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Boeing starts assembly of first 737 MAX

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Boeing employees in Renton, Wash., have started building the first 737 MAX on schedule.

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General Dynamics awarded $28 million for FFV design concepts

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The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $28.2 million contract to develop several design concepts for the Future Fighting Vehicle Phase 1 effort. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. As part of the FFV Phase 1 effort, General Dynamics will develop design concepts for…

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Raytheon awarded $149 million for Standard Missile-6s

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The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon an additional $149 million for 74 Standard Missile-6 all up rounds, spares, containers and services. When combined with the nearly $110 million long-lead material purchase made in March 2015, the total full-rate production contract for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 is $259 million. Future contract modifications include options which, if exercised, would…

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Northrop Grumman names VP engineering, global product development for Aerospace Systems

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MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has named Stuart Linsky vice president, engineering and global product development of its Aerospace Systems sector. Linsky succeeds Peggy Nelson who will be retiring this summer. In his new role, Linsky will lead a sector-wide effort to deliver more reliable, sustainable and affordable products for Northrop Grumman customers. Linsky comes to the…

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French air force adds third Reaper to fleet

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced May 29 that it has delivered a third PredatorÆ B/MQ-9 ReaperÆ RPA to the French Ministry of Defense. Delivered less than two months after contract award, the aircraft joins two other French Reapers in service, which together have accumulated over 4,000 flight hours since operations began in January 2014….

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Navy awards General Dynamics $46 million for USS Montpelier maintenance, modernization

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The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $46.4 million contract for planning efforts in support of maintenance and modernization work on USS Montpelier, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the contract, Electric Boat will perform the planning activities required…

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Northrop Grumman completes U.S. Navy CANES shipboard networking milestone

Posted June 1, 2015 by timchisham

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services program’s design, development and limited deployment phase for the U.S. Navy. CANES is a programmatic and technical consolidation of five legacy shipboard network programs. CANES provides a modern, common computing environment across the fleet to upgrade cybersecurity, command and control, communications and intelligence…

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Northrop Grumman, Army achieve ballistic missile intercept in inaugural flight test

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The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman took a significant step toward the objective for integrated air and missile defense when a ballistic missile was destroyed using the IAMD Battle Command System in its first flight test. “Working together with the Army, we will deliver with IBCS a fully netted system providing a single, unambiguous view…

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Northrop Grumman receives $111 million contract modification for LAIRCM

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Northrop Grumman has been awarded a combined order of $111 million to the previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide hardware and support for the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure system. Critical to the safe return of troops abroad, LAIRCM automatically detects a missile launch, determines if it is a threat and…

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Navy achieves IOC on Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2

Posted June 1, 2015 by timchisham

TUCSON, Ariz., May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –†The U.S. Navy has achieved initial operational capability with the Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 produced by Raytheon Company. RAM Block 2 is a significant performance upgrade that features enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver, and an improved control system. “RAM Block 2 provides the accuracy and lethality…

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