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2011-09-19 08:36:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) F-35 program has successfully completed static structural testing, achieving one of five milestones established by the Joint Program Office for 2011. Static structural testing is used to verify the structural integrity of the airframe and to ensure specifications outlined in technical drawings used to produce the aircraft are accurate. Engineering teams at Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman and the...

2011-09-14 09:55:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) first F-35 Lightning II center wing produced here is complete and en route to the F-35 final assembly line in Fort Worth, Texas. "The delivery of this center wing is doubly important for Lockheed Martin's Marietta site. Not only does it usher in a new era of aircraft assembly, but it also continues a strong 5th generation fighter tradition inherent to this facility," said Shan Cooper, Lockheed Martin vice...

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...

2011-07-14 14:00:00

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) production model F-35 Lightning II to be assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing arrived here today at 1:18 p.m. CDT after its more than 90-minute ferry flight from Fort Worth, Texas. The aircraft, known as AF-9, will be used for activities in concert with training F-35 pilots and maintainers who begin coursework at the base's new F-35 Integrated Training Center this fall. AF-9 is a conventional...

2011-07-14 12:26:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.'s X2 Technology(TM) demonstrator has flown for the last time, the company announced today. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/NE35522 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO ) In an early morning demonstration flight conducted from the company's new Sikorsky Innovations Center within its Development...

2011-06-30 15:42:00

PALMDALE, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has delivered to prime contractor Lockheed Martin Company the first center fuselage of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for the Netherlands. A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=9933 Northrop Grumman completed the center fuselage - the core structure around which the F-35 aircraft is built - at the company's manufacturing center in...

2011-06-22 08:45:00

DAVIS, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Moller International, Inc. (OTC-QB: MLER), the developer of the Skycar® aircraft, the Rotapower® line of rotary engines and the Aerobot® line of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), today announced the Federal Aviation Administration had accepted its application for Experimental Airworthiness Certification of the M400 Skycar. With the announcement of their October 2011 demonstration flight,...

2011-06-21 09:24:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Norwegian parliament unanimously approved the funding of four Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II training jets to begin fulfilling Norway's future air-combat capability requirements. These 5th Generation fighters will bridge the gap between Norway's aging F-16s currently in service, and due to be phased out by 2023. The jets will be delivered to a U.S.-based international training center in 2016. "We're very pleased with...

2011-06-21 06:52:00

PARIS, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney and the U.S. Air Force have begun to overhaul the first F119 engine to reach its mid-life inspection at the F119 Heavy Maintenance Center (HMC) located at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Okla. Two Pratt & Whitney F119 engines provide exclusive power for the U.S. Air Force's F-22 Raptor. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The joint USAF and Pratt & Whitney...

2011-06-20 09:07:00

PARIS, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced a new website for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft at the Paris Air Show today. The site, http://www.f35.com, provides the most up-to-date information on the F-35 program, including history, program updates, news, photos and videos. The F-35 Lightning II is the most advanced 5th generation multirole fighter in the world, combining Very Low Observable stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor...