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2011-05-03 13:42:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney announced yesterday that its JSF119 propulsion system has been installed by the Smithsonian Institution at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. The JSF119 propulsion system was the power behind Lockheed Martin's X-35B, the precursor to the F-35B, that flew in 2001. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. Visitors to the museum, located...

2011-04-04 15:05:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II test jets made considerable flight test progress during the first quarter of 2011, conducting 199 test flights versus a plan of 142 flights. Additionally, the F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant logged six times more vertical landings in the first quarter than in all of 2010. The test program remained ahead of plan despite the grounding of various test fleet aircraft for 4-15...

2011-02-25 17:05:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first production model of the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II made its inaugural flight today in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force this spring. The jet will head to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to support developmental testing shortly after the Air Force takes delivery. "The aircraft was rock-solid from takeoff to landing, and successfully completed all the tests we put it through during the flight," said...

2010-12-15 09:45:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, Dec. 9, the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II program team reached its 2010 goal of 394 test flights jointly established by the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office and Lockheed Martin. Since the first flight of the F-35 on Dec. 15, 2006, the program has logged a total of 531 flights, expanding the performance envelope of the three F-35 variants and testing the mission systems. "We exceeded our 394-flight goal and...

2010-07-07 14:43:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The ninth Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter entered flight testing on Tuesday, becoming the second test jet to fly with the next-generation avionics package that will populate all operational F-35s. The F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, known as AF-3, flew for 42 minutes during its first flight. F-35 Test Pilot Bill Gigliotti took off at 6:20 p.m. and initiated a series of flying-qualities...

2010-06-14 11:43:00

PATUXENT RIVER, Md., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant flew faster than the speed of sound for the first time June 10, achieving a significant milestone. The aircraft accelerated to Mach 1.07 (727 miles per hour) on the first in a long series of planned supersonic flights. "For the first time in military aviation history, supersonic, radar-evading stealth comes with short...

2010-06-07 16:37:00

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The first mission systems-equipped Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II test jet joined the fleet at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., today. Piloted by F-35 Test Pilot Dave "Doc" Nelson, the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B known as BF-4 became the fourth F-35 to arrive and begin testing at the Naval Air Systems Command site. The STOVL variant will be employed by the U.S. Marine Corps, the...

2010-05-17 18:42:00

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters flew nonstop from their final-assembly site in Fort Worth, Texas, to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., today, signaling a further expansion of F-35 flight test operations. The arrival is the first in a series that will increase the Edwards F-35 test fleet to at least eight aircraft. U.S. Air Force Test Pilot Lt. Col. Hank "Hog" Griffiths and Lockheed Martin Chief Test...

2010-02-02 17:43:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) stealth fighter today became the fifth F-35 to begin flight operations. The jet, known as BF-3, departed the runway near Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth plant at 4:02 p.m. CST for its first flight. During the one-hour sortie, F-35 Chief Test Pilot Jon Beesley tested the aircraft's handling qualities, engine functionality, landing gear operation and basic...


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