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U.S. Air Force expands RQ-4 Global Hawk fleet

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system fleet by three aircraft. Global Hawk operates multiple sensors simultaneously to gather intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data. The new aircraft are Multi-INT models that carry sophisticated imaging and electronic signals sensors capable…

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Poland’s TELDAT, Raytheon partner to develop new Patriot router

Posted September 29, 2014 by

Raytheon photograph TELDAT President and CEO Henryk Kruszynski and Daniel J Crowley, president, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. Raytheon is partnering with TELDAT to develop and produce advanced militarized routers for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system. TELDAT engineers and technicians will design, integrate and qualify this key communications networking technology for Patriot. Under the…

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Northrop Grumman JCREW achieves milestone C; Program to enter production, deployment phase

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Northrop Grumman has received Milestone C approval for its Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Increment 1 Build 1 (I1B1) system from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command. The JCREW I1B1 system is a jammer that defeats devices used to trigger improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Northrop Grumman developed mounted, dismounted and fixed-site variants…

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Raytheon begins flight testing DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support program

Posted November 7, 2014 by

Raytheon has begun flight testing DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support program. PCAS Phase 3 is an 18-month, $25.5 million effort scheduled to culminate in live-fire demonstrations. The program is designed to speed close air support to soldiers on the battlefield. “PCAS will help reduce close air support response times from as long as one hour…

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Raytheon successfully demonstrates integrated electronic warfare capabilities

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Raytheon, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy, successfully demonstrated an end to end, first of its kind, integrated electronic attack system during flight tests at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in October.

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NAVAIR, Boeing delivers 20th P-8A to fleet operators at NAS Jax

Posted December 10, 2014 by

Boeing photograph P-8A Poseidon aircraft No. 760 takes off from a Boeing facility in Seattle, Wash., Dec. 9 for delivery to fleet operators in Jacksonville, Fla., marking the 20th overall production P-8A aircraft for the U.S. Navy. This Poseidon, a game changer for naval aviation, will join a growing fleet of the newest U.S. Navy…

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Raytheon awarded $26 million life cycle engineering, support contract

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TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —┬áRaytheon has been awarded a $26,050,551 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for life cycle engineering and support services for LPD 17 class integrated shipboard electronic systems. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $132,122,998. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif.,…

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Northrop Grumman wins ICBM ground subsystems support contract

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract for the support of Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Ground Subsystems. Northrop Grumman is the sole award recipient for the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract that is worth $963.5 million, with an initial award value of approximately $4.4 million. The work will be performed by Northrop…

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Army awards Lockheed Martin sustainment contract for Apache targeting/NVD

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Lockheed Martin received an $82 million Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract in December from the U.S. Army for AH-64 Apache helicopter Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system sustainment. The firm, fixed-price contract is the foundation for a comprehensive sustainment solution that enables M-TADS/PNVS mission readiness, reduces operation and support costs, and…

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Northrop Grumman to highlight key missile defense capabilities conference

Posted March 23, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman will highlight its key capabilities for the nation’s missile defense systems during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 10th Annual U.S. Missile Defense Conference Exhibition to be held March 26 to 28 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Conference attendees can participate in a wargame, developed…

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