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2014-09-16 08:20:51

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., and NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) delivered the next evolution of the F-35 Lightning II's information technology backbone called the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS). Following validation at test sites, the software will be installed at all F-35 locations and deployed for military operations beginning in 2015. Military services manage their F-35 fleets through logistics...

2014-09-09 08:20:53

Major General Steve Sargeant, USAF (Ret.) and CEO of Marvin Test Solutions, and Mr. Loofie Gutterman, President of Marvin Test Solutions to Lead Seminars on Legacy Aircraft Maintenance and Sustainment Test Equipment and Post-SDD Enhancements for the F-35; Registration Now Open IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvin Test Solutions, a trusted provider of globally deployed innovative test solutions for military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations, announced today that it...

2014-08-25 12:20:39

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program continued a steady path of flight test milestones in August, including weapons separation, software compatibility and flight hours, all demonstrating program maturity. "The test milestones are a direct result of the detailed planning, coordination and execution between various government teams and the integrated test force," said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin's...

2014-07-10 12:21:12

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Department of Defense announced an agreement aimed at reducing the price of an F-35 Lightning II 5(th) generation fighter to the equivalent of today's 4(th) generation fighters by the end of the decade. Designated "The Blueprint for Affordability," the DoD and F-35 industry partners - Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems signed an agreement to implement cost reduction initiatives to lower the production costs of F-35...

2014-06-05 12:20:48

Increased efficiencies allow company to steadily increase rate of production. PALMDALE, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has marked another significant production milestone for the F-35 Lightning II program by delivering its 150(th) center fuselage to F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The center fuselage is the core structure around which the aircraft is built. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO...

2014-05-29 20:20:20

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. and NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Md., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In three separate flight tests on May 27th, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II aircraft demonstrated air-to-air combat capability, completed the first flight test with the next level software load and accomplished a landing at the maximum test speed and drop rate. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140529/92431 In the Point Mugu Sea Test Range airspace off the Central...

2014-05-27 12:20:45

SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has built and demonstrated a unique communications capability for the U.S. Department of Defense that enables fifth-generation aircraft to share information through existing data links with fourth-generation fighters to improve situational awareness and combat effectiveness. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO The F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II are the world's only...

2014-05-08 16:21:34

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II aircraft fleet, which surpassed 16,000 cumulative program flight hours to date in April, flew a monthly record high for System Development and Demonstration (SDD) with 282 flight hours and 153 flights in April. "The SDD fleet achieving more than 150 flights in one month speaks to the quality of this aircraft and the commitment of this team," said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin's vice...

2014-04-15 16:20:53

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program. "Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is even more impressive is the fact that operational F-35s accounted for more than half of those flight hours," said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin's vice president for F-35 Test & Verification. "While...

2014-03-31 08:21:42

MELBOURNE, Australia, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A ceremony was held today at Australian company, Marand, commemorating the delivery of the first ship of Australian made F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter vertical tails. The Honourable Dr. Denis Napthine, Premier of Victoria and The Honourable Michael Ronaldson, Senator for Victoria representing the Defence Minister were among the distinguished guests in attendance. This delivery of the first major air frame components...


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