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LONDON, - Thales announced today at DSEI that it has signed a multi-million pound contract with DataGate in Thailand to supply the Royal Thai Army with the STARStreak air defence missile system. This contract follows on from Thailand's initial purchase of STARStreak in 2012. The system comprises STARStreak missiles, the world's fastest very short range air defence (VSHORAD) missile and... Read More
Seal Beach, CA – For the third time in less than two months, researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, intentionally sent a small Cessna aircraft plummeting to the ground in a drop test meant to simulate a severe, but ultimately survivable crash. On Aug. 26, 2015, a Cessna 172 plunged 100 feet at 55 miles per hour, its nose pitched up, tail angled down, then struck... Read More
IndyCar racing tech adapted to create "swappable" mission capabilities JOINT PACIFIC ALASKA RANGE COMPLEX, Alaska,Â – The U.S. Naval Research Lab and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) have demonstrated successful captive flights of a modular, rapid replacement architecture for electronic warfare (EW) payloads on the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer (MALD-J). The testing occurred during the... Read More
Hill AFB, Utah,Â – The first two Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing were officially delivered to the base today. The two F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing variants, known as AF-77 and AF-78, are the first of 72 F-35As scheduled for delivery to the base. "The F-35A Lightning II represents the future of tactical aviation for the... Read More
Generally when gun owners come to us with engraving needs they are deeply familiar with the legal requirements that pertain to them.Â However, we do get questions from those looking for more information about firearms and gun engraving, suppressors or silencers and Short Barrel Rifles, commonly known as an SBR. The laws pertaining to firearms are administered by the Department of Alcohol,... Read More
Strong global partnerships reduce costs 25 percent TUCSON, Ariz.Â — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), in partnership with Fokker and Dallara, has developed a lower-cost carbon fiber airframe for the U.S. Air Force's Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD) by applying robotics and formula racing technologies. The three companies reduced airframe production costs by 25 percent. The new innovative... Read More
ORLANDO, Fla. –Â Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) demonstrated its multi-mode Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM), engaging two laser-designated stationary targets during recent Government-led flight tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. In the first test, the missile flew four kilometers, engaged its precision-strike, semi-active laser and hit the stationary target. During the second flight, the... Read More
Designed to withstand repeated fire on subcompact handguns, MICRO-2-G includes Quick-Change Battery Hatch™ which enables safe on-board battery changes. Rail-mounted laser sighting system has full 5-hour battery life that is safeguarded from inadvertent drain by battery preservation mode deactivating laser after 10 minutes idle. Read More
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WALTHAM, Mass.Â — The Paris Air Show is the kind of place where big planes fly like fighter jets and fighter jets fly like dancers. It's a place where a mammoth jetliner will soar through a series of acrobatic dives and turns, while fighter pilots fly in tight formation and show off maneuvers that appear to defy physics. And in a pavilion just steps from the flight line, experts from... Read More
Next-generation architecture demonstrates dramatic change to air and missile defense WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. - The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) took a significant step toward the objective for integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) when a ballistic missile was destroyed using the IAMD Battle Command System (IBCS) in its first flight test. "Working together... Read More
HEL System Designed for Land, Sea, and Airborne Platforms SAN DIEGO – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that an independent measurement team contracted by the U.S. Government has completed beam quality and power measurements of... Read More
Astronics Wins U.S. Marine Corps Contract to Provide Test Systems to Saudi Arabian Ministry of National GuardApr 15, 2015
EAST AURORA, N.Y.Â — Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq:ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense, consumer electronics and semiconductor industries, announced today that Astronics' subsidiary, DME Corporation, has been awarded a contract to provide Virtual Instrument Portable Equipment Repair/Test (VIPER/T) systems and Application Program Sets (APSs)... Read More
New Products, Celebrity Presentations & Giveaways Dominate the LaserMax Booth at the 2015 NRA Annual MeetingApr 10, 2015
Rochester, NYÂ — LaserMax is headed to the Music City Center in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, where products from every major firearm company will be on display at the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting Exhibits in Nashville, Tennessee, April 10-12. Show-goers are encouraged to visit the LaserMaxÂ® booth, (#533) for exciting celebrity presentations, valuable prize pack giveaways and a wide array... Read More
Improved connectivity provides speed, accuracy MCKINNEY, Texas - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) pushed battlefield situational awareness to a new, safer level by integrating existing sensor-to-missile technologies during a recent exercise at Camp Blanding, Fla. Raytheon Missile Systems engineers successfully connected two dismounted, remotely operated sensors to a soldier's laptop and hand... Read More
Beretta 92FS handguns are now available with a factory-equipped LaserMax Guide Rod Laser Rochester, NY - One of the most trusted and field tested professional sidearms ever developed - the 92FS - is now available from the Beretta factory with a precision engineered internal Guide Rod Laser™ preinstalled. The new laser-equipped Beretta 92FS pistol represents LaserMax's latest collaborative... Read More
Designed specifically to sit on G42/G43 single-stack 9 mm pistol, CF-G42-LC CenterFireÂ® WeaponLight outputs 115+ lm to provide tactical advantage needed for threat verification and accurate shot placement in challenging/dark conditions. Construction is of Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon (FRN), and performance features include 1 hr continuous run time,Â disorienting strobe mode option, and 10 min... Read More
ELKHART, IN/SHERIDAN, WY – Transhield, Inc. and Kennon Products, Inc. recently announced they have formed a partnership under a collaborative agreement to deliver protective covers to the military aircraft market. The agreement allows Transhield and Kennon to provide cost effective and affordable solutions for the protection of military aircraft assets. Transhield is the maker of advanced... Read More
Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IBs are available with threat upgrade software thatÂ enables weapon's kill vehicle to hunt down complicated targets. Ability to make improvements through software upgrades enables combatant commanders to increase ballistic missile defense capabilities without disassembly or hardware replacement. Able to destroy incoming ballistic missile threats in space... Read More
Innovative Armament Test Systems by Marvin Test Solutions to Be Featured at Two Prestigious TradeshowsMar 17, 2015
AGM-114 Hellfire Test Solutions Featured at Quad-A and AUSA Tradeshows IRVINE, Calif.Â – Marvin Test Solutions (MTS), a vertically integrated aerospace test and measurement company that has delivered innovative solutions for factory, flightline, intermediate-level, and depot-level applications since 1988, announced today they will be attending two Army-focused conferences during the month of... Read More
Turning up the Heat: Latest Evolution of Lockheed Martin Laser Weapon System Stops Truck in Field TestMar 06, 2015
Demonstration Represents Highest Power Ever Documented by a Laser Weapon of Its Type BETHESDA, Md.Â – Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT 30-kilowatt fiber laser weapon system successfully disabled the engine of a small truck during a recent field test, demonstrating the rapidly evolving precision capability to protect military forces and critical infrastructure. Known as ATHENA, for Advanced... Read More