Featured Headlines

Northrop Grumman photograph Business

Northrop Grumman begins MQ-8C Fire Scout flight tests in Mississippi

Northrop Grumman recently began flight tests for MQ-8C Fire Scout aircraft produced in Moss Point at the Trent Lott International Airport, a major milestone for the company and the region’s aerospace economy.

Air National Guard photograph by Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras Defense

Digital engineering strategy streamlines how defense systems are designed

While the 2018 National Defense Strategy directs reform as one of its key efforts, the Defense Department is undergoing considerable change in how it does business -- including how it improves the outcome of national defense systems.

Boeing photograph Business

Boeing awarded $2.9 billion for fourth KC-46A tanker production lot

The U.S. Air Force Sept. 10 awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. With this fourth production lot, Boeing now is on contract for 52 KC-46 tankers.

Northrop Grumman photograph Business

Northrop Grumman IAMD battle command system pairs with sensors, shooters for ‘live air’ test

The Northrop Grumman Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System successfully detected, tracked and simulated engagements of air targets during recent testing at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

carShow Events

Vets4Veterans hosts 9th Annual Car and Bike Show

A car and motorcycle show, a parade, food, and fun, the works. It's all in the program for this Sept. 16 with the 9th Annual Vets4Veterans Classic Car and Motorcycle Show hosted at Poncitlan Square in the Palmdale civic center complex.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

News

News Briefs – September 12, 2018

Posted  September 12, 2018

Report: Germany mulls future military options on Syria Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman says Germany is talking with allies about the situation in Syria but isn’t confirming a report that Berlin is mulling the possibility of participating in future military strikes. Without naming sources, the Bild newspaper reported Sept. 10 that the defense ministry is examining…

Full Story »

Boeing photograph
Business

Boeing awarded $2.9 billion for fourth KC-46A tanker production lot

Posted  September 12, 2018

The U.S. Air Force Sept. 10 awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. With this fourth production lot, Boeing now is on contract for 52 KC-46 tankers.

Full Story »

Business

Standard Missile-3 intercepts ballistic missile target during Japanese test at sea

Posted  September 12, 2018

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the United States Missile Defense Agency completed a successful intercept flight test in cooperation with the U.S. Navy off the coast of Kauai in Hawaii. A Raytheon SM-3® Block IB missile intercepted a ballistic missile target, marking the first time Japan has tested the sophisticated interceptor as announced by…

Full Story »

sikorsky-ecuador
Business

Sikorsky/PZL Mielec delivers M28 aircraft to Ecuadorian army

Posted  September 12, 2018

An M28 short takeoff and landing aircraft manufactured at PZL Mielec, a facility in Poland owned by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has arrived in Ecuador following a trans-Atlantic flight from Poland.

Full Story »

Northrop Grumman photograph
Business

Northrop Grumman IAMD battle command system pairs with sensors, shooters for ‘live air’ test

Posted  September 12, 2018

The Northrop Grumman Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System successfully detected, tracked and simulated engagements of air targets during recent testing at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

Full Story »