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2012-08-01 02:21:18

LONDON, August 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Defence IQ confirmed that the Brazilian Air Force's Chief of Staff, General Aprigio Eduardo de Moura Azevedo, will lead an exclusive presentation at the International Fighter meeting, taking place 6-8 November 2012 at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. General Azevedo will present a session entitled "Enhancing the Operational Capability of the Brazilian Air Force," joined by keynote speaker Minister Peter Luff MP, Minister for...

2012-07-26 02:22:16

ORLANDO, Fla., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) recently completed F-15E platform integration with a successful all-up round (AUR) flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120726/FL46987) The successful AUR test marked the first time JASSM, or any missile, has been integrated onto a platform using the Universal Armament Interface (UAI). The U.S. Air Force...

2012-07-19 06:20:43

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Kingdom accepted the first international Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II aircraft in a ceremony today with senior representatives of the U.K. Ministry of Defence and the U.S. Department of Defense. The Right Honourable Philip Hammond, U.K. Secretary of State for Defence, and Mr. Frank Kendall, U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, represented their governments. "We are...

2012-07-10 06:21:25

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI - AUGSBURG, Germany, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Bell Helicopters has named KUKA Systems, the global leader in assembly line design, as its supplier partner for developing the manufacturing line for the new Bell 525 Relentless super medium-class commercial helicopter. "The production line will assemble the entire airframe - from 'nose cone to tail cone' ", says Robert Reno, Group Vice President, Aerospace Division, KUKA Systems Corporation North America....

2012-07-10 06:20:51

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) F-35 program accrued the highest number of test points in a single month during June, an accomplishment indicative of the program's ongoing maturation. Additionally, for the 18th consecutive month the F-35 test program remained ahead of plan. As of June 30, the F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter had conducted 595 test flights in 2012 versus a plan of 445 and accrued 4,830 test points against a...

2012-07-10 02:21:44

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the delivery of four Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] F-35 Lightning II aircraft since June 29, an important milestone was achieved as the Department of Defense now possesses more operational-coded F-35s than test aircraft. A total of nine F-35s have been delivered for the year, giving the DOD a total of 30 aircraft fleet-wide. Of these, 16 are operational aircraft and 14 are test planes. "To date, the F-35 program has focused on...

2012-07-10 02:21:12

LONDON, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney has awarded Broens Industries a follow on purchase order to manufacture complex support equipment for the sustainment solution of the F135 propulsion system powering the F-35 Lightning II. This new order valued at approximately $300,000 is for units which will be utilized at the first operational and training bases in the U.S. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. Pratt &...

2012-07-08 22:20:09

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The initial ground shelter for a vigilant "Dragon Shield" has been delivered to the Finnish Air Force by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]. The ground system will support a CASA C-295 aircraft that Lockheed Martin is modifying to accommodate an advanced surveillance system for the Finnish Air Command. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b ) "Lockheed Martin is honored to work with the Finnish Air Force," said Jim...

2012-07-05 02:20:26

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision Systems International (VSI), LLC, the leading developer of Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) technologies for tactical aircraft, will showcase at the Farnborough Air Show three of world's most advanced HMD systems, including the company's F-35 GEN II HMD, Targo(TM) HMD and its Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS). Visitors to Farnborough Show, July 9-13, will have an opportunity to learn about all three HMD systems and other VSI...

2012-06-28 10:20:29

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has reached a new labor agreement with District Lodge 776 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the largest union at its Fort Worth, Tex., aircraft manufacturing facility. Union members voted to accept the proposal in a meeting today, ending a work stoppage that began April 23. The four-year contract will allow the union members to report to work beginning Monday, July 2, and...