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2014-04-15 16:20:53

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program. "Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is even more impressive is the fact that operational F-35s accounted for more than half of those flight hours," said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin's vice president for F-35 Test & Verification. "While...

2014-04-01 16:20:55

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), has awarded a contract to Levett Engineering to manufacture components that will be installed into F135 engines. The F135 engine is the propulsion system for the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Levett Engineering, a precision component manufacturer located in Elizabeth, South Australia, was previously awarded contract work to manufacture...

2014-03-31 08:21:42

MELBOURNE, Australia, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A ceremony was held today at Australian company, Marand, commemorating the delivery of the first ship of Australian made F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter vertical tails. The Honourable Dr. Denis Napthine, Premier of Victoria and The Honourable Michael Ronaldson, Senator for Victoria representing the Defence Minister were among the distinguished guests in attendance. This delivery of the first major air frame components...

2014-03-24 00:20:13

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Republic of Korea has formally selected the Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) F-35 Lightning II aircraft for its F-X fighter acquisition program. "We are honored by and appreciate the trust and confidence the Republic of Korea has placed in the 5(th) Generation F-35 to meet its demanding security requirements. We look forward to supporting the discussions between the Republic of Korea and U.S. governments in support of a final...

2014-02-12 23:29:02

Avi-8 launches collection of timepieces in honour of iconic British fighter planes. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 This collection of aviation-inspired watches has been launched by watchmakers AVI-8 to pay tribute to iconic British fighter planes. This collection pays homage to British aviation history is dedicated to the Harrier II, the world-famous ground attack aircraft known for its short take off and landing capabilities. The Harrier II was a result of the British and American defence...

2014-02-12 23:29:00

Avi-8 Launches Collection of Timepieces in Honour of Iconic British Fighter Planes (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The longest-serving British Jet Fighter, the Hawker Hunter, is the latest inspiration behind watchmaker AVI-8’s new collection of timepieces. AVI-8 launched the Hawker Hunter Collection, as a nod to the feisty jet fighter that broke the world air speed in 1953 and went on to become one of Britain’s most triumphant exports. Regarded by some as the most graceful plane ever...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.