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Raytheon will begin FAB-T satellite communication terminal production

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The U.S. Air Force has cleared its Milestone C decision briefing allowing Raytheon to start low-rate initial production of communications terminals for the Family of Advanced Beyond Line of Sight Terminal (FAB-T) program. The Milestone C review marks the beginning of the production phase of the program. Raytheon will produce both airborne and ground terminal…

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Boeing protests Northrop’s win of Long Range Strike Bomber contract

Posted November 6, 2015 by AP

Boeing announced Nov. 6 that it is protesting a massive Air Force contract, worth up to $60 billion, to build the Long Range Strike Bomber. Boeing, which had teamed up with Lockheed Martin, lost out to Northrop Grumman. The selection process was “fundamentally flawed,” Boeing said in a statement. The contract to build the bomber,…

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Sikorsky completes VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program milestones

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced Nov. 4 the successful completion of the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Preliminary Design Review, completion of the integration and performance testing of mission communications system components, and Sikorsky’s acceptance of the second S-92A™ aircraft for the program. “Completing these three milestones on or ahead of schedule is a fantastic accomplishment….

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Lockheed Martin receives final approval needed to close Sikorsky acquisition

Posted November 4, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin has received the final regulatory approval needed to close its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft, from United Technologies Corp. The completion of the regulatory review by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China marks the end of a successful and comprehensive regulatory…

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F-35A Lightning II completes first successful aerial gun test

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Lockheed Martin photograph F-35 Integrated Test Force, Edwards AFB, Calif. test pilot Maj. Charles “Flak” Trickey fired the GAU-22/A 25mm gun from F-35A aircraft AF-2 in the first aerial gun test operating on the China Lake, California, test range, Oct. 30. The F-35A Lightning II completed the first three airborne gunfire bursts from its internal…

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DARPA awards Leidos prime contract

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Leidos, a national security, health, and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to provide research and development in support of Phase 2 for the Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications program. The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee contract has an eleven month base period of performance, an…

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Lockheed Martin completes F-16 durability testing milestone

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Lockheed Martin has completed more than 27,000 hours of simulated flight time on an F-16C Block 50 aircraft and is now analyzing the data to determine the durability of the aircraft beyond its original design service life of 8,000 hours.

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Lockheed Martin-led team lays keel on nation’s 15th LCS

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Lockheed Martin photograph by Joseph Macini A welder authenticates the keel by welding the initials of LCS 15 sponsor Sharla Tester onto the keel plate. The Keel Laying is the formal recognition of the start of the ship’s module construction process. The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s fifteenth…

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Lockheed Martin awarded contract for continued development of maritime canister-launched sUAS

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Lockheed Martin was awarded a $4.6 million contract from the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office for the continued development of a maritime canister-launched small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS).

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Jeff Babione named F-35 program leader

Posted November 2, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin announced Oct. 29 that Jeff Babione has been named the executive vice president and general manager of the F-35 Program, effective January 1, 2016. Babione succeeds Lorraine Martin who has been appointed to the newly created position of deputy executive vice president, Mission Systems and Training. As head of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 team,…

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