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  • Rob Smith: Lockheed-Led Team Seeks to Link Military Missile Defense Elements - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rob Smith: Lockheed-Led Team Seeks to Link Military Missile Defense Elements

    An industry team led by Lockheed Martin is working to establish a link between battle management systems used by the Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Army. The Missile Defense National Team is developing the C2BMC (command, control, battle management and communications) system to unify disparate ballistic missile defense elements, Lockheed said Thursday. “Potential air and ballistic missile threats […] More

  • Lockheed Test-Fires Missiles from Turreted Weapon System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Test-Fires Missiles from Turreted Weapon System

    Lockheed Martin has destroyed targets with missiles launched from its turreted weapon system for two ground demonstrations at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The HELLFIRE and DAGR missiles were fired from the long-range surveillance and attack vehicle weapon system, Lockheed said Tuesday. The LRSAV system fired the HELLFIRE II missile from a distance of 6.4 kilometers […] More

  • Norway Tests Raytheon Missiles for Military Observers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Norway Tests Raytheon Missiles for Military Observers

    Norway’s air force launched four Raytheon-built-air-to-air missiles during a live fire exercise in the Northern part of the country Monday in front of military observers from other countries. All four Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles hit their targets in the sky during the exercise at the Andoya Rocket Range, the company said Monday. Testers fired the […] More

  • Raytheon Test-Fires Precision-Guided Projectile; Michelle Lohmeier Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Test-Fires Precision-Guided Projectile; Michelle Lohmeier Comments

    Raytheon has performed the first live fire test for its precision-guided weapon system. The Excalibur S, built with a laser spot tracker, worked to destroy its target following a GPS-guided target detection and laser-designated direct hit, Raytheon said Sunday. Michelle Lohmeier, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ land warfare systems product line, said the laser-guided Excalibur […] More

  • Textron Unveils Threat Simulation Offering; Steve Mensh Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Textron Unveils Threat Simulation Offering; Steve Mensh Comments

    Textron Systems has unveiled a new simulation technology that is meant to help train military users to counter missile and laser threats. The Phantom Dual Threat Emitter works to mimic the features of missile warning sensors and laser warning receivers and can operate with ground, maritime and aerial platforms, Textron said Wednesday. The portable, rugged […] More

  • MBDA Land Combat Missile Goes Through Firing Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MBDA Land Combat Missile Goes Through Firing Test

    MBDA has moved to validate the safety use of its new land combat missile system through a confined-environment demonstration. The company exhibited the firing technology of the Missile Moyenne Portée at MBDA's test facility in central France, MBDA said Thursday. The missile system was test-fired under various temperatures to evaluate its function in different conditions […] More

  • Navy Begins Using Raytheon-Built Missile Interceptor; Taylor Lawrence Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Begins Using Raytheon-Built Missile Interceptor; Taylor Lawrence Comments

    The U.S. Navy has kicked off operations on a Raytheon-made missile interceptor system in collaboration with the Missile Defense Agency. The Standard Missile-3 Block IB is built to destroy ballistic missile targets on impact, Raytheon said Wednesday. Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems, said the missile system is intended to help military customers worldwide […] More

  • Raytheon Moves Forward on Navy Air, Missile Defense Radar Work - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Moves Forward on Navy Air, Missile Defense Radar Work

    Raytheon has been directed to restart production work on new defense radar systems for the U.S. Navy under a potential $1.6 billion contract. The company will continue to develop, integrate and test the Air and Missile Defense S-Band Radar and radar suite controller that is being built for the Arleigh Burke class destroyers, Raytheon said Monday. AMDR is built […] More

  • Boeing Team Test-Fits Missile for Super Hornet Jet; Paul Summers Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Team Test-Fits Missile for Super Hornet Jet; Paul Summers Comments

    Boeing and Norway-based Kongsberg Defense Systems have jointly test-fitted a Kongsberg-built joint strike missile onto an F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft for a compatibility check. The companies conducted the test at a Boeing facility in St. Louis and evaluated how the missile fits into the Super Hornet's external pylons, Boeing said Wednesday. Paul Summers, Boeing F/A-18 innovation […] More

  • Charlie Wagner: Lockheed F-35 Jets Fire First Air-to-Air Missile, Laser-Guided Bomb in Separate Tests - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Charlie Wagner: Lockheed F-35 Jets Fire First Air-to-Air Missile, Laser-Guided Bomb in Separate Tests

    Two Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jets carried out the program’s first ever live-fire launches of an air-to-air missile and a laser-guided bomb this week during separate test exercises for the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps in California. An F-35A conventional take-off and landing variant fighter fired an AIM-120 advanced medium range air-to-air missile at a drone […] More

  • MBDA, Oman Navy Partner for Missile Exercise - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MBDA, Oman Navy Partner for Missile Exercise

    MBDA and Oman’s navy collaborated on an operational naval missile test to evaluate the weapon’s ability to intercept and destroy targets at low altitudes. The test was conducted aboard the BAE Systems-built Al Shamikh ocean patrol vessel off the coast of the Ile du Levant in the Mediterranean Sea, MBDA announced Tuesday. During the exercise, the […] More

  • Raytheon Tests Navy Missile's Multi-Mode Seeker - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Tests Navy Missile’s Multi-Mode Seeker

    Raytheon has demonstrated the features of a multi-mode seeker for the Navy's Tomahawk missile under a program to update weapons technologies for long-range shooting exercises. The field test was conducted seven months after a series of laboratory trials and aimed to assess the seeker’s electronic support measuring tool for tracking and emitting targets, Raytheon said Monday. […] More

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