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  • Raytheon, Navy Put Tomahawk Block IV Cruise Missile Through 2 Flight Tests - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon, Navy Put Tomahawk Block IV Cruise Missile Through 2 Flight Tests

    Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have wrapped up two flight tests of the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile at the Naval Air Systems Command's sea test range off the coast of Southern California in order to demonstrate how service personnel can plan missions against time-sensitive enemy targets. The service branch launched a pair of Tomahawk missiles with warheads from […] More

  • China Conducts FC-31 Fighter Jet Flight Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    China Conducts FC-31 Fighter Jet Flight Test

    China has performed a flight test of the Shenyang Aircraft-built FC-31 Gyrfalcon fighter jet, Business Standard reported Monday. The fifth-generation fighter jet, which costs approximately $70 million per aircraft, is a cheaper version of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 Lightning II aircraft and is designed to carry weapons that weigh up to 8 tons. FC-31 is the updated […] More

  • First F-35 Test Pilot Jon Beesley Revisits Lockheed - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    First F-35 Test Pilot Jon Beesley Revisits Lockheed

    Jon Beesley, the first pilot to fly the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jet, has revisited the aerospace company to celebrate the first F-35 test flight that occurred on Dec. 15, 2006, Star-Telegram reported Friday. Max Baker writes the retired pilot flew the F-35 up to nearly 15,000 feet and the inaugural test was cut short to 35 minutes […] More

  • Pelatron Technologies to Support Air Force F-16 Program Office - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pelatron Technologies to Support Air Force F-16 Program Office

    The U.S Air Force has awarded Pelatron Technologies a potential five-year, $22 million contract to support the military branch’s F-16 aircraft-related programs. Pelatron will provide software, systems and interface design, sustainment and intelligence analyst engineering services for the F-16 systems program office, the Defense Department said Friday. The company will also conduct ground test and flight test, information assurance and cybersecurity […] More

  • Airbus Silicon Valley Outpost Taps MTSI Team for Self-Piloted Vehicle Flight Test Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Silicon Valley Outpost Taps MTSI Team for Self-Piloted Vehicle Flight Test Services

    A team comprised of Modern Technology Solutions Inc. and nonprofit SOAR Oregon has received a contract from Airbus Group‘s A3 Silicon Valley outpost to provide flight test and range services for A3’s self-piloted flying vehicle platform. MTSI said Thursday it will lead the flight test of A3’s Vahana platform while SOAR Oregon will provide test range support and […] More

  • Navy Submarine Launches Lockheed-Built Ballistic Missile to Certify Crew, Weapon System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Submarine Launches Lockheed-Built Ballistic Missile to Certify Crew, Weapon System

    A U.S. Navy submarine has launched a Lockheed Martin-built unarmed ballistic missile unit in the Atlantic Ocean for a flight test in August as part of a demonstration and shakedown operation. Lockheed said Tuesday the Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missile flight test during DASO-27 worked to certify the USS Maryland submarine's crew and weapon system to perform strategic outload and patrol. […] More

  • Lockheed Martin Completes 2 Flight Tests on Laser-Guided Munitions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Martin Completes 2 Flight Tests on Laser-Guided Munitions

    Lockheed Martin has completed a demonstration of the new linear optics, guidance system and control actuation system of its Dual Mode Plus laser-guided bomb during two flight tests held at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in California. The tests featured two Mk-82 inert warheads that were released from an F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft to engage fixed targets, the company said Monday. Lockheed […] More

  • Sierra Nevada Completes Initial Hardware Tests on Dream Chaser Test Vehicle - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sierra Nevada Completes Initial Hardware Tests on Dream Chaser Test Vehicle

    Sierra Nevada Corp. has completed updates and initial hardware tests on the Dream Chaser flight test vehicle as part of the company’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract with NASA. The company said Thursday it will ship the test vehicle to NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center to undergo a second phase of flight tests that will involve tow-tests, pre-flight ground evaluations and free-flight tests in coordination […] More

  • Navy Tests Data Exchange Between Triton UAS, Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Tests Data Exchange Between Triton UAS, Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft

    The U.S. Navy has tested the communication features of Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system during a flight test held June 2 at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. MQ-4C Triton exchanged full-motion video data with a Boeing-built P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft during the demonstration, the Navy said Wednesday. The test […] More

  • General Atomics Conducts 37-Hour Flight Test on Predator B Big-Wing UAV - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Conducts 37-Hour Flight Test on Predator B Big-Wing UAV

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business flew its Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Big Wing unmanned aerial vehicle for 37 hours non-stop as part of a follow-on endurance flight test program. The test simulated an operational mission to check the modified UAV’s flight time and its launch, operational altitude climb, loiter and reconnaissance maneuvering functions, General Atomics said Wednesday. Results indicated […] More

  • Raytheon, MDA Test Updated Standard Missile-3 Third Stage Rocket Motor - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon, MDA Test Updated Standard Missile-3 Third Stage Rocket Motor

    Raytheon and the Missile Defense Agency have validated the third stage rocket motor update for the updated Standard Missile-3 Block IB following completion of a flight test. MDA and Raytheon tested the in-flight performance of the SM-3 rocket motor following previous ground tests, the company said Thursday. The updated missile will join the existing missile production line. The […] More

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