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2012-09-10 06:21:05

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today announced its media briefing schedule for the 2012 Air Force Association (AFA) Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Journalists can obtain additional program information at www.lockheedmartin.com/afa and Twitter. Tuesday, Sept. 18Location: Gaylord Conference Room, National Harbor 13 10:00 a.m. - LRASM: Next-Generation...

2012-09-07 10:20:41

BEX, Switzerland, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a celebration of Aviation, Yves "Jetman" Rossy took to the skies with fellow "Breitling Flyer" pilot, Nigel Lamb in the renowned Spitfire MH434. In this unique close-formation flight, the British iconic aircraft offered a stark contrast to the futuristic Jetwing, the cutting edge of Swiss innovation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120907/LA70562-a) (Photo:...

2012-08-07 02:21:00

LAKELAND, Fla., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Draken International has signed an agreement with the New Zealand government to purchase eight (8) McDonnell Douglas A-4K Skyhawks as well as various other equipment and accessories. This successful transaction marks the end of a great chapter in New Zealand aviation history and the beginning of a great foundation for Draken International. Draken, recognizing the increasing demand from the defense contracting industry, intends to operate...

2012-07-26 02:22:16

ORLANDO, Fla., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) recently completed F-15E platform integration with a successful all-up round (AUR) flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120726/FL46987) The successful AUR test marked the first time JASSM, or any missile, has been integrated onto a platform using the Universal Armament Interface (UAI). The U.S. Air Force...

2012-07-10 06:20:51

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) F-35 program accrued the highest number of test points in a single month during June, an accomplishment indicative of the program's ongoing maturation. Additionally, for the 18th consecutive month the F-35 test program remained ahead of plan. As of June 30, the F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter had conducted 595 test flights in 2012 versus a plan of 445 and accrued 4,830 test points against a...

2012-07-10 02:21:44

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the delivery of four Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] F-35 Lightning II aircraft since June 29, an important milestone was achieved as the Department of Defense now possesses more operational-coded F-35s than test aircraft. A total of nine F-35s have been delivered for the year, giving the DOD a total of 30 aircraft fleet-wide. Of these, 16 are operational aircraft and 14 are test planes. "To date, the F-35 program has focused on...

2012-07-05 02:20:26

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision Systems International (VSI), LLC, the leading developer of Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) technologies for tactical aircraft, will showcase at the Farnborough Air Show three of world's most advanced HMD systems, including the company's F-35 GEN II HMD, Targo(TM) HMD and its Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS). Visitors to Farnborough Show, July 9-13, will have an opportunity to learn about all three HMD systems and other VSI...

2012-05-15 06:22:23

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today unveiled a next-generation Lightweight Medium Machine Gun (LWMMG) at the Joint Armaments Conference in Seattle, Wash. Identifying an unmet warfighter need, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products conducted its own research and development program to develop the LWMMG in just over one year. The weapon is designed for low-cost...

2012-05-10 10:21:19

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) production aircraft were ferried to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., today, marking the 24th and 25th F-35 deliveries to the Department of Defense. The 5th Generation multirole fighter jets were delivered to the United States Marine Corps and are now assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing's Marine Fighter/Attack Squadron 501 residing with the host 33d Fighter...

2012-05-08 06:22:30

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II flight test program continues to make progress during the first four months of 2012. In March, the program completed 123 test flights totaling 223 flight hours, setting a record for the most System Development and Demonstration (SDD) flights and flight hours for a single month. During the time period, the SDD fleet surpassed the 15,000 total test point threshold, completing approximately...