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NEW DAS Expected to Save $3 Billion in F-35 Sustainment Costs

Lockheed Martin selected Raytheon to develop and deliver the next generation Distributed Aperture System (DAS) for the F-35 fighter jet. The Raytheon-built DAS will be integrated into F-35 aircraft starting with Lot 15 aircraft, expected to begin deliveries in 2023 and is expected to save to more than $3 billion over the life cycle of the program.

SABR-GS – a powerful new radar for the B-1B Lancer

Northrop grumman has developed a modern AESA radar for the B-1B Lancer bomber. Based on the company's SABR design, the new radar uses an antenna array three times as large as the F-16s' APG-83, providing large synthetic aperture radar maps, and sensor integration that supports situational awareness for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting.

Manned and unmanned helicopters demonstrate joint operations with the Littoral Combat...

The US Navy has demonstrated operations of manned and unmanned aircraft from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). On a test off the Pacific coast, the Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout launched and controlled from the USS Freedom, transferred information to an airborne Sikorsky MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, both providing the LCS critical surveillance information

Yamaha, Northrop Grumman to tailor a Rotary UAV for the US...

Northrop Grumman and Yamaha Motor Corp., are working jointly to develop and market a small, unmanned and autonomous helicopter based on Yamaha's existing product...

Star Trackers Harden Ground Targeting Systems from GPS Spoofing

To deliver accurate data for precision weapon systems, the target acquisition process should rely on self positioning measurements of the highest accuracy. Global Positioning...

V-22 Tilt Rotor Demonstrates Aerial refueling potential

The Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft has successfully completed an initial test performing as an aerial refueling tanker. Adding this capability to the tiltrotor...

Arrested Landing Completes X-47B Unmanned UCAS-D Preparations For Carrier Tests

The U.S. Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator performed its first arrested landing at Patuxent River, Naval Air Station in Maryland, on...

Despite Slow Start, Northrop Grumman Reaffirms 2013 Outlook

Northrop Grumman Corporation reported today its first quarter 2013 net earnings dropped by $17 million to of $489 million, (or $2.03 per diluted share),...

U.S. Navy Clears E-2D Advanced Hawkeye for Full Rate production

The latest Aircraft-Carrier operated Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft - the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye - has been approved to enter full-rate production by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).

E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Could Support India’s Future Naval Force

Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
India is among the first countries for which the Advanced Hawkeye capability has been approved by the U.S. government. Such capability would significantly enhance the surveillance coverage, and security of India's future catapult-equipped aircraft carriers which will be capable of launching such aircraft at sea.

LEMV Hybrid Airship Conducts First Flight over New Jersey

The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence (LEMV) Hybrid Airship built by Hybrid Air vehicles and Northrop Grumman went on its first flight yesterday from the military base at Lakehurst, New Jersey on a 90 minute flight.

Northrop Grumman Turns Lower Sales into Higher Earnings

Northrop Grumman Corporation reported today its earnings from continuing operations in the second quarter of 2012 declined to $480 million, compared with $520 million in the first half of 2011. "Our businesses continue to perform well,” said Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president.

Taiwan Signs LOA for F-16 Upgrades

Following a cooperation agreement with Taiwan’s state-run Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), Lockheed Martin seems to be on track to upgrade the fleet of 146 F-16A/B Block 20 Fighting Falcons for Taipei.

Gamma Laser Demonstrates Burning Through an Anti-Ship Missile Skin

Northrop Grumman has test fired a ruggedized and compact high power solid-state laser designed to form the basic module of future, operational laser weapons.

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