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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will serve as the launch provider for a satellite that Airbus built for Inmarsat‘s sixth generation satellite fleet. The Inmarsat-6 F1 satellite will be launched aboard the MHI H-IIA launch vehicle in 2020 to offer new capacities for the former’s customers including advanced global safety services, mobile services and Internet of Things applications, […] More
Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson has said her company and its partner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have jointly responded to Japan’s request for information on stealth fighter aircraft in August, Nikkei reported Saturday. Sam Nussey writes that Japan is considering whether to develop new aircraft domestically, tap foreign defense companies or just procure additional fighters in the marketplace to replace […] More
Northrop Grumman and NEC Corp. have worked to deploy a private, cloud-based cyber range system in the country as part of efforts to help customers create a testing and training environment. The J-CORTEX is designed to imitate situations to prepare cyber professionals to detect and effectively deal with cyber threats, Northrop Grumman said Wednesday. Jack Dorsett, […] More
BAE Systems and Babcock International want to join a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries–Kawasaki Heavy Industries alliance in pursuit of a $50 billion contract to build submarines for the Australian military, Defense World reported Friday. The two British defense contractors maintain operations in Australia. Defense World quoted a Japanese defense official as saying Mitsubishi seeks information on […] More
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 a commercial telecommunications satellite as the company works to expand its multibeam communications portfolio in the Japanese market. MDA is a communications and information company that […] More
MBDA and Mitsubishi Electric are undertaking a preliminary deal to develop midrange missiles for the F-35 fighter jets as part of the Japanese government’s efforts to establish international defense procurement partnerships, Reuters reported Thursday. Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo report the deal would be the first to involve using Japanese-built parts for missile exports as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration continues […] More
Exelis has delivered a satellite payload to Japan-based Mitsubishi Electric Corp. that is designed to help with weather forecasting. The Advanced Himawari Imager will be installed into the Himawari-8 geostationary satellite, which is meant to replace the Multifunctional Transport Satellite series and scheduled for a 2014 launch, Exelis said Wednesday. Eric Webster, vice president of weather […] More
A Raytheon and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-built guided missile has completed a review intended to evaluate the weapon’s design and ability to deflect and beat threats. Standard Missile-3 Block IIA weapons are built to destroy adversarial ballistic missiles by colliding with them, Raytheon said Thursday. “This milestone is critical because it moves the SM-3 Block IIA […] More
A business unit of Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc. has shipped an unmanned aircraft system to Japan for first responders to assess damages and acquire real-time information about disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. Insitu Pacific, a subsidiary of Insitu Inc., signed a contract last year with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to deliver the ScanEagle UAS for Japan’s […] More
The Department of Energy has partnered with Raytheon Technologies to carry out two projects aimed at demonstrating the effectiveness of two possible alternative fuel sources for power-generating turbine systems. Raytheon said Tuesday it will test if hydrogen products and mixtures can help the Mitsubishi Power Aero-made gas turbine FT4000 operate and will collaborate with the […] More
Inmarsat has expanded its 14-geostationary satellite fleet with the launch of the first of seven dual-band communications spacecraft planned for liftoff through 2024. The Inmarsat-6 F1 satellite took off Wednesday aboard Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ H-IIA launch rocket from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center in Japan, to form the company’s next-generation satellite broadband network, the U.K.-based […] More
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