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Living in deep space

Posted July 21, 2017 by

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin $37 million for new JASSM®-ER wing design

Posted July 19, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin has received an Undefinitized Contracting Action for $37.7 million from the U.S. Air Force for continued development of a new wing design for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER). The new wing design will add greater range to the cruise missile, which currently has a range of more than 500…

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U.S. Navy fires first Tomahawk cruise missiles from new submarine payload tubes

Posted July 19, 2017 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–For the first time, the U.S. Navy test fired two Raytheon-built Tomahawk cruise missiles from new submarine payload tubes on the Virginia-class USS North Dakota (SSN-784). The tests, in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida, proved the submarine’s ability to load, carry and vertically launch Tomahawk missiles from the new Block III Virginia Payload…

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Eurofighter announces first live firing of Brimstone missile

Posted July 17, 2017 by

The first live firing of MBDA’s Brimstone air-to-surface missile from a Eurofighter Typhoon has been successfully completed as part of ongoing development work to significantly upgrade the capability of the aircraft.

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Lockheed Martin receives Army contract for guided MLRS rocket production

Posted July 14, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $471 million contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 12 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets.

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BAE Systems providing EW suite for U.S. Special Operations Command C-130s

Posted July 12, 2017 by

The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has selected BAE Systems to provide new electronic warfare (EW) systems for its fleet of AC/MC-130J aircraft.

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THAAD system intercepts target in major missile defense flight test

Posted July 12, 2017 by

The Lockheed Martin built Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system successfully intercepted a target today in a missile defense test led by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency with critical support provided by the U.S. Army. The THAAD system, located at Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska, detected, tracked and intercepted a threat representative…

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Northrop Grumman Australia to deliver next-gen satellite communications

Posted July 10, 2017 by

The Australian Defence Force has selected Northrop Grumman to provide systems that will expand Australia’s ability to fully realize its investment in the most advanced U.S. military satellites and increase communications coverage, capacity and connectivity for Australian troops and commanders worldwide. The ADF’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group awarded the $223 million (Australian) contract to…

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Lockheed Martin to transform how U.S. Army trains vehicle crews

Posted July 10, 2017 by

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $288 million contract to modernize its live training program. As the prime contractor, Lockheed Martin will partner with Saab (Stockholm: SAABB) to provide a simplified training solution that combines multiple vehicle crew training systems into a single product line. Managed by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office…

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Australia’s future sub program reaches major international milestone

Posted July 10, 2017 by

Naval Group (formerly DCNS) and Lockheed Martin Australia July 9 welcomed the official opening of Australia’s Future Submarine Office by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Cherbourg France. In collaboration with the Australian Department of Defence, in what will be Australia’s largest defence capital investment program in history, Naval Group and Lockheed Martin Australia will deliver…

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