Tag Archives: Northrop Grumman

Navy Test-Fires Northrop-Made Anti-Radiation Extended-Range Missile; Captain A.C. Dutko Quoted

AARGM-ER

The U.S. Navy flew a Super Hornet jet to test-fire a Northrop Grumman-made anti-radiation missile designed to strike targets at extended ranges. The AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER) underwent a long-range live-fire test at the Point Mugu Sea Range on July 19, Northrop said Monday.

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NASA, Northrop Set Launch of Next Cygnus Resupply Mission for Aug. 10th

Cygnus Spacecraft

Northrop Grumman is set to deliver another batch of NASA's science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, Aug. 10th. Northrop's Cygnus spacecraft will lift off onboard its Antares rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as part of the company's 16th commercial resupply mission.

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DOD Agencies, Space Force Eye Multiorbit Sensor Network for Hypersonic Missile Detection

Multi-Orbit Sensor

The U.S. Space Force, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Department of Defense’s Space Development Agency (SDA) are pursuing the development of a multi-orbit sensor network that can help detect and monitor hypersonic and ballistic missiles. The Space Force is advancing the development of a constellation of Next-Generation Overhead Infrared missile warning satellites through contracts with Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin.

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Air Force Releases Results of GBSD Missile Environmental Assessment

Ground-Based

The Department of the Air Force has released an environmental assessment of the efforts to modernize the U.S. military's intercontinental ballistic missile. The Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) test program's final environmental assessment covers the proposed efforts to demonstrate GBSD at U.S. Army Garrison–Kwajalein Atoll and waters surrounding the Marshall Islands. 

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Northrop Grumman Awarded $80M U.S. Army Contract For Visible and Infrared Spectrum Flares

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced on Friday that the company was awarded a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) U.S. Army contract award worth up to $80 million for the production of the M257 visible spectrum flare, M278 infrared spectrum illuminating flare and the newly designed M278A1 infrared spectrum illuminating flare.

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NNSA to Extend National Security Site Operation, Management Contract With CNS Team

Consolidated National

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has indicated its intent to award a potential six-month contract extension to an industry team led by Bechtel for continued management and operation work at two national security facilities in Tennessee and Texas. Located in Amarillo, Texas, the Pantex Plant hosts final assembly, dismantlement and maintenance work on U.S. nuclear weapons.

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Oceanographic Research Center Licenses Northrop’s Power Connector Tech; Andrew Hamilton Quoted

Underwater Electrical

A nonprofit oceanographic research center in Moss Landing, California, secured rights to use technology designed by Northrop Grumman to facilitate underwater electrical connections as part of a non-exclusive licensing agreement. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute plans to further develop and apply the NiobiCon technology to power autonomous underwater vehicles intended for deep-ocean studies.

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MDA to Develop Next Generation Space-Based Hypersonic Weapon Sensors

MDA

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has announced it will deorbit two Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) experimental missile warning satellites in the coming years and will focus on the development of next-generation Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) satellites to counter hypersonic missile threats.

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Report: MDA’s Next Generation Interceptor Program to Cost Almost $18B

Next Generation

The Department of Defense (DOD) plans to spend approximately $18 billion on the Next Generation Interceptor program that seeks to counter intercontinental ballistic missile threats. MDA expects the critical design review phase to occur by 2026. Lockheed and Northrop will compete to produce about 31 interceptors, including 10 units for testing.

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