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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...

2011-07-05 07:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision Systems International, LLC (VSI), a leader in advanced Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) technology, recently supported successful operational flights of its Night Vision Cueing and Display / Aviator's Night Vision Imaging System (NVCD/ ANVIS). The first operational flight of the NVCD/ ANVIS was conducted by the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) as part of Operation Unified Protector, in Libya, where the RDAF are participating in the enforcement...

2011-06-30 15:42:00

PALMDALE, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has delivered to prime contractor Lockheed Martin Company the first center fuselage of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for the Netherlands. A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=9933 Northrop Grumman completed the center fuselage - the core structure around which the F-35 aircraft is built - at the company's manufacturing center in...

2011-06-30 13:15:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced there will be reductions in employment across its Aeronautics business area as part of a plan to improve the affordability of its products and increase operational efficiency. Lockheed Martin currently has about 28,000 employees at its principal Aeronautics sites in Texas, Georgia and California and at six smaller locations in as many states. Reductions may occur across the enterprise, with the...

2011-06-27 13:49:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced a series of executive moves intended to strengthen its performance on high-priority programs by drawing on top talent from across the enterprise. All of the moves will take effect Aug. 1. "These appointments will strengthen our performance on high-priority programs and provide growth and development opportunities for key executives," said Christopher E. Kubasik, Lockheed Martin president and chief...

2011-06-21 09:24:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Norwegian parliament unanimously approved the funding of four Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II training jets to begin fulfilling Norway's future air-combat capability requirements. These 5th Generation fighters will bridge the gap between Norway's aging F-16s currently in service, and due to be phased out by 2023. The jets will be delivered to a U.S.-based international training center in 2016. "We're very pleased with...

2011-06-21 06:52:00

PARIS, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney and the U.S. Air Force have begun to overhaul the first F119 engine to reach its mid-life inspection at the F119 Heavy Maintenance Center (HMC) located at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Okla. Two Pratt & Whitney F119 engines provide exclusive power for the U.S. Air Force's F-22 Raptor. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The joint USAF and Pratt & Whitney...

2011-06-20 09:07:00

PARIS, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced a new website for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft at the Paris Air Show today. The site, http://www.f35.com, provides the most up-to-date information on the F-35 program, including history, program updates, news, photos and videos. The F-35 Lightning II is the most advanced 5th generation multirole fighter in the world, combining Very Low Observable stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor...

2011-06-20 07:30:00

PARIS, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first F135 spare engine to the U.S. Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida to support F-35 Lightning II training operations to begin this summer. Eglin's 33rd Fighter Wing is a joint unit with Air Force, Navy and Marine squadrons that will conduct F-35 training for their respective services as well as the eight F-35 program international partners. Lockheed Martin is scheduled to deliver the...


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