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2010-11-19 16:33:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $3.5 billion contract modification from the U.S. Department of Defense to manufacture 31 F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters in the fourth lot of low-rate initial production (LRIP). The contract also funds manufacturing-support equipment, flight test instrumentation and ancillary mission equipment. Including the long-lead funding previously received, the total contract value for LRIP 4 is...

2010-11-15 14:29:00

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The fundamental building block for all future avionics software on the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter has entered flight testing on an F-35 test jet. "Block 1," the first of three principal software-development blocks for the F-35's mission systems, made its inaugural flight on Nov. 5 in the F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft known as BF-4. The functional check...

2010-10-26 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) completed flight testing of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile's fixed-wing launcher and Instrumented Measurement Vehicle on the Boeing F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft. An IMV is the same size, shape and mass as an all-up JAGM round, and it contains equipment that evaluates JAGM's performance during a mission. The flight tests are a crucial first step toward qualifying JAGM for...

2010-10-18 07:29:00

WASHINGTON and CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a nine-year, $273 million (CAD) services contract by the Government of Canada for the CF-18 Avionics Optimized Weapon System Support (OWSS) program. This contract is for a six-year period plus three additional option years, and will be in effect until the end of the CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft life expectancy in...

2010-10-07 16:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the Israeli Government decision to select the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II as the Israel Air Force's next-generation fighter aircraft, Israeli Ministry of Defense Director General (Maj. Gen. Ret.) Udi Shani signed the Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the procurement of the F-35 aircraft earlier today in New York. Israel will be the first country to receive the F-35 through the United States government's Foreign Military...

2010-09-28 16:22:00

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a new multi-year procurement (MYP) contract from the U.S. Navy for 124 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft. The new contract is valued at $5.297 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, Boeing will deliver 66 Super Hornets and 58 Growlers to the Navy from 2012 through 2015. "The men and women of Boeing are honored to provide the Super Hornet's advanced, combat-proven multirole capability...

2010-07-19 10:10:00

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The 5th generation F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter will serve as the centerpiece for 21st century global security while strengthening international political and industrial partnerships, a senior Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 executive said Monday at the Farnborough Air Show. "As we continue to define what a next generation multirole fighter is and bring to the world a profound increase in capability over the best existing...

2010-07-16 11:27:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Government of Canada today announced plans to acquire the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II as the country's next-generation fighter aircraft. The F-35 will replace Canada's fleet of CF-18 Hornets that entered service in the early 1980s. "We're very pleased with the decision and are committed to supporting the Government of Canada in moving forward with the F-35," said Tom Burbage, Lockheed Martin executive vice president...

2010-07-07 14:43:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The ninth Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter entered flight testing on Tuesday, becoming the second test jet to fly with the next-generation avionics package that will populate all operational F-35s. The F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, known as AF-3, flew for 42 minutes during its first flight. F-35 Test Pilot Bill Gigliotti took off at 6:20 p.m. and initiated a series of flying-qualities...

2010-06-23 10:53:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35C Lightning II carrier variant successfully completed testing in which it was dropped from heights of more than 11 feet during a series of simulated aircraft-carrier landings. The tests validated predictions and will help confirm the F-35C's structural integrity for carrier operations. The jet, a ground-test article known as CG-1, underwent drop testing at Vought Aircraft Industries in Grand Prairie,...