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Boeing Completes Crew Transportation System Tests for NASA

Boeing Completes Crew Transportation System Tests for NASA

Boeing has concluded the development and testing phase of a commercial crew transportation system the company built for NASA. The testing represents the final milestone for the the CST-100 spacecraft and Atlas V rocket… Read more »

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Ken Torok: Boeing’s Reusable Space Drone Program Achieves 1,367 Days in Orbit

Ken Torok: Boeing’s Reusable Space Drone Program Achieves 1,367 Days in Orbit

Boeing‘s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle landed at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California late last week after spending 674 days in orbit and completing its third test mission for the U.S. Air… Read more »

Bart De Pontieu: Lockheed-Led Team Observes Solar Atmospheric Activity With NASA’s IRIS

Bart De Pontieu: Lockheed-Led Team Observes Solar Atmospheric Activity With NASA’s IRIS

A Lockheed Martin-led team has discovered new information on the sun’s atmosphere through NASA‘s Interface Region Imaging Spectograph as part of a mission to study energy transfer and the impact of solar… Read more »

Raytheon Subcontracts CPS to Produce Composite Radar Structures

Raytheon Subcontracts CPS to Produce Composite Radar Structures

CPS Technologies has won a $600,000 contract to manufacture cold plates for a defense radar system Raytheon is building for the U.S. Navy. CPS will deliver the metal-matrix composite materials… Read more »

Russell Katz: Lockheed’s Lightning Mapper Sensor to Support NOAA Weather Services

Russell Katz: Lockheed’s Lightning Mapper Sensor to Support NOAA Weather Services

Lockheed Martin has completed the Geostationary Lightning Mapper for the first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite that will support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s weather services and meteorological research work. The company said Wednesday the GLM… Read more »

Mike Mackey: Navy’s 2nd Northrop Triton Drone Undergoes Flight Testing

Mike Mackey: Navy’s 2nd Northrop Triton Drone Undergoes Flight Testing

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman flew a second unmanned Triton aircraft for 6.7 hours on Wednesday from the company’s manufacturing center in Palmdale, California. Northrop said Thursday the MQ-4C… Read more »

Anne Ostroff: Northrop Lands Subcontract for SBIRS Satellite 5, 6 Payloads

Anne Ostroff: Northrop Lands Subcontract for SBIRS Satellite 5, 6 Payloads

Lockheed Martin has tasked Northrop Grumman to provide sensor payloads for the fifth and sixth geosynchronous Earth orbit satellites in the U.S. Air Force‘s Space Based Infrared System under a $422 million subcontract. “Northrop Grumman… Read more »

MacDonald, Dettwiler & Assoc. to Supply Mitsubishi Electric With Ku-/Ka-Band Antennas

MacDonald, Dettwiler & Assoc. to Supply Mitsubishi Electric With Ku-/Ka-Band Antennas

Japan-based Mitsubishi Electric has chosen MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates to provide Ku-band and Ka-band antenna subsystems as part of a new contract worth $10 million. MDA said Thursday that the antennas will equip… Read more »

Raytheon Delivers 10th MDA AN/TPY-2 Radar; Dave Gulla Comments

Raytheon Delivers 10th MDA AN/TPY-2 Radar; Dave Gulla Comments

Raytheon has delivered the tenth installment of its AN/TPY-2 radar for the Missile Defense Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defense System program. The company said Tuesday the current project was completed half… Read more »

Lockheed’s MAVEN Spacecraft Captures Martian Atmospheric Activity for NASA

Lockheed’s MAVEN Spacecraft Captures Martian Atmospheric Activity for NASA

Lockheed Martin‘s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has captured the first ultraviolet images of solar energetic particle activity and a layer of ozone in Mars’ atmosphere as part of a mission for NASA…. Read more »

Rob Smith: Lockheed to Help Army Update Common Intell Network

Rob Smith: Lockheed to Help Army Update Common Intell Network

The U.S. Army has partnered with Lockheed Martin to modernize an information technology system that works to help military personnel access and exchange multisource intelligence data. Lockheed developed new software… Read more »

Lockheed Rolls Out Modular Sensor for Midrange Turrets; Dana Rocca Comments

Lockheed Rolls Out Modular Sensor for Midrange Turrets; Dana Rocca Comments

Lockheed Martin has rolled out a new turret-mounted modular sensor for long-range identification and monitoring of targets. The components of the 15-inch Infirno sensor system can be assembled to suit… Read more »

Todd Probert: Raytheon Builds Wearable Tech to Help Military Users Access Tactical Data

Todd Probert: Raytheon Builds Wearable Tech to Help Military Users Access Tactical Data

Raytheon has developed a wearable computing product for military commanders and deployed soldiers to view both intelligence and operational data in real-time. The Intel-Ops device is built to combine the… Read more »

Exelis Unveils CorvusEye Sensor for Nighttime Video Surveillance; Mike Hayes Comments

Exelis Unveils CorvusEye Sensor for Nighttime Video Surveillance; Mike Hayes Comments

Exelis has launched a new visible color and infrared sensor for its CorvusEye 1500 imagery system for airborne surveillance functions during daytime and nighttime conditions. The company said Monday this new sensor works to complement another… Read more »

BAE Picks GE Computing Tech for ‘Bradley’ Armored Vehicle Simulators

BAE Picks GE Computing Tech for ‘Bradley’ Armored Vehicle Simulators

General Electric has won a $2.6 million contract to supply rugged computers for integration into the simulation equipment of infantry combat vehicles that BAE Systems is building for the U.S…. Read more »

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