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General Atomics Flies Extended-Range, Long-Wing Reaper Variant

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 4, 2016 — General Atomics has flown the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper extended-range, long-wing variant during a demonstration at the Gray Butte Flight Test Facility in February, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Feb. 25 the flight test sought to check the remotely piloted aircraft’s airworthiness as well as its launch …

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Raytheon Demos Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle’s Redesigned Thrusters as Part of MDA Test

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 1, 2016 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has worked with the Missile Defense Agency to perform an in-flight test on the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the activity works to gather data to validate the EKV’s redesigned thrusters as part of MDA’s test on …

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Boeing Fulfills 1st Refueling Flight Test of KC-46A

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 26, 2016 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has completed the first refueling test of the company-built KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft with an F-16 jet, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Sunday the tanker offloaded up to 1, 600 pounds of fuel to the jet while flying over Washington state at …

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Lockheed, Navy Test Airworthiness of Anti-Ship Missile on Super Hornet Aircraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 15, 2015 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has worked with the U.S. Navy to conduct flight tests on a prototype Long Range Anti-Ship Missile integrated with a F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the tests checked the system’s airworthiness and the aircraft’s structural loads, …

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Army Tests Raytheon’s Updated Patriot IAMD System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 23,  2015 — The U.S. Army has conducted initial flight tests on Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) updated Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the tests on Patriot’s Post-Deployment Build 8 used PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles to engage ballistic missile targets. About Executive Mosaic: Founded in …

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Navy Continues Endurance Flight Tests on Northrop MQ-8C Unmanned Helicopter

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 26, 2015 — The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) continue to perform capability-based testing on the MQ-8C Fire Scout, ahead of operational evaluation later in the year, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Northrop said the unmanned helicopter’s latest endurance flight lasted 11 hours out to a …

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Northrop Tests OMS Architecture for UAS Onboard Global Hawk

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 19, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has conducted flight tests of a new Open Mission Systems architecture for unnamed aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The flight, which used a NASA RQ-4 Global Hawk,  demonstrated how the unmanned aircraft …

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Navy Performs ‘Over-The-Horizon’ Test Scenarios on Raytheon SM-6

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 19, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — The U.S. Navy has completed the latest round of flight tests for the Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-6, deploying the interceptor from the USS Desert Ship (LLS-1), ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The SM-6 used airborne sensors to locate its simulated target from “over the …

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