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2011-06-16 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK's (NYSE: ATK) Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) recently completed an initial flight integration test on the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft in May and has completed multiple flight hours of integration testing on FA-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft. This series of successful captive-carry tests is part of the process to validate the compatibility of AARGM with these platforms and to pave the way for all U.S. Navy strike...

2011-06-14 14:47:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the last F-35 flight test program update issued May 11, Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter conducted 93 test flights, bringing the total number of flights for the year to 411. Overall, the F-35 program remains ahead of the overall goals for test flights and test points year-to-date. Through May 31, the program accomplished 378 flights versus a plan of 297 and accomplished 3,342 test...

2011-06-08 07:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced its media briefing schedule for the 2011 Paris Air Show. These events will underscore Lockheed Martin's commitment to meeting our customers' needs in the new reality of increasing global security challenges and affordability requirements. Additional information about featured Lockheed Martin products is available on the corporation's 2011 Paris Air Show website www.lockheedmartin.com/paris. Schedule...

2011-06-07 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision Systems International, LLC (VSI), the only combat proven helmet mounted display provider, accepted the Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award for the 3rd consecutive time today. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. VSI maintained a silver performance composite performance rating for each month of the 12 month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2010, to Sept. 30,...

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2011-05-30 05:35:00

One of the largest defense contractors for the US military, Lockheed Martin, became the target of a "significant and tenacious" cyber attack. Lockheed Martin, the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon confirmed that the contractor's information systems had come under attack by hackers. Lt. Col. April Cunningham, speaking for the Defense Department, told the Associated Press (AP) that the impact on the Pentagon "is minimal and we don't expect any adverse effect." Lockheed builds...

2011-05-27 10:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle has played a significant role in assessing noise exposure for the East and West Coast basing of the U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II (aka Joint Strike Fighter) aircraft. Wyle supported TEC Inc. in developing the F-35B West and East Coast Basing Environmental Impact Statements, which evaluated the environmental effects associated with the proposed replacement of aging F/A-18A/C/D Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II aircraft with new F-35B...

2011-05-23 09:47:00

ANKARA, Turkey, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) unveiled the first of 30 new Turkish-built F-16s in ceremonies today at TAI's facility near Ankara. Turkish officials at the event included the nation's Minister of National Defense, Vecdi Gonul; Undersecretary for Defense Industries Murad Bayar; Turkish Air Force Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Abidin Unal; General Manager of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation Lt. Gen....

2011-05-16 07:09:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Pratt & Whitney a $1.13 billion contract for F135 production engines to power the F-35 Lightning II. Pratt & Whitney and the DoD have reached an agreement on price and terms for the LRIP 4 contract, originally awarded in July 2010, which contains fixed-price and cost-plus incentive fee elements. This low rate initial production (LRIP) contract includes production, spare parts, sustainment...

2011-05-09 14:40:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has accepted into its fleet the first of a planned 1,763 production-model Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters. The signing of formal acceptance documents for the jet, known as AF-7, took place at Lockheed Martin's F-35 final assembly plant in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May 5. The jet flew to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on Friday to begin its flight testing program. "This first aircraft is...

2011-05-06 07:07:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first F135 engine for low rate initial production (LRIP) 3 to the U.S. Government for the F-35 Lightning II program. F135 engines in LRIP 3 meet established affordability targets and include engine modifications and improvements based on findings from the F-35 flight test program. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "Delivery of our 21st production engine is a...


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