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2013-06-03 16:21:17

MARIETTA, Ga., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] officials joined members of the South African Air Force (SAAF) in commemorating 50 years of continuous C-130 Hercules transport operations during an event near Pretoria, South Africa on June 1. In 1963, a new era of transport operations began in South Africa with the arrival of the original fleet of seven SAAF C-130B Hercules aircraft. Members of the SAAF's 28 Squadron (which also celebrated its 70th anniversary on June...

2012-08-10 06:20:19

ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today at the 50th anniversary Abbotsford International Air Show that Cascade Aerospace will be authorized as a C-130 Heavy Maintenance Center (HMC) - only the second such center in the world. Cascade is currently a Hercules Service Center (HSC) and conducts in-service support for Canada's legacy CC-130 and new CC-130J fleets. "During its time as an existing Hercules maintainer, Cascade has...

2012-07-30 06:21:21

SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry team Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and ARINC has submitted its proposal for a new, transportable air traffic control (ATC) radar system that will enable U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard units to quickly establish tactical military or disaster-relief airfield operations around the world. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120730/NE47808 ) Under its Deployable Radar Approach Control (D-RAPCON) program, the Air Force will...

2012-07-09 06:20:28

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed an agreement authorizing Marshall Aerospace to become the world's first commercial company to install C-130 Center Wing Boxes (CWB). Marshall Aerospace is also the first C-130J Heavy Maintenance Centre (HMC) in the world. "As we see the C-130J Super Hercules global fleet expanding, and the demand for the C-130J remaining strong, we need to expand our specialized support network around the...

2012-06-26 02:20:23

BETHESDA, Md., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today announced its media briefing schedule for the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow. At the show, Lockheed Martin is celebrating its centennial and the innovations and achievements that helped its customers rise to some of the world's most vital challenges. It also looks toward the future by highlighting the global security capabilities and international partnerships that underscore its ongoing commitment to...

2012-05-31 06:22:10

ORLANDO, Fla., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] submitted its proposal today to the U.S. Air Force for the KC-46 Aircrew Training System, a program that will prepare pilots, boom operators and other on-board personnel for air refueling, cargo transport and medical evacuation. The KC-46 Aircrew Training System supports the Air Force's strategy for global mobility. Aircrews will refuel fixed-wing receiver-capable aircraft for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and...

2012-05-08 06:22:27

MARIETTA, Ga., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Royal Canadian Air Force formally accepted the 17th Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] CC-130J Super Hercules in ceremonies here today, completing the order placed in December 2007. The aircraft will be flown to Canadian Forces Base Trenton later this week. The original contract called for all 17 aircraft to be delivered by the end of 2012. The first CC-130J was accepted in June 2010 and today's acceptance demonstrates the success of the...

2012-05-01 02:20:46

ORLANDO, Fla., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $156 million contract to provide new training devices to accommodate the growing pipeline of C-130J aircrews and maintainers. Lockheed Martin will develop 24 new training devices and provide program management and engineering services under the U.S. Air Force's C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System II, referred to as JMATS II. The devices include weapons systems, enhanced integrated...

2012-02-22 14:32:00

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE:LMT) operation in Pinellas Park officially opened a new 57,000 square foot manufacturing facility today to produce aircraft canopy components for the F-35 Lighting II fighter. The new facility is an annex to Lockheed Martin's existing 197,000 square foot building that has been producing structural components for more than 10 different types of aircraft since 1997. The operation began with 80 employees...

2012-02-17 07:00:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 250th C-130J Super Hercules built at the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) facility here was delivered to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, on Feb. 16, 2012. This is the 15th( )C-130J delivered to the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess since 2010 and the second of 11 aircraft to be delivered to the base in 2012. Dyess will have the distinction of being home to the largest C-130J fleet in the world when it receives its 28th Super Hercules aircraft in 2013....