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2012-05-02 02:21:53

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney has successfully delivered the 50th production F135 engine - powering Lockheed Martin's fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II - to the U.S. Department of Defense. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The 50(th) engine is scheduled to be installed in a F-35C Carrier Variant (CV) for the United States Navy. The F-35C aircraft will be delivered to Eglin Air Force Base this summer for Navy...

2012-04-12 10:20:14

CHICAGO, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today joined Sciaky, Inc. at a ceremony highlighting establishment of a U.S. Department of Defense Mentor-Protege agreement between the two companies. "Lockheed Martin Aeronautics selected Sciaky to become a protege company because of their outstanding quality, delivery and service attitude," said Tom Simmons, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. vice president of supply chain management. "Through this partnership, we will...

2012-03-29 06:20:07

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision Systems International (VSI), a leader in advanced Helmet Mounted Displays (HMDs) for tactical aircraft, has been awarded a $19.8 million contract for the delivery and engineering support of Night Vision Cueing Display (NVCD) systems. Under this recently awarded NVCD LRIP-2 contract, VSI is expected to deliver 100 NVCD systems by November 2013. "With this award, additional front line U.S. pilots will have access to technology that...

2012-03-12 12:45:00

PALMDALE, Calif., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Norwegian State Secretary for the Ministry of Defence Roger Ingebrigsten met with Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) executives Feb. 29 in Palmdale, Calif., where Northrop Grumman produces the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter center fuselage. As part of his visit to the United States for an update on the F-35 program, Ingebrigsten was accompanied by members of the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, Norwegian air force, Kongsberg Defence &...

2012-02-23 09:10:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] F-35 program continues to build on its 2011 flight test success. For 2012, the baseline F-35 System Development and Demonstration (SDD) flight test plan calls for the accumulation of 1,001 test flights and 7,873 test points. However, growth in test point requirements throughout the year is anticipated, and the plan will be adjusted as needed. As of Feb. 20, the F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter...

2012-02-22 14:32:00

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE:LMT) operation in Pinellas Park officially opened a new 57,000 square foot manufacturing facility today to produce aircraft canopy components for the F-35 Lighting II fighter. The new facility is an annex to Lockheed Martin's existing 197,000 square foot building that has been producing structural components for more than 10 different types of aircraft since 1997. The operation began with 80 employees...

2012-02-15 14:32:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced its media briefing schedule for the 2012 Air Force Association (AFA) Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Journalists can obtain current AFA Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition information at www.lockheedmartin.com/afa and Twitter. Thursday, Feb.23 Location: Rosen Shingle Creek Conference Room, Suwannee 17...

2012-02-15 08:55:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) unveiled a new version of the F-16 today at the Singapore Airshow. The F-16V will feature enhancements including an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, an upgraded mission computer and architecture, and improvements to the cockpit - all capabilities identified by the U.S. Air Force and several international customers for future improvements. With nearly 4,500 F-16s delivered, this is a natural step in...

2012-02-13 23:01:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SINGAPORE AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney's F119, the world's first fifth-generation engine and the predecessor to the F135, has surpassed the 200,000 flight hour milestone powering Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor. This milestone recognizes the F119 as a fully mature engine. In addition, the F119 has demonstrated the safest and most reliable introduction of a fighter engine in United States Air Force history. Pratt & Whitney is a United...

2012-02-13 23:01:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SINGAPORE AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine - exclusively powering Lockheed Martin's fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II - exceeded 20,000 total engine hours while powering the fleet of F-35 flight test aircraft, including 17,700 ground test hours and 2,500 flight test hours. This marks yet another milestone for Pratt & Whitney and its partners. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "The F135-powered...