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2010-06-09 14:02:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II program successfully completed F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) full-scale static testing - with zero structural failures - five months ahead of schedule and in less than half the time of legacy programs. The test program was conducted on AG-1, an F-35A dedicated to validating the strength of the jet's airframe. During testing, the strength and stability of the aircraft...

2010-06-07 16:37:00

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The first mission systems-equipped Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II test jet joined the fleet at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., today. Piloted by F-35 Test Pilot Dave "Doc" Nelson, the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B known as BF-4 became the fourth F-35 to arrive and begin testing at the Naval Air Systems Command site. The STOVL variant will be employed by the U.S. Marine Corps, the...

2010-06-07 08:30:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The most advanced aircraft in the history of the United States Navy made its inaugural flight yesterday, assuring a future of long-range, first-day-of-the-war stealth striking capability from the Navy's big-deck carriers. The first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35C Lightning II carrier variant took off from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base at 11:46 a.m. and logged a 57 minute flight. (Photo:...

2010-06-07 07:10:00

TWENTY-NINE PALMS MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FIELD, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- US Marine Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) cleared a flight of civilian A-4 Skyhawks to drop inert, practice ordnance on a USMC target range on May 27th. JTACs controlled the pilots and A-4 Skyhawks of Airborne Tactical Advantage, Co., known as ATAC, the US Navy's tactical aircraft training provider. ATAC, the US industry leader in DoD airborne tactical services, is the first civilian company cleared to...

2010-05-17 18:42:00

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters flew nonstop from their final-assembly site in Fort Worth, Texas, to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., today, signaling a further expansion of F-35 flight test operations. The arrival is the first in a series that will increase the Edwards F-35 test fleet to at least eight aircraft. U.S. Air Force Test Pilot Lt. Col. Hank "Hog" Griffiths and Lockheed Martin Chief Test...

2010-05-05 08:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., May 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) completed wind tunnel testing of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile. The test proved the team's JAGM can be flown and employed from the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet's outboard wing station. "The warfighter can place a full Raytheon-Boeing JAGM missile load on the outer wing stations, enabling the system to safely exceed the objective load-out requirement on the Super Hornet," said Bob...

2010-04-21 16:56:00

FRANKLIN PARK, Ill., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A. M. Castle & Co. (NYSE: CAS), a global distributor of specialty metal and plastic products, value-added services and supply chain solutions, announced today that it recently signed a memorandum of agreement with Lockheed Martin to enter into a six-year contract extension for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. The contract extension contemplated by the memorandum of agreement is subject to the issuance of a purchase...

2010-04-20 20:53:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The seventh Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II flight test aircraft took to the skies for the first time today, with the overall objective of validating the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant's weapons suite. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100420/LA90347) The jet, known as AF-2 and piloted by Lockheed Martin F-35 Test Pilot Jeff Knowles, took off at 5:27 p.m. CDT from Naval Air Station Fort Worth...

2010-04-07 14:26:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The first mission systems-equipped Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter flew for the first time today, ushering in what will be the most powerful and comprehensive sensor package ever to fly in a fighter. During the flight, F-35 Test Pilot David Nelson climbed to 15,500 feet (4,700 meters), verified engine response at varying throttle settings, performed a series of flight-qualities maneuvers and checked the...

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2010-03-19 08:25:00

A supersonic F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter has successfully completed a vertical touchdown, confirming the craft's ability to land in confined spaces both at land and at sea, manufacturer Lockheed Martin is reporting. On Thursday, pilot Graham Tomlinson successfully completed a STOVL (short take off, vertical landing) flight in the F35-B, performing a 93mph launch from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, at 1:09pm EDT. Thirteen minutes later, he positioned the aircraft 150-feet...


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