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  • NOAA-Raytheon UAV Hurricane Tracking Initiative Gets Laureate Award; Thomas Bussing Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NOAA-Raytheon UAV Hurricane Tracking Initiative Gets Laureate Award; Thomas Bussing Comments

    Aviation Week has recognized Raytheon and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with the publication’s Laureate Award for the deployment of company-built Coyote unmanned aerial vehicles to track and model Hurricane Maria last year. NOAA launched six Coyote UAVs from a Lockheed Martin-built WP-3D Orion aircraft in efforts to help agency researchers view the storm and examine its behavior from the inside, Raytheon […] More

  • Lockheed Martin Breaks Silence on Hypersonic SR-72, Blackbird's Successor Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Martin Breaks Silence on Hypersonic SR-72, Blackbird’s Successor Aircraft

    Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works broke its silence on plans to build the SR-72, a hypersonic spy plane successor of the SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft. The SR-72 will have a combined cycle propulsion system that combines a supersonic jet engine with a rocket engine, Lockheed Martin’s advanced aircraft division told Aviation Week. According to specifications, the SR-72 will […] More

  • Raytheon Wins Aviation Week Award for Virtual Design Center - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Wins Aviation Week Award for Virtual Design Center

    A Raytheon facility with virtual reality technology has won a 2017 Program Excellence Award from Aviation Week magazine in the special projects category. Raytheon’s Immersive Design Center is equipped with the CAVE Automatic Virtual Environment system that works to facilitate collaboration between cross-functional teams in efforts to produce three-dimensional models of structures and parts, the company said Monday. Allen Couture, vice president […] More

  • General Atomics Receives Aviation Week Award for Extended-Range Gray Eagle UAS Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Receives Aviation Week Award for Extended-Range Gray Eagle UAS Program

    A General Atomics subsidiary has won a Program Excellence award from Aviation Week magazine in recognition of its Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft system program. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.‘s program team that oversees GE-ER development efforts for the U.S. Army received the award in the original equipment manufacturer research and development/system design and development category during the publication’s Annual […] More

  • Northrop Recognized for James Webb Space Telescope Program; Scott Willoughby Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Recognized for James Webb Space Telescope Program; Scott Willoughby Comments

    Northrop Grumman has received Aviation Week magazine's Program Excellence award for the company's program goal achievement and leadership role in the development of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. Scott Willoughby, vice president and James Webb Space Telescope program manager at Northrop, was selected in the subsystem research and design category for delivering the telescope and Integrated Science […] More

  • Lockheed and Air Force Named Aviation Week Laureate Awardee for Auto ACAS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed and Air Force Named Aviation Week Laureate Awardee for Auto ACAS

    Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force-built Automated Air Collision Avoidance System has won Aviation Week's Laureate Award. The team composed of the office of the Under Secretary of Defense Personnel and Readiness, Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Air Force Test Center and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works developed Auto ACAS in an effort to […] More

  • Northrop's X-47B Wins Aviation Week Laureate Award - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop’s X-47B Wins Aviation Week Laureate Award

    The Northrop Grumman-built X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System for the U.S. Navy has won Aviation Week’s Laureate Award in the aeronautics and propulsion category. Northrop received the award at a Thursday event at the National Building Museum in Washington, the company announced Friday. According to Northrop, the X-47B UCAS is the first tailless drone to […] More

  • Roger Krone: Boeing Space Business "Healthy" Despite Sequestration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Roger Krone: Boeing Space Business “Healthy” Despite Sequestration

    Boeing Network and Space Systems president Roger Krone has said the company is in a “relatively healthy position” despite sequestration. The space business is doing well because of new offerings and a strong commercial business the company can rely on when defense procurement goes down, according to an Aviation Week article. “For us, the level of activity […] More

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    Marines Test Classified Weapon on Shadow Drone

    The Marine Corps has selected a classified weapon to deploy on a Shadow unmanned aerial system, Aviation Week reports. The high-technology readiness weapon is expected to undergo field evaluation in Afghanistan on the AAI RQ-7B tactical drone. The Marines are slowly working to declassify the weapon so they can more easily test and deploy it. […] More

  • Rockwell Collins Wins Aviation Week Award for New Antenna - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rockwell Collins Wins Aviation Week Award for New Antenna

    Rockwell Collins has won Aviation Week magazine’s Innovation Challenge Award for developing an omni-directional antenna, the company announced Wednesday. The company won the award in the communications category. Bob Newgard, director of advanced radio systems, said the ANT-7000 C-Band Antenna is one-fifth the size, weight and cost of traditional airborne directional antennas. The antenna is […] More

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