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Raytheon’s JSOW scores direct hits in back-to-back flight tests

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Raytheon and the U.S. Navy showcased the operational capability of the Joint Standoff Weapon in challenging back-to-back flight tests. Launched from F/A-18F Super Hornets, at approximately 25,000 feet, two JSOW II C air-to-ground weapons flew preplanned routes before destroying simulated cave targets. “These test shots further validate JSOW’s ability to deliver decisive battlefield effects against…

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Pratt & Whitney’s new engine center delivers first F135 engine

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Pratt & Whitney announced May 20 that the first F135 engine has been delivered to the F-35 Final Assembly Check Out facility in Cameri, Novara, Italy. This engine – the 137th delivered to date – is also the first F135 engine produced in Pratt & Whitney’s West Palm Beach Engine Center; the company’s brand new,…

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Northrop Grumman receives funding for electronic warfare systems for U.S. Army, Navy

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Northrop Grumman has received funding to produce pre-production units of the APR-39D(V)2 radar warning receiver/electronic warfare management system. Under terms of the joint services contract with the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman will produce 18 APR-39D(V)2 units. Delivery is anticipated in late 2014 to begin hardware-software and platform integration testing in 2015. The…

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U.S. Army places blimp-borne radar in strategic readiness

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Should the U.S. or its allies need enhanced protection against cruise missiles, hostile airplanes, sea-borne threats or unmanned aircraft, military commanders will have a new system at their disposal. Raytheon has finished preparing a blimp-borne radar system previously used for testing, for use as a rapidly deployable strategic asset. JLENS is a powerful airborne radar…

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Small Diameter Bomb II program steps up integration activity

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Raytheon, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force have begun Small Diameter Bomb II integration activities on the F-35, F/A-18E/F, and F-16 aircrafts. Preliminary SDB II fit checks and pit tests have been completed on the F-35, supporting the Joint Strike Fighter’s ability to carry eight SDB IIs internally. Following a successful fit check…

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U.S. Navy selects Northrop Grumman for ship self-defense system

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a $12 million task order for a full range of engineering services to continue modernizing the Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2. The contract has a potential value of $61 million over five years, if all options are exercised. SSDS MK2 is a combat system designed for anti-air defense…

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Northrop Grumman conducts air, missile defense radar system reviews

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Northrop Grumman has successfully completed two key rounds of program reviews for the U.S. Navy’s Air and Missile Defense Radar program, demonstrating the program is on schedule to meet critical technology development. The company conducted System Functional Review in late December and Test Readiness Review (TRR) several weeks later. SFR is a multi-disciplined technical review…

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Lockheed Martin’s latest Aegis BMD upgrades certified by U.S. Navy

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The U.S. Navy has certified the latest evolution of the Lockheed Martin Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system. The USS Shiloh (CG-67) will be the first ship to be upgraded with the Aegis BMD 4.0.1 configuration. The Shiloh’s homeport is Yokosuka, Japan. This second-generation system introduces the Aegis BMD signal processor, which improves target identification capabilities…

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Lockheed Martin CEO Stevens plans to step down

Posted April 26, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin said April 26 that CEO Bob Stevens plans to step down and that its president and chief operating officer, Chris Kubasik, will take on the role at the start of the new year. The announcement came as the aerospace and defense contractor reports its first-quarter earnings climbed 26 percent on a 6 percent…

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Goodrich selected for additional products on Embraer’s KC-390

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Goodrich Corporation has been selected to provide the air data system, ice detector, windshield ice protection controller, and the fuel quantity gauging and control system for the new Embraer KC-390 military transport aircraft. Initial hardware deliveries are expected to begin in 2013. The systems will be provided by Goodrich’s Sensors and Integrated Systems teams in…

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