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Northrop Outfitting First Sea-Based Unmanned System to Carry Weapons

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has begun outfitting U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopters to be armed with weapons systems. The work falls under a $17 million contract awarded to the company Sept. 23 by Naval Air Systems Command. By implementing the Advanced Precision Kill weapons system laser-guided 70mm rocket into helicopters, ship …

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Northrop Wins $109M Contract to Redesign B-2 Bomber Deck

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) a $109 million contract to produce a redesigned aft deck for the B-2 stealth bomber. The aft deck is a metallic panel on the plane’s upper surface that shields its airframe from the heat of engine exhaust. “Implementing a redesigned …

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Northrop Wins $43M Extension as Air Force Designates UAVs

The U.S. Air Force has officially redesignated two Northrop Grumman– (NYSE: NOC) developed aircraft platforms that hold the battlefield airborne communications node system. The Global Hawk RQ-4BS has been re-designated as the EQ-4Bs the Bombardier Global Express BD-700 received the new E-11A designation The company was awarded a five-month $43 million contract extension to …

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David Melcher Comments on Completed ITT Spinoffs

  ITT Corp. (NYSE: ITT) has completed its previously announced separation plan, retaining its core industrial offerings and spinning off its defense and information solution business into ITT Exelis and its water technology and services business into Xylem. Open trading of Exelis (NYSE: XLS) and Xylem (NYSE: XYL) shares will begin Tuesday. ITT Corp. …

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Pamela Drew Comments on TASC’s Hire of CIA Veteran as VP in SE&I

TASC Inc. has named Bob Pattishall as a vice president in its strategic capabilities and technology group. Pattishall served the CIA for 25 years before joining Veridian Corp. and then Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) aerospace systems sector, where he most recently lead the development and deployment of a major program as …

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Four Major Defense Contractors Report 3rd Quarter Earnings Growth

Four of the largest American defense contractors released third quarter financial results on Oct. 26, 2011. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) Boeing (NYSE: BA) Lockheed Martin reported $665 million in earnings from continuing operations, an increase of 19 percent from the third quarter of …

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Northrop Receives Three Task Orders for A-10 Thunderbolt

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded three task orders by the U.S. Air Force for the company’s A-10 Thunderbolt life-cycle program support on an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract. The company will identify risk factors and develop maintenance strategies for selected systems and subsystems under the $4.9 million reliability centered maintenance …

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Northrop to Develop DNA Biometrics on Army Contract

The U.S. Army BOSS-U program has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to further develop and supply the IntegenX RapidHIT 200 human DNA identification system. The RapidHIT 200 human identification system automates and accelerates the process of producing standardized DNA profiles from cheek swabs, human tissue samples, and other objects with low …

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Northrop to Expand Law Enforcement Information Exchange System

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a follow-on U.S. Navy contract worth more than $32 million to deploy, enhance, operate and maintain LInX, a law enforcement information exchange system. LInX supports police officers and criminal investigations at more than 800 law enforcement agencies. It works to improve data sharing between federal, state, county …

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Forbes Raves About ‘Virginia Mecca’ of Defense Contractors

Forbes.com recently sought out to answer why northern Virginia has become the mecca for military contractors. The publication identifies the 1991 migration of General Dynamics from St. Louis to Falls Church, Va., as the start of a domino effect that has seen the majority of the 20 largest U.S. military contractors …

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