Thursday, September 02, 2010
DTN News: Aerospace/Defense Headlines - News Dated September 2, 2010
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DTN News: U.S. Department of Defense Contracts Dated September 2, 2010 Source: U.S. DoD issued No. 796-10 September 2, 2010 (NSI News Source Info) WASHINGTON - September 2, 2010: U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) Contracts issued September 2, 2010 are undermentioned;
DTN News: General Dynamics Awarded $10 Million By U.S. Navy To Produce F/A-18 Gun Systems
(NSI News Source Info) CHARLOTTE, N.C. - September 2, 2010: The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, Md., in May awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products a $9.8 million contract to produce the M61A2 20mm Gatling gun system for the F/A-18E/F aircraft. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
Production work will be performed at General Dynamics’ facility in Saco, Maine, and the program will be managed at General Dynamics’ Burlington Technology Center in Vermont. Work is expected to be completed in September 2012.
The M61A2 20mm Gatling gun system is mounted in the nose of the aircraft and can fire a rate of 4,000 or 6,000 shots per minute.
The M61A2 is 20 percent lighter than the previous model and operates on a closed-loop rotary, linkless ammunition feed system.
Mike O’Brien, vice president and general manager of gun systems for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, said, “The M61A2 offers a lightweight, reliable gun system to protect U.S. servicemen and women. Our work force in Maine takes great pride in manufacturing the M61A2 for U.S. warfighters.”
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, located in Charlotte, N.C., provides a broad range of system solutions for military and commercial applications. The company designs, develops and produces high-performance weapon and armament systems, defensive armor, countermeasure systems and aerospace composite solutions, as well as off-road axle and suspension systems. It is also a leading U.S. producer of biological and chemical detection systems. More information about General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products can be found on the Internet at http://www.gdatp.com/.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.
Tel: (704) 714-8121
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DTN News: Raytheon-Boeing Team Successfully Completes Second Government-Funded JAGM Test
(NSI News Source Info) WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., - September 2, 2010: Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) completed the second of three government-sponsored firings of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile. The JAGM used its imaging infrared (IIR) guidance system to hit an armored vehicle target at 4 kilometers (2.5 statute miles). The Raytheon-Boeing JAGM features a fully integrated tri-mode seeker that incorporates semiactive laser, uncooled imaging infrared and millimeter wave guidance. The weapon leverages proven components from other Raytheon and Boeing programs, such as the Raytheon GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb II and the Boeing Brimstone. "This test demonstrates the reliability of our mature and proven uncooled IIR sensor," said Bob Francois, Raytheon vice president of Advanced Missiles and Unmanned Systems. "Our uncooled IIR technology helps reduce the JAGM's complexity and dramatically reduces its total ownership cost by eliminating costly coolants and components. Warfighters will benefit from enhanced operational capabilities and elimination of post-mission maintenance on cooling systems." This test marks the fourth time the Raytheon-Boeing team test-fired the weapon; the team conducted two successful company-funded tests of JAGM in April and a government-funded test June 28. During the most recent test, all three guidance systems operated simultaneously and provided telemetry data that enabled engineers to conduct further analysis of the weapon. "Because Boeing builds two of JAGM's threshold platforms, and because our two companies are the world leaders in weapons integration, the Raytheon-Boeing team's weapon will provide a best-value solution to the warfighter," said Carl Avila, director of Boeing Advanced Weapons and Missile Systems. JAGM, designed to replace three legacy systems, offers the warfighter improved lethality, range, operational flexibility, supportability and cost savings compared with older weapons like the Hellfire missile. Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide. A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $34 billion business with 68,000 employees worldwide.
