Tag Archives: engineering and manufacturing development

DoD OKs Production of Lockheed Air-to-Ground Missile System With Milestone C Decision

Lockheed Martin is set to commence low-rate initial production of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile after the Defense Department granted a “milestone C” decision on the system. DoD’s defense acquisition board announced through a memorandum the LRIP approval for the JAGM program after months of flight tests that evaluated the missile technology against performance envelope and …

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Navy Asks 4 Defense Contractors to Submit Concepts for MQ-25A Stingray Tanker Drone Program

The U.S. Navy has asked General Atomics, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman to submit proposed concepts for a carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker through an updated draft request for proposals issued in July, USNI News reported Thursday. The service branch plans to release the final RFP for the MQ-25A Stingray program …

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Lockheed Concludes 6th TACMS Missile Flight Test; Scott Greene Comments

A Lockheed Martin-built missile system has performed a long-range mission during its  sixth consecutive flight test that occurred at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The company said Monday it tested the Tactical Missile System with the intent to further demonstrate the missile’s functions and address performance requirements under an engineering and manufacturing development program. TACMS launched from a High …

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Lockheed Conducts Fifth TACMS Flight Test to Validate Missile Functions

Lockheed Martin has conducted a fifth flight test of its modernized tactical missile system to verify the system’s functions and compliance with performance requirements under an engineering and manufacturing development contract with the U.S. Army. Lockheed said Thursday it equipped the missile with new guidance electronics and a capacity to engage area targets as part of the Army’s TACMS …

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Saab’s US Subsidiary to Develop Shipboard Air Traffic Radar Tech for Navy

A Saab Group subsidiary will provide three shipboard air traffic radar systems to the U.S. Navy over a four-year period under an initial engineering and manufacturing development contract. The Navy will deploy AN/SPN-50 (V)1 radars from Saab Defense and Security USA on the military branch’s aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships to replace the current AN/SPN-43C model, the company said …

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Air Force Solicits Design & Modification Proposal from Boeing for Future Presidential Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has asked Boeing to submit a proposal on the engineering and manufacturing development phase for the service branch’s Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program. The military branch said Monday it issued the request for proposal for the PAR program’s EMD phase after it received authorization from Frank Kendall, …

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Sikorsky Wraps Up Initial Design Review, Communication System Integration for Navy Helicopter Replacement Program

Sikorsky Aircraft has completed the preliminary design review and mission communication system integration on the first S-92A helicopter under a potential $1.2 billion contract awarded by the U.S. Navy for a new presidential helicopter fleet. The Lockheed Martin-owned business said Wednesday it finished the PDR phase and MCS testing for the first …

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AF Upgrades C-5 System Integration Lab to Support Lockheed’s Weather Radar Workload

The U.S. Air Force‘s upgraded hardware at the Robins Air Force Base C-5 System Integration Lab works to accommodate Lockheed Martin‘s own upgrades to the C-5 Galaxy‘s color weather radar and core mission computer. Jenny Gordon reports Wednesday on the Air Force website that the service designed, installed or modified hardware such as …

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Northrop Completes Design Review Series on AESA F-16 Radars; Jeff Leavitt Comments

Northrop Grumman has completed a series of engineering and manufacturing development design reviews on its active electronically scanned array radar that will replace legacy radar systems on Lockheed Martin‘s F-16 aircraft. Northrop said Wednesday that Lockheed chose the AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar under separate F-16 upgrade programs to replace the radars used by …

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