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Army's New Artillery Projectile Metal Parts Facility Begins Operations in Texas

The Army has inaugurated a new modular metal parts facility in Mesquite, Texas, the Pentagon announced Thursday, May 30, 2024.

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Defense

Marines Receive First Combat and Control Variant of Amphibious Combat Vehicle

BAE Systems delivered the first Amphibious Combat Vehicle Command and Control (ACV-C) variant under the full-rate production contract to the U.S. Marine Corps....

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

How the US Navy Uses Organic Manufacturing to Combat Supply Chain Constraints

When supply chain constraints make it challenging to source parts for aircraft maintained at Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE), the depot’s organic...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Army Launches $50 Million Advanced Manufacturing Initiative for Aviation and Weapon Systems

The U.S. Army has awarded a $50 million three-year research project to Auburn University to understand how new manufacturing materials and...

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Unmanned Systems

New Mobile Rocket-Launching System to Support Counter UAS Operations in Ukraine

The U.S. Navy will complete the delivery of a new rocket-launching counter unmanned aircraft system (CUAS) weapon system to Ukraine this month. The new...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Army Receives First Next Generation Precision Strike Missile

The U.S. Army has received the first delivery of its new Precision Strike Missiles (PrSM) from Lockheed Martin following the completion of production qualification testing at...

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Aerospace

Army to Advance Prototype Competition for Future Electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle

The U.S. Army is preparing to issue an industry request for the development of an electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle (eLRV), according to an Oct....

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Army Launches M1E3 Tank Development, Cancels M1 Abrams Upgrade Program

U.S. Army officials are cancelling their current upgrade plans for the M1 Abrams main battle tank in favor of a more significant modernization effort, the service...

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Propulsion

New Defense Department Contract to Expand Domestic Rocket Motor Manufacturing

The Department of Defense's (DoD) Office of Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritization (MCEIP) has entered into a $215.6 million...

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Aerospace

GAO Recommends Changes to Army's Future Vertical Lift Acquisition Process

The U.S. Army is developing several aircraft systems to supplement and replace its aging fleet of helicopters. Aircraft in this portfolio, known as Future Vertical...

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Design

Army Green Lights Infantry Squad Vehicle Upgrade Production

The U.S. Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) program was approved by the Program Executive Officer for Combat Support & Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS) to...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Army Issues Prototyping Contracts for Common Tactical Truck Replacement

The U.S. Army issued new contracts in January for the first phase of its Common Tactical Truck (CTT) Program.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

US Navy Selects Special Missions King Air 260 as New Multi-Engine Trainer System

In a contract first announced on Jan. 25, the U.S. Navy has awarded Textron Aviation a single, firm-fixed-price contract to develop the T-54A multi-engine...

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Test & Measurement

Report Finds Navy Super Hornet Fighter Jets Aging Worse Than Predecessors

Introduced in the mid-to-late 1990s, the Department of the Navy’s (DON’s) F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a multirole, fixed-wing aircraft capable of attacking other...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

H-1 Helicopter

Bell Textron Inc. recently completed the Program of Record for the U.S. Marine Corps H-1, with the 189th delivery of the AH-1Z.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Ball Aerospace Starts Final Assembly of Space Force's Next Generation Operational Weather Satellite

Ball Aerospace completed the spacecraft bus for the Weather System Follow-on-Microwave (WSF-M) satellite, the U.S. Space Force's...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Microelectronics and Castings Remain Supply Chain Challenges for Raytheon

Raytheon Technologies Chief Executive Officer Greg Hayes and Chief Operating Officer Christopher Calio said microelectronics and engine castings were among the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Collins Aerospace to Manufacture F-15EX Wheels and Brakes

Collins Aerospace recently announced its selection by Boeing to provide boltless wheels and carbon brakes for lots one through three on the F-15EX aircraft in production for the...

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Software

Air Force Awards $100 Million to Continue B-1 Digital Engineering Program

The B-1 System Program Office (SPO) recently awarded a six-year, $100 million follow-on contract to Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation...

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Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Remanufacturing Reimagined: How Selective Electroplating Extends Service Life and Reduces the Cost of Aerospace Components

Selective brush plating has dramatically evolved from its origins of touching up existing plating jobs.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Flexible Manufacturing Cell Increases Efficiencies, Component Readiness

A flexible manufacturing cell (FMC) currently under development is projected to save Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) approximately $2.5 million annually in...

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Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Navigation Unit

This contract paves the way for the mass production of navigation units for subsequent launches of VEGA-C and other space missions.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

5-Axis Machining Center

Honeycutt Manufacturing made a major investment in a 5-axis universal machining center.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Anniston Army Depot Aids Artillery Modernization Efforts

Anniston Army Depot recently completed the modification of two cabs for the Army’s Extended Range Cannon Artillery project. The ERCA is a part of an Army modernization strategy...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Northrop Grumman Is Building Poland's WISLA Engagement Operations Centers

Northrop Grumman's Huntsville Manufacturing Center has taken delivery of six shelters that will be outfitted as Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Laser Wire Additive Manufacturing System

ADDere printing not only a rocket combustion chamber and nozzle, but seamlessly merged them into one full size rocket thrust chamber assembly.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Air Force Gunsmith Shop Creates Rifle for Aircrew

The Air Force Gunsmith Shop – part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Armament Directorate – recently completed delivery of a new rifle for aircrew in most ejection...

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Aerospace

Battle Tank Protection Systems Outfit Four Brigades of Army Tanks

Trophy Active Protection Systems will ultimately outfit four brigades of tanks.

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Metal 3D Printers, Dispensing Robots, Resistance Spot Welding, and More

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