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2012-01-03 12:35:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Pratt & Whitney an undefinitized contract award (UCA) not to exceed $1,122,306,649 for F135 production engines to power the F-35 Lightning II. Pratt & Whitney and the DoD have reached a tentative agreement on key terms for the low rate initial production (LRIP) 5 contract which contains fixed-price and cost-plus incentive fee elements. A total of $358,597,078 is being...

2011-12-20 10:34:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Japanese Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa has announced the selection of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the F-X program. The F-35 is produced by Lockheed Martin and powered by Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine. The announcement includes 42 installed engines, spare engines and a logistics support program. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The Japanese government's decision to select the F-35...

2011-12-19 20:21:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Japan Ministry of Defense has announced its selection of the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II as the Japan Air Self Defense Force's (JASDF) next generation fighter aircraft, following the F-X competitive bid process. The F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant (CTOL) was offered by the United States government with participation from Lockheed Martin. The initial contract will be for four jets in Japan Fiscal...

2011-12-05 06:35:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sciaky, Inc., a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides advanced welding systems and services, has entered a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protege Agreement with the Aeronautics business area of global security giant Lockheed Martin. With assistance from the DoD Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program, Sciaky, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), has developed an innovative manufacturing...

2011-11-30 09:52:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aeronautics business area of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has entered a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protege Agreement with Sciaky, Inc., of Chicago, Ill. Sciaky is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business supplier and industry leader in technologies for Electron Beam Direct Manufacturing. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics will assist Sciaky as the company develops the manufacturing capacity and management infrastructure to...

2011-11-22 09:24:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --The first international Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) F-35 Lightning II rolled out of the factory Sunday evening. The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence will use the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) jet, known as BK-1, for training and operational tests. BK-1 will undergo functional fuel system checks before being transported to the flight line for ground and flight tests in the coming months. The jet is scheduled to be...

2011-11-16 10:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin Aerospace has awarded Vision Systems International (VSI) two additional phases in the development of the helmet mounted display system (HMDS) on the F-35. The contract will enable VSI to enhance the F-35 HMDS currently in production for the 5th generation Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. "This award reaffirms the confidence that Lockheed Martin has in VSI to advance the fifth generation HMDS capabilities that...

2011-11-13 06:00:00

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has completed a fit check of the Joint Standoff Weapon in the internal carriage bay of the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. "The capabilities of the JSF combined with JSOW C-1's ability to precisely engage moving ships at sea from standoff ranges would give the U.S. and coalition warfighter a powerful capability," said Cmdr. Samuel Hanaki, U.S. Navy JSOW deputy program manager. During the fit check,...

2011-11-10 15:33:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision Systems International, LLC (VSI), a leader in advanced Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) technology, recently supported the successful operational flights of its Night Vision Cueing and Display/ Aviator's Night Vision Imaging System (NVCD/ ANVIS). "Between June and September this year, Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) F-16 pilots conducted more than 300 hours of flight operations using VSI's NVCD/ ANVIS as part of Operation Unified...

2011-11-09 11:05:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sea trials have concluded for the F-35B Lightning II's Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft. Flying under the power of Pratt & Whitney's F135 propulsion system, two STOVL variants conducted 72 short takeoffs and vertical landings, for a total of 260 vertical landings in the program. The three-week sea trial period was conducted aboard the USS Wasp sailing from Norfolk Naval Base in Norfolk, Virginia. Pratt &...