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  • Lockheed to Use Spirent GPS/INS Simulators for F-35 Tests - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Use Spirent GPS/INS Simulators for F-35 Tests

    Lockheed Martin‘s aeronautics business has tapped Spirent Federal Systems to support hardware-in-the-loop tests of F-35 mission systems and sensors, where Spirent will provide GPS/INS simulation systems to the Joint Strike Fighter Mission Systems Integration Lab. Lockheed said Tuesday it will also use Spirent’s simulators for aiding procedures at the JSF Vehicle Systems Integration Facility. The simulators work to help supplement instrumented […] More

  • BAE Opens F-35 Parts Manufacturing Plant in Australia - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Opens F-35 Parts Manufacturing Plant in Australia

    BAE Systems plc has opened a new $160.4 million facility in Australia that will manufacture titanium parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet, American Metal Market reported Dec. 6. Frank Haflich writes that the new facility features a $10 million Starrag Group-built machining complex that is designed to produce aerospace titanium components that measure more […] More

  • Report: Navy Wants to Increase Raytheon Sidewinder Range by 60% - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Navy Wants to Increase Raytheon Sidewinder Range by 60%

    The Naval Air Systems Command wants to increase the range of a Raytheon-built Sidewinder missile by 60 percent to meet the needs of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Flightglobal reported Thursday. Dave Majumdar writes the modified AIM-9X Block III will focus on tweaks to the rocket motor and missile power to strengthen the Lockheed Martin-built plane’s weapons capacity […] More

  • Elbit Subsidiary Hands Northrop F-35 Composite Component; Michelle Scarpella Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Elbit Subsidiary Hands Northrop F-35 Composite Component; Michelle Scarpella Comments

    A subsidiary of Elbit Systems has delivered the first advanced composite component for the F-35’s center fuselage to Northrop Grumman under a seven-year agreement. Elbit Systems-Cyclone is contracted to deliver 16 unique parts to Northrop for the F-35 jet, Northrop said Monday. “We’re anticipating receiving more than 50 component deliveries from Cyclone this year,” said […] More

  • Northrop Grumman Plans to Export New Radar to Foreign Customers; Joe Ensor Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Grumman Plans to Export New Radar to Foreign Customers; Joe Ensor Comments

    Northrop Grumman plans to offer foreign upgrade customers a new radar based on the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's APG-81 active electronically scanned array combined with Scalable Agile Beam Radar receiver, exciter and processors (REP), reported Dave Majumdar for Flighglobal.com on Tuesday. Patrick Antkowiak, vice president of the company's advanced concepts and technologies division, […] More

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    Lockheed Tests F-35B Short Take-off Fighter; Roy Hauck Comments

    Lockheed Martin tested its new F-35B short take-off and vertical landing fighter at Edwards' Air Force Base in California on August 15, reports Dave Majumdar for Flight Global.   U.S. Naval Air Systems Command's new Aircraft BF-2 is a variety of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. It was put through 27 engine air start tests which included […] More

  • Executive Spotlight: John Casper, Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems VP of Finance and Business Operations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Spotlight: John Casper, Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems VP of Finance and Business Operations

    John Casper has served as vice president of finance and business operations for Lockheed Martin's electronic systems business since June 2011. Before joining Lockheed, Casper worked as a financial executive at a number of companies, spending time as a VP at Eastman Kodak, VP and CFO at Osmose Holdings, VP at ATK Space Systems, CFO at Ultralife […] More

  • Northrop Grumman's New Assembly Line Offers Boosted Quality, Efficiency - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Grumman’s New Assembly Line Offers Boosted Quality, Efficiency

    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) took a momentous leap in transitioning the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to full-rate production with the March 1 launch of the firm’s integrated assembly line in Palmdale, Calif. In a ceremony for employees, company officials cut the ribbon on the new IAL and began using it later that day. Inspired by […] More

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