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2011-11-04 11:31:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] F-35 flight test program continues to make progress. Since the last flight test update issued on Sept. 20, the F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter conducted 185 test flights, bringing the total number of test flights for the year to 837. A major highlight for October was the completion of F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) ship suitability testing aboard the USS WASP (LHD-1) off the coast...

2011-10-31 16:47:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced that it has been awarded a $54.4-million contract by the U.S. Navy for a third lot of low-rate initial production (LRIP) Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles (AARGM). The contract authorizes production of AARGM missiles and associated support equipment for the U.S. Navy and Italian Air Force. AARGM is currently in the Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) phase and has undergone more than 300 hours...

2011-10-24 11:32:00

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, and AUGSBURG, GERMANY, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - KUKA Systems has earned supplier-of-the-year honors from Northrop Grumman for its contribution to launching the Integrated Assembly Line (IAL) - a game-changing, highly automated manufacturing system to produce the center fuselage of the F-35 Lightning II jet fighter destined for the US military and several foreign air forces. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111024/TO348) In naming the global...

2011-10-22 20:06:00

FT. WORTH, Texas, Oct. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fort Worth Alliance Air Show - BAE Systems debuted the first U.S. flight demonstration of the Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show today. The performance showcased the capabilities of the Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer that delivers the 5th generation sensor and information management skills needed by future U.S. fighter pilots. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111022/DC91627-a ) (Photo:...

2011-10-21 15:21:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney dedicated three F-35 Lightning II aircraft models to its employees during a ceremony at its main Connecticut plant yesterday. Congressmen John Larson, Joe Courtney and Chris Murphy along with East Hartford Mayor Marcia LeClerc congratulated Pratt & Whitney employees on the 10th anniversary of the F-35 program (F-35 system, design and development contract award). Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp....

2011-10-17 10:46:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) delivered and installed the first weapons load training device at the F-35 integrated pilot-and-maintenance training center (ITC) at Eglin Air Force Base's 33rd Fighter Wing. Configured in all three variants of the F-35 Lightning II, the system allows maintenance students to hone their skills loading munitions, fuel tanks and missile systems onto the aircraft. The system is the first of up to five possible weapons...

2011-10-04 03:12:00

LONDON, October 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the current operations in Libya directly impacting the direction of the fighter jet market, military and industry professionals are faced with the challenge of defining immediate upgrade plans and future capability developments. How are investments being prioritised for future fighter modernisation programmes in light of these recent operations and tightening budgets? Is it better to procure new fighters now, potentially saving...

2011-09-26 10:13:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced there will be approximately 540 reductions in employment across its Aeronautics business area as part of a plan to trim the organization and improve operational efficiency. The greatest impacts are occurring at the larger sites in Fort Worth, Marietta, Ga., and Palmdale, Calif. Lockheed Martin currently has more than 28,000 employees at its principal Aeronautics sites in Texas, Georgia and...

2011-09-20 09:10:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) F-35 flight test program moves closer to reaching year-end milestones since the last update issued July 26. Since then, the F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter conducted 124 test flights, bringing the total number of flights for the year to 642. Overall, the F-35 system development and demonstration (SDD) flight test remains on or ahead of plan for 2011, despite 15 days of testing lost due to...

2011-09-19 08:36:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) F-35 program has successfully completed static structural testing, achieving one of five milestones established by the Joint Program Office for 2011. Static structural testing is used to verify the structural integrity of the airframe and to ensure specifications outlined in technical drawings used to produce the aircraft are accurate. Engineering teams at Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman and the...