, Russia, announced June 18 at the Paris Air Show the signing of an extension to the teaming agreement between the two companies. The agreement provides Aerojet Rocketdyne with the right to market and sell Fakel’s low-power Hall thrusters in the United States market….

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Lockheed Martin wins U.S. Army helicopter maintenance program

Posted June 26, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin has received an aircraft maintenance and logistics contract with an initial funding value of $5 million from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to provide field and sustainment-level maintenance for U.S. Army helicopters. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will lead the Army’s Regional Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Central Operations at Fort Campbell,…

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Lockheed Martin completes captive carry tests with LRASM, future U.S. Air Force, Navy missile

Posted July 12, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin recently completed a series of Long Range Anti-Ship Missile captive carry flight tests at the Sea Range in Point Mugu, Calif., advancing the research program toward its first missile release and free flight test later this year. The captive carry missions were flown aboard a U.S. Air Force B-1B from the 337th Test…

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Lockheed Martin ships NIRCam for Webb telescope to NASA

Posted July 26, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin, under a contract from the University of Arizona, has completed assembly and testing of the Near Infrared Camera and has shipped the instrument to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

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Lockheed Martin-built defense weather satellite delivered to Vandenberg AFB

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The U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman team successfully delivered the 19th Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, block 5D3, weather satellite Aug. 1 to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., where it will be prepared for launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle. An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, operated by…

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Modernized Patriot system aces PAC-3 test

Posted August 19, 2013 by

Raytheon’s new-production Patriot Air and Missile Defense System successfully launched a PAC-3 missile to engage a tactical ballistic missile target at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M. This test was the culmination of two years of testing of the complete system, proving system performance in all environments and against all threats. “Patriot’s flawless performance only strengthens…

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MEADS system to identify friend or foe aircraft Certified by U.S. Air Traffic Control Office

Posted September 4, 2013 by

The Medium Extended Air Defense System Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe system has been certified for operation. MEADS became the first U.S. system approved to incorporate a non-U.S. cryptographic device in 2009. Certification by the U.S. Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System Identification Friend or Foe Mark XII/XIIA System Program Office is a significant…

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Raytheon’s SM-3, AN/TPY-2 successful in operational ballistic missile defense test

Posted September 11, 2013 by

Raytheon’s Standard Missile-3 Block IA guided missile and AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar played integral roles in the success of Flight Test Operational-01, the Missile Defense Agency’s operational test of the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System. During the test, a SM-3 Block IA guided missile fired from the USS Decatur (DDG 73) intercepted a medium-range…

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Northrop Grumman completes safety of flight testing on Common Infrared Countermeasure System

Posted September 23, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman achieved another significant milestone on its Common Infrared Countermeasure program by completing safety of flight testing on prototype hardware. The Northrop Grumman CIRCM system is a lightweight, low-cost, high-reliability laser-based countermeasure system. It is designed to integrate and operate with legacy and emerging missile warning systems for rotary wing, tilt-rotor and small fixed-wing…

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Boeing completes MD-11 freighter transition to AV Cargo

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Boeing announced Oct. 1 that its aircraft leasing unit, Boeing Capital Corporation, has completed transition of two MD-11 Boeing converted freighters on multi-year leases to U.K.-managed AV Cargo, which has begun service from the operator’s base in Liege, Belgium, on routes primarily to West Africa. Boeing delivered the first of the cargo trijets to the…

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