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Ball Aerospace, Aerojet Rocketdyne achieve expanded operational range for green propellant infusion mission

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Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and Aerojet Rocketdyne exceeded the technical range objective for the main thruster that will fly aboard the Green Propellant Infusion Mission. This mission will demonstrate in a space environment, a “green” propellant known as AF-M315E, to replace the highly toxic hydrazine and complex bi-propellant systems in-use today. “This is an…

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Raytheon announces new state-of-the-art office complex in North Texas

Posted March 28, 2014 by

Raytheon announced plans March 26 to move its Garland, Texas, operations to a new state-of-the-art office complex to be built at the CityLine development in Richardson, Texas. Raytheon will occupy 489,000 square feet in three buildings located near the intersection of President George Bush Turnpike and North Central Expressway (US 75), and will begin the…

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Finalists announced for Orionís exploration design challenge

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Evaluators from Lockheed Martin, NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace have selected five teams from high schools in California, Illinois, Kansas, Utah and Virginia as finalists in the Exploration Design Challenge. The winning team will be announced in April at the United States Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., and will have their…

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Union alleges Spirit used health info in layoffs

Posted March 28, 2014 by Roxana Hegeman

The union representing engineers at Spirit AeroSystems Inc. accused the aerospace company March 26 of terminating hundreds of workers last year because they were too old and a burden on health insurance costs, claims that the company vehemently denies. The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace made the allegations in discrimination complaints that 10…

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Republic Of Korea Air Force accepts first C-130J Super Hercules

Posted March 28, 2014 by

The Republic of Korea ushered in a new era in air mobility today with the delivery of the country’s first two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga. With the March 27 delivery, South Korea became the 14th country to fly the proven C-130J.

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Seventeen and counting

Posted March 26, 2014 by Todd McQueen

Lockheed Martin delivered its 17th C-5M Super Galaxy to the U.S. Air Force from its facilities in Marietta, Ga., March 25. It is the first C-5M delivery for 2014. U.S. Air Force aircrews will deliver the aircraft tail number 87-0020 to Dover Air Force Base, Del. after a stop at Stewart Air National Guard Base,…

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Maritime Helicopter Support Company breaks ground on Navy’s MH-60R helicopter maintenance facilities

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NOWRA, New South Wales, Australia, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Maritime Helicopter Support Company – a Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin joint venture company – broke ground March 26 to build the maintenance and warehouse facilities that will provide Through Life Support logistics services for the Royal Australian Navy’s new fleet of 24 MH-60R Seahawk® helicopters. Once…

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Northrop Grumman Australia, DSTO confirm research partnership

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Australian Defence Department photograph by Lauren Larking Chief Defence Scientist Dr. Alex Zelinsky(left) and Northrop Grumman Australia Chief Executive Ian Irving. Northrop Grumman Australia and the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation have signed a strategic alliance to conduct collaborative research in a range of high-end defense technologies. The agreement was signed March 26 in…

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U.S. Navy achieves initial operating capability on Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System

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The U.S. Navy has achieved initial operational capability on the MK-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System that includes the Raytheon Griffin missile.  The milestone comes as the Navy continues to conduct littoral security operations in areas that require an immediate and precise response to confirmed threats. The MK-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System includes a…

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DRS Technologies to provide communications support to Royal Australian Navy Frigates

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DRS Technologies, a Finmeccanica Company, announced March 25 that its Canadian subsidiary will be providing communications systems in support of the Royal Australian Navy’s ANZAC-class frigates. The subcontract was awarded to DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. in support of a communications modernization contract by Selex ES. †DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. (TCL) is the primary subcontractor to…

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