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Lockheed Martin receives almost $1 billion for new hypersonic weapon system

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Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. has received a $988,8 million U.S. Air Force contract modification for the next-generation hypersonic weapon system, U.S. Department of Defense reported on Monday. The modification to the previously awarded contract covers critical design review, test and production readiness support of the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, program. […]

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Northrop Grumman develops space-based hypersonic missile defense system

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Northrop Grumman, one of the world’s largest defense contractors, announced on Monday that it has been selected as one of four Other Transaction Authority awards for the Phase IIa Prototype Payload Design and Signal-chain Processing Demonstration of the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) program. Hypersonic systems are a game-changer […]

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U.S. Army awards Lockheed Martin with $134M contract for latest high-impact weapons systems

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Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. received a $134,7 million U.S. Army contract modification for the latest high-impact weapons systems. The Department of Defense has announced that Lockheed Martin Corp., was awarded a $134,707,194 modification (P00094) to contract W31P4Q-15-C-0102 for procurement of the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missiles, or JAGM. The JAGM designed to ultimately replace the […]

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U.S. Air Force retired integral component of long-range strategic bombing capabilities

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The U.S. Air Force retired an integral component of the United States’ long-range strategic bombing capabilities – the final Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) package. The CALCM missile package is retired at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 20, 2019. Initially beginning design in 1974, the CALCM missile has been employed in combat operations to […]

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U.S. Air Force awards Raytheon with $72M contract for AMRAAM support

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This week the U.S. Air Force awarded a contract to Raytheon Missiles Systems Co. for Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) technical support, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 22 November. The combined indefinite-delivery and indefinite quantity contract valued at $72 million. The work under the new contract is expected to be […]

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Raytheon gets $386M air-to-ground weapon system contract modification

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U.S. weapons maker Raytheon Company has been awarded a $7 million U.S. Air Force contract modification for Paveway series laser-guided bomb kits. The modification provides a total package approach (TPA) for Paveway-specific activities including, but not limited to: studies, production, certification, integration and sustainment. This modification increases the ceiling of the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the […]

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Newest Patriot missiles successfully intercepted tactical ballistic missile targets

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Two newest Patriot missiles, PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) interceptors, successfully intercepted two tactical ballistic missile targets today in a test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The PAC-3 missile, which is a “hit-to-kill” weapon, represents the next generation Patriot missile and provides expanded battlespace performance against evolving threats. The PAC-3 system also has improved […]

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Lockheed Martin receives $40 million Trident II contract modification

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Lockheed Martin Space Systems, one of the four major business divisions of Lockheed Martin, has received a $40,3 million contract modification for production of the latest generation of the U.S. Navy’s submarine-launched fleet ballistic missiles. The contract modification, announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Defense, covers exercise options under a previously awarded contract for […]

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Raytheon, Saab successfully completed a series of test firings of new semi-active Carl-Gustaf munition

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U.S. weapons maker Raytheon and Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab successfully completed a series of guided flight tests for the shoulder-launched, guided Carl-Gustaf munition. The Carl-Gustaf weapon system, built by Saab AB, is used by the U.S. Army goes 11-for-11 in flight tests, a Raytheon news release states. Tests were conducted at Saab’s Bofors […]

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U.S. State Department approves possible air-to-air missile sale to Korea

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The U.S. Department of State has approved a potential $253 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of AIM-120C-7/C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for the Republic of Korea, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 17 October. The potential deal is for 120 AMRAAM missiles, weapon support, spare and repair parts as well as […]

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