January 3, 2012
The Boeing Co. has been awarded a seven-year, $3.5 billion contract to continue development and operations of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s ground-based midcourse defense system, including the interceptor missile field at Fort Greely in Alaska, the Defense Department announced Friday. Read the rest of this entry »
November 15, 2011
KAUAI, Hawaii, Nov. 15 (UPI) — Space Tracking and Surveillance System demonstration satellites tracked two different missile targets to support a flight test of the THAAD weapon system. Read the rest of this entry »
November 10, 2011
The Missile Defense Agency’s two Space Tracking and Surveillance System satellites met the goals of their experimental mission five months ahead of schedule, announced prime contractor Northrop Grumman Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »
November 1, 2011
A $124 million contract to expand operations of Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar defense systems in Afghanistan and Iraq has been awarded to Northrop Grumman.
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October 19, 2011
Oct 18 (Reuters) – The Pentagon has delayed until December the award of a contract that could unseat Boeing Co as the current prime contractor for the U.S. long-range missile shield. Read the rest of this entry »
September 22, 2011
Under this new contract from the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), the defense contract giant Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) will perform manufacturing and production readiness systems engineering for MDA’s Precision Tracking Space System (PTSS). Read the rest of this entry »
August 16, 2011
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has successfully completed acoustic testing of the second Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-2) spacecraft. Read the rest of this entry »
July 26, 2011
Bad quality parts have resulted in cost increases and schedule delays on 21 major aerospace programs managed or assembled by contractors including Lockheed Martin Corp., Boeing Co., Northrop Grumman Corp., Raytheon Co., and Alliant Techsystems Inc., according to an unreleased report by congressional investigators. Read the rest of this entry »
June 2, 2011
Aviation Week reports:
Northrop Grumman and Raytheon see the U.S. Navy’s Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program as a way to break the stranglehold Lockheed Martin’s Aegis system has on naval integrated ship and ballistic missile defense (BMD). But Lockheed Martin believes the five-decade-long Aegis pedigree should make the company the front-runner for AMDR.
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May 18, 2011
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency plans to award a $595 million contract in July for the Objective Simulation Framework (OSF), a suite of software that would be used to evaluate elements of the U.S. antimissile system before their deployment. The agency operates two modeling and simulation frameworks: the Digital Simulation Architecture digital representation and the Single Stimulation Framework, software that stimulates missile defense components by injecting simulated signals. The agency plans to replace those frameworks by merging them to create OSF.
Two industry teams have formed to pursue the OSF contract. Northrop Grumman is leading a team in partnership with Boeing, and Teledyne Brown Engineering in Huntsville, Ala., is working with Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.
Combining the two suites would provide “a more robust, flexible and affordable framework,” said Kelley Zelickson, Northrop’s vice president of air and missile defense systems.