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2009-08-31 16:00:00

F-16 Provides Innovative Way to Increase Tactical ISR Persistence DENVER, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Existing on-board sensor capability of tactical fighter aircraft can be leveraged to provide near real-time intelligence and enhanced situational awareness, as demonstrated by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) during the recent U.S. Air Force Empire Challenge exercise. For the first time, the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) received and processed electronic warfare data from an F-16CJ...

2009-08-31 15:42:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visited Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) final assembly operation for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter today, conveying optimism for the program's future and emphasizing the F-35's importance to global security. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090831/DA68451) "We cannot afford as a nation not to have this airplane," Gates said at a news conference following a tour of the factory...

2009-07-09 09:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded the Weapons System Support Contract (WSSC) by the U.S. Air Force's Air Education Training Command (AETC) and the Weapons Systems Simulator Training & Support Contract by the Air National Guard Bureau to provide pilot training for the F-16. The contracts for $13 million and $20 million, respectively, provide support services for multiple versions of the F-16 covering academic instruction and assessment,...

2009-06-16 11:30:00

PARIS, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) vice president and general manager of F-16 Programs, John Larson, told reporters attending the Paris Air Show today that the F-16 continues to be the most advanced 4th Generation multirole fighter currently available on the international market. The Fighting Falcon provides global security through a worldwide partnership base of 25 nations with advanced technologies, complete multirole capabilities and lowest life-cycle...

2009-06-15 11:04:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed a foreign military sales contract to deliver Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATPs) to the Royal Saudi Air Force. This is the first phase of a multi-year $100 million precision sensor modernization program to replace Lockheed Martin LANTIRN targeting and navigation pods used aboard Royal Saudi Air Force F-15S aircraft since the mid 1990s. "The Royal Saudi Air Force has been a valued customer for nearly two...

2009-06-15 09:55:00

PARIS, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the Paris Air Show today, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) officials discussed the role of air power in global security and the effects of the company's technologies, products and programs in assuring security for the future. Addressing the evolving threats to world security is a priority, said George Standridge, vice president of Business Development for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. "In times of uncertainty, more than ever, our military customers need...

2009-06-15 07:40:00

New series incorporates fifth generation engine technology to increase inspection interval from 4,300 to 6,000 cycles for reduced operating costs and increased durability LE BOURGET, France, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first 6,000 cycle production hardware for assembly of the F100-PW-229 engine enhancement package (EEP). Pratt & Whitney's F100 engine family powers F-16 and F-15 military fighter jets operated by the U.S. Air...

2009-06-15 07:38:00

LE BOURGET, France, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney celebrates 35 years of producing the F100 engine powering F-16 and F-15 military fighter jets operated by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and air forces in 22 nations. The F100 engine entered production on June 15, 1974, and is expected to remain operational for decades to come. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "The F100 propulsion system provides air forces...

2009-06-03 11:15:00

Michael Isherwood to Present Report at AFA June 25, 2009 ARLINGTON, Va., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Rebecca Grant, Director of the Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies, today announced the forthcoming publication of a new Mitchell Paper, "Airpower for Hybrid Warfare." It will be released at 9:30 a.m.June 25, 2009 at Air Force Association national headquarters in Arlington, Va. Please note: This is a new date. Michael Isherwood, author of the study, will present his report,...

2009-06-03 10:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the U.S. Air Force have successfully completed Sniper(R) Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) A-10C site activations at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ, and Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany. Sniper ATP site activations involve pod installation, maintenance and aircrew training. Coordinated with the Air Force Precision Attack Systems Project Office and Air Combat Command, Sniper ATP site activation efforts ensure...


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