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Upgrades ‘new normal’ for armor in uncertain budget environment

If any journalists at the recent AUSAAME press conference expected to hear revelations of a major ground combat system acquisition on the near-term horizon, that notion was quickly dispelled.

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Boeing celebrates groundbreaking for 777X composite wing center

Boeing Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Three airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 10.

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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.


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Northrop Grumman joins Radiance Technologies team for the ATEP II competition

Posted  November 13, 2013

Northrop Grumman announced Nov. 12 that it has joined the Radiance Technologies team competing for the U.S. Air Force’s National Air and Space Intelligence Center Advanced Technical Exploitation Program II contract. The objective of ATEP II is to provide contract services to support the NASIC mission in geospatial intelligence and non-nuclear measurement and signature intelligence….

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Northrop Grumman wins Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar study

Posted  November 13, 2013

Northrop Grumman has been selected by the U.S. Navy to conduct a study that explores the replacement of the SPS-48 and SPS-49 air surveillance radars currently on board U.S. Navy amphibious ships and aircraft carriers. The $6 million, 18-month Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar Study, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research under its Integrated Topside…

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ATK to produce DSU-33D/B sensor for U.S. Air Force

Posted  November 13, 2013

ATK, a leading producer of ammunition, precision weapons and rocket motors, has been awarded a production contract for the DSU-33D/B Proximity Sensor for the U.S. Air Force. The ATK sensor uses radar signals to determine the correct height above a target for precise warhead detonation and maximum effect. The initial order under the contract is…

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Raytheon to expand Mississippi radar factory, add more than 150 new high-skill jobs

Posted  November 13, 2013

Raytheon plans to increase the size of its Forest, Miss., manufacturing facility by more than 20,000 square feet and hire more than 150 new workers, Raytheon and state officials announced today. “Forest will be expanded to support anticipated growth in airborne radar and electronic warfare markets,” said Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems President Rick Yuse…

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Forecast International expects defense spending to project upward across Asia-Pacific region

Posted  November 13, 2013

As the developing countries of the Far East continue to experience healthy levels of economic growth, the Asia-Pacific arena will increasingly serve as the go-to market for defense suppliers, according to a recent analysis by Forecast International. Percolating territorial tensions in the East and South China seas, regional rivalries, and military modernization programs propelled by…

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Pratt & Whitney, IHI sign contract for Japan F135 engines, industrial participation

Posted  November 13, 2013

IHI Corporation has signed a contract with Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, to qualify components for the Japanese fleet of F135 engines that power the 5th generation F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. Pratt & Whitney and IHI are also working on a series of industrial participation stand-up contracts for additional F135…

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General Dynamics completes U.S. Army combat vehicle design review

Posted  November 13, 2013

General Dynamics Land Systems completed a successful Preliminary Design Review with the U.S. Army of its Ground Combat Vehicle Infantry Fighting Vehicle design on Oct. 31, 2013. The four-day review was the culmination of many successful subsystem and component design reviews held from August through October. During the review General Dynamics demonstrated that the baseline…

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Prioria Robotics receives $4.5 million contract from U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force

Posted  November 13, 2013

Prioria Robotics, Inc., developers of the tactical Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems has been awarded several contracts totaling $4.5 million by the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force.

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Northrop Grumman F-35 CNI team honored for systems engineering excellence

Posted  November 13, 2013

Northrop Grumman photograph From left: Stephen Welby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering; Scott Byrnes, Northrop Grumman F-35 CNI program manager; Paul Snow, Northrop Grumman F-35 CNI systems engineering manager; Bob Gough, Northrop Grumman director of CNI programs and technology; Dr. Thomas Christian, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science,…

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Headlines November 13, 2013

Posted  November 13, 2013

News: U.S. carrier group to arrive in Philippines - The USS George Washington arrives Nov. 13 in the typhoon-hit central Philippines to help bring aid to many remain who remain desperate for food and other basic necessities.   Business: Jay Inslee signs Boeing incentive bills - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee gave final approval Nov. 11 to a…

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