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Lockheed Martin’s MHTK interceptor matures to development stage

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The U.S. Army Cruise Missile Defense Systems Project Office awarded Lockheed Martin a $2.6 million dollar contract to mature the Miniature Hit-to-Kill interceptor, evaluate its effectiveness and demonstrate manufacturing readiness as part of the Extended Mission Area Missile Program.

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Hawaiian Airlines receives its first U.S.-produced aircraft

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Airbus photograph Hawaiian Airlines has taken delivery of its first U.S. produce A321 – also the first aircraft in the NEWO (new engine option) to be delivered from the Airbus U.S. manufacturing facility in Mobile, Ala. Hawaiian Airlines has taken delivery of its first U.S.-produced A321. The aircraft, delivered from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility…

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Lockheed Martin selects Raytheon to deliver next-generation F-35 sensor system

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Lockheed Martin has selected Raytheon to develop and deliver the next generation Distributed Aperture System 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 six infrared cameras mounted around…

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Pentagon, Lockheed Martin deliver 300th F-35 aircraft

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The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin has delivered the 300th production F-35 aircraft, demonstrating the program's continued progress and momentum.

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Airbus Helicopters delivers fifth and final H135 for Bundeswehr training

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Airbus Helicopters has delivered the fifth and final H135 that will be used by the German Armed Forces in Bückeburg to train their pilots. The German Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support is leasing these helicopters — all delivered on time by Airbus — for initial and recurrent pilot training.  These…

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Lockheed Martin to continue maintaining MK48 torpedoes

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The Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin a five-year follow-on contract option worth approximately $65 million to continue supporting the Navy’s intermediate-level maintenance activities for MK48 torpedoes at the Pearl Harbor Heavyweight Torpedo Intermediate Maintenance Activity. Lockheed Martin has provided specialized maintenance for the MK48 torpedoes since 2007. “Lockheed Martin is appreciative and…

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BAE Systems to develop first-of-its-kind software for DARPA to model conflicts

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The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is sponsoring BAE Systems to develop software that will aid military planners in understanding and addressing the complex dynamics that drive conflicts around the world.

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Qatar Emiri Air Force awards Lockheed Martin Sniper contract

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The Qatar Emiri Air Force has selected Lockheed Martin’s Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pod for its Rafale aircraft, marking continued growth and platform expansion for the precision targeting capability. Under this contract announced during the Eurosatory exhibition, Lockheed Martin will provide the QEAF with pods, spares and deployment support for the Rafale – the 10th platform…

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Northrop Grumman completes Orbital ATK acquisition

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Northrop Grumman announced June 6 it has closed the acquisition of Orbital ATK Inc., a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies. Orbital ATK is now Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, a new, fourth business sector. Northrop Grumman’s board of directors has elected Blake Larson as corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems,…

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Lockheed Martin to develop new hypersonic missile for U.S. Air Force

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The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a $928 million contract April 18 to develop a new missile that will travel more than five times faster than the speed of sound to overcome enemy defenses. Under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, Lockheed Martin will develop the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon, a new air-launched weapon system. The company…

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