Contact: Boeing Phantom Works Chris Haddox 314.234.6447 Raytheon Missile Systems Mike Nachshen 520.794.4088
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*Sep 1, 2010 Raytheon-Boeing Team Successfully Completes Second Government-Funded JAGM Test *Aug 31, 2010 Raytheon Celebrates Beginning of School Year by Awarding More Than $1 Million in Grants and Scholarships *Aug 30, 2010 U.S. Army Selects Raytheon for Next-Generation Excalibur Ib Program *Aug 30, 2010 NASA Awards Raytheon $120 Million Contract
DTN News: C-5 Becomes A ‘Superstar’
(NSI News Source Info) MARIETTA, Ga., - September 2, 2010: Another Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] C-5 is being transformed into the world’s most capable strategic airlifter, the C-5M Super Galaxy. With more than 70 improvements, the Super Galaxy is rapidly becoming the linchpin of success in achieving global reach.
The next C-5M Super Galaxy will be delivered on Sept. 30, 2010 and will be stationed at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The C-5M Super Galaxy recently achieved a 96 percent departure reliability rate while delivering critical cargo to troops in Afghanistan and was called upon to carry the 7.5-ton Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to be launched on the last space shuttle flight next year.
Media Contact: Chad Gibson
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*September 01, 2010 Lockheed Martin to Upgrade Intelligence Workstations for U.S. Air Force Distributed Common Ground System
*August 31, 2010 Lockheed Martin Advancing On Next-Generation Commercial Remote Sensing Satellite System For GeoEye
*August 30, 2010 Lockheed Martin’s New Multi-Purpose HELLFIRE II Missile
*August 26, 2010 Savi Technology Taps William Clark as Chief Marketing Officer
*August 25, 2010 Lockheed Martin Completes Second Live Tracking Exercise for Ballistic Missile Defense
DTN News: Boeing Receives AC-130U Gunship Support Contract Source: DTN News / Boeing
(NSI News Source Info) FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla., - September 2, 2010: Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide spare servo-actuators for the AC-130U gunship. The five-year contract, which includes a base year plus four out-year ordering periods, is worth up to $7.2 million. A total of $1.2 million of the first phase has been obligated. Between now and July 2011, Boeing will provide 10 servo-actuators for the Trainable Gun Mount Systems needed to install 40-millimeter guns on four AC-130Us. The contract was issued by Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, Ga., to Boeing’s Special Operations Forces subdivision. The work will be performed by Boeing teams in Fort Walton Beach. "These servo-actuators are a critical part of the Air Force's ability to maintain readiness for the AC-130U gunship, which is a vital platform supporting missions around the world," said Ken Hill, director, Boeing Special Operations Forces. "Tight turnaround times are required to repair these aircraft and get them back in the fight. We are fully committed to meeting our customer's expectations."Boeing has manufactured the AC-130U from existing C-130 airframes since 1987. In 2009, the company received its first contract award under the Air Force’s Future Flexible Acquisition and Sustainment Tool (F2AST) program. The initial $19.1 million F2AST contract was for the sustainment and maintenance of operational flight and simulation software, field service representative support, intermediate-level repairs and other services. Boeing's work on the C-130 platform extends to the Avionics Modernization Program; the Avionics Part Task Trainer and Cockpit Familiarization Trainer; the C-130H aerial refueling tanker for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force; and the Precision Container Aerial Delivery System (PCADS) program, designed to help combat wildfires. Boeing's Fort Walton Beach site employs approximately 500 people who primarily support the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Forces. A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $34 billion business with 68,000 employees worldwide.
Contact: Forrest Gossett
Maintenance, Modifications & Upgrades
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DTN News: Russia To Sell Mi-17 Helicopters To Argentina
(NSI News Source Info) MOSCOW, Russia - September 2, 2010: Russia has signed a "historic" contract on Mi-17 helicopter deliveries to Argentina, a member of a Russian delegation said on Wednesday. "The contract provides for the delivery of two Mi-17 helicopters to the Argentinean Air Force," the official said, adding that the contract was signed on Tuesday evening. The sale is the first time the Argentinean military has bought Russian military hardware, he said. "Until now there has been no military-technical cooperation between Russia and Argentina," he said. Vyacheslav Davidenko, spokesman for Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, confirmed the contract.
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