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2012-05-10 10:21:19

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) production aircraft were ferried to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., today, marking the 24th and 25th F-35 deliveries to the Department of Defense. The 5th Generation multirole fighter jets were delivered to the United States Marine Corps and are now assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing's Marine Fighter/Attack Squadron 501 residing with the host 33d Fighter...

2012-05-08 06:22:30

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II flight test program continues to make progress during the first four months of 2012. In March, the program completed 123 test flights totaling 223 flight hours, setting a record for the most System Development and Demonstration (SDD) flights and flight hours for a single month. During the time period, the SDD fleet surpassed the 15,000 total test point threshold, completing approximately...

2012-05-02 02:21:53

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney has successfully delivered the 50th production F135 engine - powering Lockheed Martin's fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II - to the U.S. Department of Defense. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The 50(th) engine is scheduled to be installed in a F-35C Carrier Variant (CV) for the United States Navy. The F-35C aircraft will be delivered to Eglin Air Force Base this summer for Navy...

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...

2012-02-15 08:55:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) unveiled a new version of the F-16 today at the Singapore Airshow. The F-16V will feature enhancements including an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, an upgraded mission computer and architecture, and improvements to the cockpit - all capabilities identified by the U.S. Air Force and several international customers for future improvements. With nearly 4,500 F-16s delivered, this is a natural step in...

2012-02-13 23:01:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SINGAPORE AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney's F119, the world's first fifth-generation engine and the predecessor to the F135, has surpassed the 200,000 flight hour milestone powering Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor. This milestone recognizes the F119 as a fully mature engine. In addition, the F119 has demonstrated the safest and most reliable introduction of a fighter engine in United States Air Force history. Pratt & Whitney is a United...

2012-02-13 23:01:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SINGAPORE AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine - exclusively powering Lockheed Martin's fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II - exceeded 20,000 total engine hours while powering the fleet of F-35 flight test aircraft, including 17,700 ground test hours and 2,500 flight test hours. This marks yet another milestone for Pratt & Whitney and its partners. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "The F135-powered...

2012-01-30 07:43:00

DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Moller International, Inc. (MI) (OTC-QB: MLER), the developer of the Skycar® aircraft, the Rotapower® line of rotary engines and the Aerobot® line of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) announced today the completion of the initial design phase for two new Skycars which may qualify under the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) category. As Moller International moves forward with joint venture...

2012-01-12 13:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) will participate as a member of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation's S-97 RAIDER(TM) helicopter supplier team that is building a next-generation helicopter for evaluation by the U.S. military in 2014. Proven Goodrich technology for the S-97 RAIDER aircraft includes high speed flexible couplings and an advanced tail propulser drive shaft system; a SmartProbe(TM) air data system; and a lightweight efficient LED...

2012-01-12 12:21:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has selected 35 companies to join its team assembling two prototype S-97 RAIDER(TM) helicopters for evaluation by the U.S. military. Self-funded by Sikorsky and its team members, the RAIDER program will demonstrate the military applications of Sikorsky's break-through X2(TM) rotorcraft design, which proved its capability in 2010 to double the cruise speed of conventional...