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06 Jun 11. Raytheon Company submitted its proposal for the U.S. Army and Navy’s Joint Air-to-Ground Missile competition and responded as a prime contractor. Raytheon is teamed with The Boeing Company for the JAGM program. Raytheon and Boeing have proven capabilities that were showcased in the JAGM technology demonstration phase. The team enters the competition with an unmatched 3-for-3 record of success in the contractually required guided test vehicle flights. One of the reasons for the team’s success is the use of a proven, tri-mode seeker incorporating semiactive laser, uncooled imaging infrared and millimeter wave guidance.

06 Jun 11. Lockheed Martin submitted a proposal in response to the government’s Request for Proposal (RFP) for the next phases of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) program.
“Lockheed Martin’s JAGM builds on HELLFIRE, LONGBOW and Javelin, three of the most trusted precision-guided weapons on the battlefield today,” said Frank St. John, vice president of Tactical Missiles at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “Our JAGM offering will provide U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps warfighters with the next product in that line, an affordable weapon that will offer the decisive edge in combat.”
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command issued the RFP for Engineering and Manufacturing and Low-Rate Initial Production for the JAGM program on April 13, with a submittal deadline of June 6.
Lockheed Martin is partnered with some of the industry’s leading suppliers on the JAGM program. Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY – News) company, will provide the JAGM rocket motor for all six threshold JAGM platforms. GenCorp is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., with production facilities in Camden, Ark. Marvin Engineering, headquartered in Inglewood, Calif., will provide launchers for all six threshold platforms. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD – News), will provide the multi-purpose warhead with significant HELLFIRE commonality. GD-OTS is headquartered in Saint Petersburg, Fla., with production in Niceville, Fla. Work on the JAGM program will be performed in Orlando and Ocala, Fla., and Troy, Ala., as well as at suppliers’ facilities across the U.S. Contract award is expected during fourth quarter 2011.

06 Jun 11. Tactical Communications Group (TCG), the leading independent supplier of tactical data link software solutions for military test, training, simulation and operational applications worldwide, and Saab announced the signing of a new Letter of Intent. Under terms of this agreement, the parties intend to more closely collaborate on technical, marketing and business development initiatives designed to quickly bring innovative new C4I solutions to market. These solutions will leverage Saab’s command and control products and capabilities with TCG’s comprehensive tactical data link solutions, enabling both companies to continue to expand market share in new and existing defense market segments globally.

02 Jun 11. Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. (TBE), in Huntsville, Ala., has signed a letter of agreement to form a strategic alliance with Aerojet – General Corporation, a GenCorp company, to manufacture and assemble liquid rocket engines. (Source: Yahoo!/PRNewswire)

01 Jun 11. Ricardo, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Ricardo plc, the leading independent provider of technology, product innovations and engineering solutions, today announced the formation of a strategic business alliance with XRD Inc. (XRDi) and NW UAV to design, develop and manufacture a family of heavy-fuel engine solutions for unmanned systems. Branded Wolverine, the new engine line combines Ricardo’s engineering expertise with XRDi’s propriety combustion technology and NW UAV’s advanced manufacturing capabilities. The result is the industry’s most capable, dependable and flexible heavy-fuel engines available. (Source: Yahoo!/PRNewswire)

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