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General Atomics to build 24 MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper attack drones in $279.1 million Air Force contract

General Atomics to build 24 MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper attack drones in $279.1 million Air Force contract

February 5, 2015

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 5 Feb. 2015. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designers at General Atomics in Poway, Calif., will provide the U.S. Air Force with 24 MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper attack drones under terms of a $279.1 million contract announced Wednesday.

2016 DOD budget for communications, electronics, and intelligence headed up after two flat years

2016 DOD budget for communications, electronics, and intelligence headed up after two flat years

February 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, 5 Feb. 2015. U.S. military electronics spending appears to be headed back up next after two years of modest funding levels. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is asking Congress for $11 billion in fiscal 2016 for procurement and research in military communications, electronics, telecommunications, and intelligence (CET&I) technologies.

F-35 fighter, P-8A patrol jet, KC-46 tanker are big winners in 2016 DOD budget proposal

F-35 fighter, P-8A patrol jet, KC-46 tanker are big winners in 2016 DOD budget proposal

February 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, 4 Feb. 2015. The U.S. military's F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) -- one of the nation's costliest defense programs -- leads efforts by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to upgrade and build new military aircraft in the Pentagon's fiscal 2016 budget request, submitted this week.

Lockheed Martin to provide Navy eCASS combat aircraft avionics test equipment in $78.5 million deal

Lockheed Martin to provide Navy eCASS combat aircraft avionics test equipment in $78.5 million deal

February 2, 2015

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 2 Feb. 2015. Test and measurement experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide the U.S. Navy with advanced combat avionics test equipment under terms of a $78.5 million contract modification announced Friday.

Navy asks Raytheon to build 100 more advanced Tomahawk cruise missiles in $139.2 million order

Navy asks Raytheon to build 100 more advanced Tomahawk cruise missiles in $139.2 million order

January 30, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 30 Jan. 2015. Munitions experts at the Raytheon Co. (NYSE:RTN) will build 100 Tomahawk Block IV long-range cruise missiles for the U.S. Navy under terms of a contract modification announced Thursday.

Digital binoculars for military, homeland security, and nighttime applications introduced by Ricoh

Digital binoculars for military, homeland security, and nighttime applications introduced by Ricoh

January 30, 2015

MALVERN, Pa., 30 Jan. 2015. Ricoh Americas Corp. in Malvern, Pa., is introducing the RICOH NV-10A digital binoculars for military, homeland security, marine, rescue, fire fighting, law enforcement, and similar applications.

Hyperspectral imaging sensors from Ball Aerospace chosen for advanced weather-forecasting satellites

Hyperspectral imaging sensors from Ball Aerospace chosen for advanced weather-forecasting satellites

January 29, 2015

OGDEN, Utah, 29 Jan. 2015. Weather satellite experts at Tempus Global Data in Ogden, Utah, needed hyperspectral sensors to be placed in geosynchronous Earth orbit for detailed weather observations. They found their solution from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Broomfield, Colo.

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