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2011-07-26 14:20:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) F-35 flight test program moves closer to achieving year-end milestones since the last update issued June 13. The F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter conducted 107 test flights, bringing the total number of flights for the year to 518. Overall, the F-35 program remains ahead of goals for test flights. Through July 25, the program accomplished 518 flights versus a plan of 476. Several flight...

2011-07-21 10:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Infrared Search and Track (IRST(TM)) sensor system for the U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F achieved critical Milestone B approval to proceed into the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development phase. Lockheed Martin's IRST sensor system augments aircrews' ability to search, track and engage targets in dense threat environments. "In air-to-air engagements, IRST provides a discriminating capability to counter threats at...

2011-06-16 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK's (NYSE: ATK) Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) recently completed an initial flight integration test on the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft in May and has completed multiple flight hours of integration testing on FA-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft. This series of successful captive-carry tests is part of the process to validate the compatibility of AARGM with these platforms and to pave the way for all U.S. Navy strike...

2011-06-14 14:47:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the last F-35 flight test program update issued May 11, Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter conducted 93 test flights, bringing the total number of flights for the year to 411. Overall, the F-35 program remains ahead of the overall goals for test flights and test points year-to-date. Through May 31, the program accomplished 378 flights versus a plan of 297 and accomplished 3,342 test...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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