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2009-11-16 08:42:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) first optimized conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) F-35 Lightning II fighter made its inaugural flight on Saturday, Nov. 14, the fourth F-35 to begin flight operations. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091116/DA11648) Piloted by Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson, the F-35A, called AF-1, left Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth plant and flew to 20,000 feet and Mach 0.6. Nelson raised and...

2009-10-28 11:48:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II team has established three new leadership positions to ensure a successful F-35 Initial Operational Capability (IOC) and introduction into U.S. military fleets. The new program managers, one each for the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, will provide a direct link between Lockheed Martin and the individual services. James "Sandy" Sandstrom, a retired Air Force Major General and fighter...

2009-10-23 14:47:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II program is the only fighter program delivering 5th generation capabilities internationally, a Lockheed Martin executive said Tuesday at the Seoul Air Show. "The F-35's 5th generation capabilities, including Very Low Observable stealth, integrated sensor fusion, net-enabled operations and advanced sustainment, make it the premiere fighter of the future," said Stephen O'Bryan, vice...

2009-06-17 11:51:00

PARIS, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International participants in the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II program have begun purchasing aircraft and making long-range commitments to integrate the fighter into their fleets, a Lockheed Martin executive said Wednesday at the Paris Air Show. "Since the start of the year, we have seen the United Kingdom commit to the purchase of their first three operational test and evaluation (OT&E) aircraft, Italy approve in principle the...

2009-06-15 16:44:00

FORT WORTH, Texas and PARIS, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A detailed, full-scale representation of the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter rolled out of the Fort Worth factory today, with production-representative Very Low Observable airframe structure and coatings. Along with dedicated flight test aircraft, the model will be a key component in validating the F-35's radar-evading properties. "Today's milestone is the realization of an F-35 test schedule...

2009-03-19 10:35:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 19 /PRNewswire/ --British Defense Secretary John Hutton announced on Wednesday that the United Kingdom will purchase three Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35B Lightning II operational test aircraft, signaling the U.K.'s commitment to the upcoming Operational Test and Evaluation phase of the Joint Strike Fighter program. Hutton made the announcement during a visit to Washington, D.C. The F-35B is the first aircraft to combine stealth with short takeoff/ vertical landing...

2009-02-23 15:48:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will highlight the company's major programs at the 2009 Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium, Feb. 26-27, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Presentations will focus on the performance and success of Lockheed Martin's F-35 and Air Mobility programs, and the F-22 cockpit demonstrator will be on hand for "flight" demonstrations. Schedule Wednesday, Feb. 25 8 a.m. - 5 p.m....

2005-12-16 02:43:16

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The futuristic F-22A "Raptor" fighter jet, designed to dominate the skies well into the 21st century, joined the U.S. combat fleet on Thursday, 20 years after it was conceived to fight Soviet MiGs over Europe. The Air Force said "initial operational capability" had been achieved at the 1st Fighter Wing's 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. Pilots in the squadron, the Air Force's oldest in continuous operation, have been...

2005-11-06 03:16:26

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States has re-admitted Israel to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program after the two allies resolved a dispute over Israeli arms exports to China, Israel's defense minister said on Sunday. Citing concern for Taiwan's security, the Pentagon curbed the Israeli role in the JSF earlier this year. The move threatened the Jewish state's place among partner nations in the biggest warplane program ever, who could have first right to buy the...

2005-09-30 04:30:00

By Mark John BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp.'s chief executive acknowledged its $245 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program could suffer from strains on the U.S. defense budget, but insisted the project's future was secure. The new jet, which the United States is developing with eight partner countries, is the country's most expensive arms program ever. Of the tentatively planned 2,400 U.S. aircraft, the U.S. Air Force would get around 1,700, the Marine Corps at least 400 and...


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