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  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Integrates Engine Manufacturing Processes in New Facility - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Aerojet Rocketdyne Integrates Engine Manufacturing Processes in New Facility

    Aerojet Rocketdyne has opened a 51,000-square-foot facility in Camden, Arkansas, that consolidates multiple activities involved in producing solid rocket motors. The company said Wednesday it will make propulsion systems in the new building to power the updated version of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 weapon system, which Lockheed Martin makes for defense customers. Eileen Drake, president and […] More

  • Lockheed Reaches Production Milestone on PAC-3 MSE Interceptor Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Reaches Production Milestone on PAC-3 MSE Interceptor Program

    Lockheed Martin has produced the 1,000th unit of a modern missile interceptor following efforts to meet government demands for advanced air defense missiles. The company said Wednesday it ramped up its manufacturing capacity of the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptor and expects to produce 500 units annually by 2024. Lockheed will expand its Camden, Arkansas-based […] More

  • Army Demos Raytheon's Updated Air & Missile Defense System to US Allies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Army Demos Raytheon’s Updated Air & Missile Defense System to US Allies

    Delegates from eight foreign countries observed a recent U.S. Army-led demonstration of Raytheon‘s updated air and missile defense system. A team of Army soldiers engaged two tactical ballistic missile targets using Global Patriot interceptors with the Post Deployment Build 8 configuration during a live-fire test,  Raytheon said Monday. Global Patriot uses radar and command-and-control technologies to guide multiple interceptor […] More

  • Lockheed PAC-3 Missile Interceptor Reaches IOC Status; Scott Arnold Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed PAC-3 Missile Interceptor Reaches IOC Status; Scott Arnold Comments

    The Lockheed Martin-built PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptor has received initial operational capability designation from the U.S. Army. The company's PAC-3 MSE achieved the IOC status two years after Lockheed obtained  milestone C approval for the missile interception system and received its initial contract for the technology from the service branch in 2014, Lockheed said Tuesday. Scott […] More

  • Army Concludes Raytheon Patriot PDB-8 Developmental Test; Ralph Acaba Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Army Concludes Raytheon Patriot PDB-8 Developmental Test; Ralph Acaba Comments

    The U.S. Army has completed the last of four developmental tests for the Post Deployment Build 8 configuration of Raytheon‘s Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system. Raytheon said Friday the PDB-8 Patriot system worked to detect, track and engage a cruise missile target and a fighter aircraft with the Guidance Enhanced Missile TBM and the Lockheed Martin-built PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptors, respectively, during the test. “Using an […] More

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    Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion System Powers Lockheed Missile in Army Test

    An Aerojet Rocketdyne-built propulsion system has supported Lockheed Martin‘s PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missile during a U.S. Army-led flight test at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico on Thursday. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday its MSE propulsion system integrated on the PAC-3 MSE missile works to function as a rocket motor and provide energy management support to the […] More

  • Raytheon Conducts Multiple Interceptor Test on Patriot With PDB-8 Update - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Conducts Multiple Interceptor Test on Patriot With PDB-8 Update

    Raytheon has put the updated Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system through a test to evaluate its detection and engagement functions against ballistic missile threats. The Patriot system with the Post-Deployment Build 8 update worked to detect and neutralize a ballistic missile target by firing PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement and GEM-T interceptors in succession, Raytheon said Thursday. The company […] More

  • Army Puts Lockheed Missile, Raytheon Patriot System Through Intercept Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Army Puts Lockheed Missile, Raytheon Patriot System Through Intercept Test

    The U.S. Army has led a missile defense test at White Sands Missile Range to check the interception functions of a Lockheed Martin-built missile as part of Raytheon‘s Patriot integrated air and missile defense system. Lockheed said Thursday two PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missiles intercepted the designated targets during the test. PAC-3 MSE is an update to the PAC-3 missile and […] More

  • Lockheed Completes Updates to Army PAC-3 Missile Interceptors; Scott Arnold Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Completes Updates to Army PAC-3 Missile Interceptors; Scott Arnold Comments

    Lockheed Martin has handed over the first updated PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptors to the U.S. Army. The company said Tuesday it installed new support systems, larger solid-rocket motors and control fins on the PAC-3 MSE interceptor that works to counter threats from aircraft, cruise and tactical ballistic missiles. “As enemy threats grow in number and complexity, these […] More

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