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U.S. government gives green light to Lockheed Martin team’s JLTV production plans

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The Lockheed Martin Team’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program successfully completed the government’s Production Readiness Review at the company’s Camden, Ark., Ground Vehicle Assembly facility. During the PRR event, the team assembled a JLTV on its production line to further demonstrate production readiness. The PRR was an intense evaluation of Lockheed Martin’s JLTV production…

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Boeing laser demonstrator destroys targets through wind, fog

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Boeing and the U.S. Army have proven the capabilities of the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator in maritime conditions, successfully targeting a variety of aerial targets at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Under windy, rainy and foggy weather conditions in Florida, these engagements were the most challenging to date with a 10-kilowatt laser on HEL…

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DRS Technologies successfully completes design phase of TLDS

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DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced Sept. 2 that it has successfully completed the Army’s Critical Design Review for the Mojave program, also known as the Target Location Designation System. The passage of this critical program milestone moves the company closer to providing precision targeting capability to U.S. military forward observers in all battlefield…

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Northrop, Navy successfully conduct E-2D aerial refueling preliminary design review

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The Northrop Grumman and U.S. Navy team has successfully conducted the preliminary design review for its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial Refueling system. Completion of this critical milestone allows the program to proceed to its critical design review, moving closer to manufacturing the system and installing it on new production E-2Ds as well as retrofitting it…

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Boeing delivers first North American 787-9 Dreamliner to United Airlines

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United will become the first airline in North America to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the airline launches 787-9 service later this month.

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Northrop Grumman Honors Top Suppliers

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – In keeping with its commitment to honor excellence, Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector recognized 74 companies from the United States, Canada and Turkey with its annual supplier awards for 2013. Northrop Grumman presents the annual supplier awards in two categories: Platinum Source Preferred and Suppliers of the Year. Thirty-two small businesses…

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Small Diameter Bomb II glides toward Milestone C

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Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force completed three successful Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) Guided Test Vehicle flights against stationary and moving targets, resulting in direct hits. The flight tests are the last GTVs required prior to Milestone C and the start of low-rate initial production. “These guided tests were successfully accomplished against separate…

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Lockheed-built GPS IIR/IIR-M satellites reach 200 years of combined operational life

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The U.S. Air Forceís fleet of Global Positioning SystemBlock IIR and IIR-M satellites, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, have reached 200 collective years of operational life. These 20 satellites – about two thirds of the current GPS constellation ñ help deliver precise positioning, navigation and timing services to more than one billion global military, civilian and…

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Boeing C-17 support effort for strategic airlift capability exceeds 1,000 missions

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Boeing has supported more than 1,000 missions for the Strategic Airlift Capability program’s fleet of three C-17 airlifters, achieving a mission capable rate of nearly 94 percent during the five years it has provided maintenance, engineering and spares through a comprehensive performance-based logistics program.

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Rolls-Royce tests composite fan systems at Stennis Space Center

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The Rolls-Royce composite carbon/titanium fan system for the Advance and UltraFanô engine designs has completed its most recent phase of testing at the company’s outdoor jet engine test facility at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The fan system undertook crosswind testing on a Trent 1000 ALPS (Advanced Low Pressure System technology) engine,…

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