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Yuma Proving Ground

Raytheon's newest guided artillery shell nears full production

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems and the Army have completed a key testing milestone for the latest version of the Excalibur M982 precision-guided artillery shell, moving the weapon a step closer to full-rate production.

May 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Raytheon laser-guided rocket performs well in test launch

Raytheon laser-guided rocket performs well in test launch

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems says the company and partner L-3 Communications have successfully test-fired a laser-guided rocket developed with the United Arab Emirates, demonstrating its potential use for protecting ships.

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Raytheon tests guided shell with German gun

The U.S. Army and Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems successfully fired 10 precision-guided Excalibur artillery projectiles during the final phase of compatibility testing at Yuma Proving Ground, the company said Tuesday.

December 10, 2013 4:00 pmLoading…

Meeting on bighorn sheep project set for today

About 30 bighorn sheep from Western Arizona are slated to be moved to the Catalina Mountains next month to rebuild a herd that died out there, and details of the project will be presented at a public information meeting today.

October 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Bighorn sheep to return to Catalinas in mid-November

Bighorn sheep — absent from the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson for more than a decade — could be roaming wild in the range again by mid-November.

September 12, 2013 6:00 pmLoading…

Business news in brief

A missile made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems intercepted and destroyed a low-flying rocket in a key step in development of a weapon to counter rockets, artillery and mortar rounds, the company said Monday.

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Raytheon missile hits rocket in key test

A missile made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems intercepted and destroyed a low-flying rocket in a key step in development of a weapon to counter rockets, artillery and mortar rounds, the company said Monday.

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Vertical Yuma wind tunnel going up, will train US military's parachutists

Vertical Yuma wind tunnel going up, will train US military's parachutists

Pilkington Construction workers move support walls into place for a vertical wind tunnel at the Yuma Proving Grounds. When completed, the tunnel will be used by the Military Freefall School to train elite paratroopers from all branches of the military.

July 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Vertical Yuma wind tunnel going up, will train US military's parachutists

Vertical Yuma wind tunnel going up, will train US military's parachutists

Construction crews have begun the process of erecting support walls for a new vertical wind tunnel at the Yuma Proving Ground, which when completed will not only be the largest in the world, but will be used by the base's Military Freefall School to train elite paratroopers from all branches…

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