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Raytheon Company  received a $25.9 million U.S. Navy contract for Tomahawk missile Composite Capsule Launching Systems (C/CLS). Production and delivery of the systems will support submarine-launched Tomahawk Cruise missiles. "Submarine and surface-launched Tomahawk missiles have been employed in more than 2,000 combat missions worldwide," said Roy Donelson, Raytheon Tomahawk senior…

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Fifty years after China carried out its first nuclear test, patrols by the almost impossible-to-detect JIN-class submarines armed with nuclear JL–2 ballistic missiles will give President Xi Jinping greater agility to respond to an attack. The nuclear-powered submarines will probably conduct initial patrols with the missiles by the end of…

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Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has completed – on budget and on schedule – the center fuselage for the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft to be ordered by Norway, a conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant designated AM-1. The company celebrated the production milestone with a brief ceremony Dec. 4 at…

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Mercury Systems, Inc., a leading high-tech commercial provider of more affordable secure and sensor processing subsystems powering today’s critical defense and intelligence applications, announced it had received a $2.6 million purchase order relating to a sensor processing application for fighter aircraft. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2015…

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Estonia on Tuesday signed a deal to buy 44 infantry combat vehicles from the Netherlands in Tallinn’s biggest-ever defense purchase. The deal, reportedly worth around €100 million ($120 million), comes with regional tensions running high over the conflict in Ukraine. Dutch defence ministry spokeswoman Lisa Hartog told AFP the contract…

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Airbus Defence and Space has won a contract from France and the UK to provide a wide-ranging and innovative in-service support (ISS) package underpinning the entry into service of the A400M Atlas new- generation airlifter. The contract was awarded by the UK’s procurement agency Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), and…

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Northrop Grumman will provide its Scalable Space Inertial Reference Unit (Scalable SIRU™) for sensor pointing/stabilization and attitude control on the SBIRS GEO-5 mission. Northrop Grumman has also provided its Scalable SIRU™ for previous SBIRS GEO satellites. "This award extends our support of the SBIRS program and reaffirms our status as…

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If the Navy can get the resources, it plans to test an aerial refueling capability on its experimental carrier-launched unmanned aerial vehicle, the X-47B, as early as next year, Naval Air Systems Command officials told USNI News on Tuesday. The move follows a $64 million June 2014 contract award to…

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The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $44.5 million contract modification to perform non-nuclear maintenance work for submarines homeported at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). With this modification, Electric Boat will continue operating the…

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Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to provide new sensor systems for two A26-type submarines and two Gotland-class submarines. The contract is valued at SEK 420 million. This order is one of the terms included in the Letter of Intent covering Swedish armed forces’…