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June 13, 2018

PRNewswire Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] selected Raytheon [NYSE: RTN] to develop and deliver the next generation Distributed Aperture System (DAS) for the F-35 fighter jet. The result of a Lockheed Martin-led competition, the selection will enhance capability and reduce cost. The F-35’s DAS collects and sends high resolution, real-time imagery to the pilot’s helmet from… Read More ›

Pentagon and Lockheed Martin Deliver 300th F-35 Aircraft

F-35 Enterprise Ramps Up Production and Reduces Costs PRNewswire The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered the 300th production F-35 aircraft, demonstrating the program’s continued progress and momentum. The 300th aircraft is a U.S. Air Force F-35A, to be delivered to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. “The F-35 weapons system is… Read More ›

The first of the UK’s F-35 Lightning aircraft have landed at RAF Marham and been welcomed by our business which has played a central role in its arrival.

The first of the UK’s F-35b Lightning aircraft landed on 6 June at RAF Marham. Amongst others, they were welcomed by representatives from our business, which has played a central role as a major contributor on the programme. The four jets arrived at the RAF station in Norfolk, UK, following a journey from Marine Corps… Read More ›

Boeing EA-18G Growler Makes its First Appearance in Finland

A variant of the F/A-18 Super Hornet, the Growler airborne electronic attack fighter jet will be showcased at the Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Air Show Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Navy will exhibit the EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft for the first time in Finland. The jets will be on static and… Read More ›

Raytheon awarded contract to produce Romania’s new Patriot system

Raytheon “Will meet Romania’s Fielding Schedule” The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company [NYSE: RTN] a $395.8 million contract for production of Romania’s Patriot™ Air and Missile Defense System. Announced by the Department of Defense on May 24, the contract calls for Raytheon to build Romania’s first brand-new Patriot fire unit. “We are using what… Read More ›

Northrop Grumman, US Army Install Improved Early Missile Warning in Japan

Joint Tactical Ground Station processes data directly down-linked from satellite sensors and distributes missile launch information to warfighters The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) have deployed enhanced Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) capabilities in Japan to advance battlespace awareness and missile defense. The work is part of the pre-planned product improvement program… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin Stalker XE Upgraded with New VTOL Launch and Landing Capability

Stalker XE Gives Users Expanded Options for Use in More Environments Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Stalker eXtended Endurance (XE) unmanned aerial system (UAS) has been upgraded with a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability. This new option gives users greater mission flexibility allowing them to operate the system in more austere locations. The new VTOL… Read More ›

Rosoboronexport to Introduce New Export Products at the KADEX-2018 Exhibition in Kazakhstan

JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is organizing a unified Russian exposition at the International Exhibition of Weapons Systems and Military Equipment KADEX 2018. The show will be hosted by an airbase of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan near Astana on May 23-26. The company is participating in the exhibition on… Read More ›

Fleet Complete: Yokota Air Base Receives Final C-130Js From Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently delivered the final two C-130J-30 Super Hercules airlifters assigned to the U.S. Air Force installation at Yokota Air Base, Japan. These C-130J-30s are flown by 36th Airlift Squadron crews at Yokota, and the new aircraft recapitalize the unit’s older C-130H fleet. The C-130Js are used to support critical peacekeeping and… Read More ›

Raytheon, Virsec establish alliance to protect government and critical infrastructure from advanced cyberattacks

Agreement augments conventional cyber defenses with innovative commercial technology Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) announced an alliance with Virsec to bring commercial cybersecurity tools to global government and critical infrastructure customers. Combined with Raytheon’s decades of cybersecurity defense expertise, Virsec’s patented Trusted Execution™ technology protects networks by detecting deviations in software applications caused by cyber intrusions. “Critical… Read More ›

Anniversary represents 30 years of information dominance for decision superiority in battle management

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today celebrated 30 years of information dominance for decision superiority provided by the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) on April 5, 2018 – as it looks to the future of battle management command and control. Hundreds of Northrop Grumman employees, members of the U.S. Air Force 116th Air… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin Submits Proposal for U.S. Air Force’s GPS IIIF Program

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has submitted a competitive and fully compliant proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III Follow On (GPS IIIF) program, which will add enhanced capabilities to the most advanced GPS satellites ever designed. The GPS IIIF program intends to produce up to 22 next-generation satellites. The Air Force’s first 10 GPS III satellites,… Read More ›

F-35 Completes Most Comprehensive Flight Test Program in Aviation History

The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase of the program. “Completing F-35 SDD flight test is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication from the joint government and industry team,” said Vice Adm. Mat Winter, F-35 Program Executive Officer.  “Since the first… Read More ›

Huntington Ingalls Industries Completes Inactivation of First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier Enterprise (CVN 65)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has completed the inactivation of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 65). As part of the complex process that began in 2013, more than 1,000 shipbuilders defueled Enterprise’s eight nuclear reactors, inactivated its propulsion systems and prepared its hull for final tow. Newport News… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin and Cobham Team to Develop Next Generation Jammer Low Band for U.S. Navy’s Electronic Warfare Aircraft

Next Generation Jammer Low Band will replace the AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System currently integrated on the E/A-18G GROWLER® Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Cobham (LSE: COB) are joining forces for the Next Generation Jammer Low Band (NGJ-LB) competition to replace the U.S. Navy’s ALQ-99 tactical jamming system currently on the E/A-18 Growler aircraft. “The Lockheed… Read More ›

Threshold – FOI examines what this buzzword means

The term threshold often appears in current defence policy documents – although usually without any explanation of what it means. An FOI report investigates what lies behind the concept. Threshold has become something of a fashionable concept in the defence sector. It is used in the Swedish parliament’s defence bills, and in the defence ministry’s… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin Wins $80 Million Contract to Build Missile Defense Targets

  Alabama-based industry team will develop and build modified ballistic re-entry vehicles to test America‘s missile defense system The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) an $80.6 million fixed-price contract for modified ballistic re-entry vehicles and separation modules for missile defense tests. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will develop and produce unarmed… Read More ›

Airbus displays comprehensive range of weapons for armed C295

Airbus Defence and Space is showcasing its new C295 Armed ISR (Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance) version at the Dubai Airshow. A C295 is exhibited on static display flanked by a wide range of weapons which have been selected to be integrated onto this versatile platform. The company has signed a series of agreements with air-to-surface… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade IRST21 Sensor System for U.S. Navy Fighter Aircraft

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently received two contracts to upgrade its IRST21 sensor system for use on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F fleet. Awarded by aircraft prime contractor Boeing, the Block II contracts provide up to $100 million for developing advanced software, performing hardware upgrades and delivering prototypes. These efforts will further enhance IRST21’s proven detection,… Read More ›

Law Enforcement Pioneer Use of Lockheed Martin Indago Unmanned Aerial System with Project Lifesaver International

Indago quadrotor UAS helps first responders locate at-risk missing individuals Sheriff’s agencies are poised to use the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Indago quadrotor small unmanned aerial system (UAS) to perform search and rescue operations as part of the Project Lifesaver International (PLI) program that supports clients with autism, Down syndrome and dementia. Indago is paired… Read More ›

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