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Ranger Aerospace President CEO Steve Townes

Private Equity Firms Partner On Aerospace Investments

Ranger Aerospace LLC said on Monday that it has partnered with Azalea Capital to form…

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General Dynamics, BAE Systems Win Study Contracts For Future Fighting Vehicle

General Dynamics [GD] and BAE Systems were each awarded $7.9 million study contracts for a…

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Lockheed Martin Develops Test Platform For Sharing Intelligence

Lockheed Martin [LMT] said Tuesday it has demonstrated using a maritime test platform to simulate…

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Artist's illustration of Northrop Grumman's XS-1 experimental spaceplane concept. Photo: Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman Releases XS-1 Experimental Space Plane Concept

Northrop Grumman [NOC] is developing a preliminary design and flight demonstration plan for the Defense…

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The Marine Corps' F-35B. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

DoD Relaxes Some F-35 Flight Restrictions; F-35B Completes Wet Runway, Crosswind Testing

The Defense Department has relaxed some of its flight restrictions on F-35 test aircraft after…

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Meeting Minimal Bandwidth Requirements Critical Part of Pentagon IT, CIO Says

The Pentagon’s top official for information technology said Wednesday that contractors will have to be…

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Pentagon Expands Business Board

The Pentagon has added eight individuals to a board created more than 10 years ago…

A U.S. Air Force F-16. Photo: Air Force.

F-15s, F-16s Join In Strikes In Iraq

Air Force F-15Es and F-16s have conducted strikes in Iraq in recent days, the Pentagon…

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Source: BAE Systems

General Dynamics, BAE Systems Win Study Contracts For Future Fighting Vehicle

General Dynamics [GD] and BAE Systems were each awarded $7.9 million study contracts for a…

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Lockheed Martin Robots Conduct Autonomous Resupply And Reconnaissance Mission

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) successfully…

The Navy is moving its Advanced EOD Robotic System increment 2 into engineering and manufacturing development, with the aim of eventually replacing the Talon-based Man Transportable Robotic System, above, used by the EOD community today. Photo courtesy U.S. Army.

Shyu Seeks Industry Help in Defining Open Interfaces For Man Transportable Robotic System

Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, asked industry for…

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Army Selects Bell, Boeing-Sikorsky Team On Joint Multi-Role Helicopter

The Army has selected Bell Helicopter and a Sikorsky-Boeing partnership for the technology and flight…

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Lockheed Martin Develops Test Platform For Sharing Intelligence

Lockheed Martin [LMT] said Tuesday it has demonstrated using a maritime test platform to simulate…

The Navy's unmanned X-47B conducts flight operations Aug. 17 aboard the aircratft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Photo: Northrop Grumman.

Navy Performs X-47B Flight Operations With Manned Aircraft For First Time

The Navy over the weekend performed a series of flight tests with the unmanned X-47B…

The USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) launches a Standard Missile-6 interceptor on June 19, 2014. Photo courtesy U.S. Navy.

Navy Conducts Follow-On Operational Tests for SM-6; Intercepts Subsonic, Low-Altitude Target

The Navy successfully tested its Standard Missile-6 on Thursday at White Sands Missile Range in…

The Navy is moving its Advanced EOD Robotic System increment 2 into engineering and manufacturing development, with the aim of eventually replacing the Talon-based Man Transportable Robotic System, above, used by the EOD community today. Photo courtesy U.S. Army.

Navy Begins Source Selection For AEODRS as Air Force Backs Out of Increment 1

The Navy last week moved the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) increment 1…

The Air Force's GPS IIF-7 satellite launches on an Atlas V launch vehicle Aug. 1 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Photo: ULA.

New ULA CEO Bruno’s Silicon Valley Approach Could Save Company, Consultant Says

A space launch consultant believes new United Launch Alliance (ULA) CEO Tory Bruno’s Silicon Valley…

The Navy is moving its Advanced EOD Robotic System increment 2 into engineering and manufacturing development, with the aim of eventually replacing the Talon-based Man Transportable Robotic System, above, used by the EOD community today. Photo courtesy U.S. Army.

Navy Begins Source Selection For AEODRS as Air Force Backs Out of Increment 1

The Navy last week moved the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) increment 1…

The Marine Corps' F-35B. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

DoD Relaxes Some F-35 Flight Restrictions; F-35B Completes Wet Runway, Crosswind Testing

The Defense Department has relaxed some of its flight restrictions on F-35 test aircraft after…

A U.S. Air Force F-16. Photo: Air Force.

F-15s, F-16s Join In Strikes In Iraq

Air Force F-15Es and F-16s have conducted strikes in Iraq in recent days, the Pentagon…

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Obama Signs Iron Dome Funding Bill For Immediate Boost in Interceptor Production

President Barack Obama signed into law late Monday a bill providing $225 million in emergency…

Congress has made clear it wants to buy a 12th LPD, like the USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) above, even though the ship is no longer in the Navy's long-term plans. Lawmakers provided advance procurement funding in past budgets and are set to provide as much as $800 million to begin incrementally funding the ship in fiscal year 2015, but Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley said he would not put the ship on contract without the full $2 billion accounted for. Photo by U.S. Navy.

Stackley: Navy Won't Buy LPD-28 Without Full $2 Billion Appropriated; Would Rather Fund Ship Design Research

Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley told several lawmakers on Friday that he appreciates the money they…

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Senate Appropriators Concerned About Domestic Tactical Rocket Motor Industry

The health of the tactical solid rocket motor industrial base is a concern for the…

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Hagel Asks Congress for $225 Million Now to Support Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense System

The Senate Appropriations Committee added $225 million to its Emergency Supplemental Funding bill for the…

Ranger Aerospace President CEO Steve Townes

Private Equity Firms Partner On Aerospace Investments

Ranger Aerospace LLC said on Monday that it has partnered with Azalea Capital to form…

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'High-Growth Nations' Key To International Uptick In Honeywell’s Defense Business

“High-growth nations” found in the Middle East and southeast Asia are playing a key role…

Zeta Associates headquarters in Fairfax, Va. Photo: Zeta Associates

Lockheed Martin Completes Acquisition Of Zeta Associates

Lockheed Martin [LMT] on Monday said it has completed the acquisition of Zeta Associates, adding…

U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May says that fixing the e-Borders problems would have been more expensive than terminating the contract with Raytheon. Photo: U.K. Home Office

U.K. Panel Rules For Raytheon To Tune Of $392 Million In e-Borders Dispute

Raytheon [RTN] on Monday said that a British arbitration panel ruled in favor of its…



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