Raytheon completes first Lower Tier Air & Missile Defense Sensor radar antenna

ANDOVER, Mass., Feb. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Company [NYSE: RTN]  finished building the first radar antenna array for the U.S. Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor. Raytheon completed the work less than 120 days after the U.S. Army selected Raytheon to build LTAMDS, a next-generation radar that will defeat advanced threats like hypersonic weapons.

Source: Raytheon: Raytheon completes first Lower Tier Air & Missile Defense Sensor radar antenna – Feb 21, 2020

Which components will next generation air defense depend on? 

We are looking at a decade where over 10,000 defense aircraft are expected to be delivered worldwide. With those aircraft come amazing new capabilities, including unprecedented levels of networking and computing power.

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Raytheon signs $6B contract modification with DOD

Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX) signed a $6 billion contract modification Monday to provide the Defense Logistics Agency with parts and repair and engineering services for multiple weapons systems.

Source: Raytheon signs $6B contract modification with DOD – Washington Business Journal

Shipboard electronics steams into the 21st century

NASHUA, N.H. – The U.S. Navy surface warship fleet in 2019 achieved important strides in shipbuilding and fielding new weapons. In late June, the Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) Electric Ships program office released a Naval Power and Energy Systems Technology Development Roadmap, or NPES-TDR — a path to new enabling technologies for exotic new shipboard weapons and sensors.

Source: Shipboard electronics | Military & Aerospace Electronics

NASA Announces Contract With Northrop Grumman for Gateway 

NASA is continuing with its plans to build the Gateway space station that will orbit around the moon, as part of its efforts to create a sustainable, long-term lunar presence. The agency has announced it is awarding a $187 million contract to aerospace company Northrop Grumman to design the habitation and logistics outpost (HALO) for the station, with a first design review expected by the end of the year.

Source: NASA Announces Contract With Northrop Grumman for Gateway | Digital Trends

L3Harris selects Kopin for next generation military program 

Source: L3Harris selects Kopin for next generation military program (NASDAQ:KOPN) | Seeking Alpha

Lockheed Scales Back F-35 Program

Lockheed Martin is making significant scheduling changes to hold on to employees while dealing with supplier delays impacting the F-35 program as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Lockheed Scales Back F-35 Program | Manufacturing.net

ECIA: CY19 Global Passive Sales Decline 13.7% From 2018

ECIA reports CY19 global passive sales (capacitors, inductors, and resistors) declined 13.7% in dollars and down 27.7% in units. Average selling price improved 19.3%. Units sales were 5.4 trillion units totaling $27.7 billion.

Source: ECIA: CY19 Global Passive Sales Decline 13.7% From 2018