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2014-03-03 12:20:47

BETHESDA, Md., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) ratified a new four-year labor agreement with Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]. The new contract was ratified March 2 and became effective today. The new agreement extends to March 4, 2018. It covers more than 4,700 Lockheed Martin employees in seven IAM bargaining units - flight line mechanics, assemblers and support personnel - in Palmdale, Calif., Marietta,...

2013-11-13 12:21:07

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a pre-planned product improvement (P3I) contract for the Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) from the U.S. Army. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) Under the three-year initial agreement valued at $36 million, Northrop Grumman will provide development and delivery of two JTAGS P3I prototype systems. The development scope includes design,...

2013-03-19 20:20:29

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the second Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO-2 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 5:21 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-41. ULA launched the first satellite in the constellation, GEO-1, aboard an Atlas V on May 7, 2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130319/SF80237) This was the 3(rd) ULA launch of the year, the 37(th)...

2013-03-19 20:20:12

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force's second Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO-2) spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), was successfully launched today at 5:21 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The SBIRS program delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared surveillance information to the President of...

2013-03-18 12:20:54

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) are ready to launch the second Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO-2) spacecraft on Tuesday, March 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The launch window is 5:21 EDT to 6:01 p.m. EDT. A live launch broadcast will begin at 5:01 p.m. EDT and will be accessible via the ULA...

2013-03-12 12:21:23

Team Prepares U.S. Air Force's SBIRS GEO-2 Satellite for March Launch CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The second Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO-2) spacecraft was encapsulated into its payload fairing March 4 in preparation for a March 19 liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. SBIRS GEO-2, the most technologically advanced infrared...

2013-01-15 16:20:28

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] have delivered the second Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO-2) Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for a March liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Featuring a mix of satellites in geosynchronous orbit, hosted payloads in highly elliptical earth (HEO) orbit, and ground hardware and software, the...

2012-10-25 11:20:48

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) an $82 million contract to begin initial work on the fifth and sixth geosynchronous (GEO) satellites in the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) missile warning constellation. Featuring a mix of GEO satellites, hosted payloads in highly elliptical earth (HEO) orbit, and associated ground hardware and software, the SBIRS program delivers resilient and improved missile warning...

2012-06-21 02:20:19

MCLEAN, Va., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI] today announced it was awarded a task order by the United States Air Force (USAF) Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) - Space Logistics Directorate (SL) to provide consolidated logistics management support (CLMS) in support of the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). The single-award task order has a seven-month base period of performance, two option years and a total contract value of...

2012-06-05 06:21:53

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-1) satellite, launched on May 7, 2011, is exceeding performance expectations and is on schedule to achieve operational certification later this year. Data from the U.S Air Force's SBIRS GEO-1 satellite will enhance the military's ability to detect missile launches around the globe, support the nation's ballistic missile defense system, greatly...