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2011-05-03 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced today that it has received a $110 million contract from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to produce composite components for low rate initial production (LRIP) Lots 5 through 9 of the F-35 Lightning II - Joint Strike Fighter. The contract includes production of multiple components through the LRIP 9 phase of the program. Under the terms of the contract, ATK will use advanced hand lay-up processing techniques to manufacture...

2011-04-12 09:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $17.9 million contract to produce Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) for the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G Super Hornet aircraft. General Dynamics has delivered F/A-18 advanced mission computers since 2002. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The AMC is the nerve center of the Super Hornet, providing situational...

2011-04-04 15:05:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II test jets made considerable flight test progress during the first quarter of 2011, conducting 199 test flights versus a plan of 142 flights. Additionally, the F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant logged six times more vertical landings in the first quarter than in all of 2010. The test program remained ahead of plan despite the grounding of various test fleet aircraft for 4-15...

2011-02-25 17:05:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first production model of the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II made its inaugural flight today in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force this spring. The jet will head to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to support developmental testing shortly after the Air Force takes delivery. "The aircraft was rock-solid from takeoff to landing, and successfully completed all the tests we put it through during the flight," said...

2011-02-22 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tomcat Group and Growth Management and Constructive Changes (GMC2) announced today an agreement whereupon they will team to provide consulting services to the global Aerospace and Defense Industry. The primary mission of the Tomcat Management Group of Wichita, Kansas is to provide senior level interim management services to the Aerospace Manufacturing and MRO market segments with a focus on underperforming assets. The Tomcat Group's array of...

2011-02-14 15:42:00

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lt. Cmdr. Eric "Magic" Buus on Friday became the first United States Navy pilot to fly the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35C Lightning II. The F-35C will operate from the U.S. Navy's large aircraft carriers by way of catapult launch and arrested landing. The United Kingdom's Royal Navy and Royal Air Force also will employ the F-35C. "The in-air handling qualities of the F-35C are excellent, and very similar to the B...

2011-01-18 13:40:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raising the bar another notch in aircraft simulation capabilities, the Aircrew Training Systems Business Unit of Environmental Tectonics Corporation is now making available for their ATFS-400 Phoenix, Aircraft Carrier Landing training. Aircraft Carrier Take-Offs and Landings prove to be extremely challenging because of the need to learn take-off and landing procedures on a moving target with a short runway. As a result, Aircraft Carrier...

2011-01-11 00:00:43

Laser equipment helping to restore a historic aircraft East Granby, CT (PRWEB) January 10, 2011 Joining Technologies, an innovator in laser cladding, electron beam and laser welding applications, announces its laser technology is playing a key role in the Connecticut Corsair project, a volunteer effort aimed at restoring Connecticut's official state aircraft, the F4U Corsair. Joining Technologies' laser equipment is helping restore worn-out parts and components to their original form....

2011-01-03 13:02:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has successfully completed a comprehensive series of tests to demonstrate the flight characteristics of the U.S. Navy's F/A-18E/F while carrying the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM). The flying qualities test series consisted of six flights from Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD, between October 5 and November 2 with a total flying time of 11.2 hours. The aircraft flew at altitudes ranging from 5,000 feet to...

2010-12-15 09:45:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, Dec. 9, the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II program team reached its 2010 goal of 394 test flights jointly established by the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office and Lockheed Martin. Since the first flight of the F-35 on Dec. 15, 2006, the program has logged a total of 531 flights, expanding the performance envelope of the three F-35 variants and testing the mission systems. "We exceeded our 394-flight goal and...


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