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2012-08-21 02:20:45

POINT MUGU SEA TEST RANGE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has begun integrated testing (IT) of Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1. During its first flight in IT, the JSOW C-1 was retargeted to strike a large moving ship target. "This flight test further demonstrates that JSOW C-1 can receive third party target updates in-flight, retarget after release, and strike a precise point on a moving ship using the weapon's autonomous terminal seeker,"...

2012-07-30 02:20:31

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has achieved important milestones on three F/A-18E/F related programs, highlighting the company's ongoing, successful support of the Super Hornet aircraft. Raytheon recently delivered the 300th APG-79 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar to Boeing for integration on F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers. Raytheon has also delivered the 600th ALR-67(V)3 radar warning receiver, marking six years of...

2012-06-13 06:20:21

ST. LOUIS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed an in-flight demonstration of a satellite communications (SATCOM) system that, if implemented, will enable F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircrews to conduct two-way, secure voice and data communications with other SATCOM-enabled aircraft, ships, ground forces and command centers. The test took place May 23-30 at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division's Advanced Weapons Lab at China Lake,...

2012-03-15 14:30:00

ST. LOUIS, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) has completed delivery of the U.S. Navy's first aircraft acquired through the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G Multi-Year Procurement (MYP) III contract, ahead of schedule. Aircraft G-57, an EA-18G Growler, was the first of 148 F/A-18E/Fs and EA-18Gs that the Navy will purchase through the contract. The aircraft was delivered to the Navy on Jan. 26 and arrived at its home base at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island on Jan. 30. On Sept. 28, 2010,...

2012-02-22 13:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced that it has completed delivery of 257 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighters and EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to the U.S. Navy. Each aircraft was delivered ahead of schedule and within the contract budget. The aircraft were delivered to the Navy from 2007 through 2011 under a multi-year procurement (MYP) contract awarded to Boeing on Dec. 29, 2003. The Navy purchased the aircraft during fiscal years...

2012-02-02 15:30:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy completed developmental testing (DT) of the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Joint Standoff Weapon C-1. The conclusion of DT brings U.S. and allied warfighters one step closer to being able to engage moving ships as far as 60 nautical miles (70 statute miles) away with an air-launched weapon. Developmental testing finished when the JSOW C-1 struck a small, fast-moving ship target during the weapon's second flight test. "The JSOW C-1 is a...

2011-10-20 23:29:00

AMBERLEY, Queensland, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four new Boeing (NYSE: BA) F/A-18F Super Hornets joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Super Hornet fleet at RAAF Base Amberley today, completing delivery of all 24 RAAF Super Hornets ahead of contract schedule. The arrival at the base was marked by the four new Super Hornets joining 16 other RAAF F/A-18Fs for a dramatic 20-aircraft flyover. "The Super Hornet provides a major advancement in capability for the RAAF and the entire...

2011-09-25 21:31:00

TOKYO, Sept. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Navy have delivered a proposal to the government of Japan offering the advanced F/A-18E Super Hornet Block II to become the Japan Air Self Defense Force's (JASDF) next premier fighter aircraft. The F/A-18E Block II is the United States' newest operational and combat-proven fighter aircraft. Japan issued a Request for Proposal for its F-X fighter competition on April 13, with a deadline of Sept. 26. "The Super Hornet...

2011-06-16 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK's (NYSE: ATK) Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) recently completed an initial flight integration test on the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft in May and has completed multiple flight hours of integration testing on FA-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft. This series of successful captive-carry tests is part of the process to validate the compatibility of AARGM with these platforms and to pave the way for all U.S. Navy strike...

2011-04-12 09:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $17.9 million contract to produce Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) for the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G Super Hornet aircraft. General Dynamics has delivered F/A-18 advanced mission computers since 2002. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The AMC is the nerve center of the Super Hornet, providing situational...