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2010-06-14 11:43:00

PATUXENT RIVER, Md., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant flew faster than the speed of sound for the first time June 10, achieving a significant milestone. The aircraft accelerated to Mach 1.07 (727 miles per hour) on the first in a long series of planned supersonic flights. "For the first time in military aviation history, supersonic, radar-evading stealth comes with short...

2010-05-20 08:17:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed a $40 million foreign military sales contract to deliver Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATPs) to the Royal Saudi Air Force. This is the second Sniper ATP purchase in a multi-year precision sensor modernization program to improve precision targeting, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability of Royal Saudi Air Force F-15S aircraft. The Royal Saudi Air Force first purchased Sniper pods in March...

2010-04-29 10:18:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-16 demonstrated enhanced networked-enabled capabilities during the U.S. Air Force's Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment 2010 (JEFX 10), April 13-23, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. JEFX, planned and executed by the Global Cyberspace Integration Center, is a venue for innovative command and control (C2) and targeting technologies. This year's event focused on improving the U.S. forces' ability to...

2010-04-28 12:04:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) engines powered the first flight of a F-15K aircraft planned for delivery to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) later this year. This flight was also the first to be powered by the Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 EEP engine, the latest evolution of the F100 engine family. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "This is a...

2010-04-12 11:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) program team has delivered its 1,000th missile to the U.S. Air Force. The missile was completed as part of the seventh production lot at the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control facility in Troy, AL. Missile number 1,000 was completed seven years after the first missile was delivered, almost to the month. This achievement was acknowledged in a rollout ceremony at...

2010-03-03 13:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Precision Strike Association has awarded the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and U.S. Air Force Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) program the 14th annual William J. Perry Award. The award is presented annually to programs that strengthen the country's national security by applying precision strike capability to Department of Defense systems. The ceremony took place today at the Precision Strike Association's Winter Roundtable event in Arlington,...

2010-03-03 08:28:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. government has awarded an initial $213 million to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for long-lead tasks for the production of 20 new Advanced Block 52 F-16 aircraft for Egypt. "This is a great day for Lockheed Martin and a testament to the enduring partnership and commitment we have made to the government of Egypt. We remain committed to providing our customer with a proven, advanced 4th Generation multirole fighter," said John...

2010-02-17 09:32:00

ARCHBALD, Pa., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has successfully completed the paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) F/A-18 qualification flight test program. The paveway II Plus LGB uses an enhanced laser guidance package, significantly improving the precision of current paveway II LGBs. The final mission of the paveway II Plus flight test program consisted of four GBU-10s released from two U.S. Navy Super Hornets at the Navy's China Lake, CA, test ranges. Each...

2010-02-01 23:05:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SINGAPORE AIR SHOW -- The Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization (NDLO) has signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney for a Materials Management Program (MMP) to support the Royal Norwegian Air Force's F100-PW-220E engine fleet powering their F-16 aircraft. This marks the first Pratt & Whitney MMP agreement with Norway, and it is structured to support Norway's F-16 fleet readiness objectives for the next four years. Pratt & Whitney...

2010-02-01 23:05:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SINGAPORE AIR SHOW -- The U.S. Government's Foreign Military Sales program has announced that the Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) engine has been selected by the Egyptian Air Force to power their new fleet of F-16 Block 52 aircraft. The selection is part of the overall Egyptian Peace Vector VII F-16 program. The engine program, sold through the U.S. Government's Foreign Military Sales program, is valued at more...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'