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June 2002 Intelligence News

  • Northrop Grumman Selects Pratt & Whitney/Seven Q Seven Team for Joint Stars Re-Engining Project Northrop Grumman 28 Jun 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has selected the Pratt & Whitney/Seven Q Seven team to supply an integrated propulsion pod system (PPS) featuring the P&W JT8D-219 for re-engining the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar Systems (Joint STARS) fleet.
  • Global Hawk Reaches 1,000th Combat Flight Hour in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom Northrop Grumman 27 Jun 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector announced today that its RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance system reached 1,000 combat flight hours June 15 in service with the U.S. Air Force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • Boeing ScanEagle UAV Makes First Autonomous Flight Boeing 20 Jun 2002 -- ScanEagle, a Boeing long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, successfully made its first autonomous flight Wednesday at the company's Boardman test facility in eastern Oregon. The UAV, built by The Insitu Group, took off via a pneumatic catapult and flew a pre-programmed course at a maximum altitude of 1,500 feet.
  • CONGRESS INTELLIGENCE VOA 20 Jun 2002-- The chairmen of a joint congressional committee probing the September 11th attacks on the United States have asked the Justice Department to investigate possible leaks of classified information by the panel
  • Northrop Grumman Awarded $106.9 Million for 16th Joint STARS Aircraft Northrop Grumman 18 Jun 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received the final $106.9 million increment of a $221.8 million contract for full production of the 16th E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft for delivery to the U.S. Air Force by March 2004.
  • Ground Control Station for Northrop Grumman's Fire Scout Successfully Completes U.S. Navy Acceptance Test Northrop Grumman 18 Jun 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned air vehicle (VTUAV) program has achieved another milestone by successfully completing the U.S. Navy's acceptance test of the system's ground control station (GCS) ahead of schedule. The GCS is designed to command and control the Fire Scout air vehicle in support of Navy littoral operations from all air capable ships.
  • Rivet Joint begins three-phase upgrade AFPN 14 Jun 2002-- One of the first upgraded RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft in the Air Force inventory is now here at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia.
  • PENTAGON/BALKAN SPY VIDEO VOA 13 Jun 2002-- The Pentagon is disputing suggestions NATO security has been compromised by the transmission on commercial satellites of pictures taken by spy planes operating over the Balkans
  • Army Prophet debuts on Capitol Hill Army News Service 13 Jun 2002-- The Army has a new prophet to assist in collecting battlefield intelligence.
  • Two Key Partners Unveiled for Lockheed Martin's Watchkeeper Bid Lockheed Martin 12 Jun 2002 -- Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems today revealed that it has secured two of the UK's top defence equipment suppliers as part of its team bidding for the Watchkeeper battlefield surveillance system. Meggitt Defence Systems of Ashford in Kent will be providing compact tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to fulfil the reconnaissance needs of Brigade and Battlegroup commanders. These advanced delta-wing air vehicles have a 3m wingspan and are manufactured using the latest carbon fibre technology.
  • Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Vehicle Successfully Completes 26-Minute Autonomous Flight Northrop Grumman 10 Jun 2002 -- The U.S. Navy's RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned air vehicle (VTUAV) technology demonstrator successfully completed another autonomous flight test June 7 at Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, Calif.

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