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2011-09-15 14:17:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has obtained government approval to use a groundbreaking cryogenic titanium machining process in production of the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter. Cryogenic titanium machining improves cutting-tool life by a factor of 10 with appropriate material removal processing speed. The Joint Program Office in coordination with the F-35 Fracture Control Board (FCB) approved the new process for standard roughing...

2011-09-14 09:55:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) first F-35 Lightning II center wing produced here is complete and en route to the F-35 final assembly line in Fort Worth, Texas. "The delivery of this center wing is doubly important for Lockheed Martin's Marietta site. Not only does it usher in a new era of aircraft assembly, but it also continues a strong 5th generation fighter tradition inherent to this facility," said Shan Cooper, Lockheed Martin vice...

2011-09-12 14:41:00

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced its media briefing schedule for the 2011 Air Force Association (AFA) Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Journalists can obtain current AFA National information at www.lockheedmartin.com/afa and Twitter. Monday, Sept. 19 Location: Gaylord Conference Room, National Harbor 12 Noon - Air Mobility Luncheon:...

2011-09-08 12:59:00

LONDON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will be showcasing its ability to rapidly respond in the new reality with a broad range of affordable global security products and services at the Defence and Security Equipment International Exhibition at the Excel Centre in London from September 13-16. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b ) Go to http://www.lockheedmartin.co.uk/dsei/ for schedule updates, news releases and reports on Lockheed...

2011-09-06 06:55:00

FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EDAC Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: EDAC), a diversified designer, manufacturer and servicer of precision components for aerospace and industrial applications, today announced long-term agreements with two leading aircraft engine manufacturers. The Company reported that it has entered into a five-year agreement with a major European-based aircraft engine manufacturer to produce rotating engine components to be used on commercial...

2011-08-24 09:38:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fort Worth location of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Aeronautics has earned a Superior rating in an annual audit by the U.S. Defense Security Service (DSS). The DSS, an agency of the Department of Defense, completed an extensive two-week review in August that encompassed all areas of collateral classified programs at the facility. DSS has responsibility for approximately 12,000 cleared contractor facilities. Of them, fewer than 5 percent...

2011-07-27 10:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) recently completed a successful Product Verification Test (PVT) at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Released by a B-52 at an altitude of 25,000 feet, and speed of Mach 0.76, JASSM navigated through a preplanned route before destroying its intended target, meeting all mission objectives. The test validated software upgrades for 158 Lot 8 JASSM missiles, which will begin...

2011-07-26 14:20:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) F-35 flight test program moves closer to achieving year-end milestones since the last update issued June 13. The F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter conducted 107 test flights, bringing the total number of flights for the year to 518. Overall, the F-35 program remains ahead of goals for test flights. Through July 25, the program accomplished 518 flights versus a plan of 476. Several flight...

2011-07-18 10:07:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two years into its role as the U.S. military's global automotive parts supply-chain manager, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) delivered its five millionth part, helping to keep all U.S. military land-based vehicles operating worldwide. Lockheed Martin delivered the five millionth part, a fuse cartridge, to the U.S. Air Force in Kunsan, Korea. The company manages and ships more than 1,300 automotive parts under the Fleet Automotive Support...

2011-07-14 14:00:00

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) production model F-35 Lightning II to be assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing arrived here today at 1:18 p.m. CDT after its more than 90-minute ferry flight from Fort Worth, Texas. The aircraft, known as AF-9, will be used for activities in concert with training F-35 pilots and maintainers who begin coursework at the base's new F-35 Integrated Training Center this fall. AF-9 is a conventional...