Tag: Lockheed Martin

 

Lockheed Pitching F-22/F-35 Hybrid to U.S. Air Force

Lockheed Martin is quietly pitching the U.S. Air Force a new variant of the F-22 Raptor, equipped with the F-35’s more modern mission avionics and some structural changes, Defense One has learned. It is one of several options being shopped to the U.S. military and allies as Lockheed explores how it might…

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Lockheed Martin To Hire 400 People For F-35 Production

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is hosting a hiring event on July 30 in search of 400 more employees for its F-35 production teams. “The F-35 is an iconic product that represents the best of U.S. innovation, technology leadership, and advanced manufacturing,” said chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin, Marillyn Hewson….

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Lockheed Martin: Biggest-Ever F-35 Production Deal

The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin (LMT) tentatively agreed on the largest F-35 production contract to date, delivering a $13 billion boost to the defense contractor. The “handshake deal” reached on Sunday was for the 11th F-35 production lot, which includes 141 of the fifth-generation fighters. That’s up…

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F-35 passes 300th delivery milestone

The 300th production-standard F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) was delivered by Lockheed Martin and the Joint Program Office (JPO) on 11 June. The milestone at the Fort Worth facility in Texas took place some seven years after production-standard deliveries first began in May…

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Is the F-35 About to Be Delayed (Again)?

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has advised the Pentagon to hold off moving into full-rate production with the F-35 fighter until the plane’s crucial issues are resolved, a potential new delay before lead contractor Lockheed Martin is able to fully cash in on the long-troubled program. The GAO, in…

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Cockpit demonstrator simulates F-35 capabilities

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – Lockheed Martin is giving community leaders a closer look at the F-35 Lightning fighter jet and its capabilities Thursday. The company set up the F-35 cockpit demonstrator, an interactive simulator that highlights the fighter’s advanced technologies and combat capabilities. “There are…

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Lockheed Offers F-22, F-35 Hybrid For Japan

Lockheed Martin plans to offer a hybrid stealth fighter design based on its F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The proposed aircraft “would combine the F-22 and F-35 and could be superior to both of them,” Reuters reported quoting unnamed sources Friday. Lockheed Martin…

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F-35 delivery pause indicates high Pentagon standards

WASHINGTON — Both the Defense Department and Lockheed Martin had become too relaxed in ensuring deliveries of new F-35s met requirements, but recent pause on F-35 deliveries exemplifies how the department will now hold Lockheed to stricter standards, the Pentagon’s top acquisition official said Friday. On Wednesday,…

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Lockheed Martin Celebrating F-35’s Last Flight Test

Lockheed Martin is celebrating the F-35’s last flight test for the Joint Strike Fighter program’s System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase. This last flight test marks the beginning of the end of the SDD phase, which started 2001 when Lockheed’s X-35 prototypes triumphed over Boeing’s…

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Lockheed gets edict to cut F-35 support bill

Lockheed Martin Corp. must find ways to reduce the Pentagon’s current $1.1 trillion estimate to own and operate the F-35 jet, the world’s costliest weapons program, according to the Defense Department’s latest annual program overview. According to the document, Lockheed “must embrace much-needed supply chain management…

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