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Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

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Image - Army to Launch Cruise Missile-Detecting Aerostat at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Army to Launch Cruise Missile-Detecting Aerostat at Aberdeen...

Sometime early next week, the Army expects to launch the first of two tethered aerostats from a ground base here, just north of Baltimore. The aerostat, part of the "Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor" system, referred to as JLENS for short, is a nearly 250-foot blimp-like vehicle that will stay aloft for a three-year evaluation period. T...
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Image - Raytheon, Bell Conduct 1st Missile Launch from V-22

Raytheon, Bell Conduct 1st Missile Launch from V-22

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Bell Helicopter completed two successful launches of the Griffin B missile from a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey multi-mission aircraft at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. As an industry funded effort with Bell's Xworx, Raytheon demonstrated the simplicity of integrating the Griffin B missile onto the V-22 platform. "This is the first time a forwa...
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