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2013-12-13 16:21:31

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At a ceremony attended by more than 2,000 employees and guests, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) celebrated the production of its 100(th) F-35 Lightning II. Defense leaders Gen. Robin Rand, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and Brig. Gen. Michael Rothstein, Commander, 56(th) Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Ariz., joined the employees who build the F-35 for the celebration. (Photo:...

2013-09-12 12:22:01

British Companies Recognized for Their Contributions to the F-35 Lightning II Program LONDON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirteen British companies and the U.K. Minister of Defence Equipment, Support and Technology participated in a Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Industry Recognition Event during the DSEI tradeshow today. Over the next 40 years, British industry will continue to play a vital role in the F-35's global production, follow-on development and sustainment, bringing strong economic...

2013-06-26 16:20:51

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The third Lockheed Martin [LMT] F-35B Short Takeoff/Vertical Landing (STOVL) Lightning II for the United Kingdom arrived at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Tuesday where it will be used for pilot and maintainer training. U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Roger Hardy piloted the aircraft known as BK-3 (ZM137) on its 90-minute ferry flight from the Lockheed Martin F-35 production facility at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base....

2012-11-20 20:20:19

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft were officially delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps during ceremonies at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., today. The three jets are assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 residing with the host Marine Aircraft Group 13. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121120/DA17334) "For more than 50 years, it has been our mission to support the...

2012-11-20 16:23:41

YUMA, Ariz., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MARINE CORPS AIR STATION -- Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), joined today with other industry partners to celebrate and offer congratulations to the United States Marine Corps for the official stand-up and re-designation of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the world's first operational squadron to fly the F-35B Lightning II aircraft. During a ceremony today at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.,...

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...

2012-02-23 09:10:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] F-35 program continues to build on its 2011 flight test success. For 2012, the baseline F-35 System Development and Demonstration (SDD) flight test plan calls for the accumulation of 1,001 test flights and 7,873 test points. However, growth in test point requirements throughout the year is anticipated, and the plan will be adjusted as needed. As of Feb. 20, the F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter...

2012-01-12 09:35:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 System Development and Demonstration 2011 flight test program resulted in the completion of more test flights and test points than in any year. The 2011 flight test plan called for the accumulation of 872 flights and 6,622 test points by Dec. 31. For the year, the SDD program flew 972 flights and tallied 7,823 test points. The F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) variant flew 474 flights...

2011-11-04 11:31:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] F-35 flight test program continues to make progress. Since the last flight test update issued on Sept. 20, the F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter conducted 185 test flights, bringing the total number of test flights for the year to 837. A major highlight for October was the completion of F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) ship suitability testing aboard the USS WASP (LHD-1) off the coast...

2011-07-26 14:20:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) F-35 flight test program moves closer to achieving year-end milestones since the last update issued June 13. The F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter conducted 107 test flights, bringing the total number of flights for the year to 518. Overall, the F-35 program remains ahead of goals for test flights. Through July 25, the program accomplished 518 flights versus a plan of 476. Several flight...