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USAF, Northrop Conclude Critical Design Review of Polar Satcom Program

The U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman have completed a critical design review under a program that aims to deploy satellite communications payloads in the North Polar Region. The Enhanced Polar System Recapitalization program would deliver eXtended Data Rate payloads that would operate in the region until USAF gets access to polar variants of protected and evolved satcom technology in the 2030s, Los Angeles AF Base said Monday.

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NASA Sets Date for Northrop’s Next ISS Resupply Mission

NASA has scheduled Northrop Grumman's 12th International Space Station commercial resupply launch for Nov. 2. The company will launch a Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard an Antares rocket from NASA's Virginia-based Wallops Flight Facility, the space agency said Wednesday.

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Boeing, Northrop to Compete for Air Force ICBM Production Phase

The U.S. Air Force intends to choose between Boeing and Northrop Grumman for the engineering and manufacturing phase of the service’s ground based strategic deterrent program that will begin in 2020, Defense News reported Thursday. The successful bidder will produce intercontinental ballistic missiles and related systems that are slated to be operational by the late 2020s.

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Fusion: Northrop-Built Robot Helps Police Address Dallas Standoff

The Dallas police department has employed a robot developed by Northrop Grumman subsidiary Remotec to resolve a standoff crisis that involved a shooting suspect, Fusion reported Tuesday. Elmo Keep writes Remotec’s Andros F-5 model carried C4 explosives that detonated via a remote control held by police officers to end the standoff with military veteran …

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Three Northrop B-2 Bombers Travel to Indian Ocean Hub for Training

Three Northrop Grumman-built B-2 bombers for the U.S. Air Force have deployed to Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia for training purposes with other partner air forces, Air Force Times reported Wednesday. Oriana Pawlyk writes the U.S. Strategic Command sent the B-2 Spirits from Whiteman Air Force Base as part of a routine deployment …

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Ball Aerospace Integrates Northrop Microwave Sounder to Complete NOAA JPSS Satellite

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Polar Satellite System nears its launch after the integration of the fifth and final instrument — Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder. NOAA said Thursday JPSS-1 moves closer to its early 2017 launch following ATMS integration. “Soon, the spacecraft will be prepared for the environmental …

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DARPA Partners with Northrop to Demo All-Silicon Transmitter

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently demonstrated wireless transmission using an all-silicon, microchip-size, system-on-a-chip transmitter operating at a millimeter-wave frequency of 94 GHz, as part of the Efficient Linearized All-Silicon Transmitter ICs program. DARPA said Jun. 30 it partnered with Northrop Grumman‘s aerospace systems segment to demonstrate a silicon SoC transmitting at millimeter-wave frequencies …

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House OKs Defense Bill To Build Missile System, Keep Northrop Drones

House lawmakers approved their version of the 2013 defense authorization bill Friday that would fund a new U.S. missile defense system and addresses nuclear arms reduction plans, The Hill newspaper reports. The National Defense Authorization Act passed in a 299-120 vote, allocating $643 billion to the Defense Department and its …

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