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  • 3D-Printed Lockheed Martin Trident Missile Components Complete Test Flights - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    3D-Printed Lockheed Martin Trident Missile Components Complete Test Flights

    Lockheed Martin-built ballistic missiles with 3D-printed components have completed U.S. Navy-led test flights in support of efforts to accelerate the missile manufacturing process. Lockheed Martin engineers built the connector backshell component with an aluminum alloy that works to protect cable connectors in the Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missiles, Lockheed said Friday. Eric Scherff, vice president of fleet […] More

  • State Dept OKs Indonesia's $95M Missile Sale Request, DSCA to Hold Competition for Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Dept OKs Indonesia’s $95M Missile Sale Request, DSCA to Hold Competition for Contract

    The State Department has approved Indonesia's request to acquire a suite of air-to-air missiles, equipment, training and logistics support from the U.S. government under a $95 million foreign military sales agreement. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday Indonesia asked to purchase 36 AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM missiles, one missile guidance section, spare parts and loading adapters. DSCA will hold […] More

  • Raytheon Lands Army Contract for Excalibur Missiles - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Lands Army Contract for Excalibur Missiles

    Raytheon secured a $31.8 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide 464 Excalibur Ib missiles. The GPS-guided Excalibur Ib works to engage long-range targets with enhanced precision and has been in full-rate production since 2014, the company said Tuesday. Duane Gooden, Raytheon vice president for land warfare systems, said the company has pursued internal development efforts to deliver […] More

  • Raytheon Demos Kill Vehicle In-Flight Performance; Taylor Lawrence Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Demos Kill Vehicle In-Flight Performance; Taylor Lawrence Comments

    Raytheon has tested the in-flight performance of the company’s Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle during a Missile Defense Agency demonstration intended to gather data on the capability of the vehicle’s thrusters. The redesigned EKV’s thrusters have been modified to control the impact with incoming threats while outside of the Earth’s atmosphere, Raytheon said Thursday. “Testing is critically important to […] More

  • Orbital ATK, Navy Demo Anti-Radiation Guided Missile; Cary Ralston Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK, Navy Demo Anti-Radiation Guided Missile; Cary Ralston Comments

    Orbital ATK Inc. and the U.S. Navy have jointly demonstrated an anti-radiation guided missile at China Lake Naval Air Warfare Center to assess how the missile targets an advanced air defense radar threat. The AGM-88E advanced anti-radiation guided missile block 1 software upgrade detected and identified an air defense radar system before the missile hit […] More

  • Lockheed Completes PAC-3 Missile Fire Test; Scott Arnold Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Completes PAC-3 Missile Fire Test; Scott Arnold Comments

    Lockheed Martin has completed a fire test for the company's Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile in collaboration with the U.S. Army at White Sands missile range in New Mexico. The PAC-3 missile intercepted a legacy Patriot missile target that was configured into a tactical ballistic missile to simulate the operational environment, Lockheed said Tuesday. “As global threats escalate, we […] More

  • State Dept OKs $110M Harpoon Block II Missile Sale to South Korea - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Dept OKs $110M Harpoon Block II Missile Sale to South Korea

    South Korea has placed an order for UGM-84L Harpoon Block II missiles, related equipment and support from the U.S. government through a potential $110 million foreign military sales contract approved by the State Department. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday the sale includes 19 Harpoon Block II missiles, 13 Block II upgrade kits, spares for guidance […] More

  • Raytheon, Air Force Test Updated Missile Against EW Interference - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon, Air Force Test Updated Missile Against EW Interference

    Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force have conducted flight tests on the High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile inventory’s HARM Control Section Modification product on an F-16 aircraft. The company said Monday the HARM upgrade works to operate against electronic warfare systems such as enemy radars. Mike Jarrett, vice president of Raytheon’s air warfare systems unit, said the missile features updates that aim […] More

  • BAE Systems to Supply APKWS Rockets to US Army - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Systems to Supply APKWS Rockets to US Army

    The U.S. Army has placed an order for an initial supply of BAE Systems-built laser-guided rockets for deployment onboard its AH-64 Apache helicopters. The company said Tuesday the service branch will use the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System rockets to support its military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The APKWS is a mid-body guidance system […] More

  • Raytheon, US Navy Test Tomahawk Block IV Cruise Missile - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon, US Navy Test Tomahawk Block IV Cruise Missile

    Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have demonstrated how a Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile captures reconnaissance photos and performs midflight retargeting of objects. The missile sent the captured battle damage indication imagery to fleet headquarters via its UHF satellite communication datalink following the missile's launch from USS Gridley, Raytheon said Oct. 5. Raytheon and the Navy […] More

  • Lockheed-Raytheon JV Conducts Javelin Missile Demonstration; John Halvey Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed-Raytheon JV Conducts Javelin Missile Demonstration; John Halvey Comments

    A joint venture o Lockfheed Martin and Raytheon has test-fired Javelin missiles during a demonstration before a group of international military customers at Alabama-based Redstone Arsenal. Lockheed said Tuesday the Javelin Joint Venture conducted the tests with the U.S. Army and fired the missiles from three different launchers such as a command launch unit, a remote weapon station-based […] More

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