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A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the eighth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-8 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 1:21 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-41. This is ULA’s 12th launch in 2014, and the 89th successful launch since the company was formed in…

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A Turkish software and information technologies company has said that it developed software that allows helicopters to fly in foggy weather conditions. PiriReis Informatics Technologies, based here, has said that it developed a software that enables helicopter pilots to detect geographical obstacles during flight on a 3D screen “even when…

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Six years after it selected the C-27J Spartan aircraft for its Air Force, Slovakia has signed contracts to acquire two of the aircraft from manufacturer Alenia Aermacchi. The unit of Italy’s Finmeccanica signed a deal with the Slovak Defense Ministry on Oct. 29 which covers initial logistics and pilot and…

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Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was awarded a multi-year bulk buy contract totaling over $200 million to provide Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS) upgrade kits, support equipment and hardware spares to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The CIWS is an integral element of Japan's Ship Self-Defense Program. "Phalanx provides the…

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Elbit Systems Ltd.  announced today that it was awarded a contract by Rheinmetall Canada Inc. to provide ELSAT 2100 Satellite-on-the-Move (SOTM) systems for use by the Canadian Armed Forces. The contract value, which is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems, will be performed over an 18-month…

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Raytheon Company and L-3 demonstrated a second successful test of the TALON Rocket Remote Weapon System (TALON RRWS), an innovative and cost-effective defense solution for small vessel protection. During the test, Raytheon and L-3 successfully launched a Raytheon TALON laser-guided rocket after the TALON RRWS received positioning information from a…

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Boeing supported the U.S. Air Force’s successful flight test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which demonstrated the readiness of that system to deter nuclear threats. The unarmed ICBM launched Sept. 23, 2014, from Vandenberg Air Force Base and reached a target in the Kwajalein Atoll during the…

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Russia said Wednesday that France is still due to complete the controversial handover of a warship next month, despite pressure for the deal to be scrapped over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine crisis. The Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said country's state-run arms dealer had been invited to attend…

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In what will become an annual event for the next few years, Britain is to order its first batch of production-standard F-35 Lightning II combat jets for operation by the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. The British have agreed in principle to order four of the F-35B — the…

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The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $207,291,682 contract for low-rate initial production (LRIP) of AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) systems. G/ATOR is the first ground-based multimission active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar to be developed by the Department of Defense (DOD). It provides air surveillance,…