Tag Archives: Northrop

Lockheed-Built GOES-16 Satellite Instruments Record Continuous Lightning, Solar Storm Data

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has unveiled the first images from two Lockheed Martin-built space instruments onboard a weather monitoring satellite that was launched in November last year. Lockheed said Monday the Geostationary Lightning Mapper and Solar Ultraviolet Imager on NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-16 work to record continuous lightning data and compile complete views of …

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Northrop Begins UAV Multispectral Sensor Payload Test

Northrop Grumman has conducted an inaugural flight test of a multispectral sensor payload onboard a high-altitude long-range unmanned aircraft system. Northrop said Wednesday it integrated the MS-177 sensor into an RQ-4 Global Hawk drone during the test flight held at the company’s facility in Palmdale, California. The sensor is designed to find targets with broad area search and sensing methods as well …

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Northrop, Marine Corps Demo G/ATOR Radar’s Weapon Tracking Function

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Marine Corps have tested the AN/TPS-80 ground/air task-oriented radar system’s capacity to detect and track various types of rocket, artillery and mortar rounds. The company said Thursday the three-week demonstration involved 40 different weapon scenarios and 700 live shots. The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop a potential four-year, $376 million contract …

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Lockheed Tests Second Trainer Aircraft for Air Force T-X Competition

Lockheed Martin has conducted the first flight test of a second trainer aircraft that the company plans to offer in the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X trainer competition. The company said Monday the demonstration of its second production-ready T-50A  aircraft occurred in Greenville, South Carolina, where Lockheed’s final assembly and checkout facility is located. T-50A …

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Northrop Subsidiary Inks Tech Cooperation LOI With Polish Defense Firm PGZ

A Northrop Grumman subsidiary has signed a letter of intent with Poland’s state-owned defense company Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa to explore potential areas of industrial cooperation. Northrop said Monday the LOI seeks to foster closer partnership between its international trading business and PGZ on the development of a range of defense and security technology offerings to Poland’s ministry of …

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Northrop, UK Air Force Demo Communication Interoperability Between F-35, Typhoon Jets

The U.K.’s air force and Northrop Grumman have collaborated to test communications interoperability between the Typhoon FGR4 fighter aircraft and Lockheed Martin-built F-35B. Northrop said Wednesday it provided an airborne gateway for the two-week Babel Fish III trial that was held in Mojave Desert, California. F-35 jets communicate through the Multifunction Advanced Data Link while the Typhoon aircraft uses Link …

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Lockheed-Northrop-Comtech Team Integrates New Terminal With AEHF Payload

A team comprised of Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Comtech Telecommunications has integrated and tested a new terminal platform with an engineering model of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency payload. The Lockheed-Northrop-Comtech team developed the Low Cost Terminal in a push to address a demand for terminals that can offer mobile access to the …

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Report: Gen. David Goldfein Attributes Shakeout in T-X Competition to Air Force Procurement Strategy

Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff at the U.S. Air Force, has said that he expected a shakeout in the military service’s $16 billion T-X trainer competition launched in late 2016 given the branch’s strategy to procure a new jet fighter training system, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. According to the story by Yasmin Tadjdeh, Goldfein told …

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Stan Crow Named Chief Executive of Northrop’s Japan Operations; Dave Perry Comments

Stan Crow, former director of Northrop Grumman‘s aerospace systems business in Japan, has been named chief executive of the company’s operations in that country. Northrop said Tuesday Crow will report to Dave Perry, corporate vice president and chief global business development officer, and lead the company’s development, growth and partnership efforts in …

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MEADS Bids for Poland Missile Defense System Development

MEADS International, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and MBDA, has submitted a proposal to the Polish government to build and deliver air-and-missile defense systems, Defense News reported Tuesday. Jen Judson writes the submission is in response to a solicitation notice on Poland’s Wisla missile defense program. Marty Coyne,  Medium Extended Air Defense System director at …

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Northrop Receives Navy Contract Modification on Development of Common Missile Compartment

Northrop Grumman has received a $22.7 million contract modification to a previously awarded contract to support the development and production of the U.S. Navy‘s Common Missile Compartment. The modification covers support for tactical underwater launcher hardware production as well as technical, design, development, component, full-scale test and evaluation engineering, the …

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SSC Innovations to Test, Implement Spectrum Access Tech for DoD

SSC Innovations has received a pair of contracts worth potentially $20 million from the to help the Defense Department test and deploy a company-built dynamic spectrum access technology. The company said Monday its DSA platform is designed to support spectrum sharing among government users, cellular carriers and news organizations. “Spectrum management to date has been largely a …

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Northrop to Back UAS Design Challenge for Engineering Students; Andrew Tyler Comments

Northrop Grumman will sponsor an unmanned aircraft system challenge, hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, for the third consecutive year as part of the company’s global commitment to foster innovative thinking in engineering and technology. Northrop said Thursday student engineers from 22 universities across the U.K. and overseas locations will …

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Northrop Teams With Lufthansa Technik, Air France Industries to Maintain Australia’s KC-30A Tanker Fleet

Northrop Grumman has entered into separate partnership agreements with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Lufthansa Technik to provide through-life support services for Australia’s fleet of KC-30A multirole tanker transport planes. Northrop said Wednesday AFI KLM E&M will provide aircraft component, auxiliary power unit and CF6 80-E1 engine test, repair and …

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Northrop-NLign Analytics Team Receives DoD Award for F-35 Technical Work

The Defense Department has given the Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award to the team of Northrop Grumman and NLign Analytics for their work in support of the F-35 fighter jet. NLign Analytics said Thursday the award recognizes individuals’ technical accomplishments in support of DoD’s Manufacturing Technology Program. Northrop used NLign Analytics’ 3D collection and visualization software …

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