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Lockheed Martin prototype expands laser performance at jet speeds

Posted October 17, 2015 by

Air Force photograph A prototype turret developed by Lockheed Martin for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force Research Laboratory controls and compensates for air flow, paving the way for laser weapon systems on tactical aircraft. Here, a green low-power laser beam passes through the turret on a research aircraft. Because enemy…

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Northrop Grumman breaks dround on Grand Sky’s largest expansion project

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Northrop Grumman photograph Leadership from Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Air Force and North Dakota broke ground on the company’s Grand Sky facility in Grand Forks, N.D. Left to right: Rick Matthews, vice president and IPT lead, Northrop Grumman; Col. Anthony Hernandez; Randy Richards, aid to Rep. Kevin Cramer; Mick Jaggers, vice president and program manager,…

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin contract for JASSM, JASSM-ER production

Posted October 17, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $305.4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for continued production of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile and its Extended Range version. The Lot 13 contract includes 140 baseline JASSMs for U.S. and international partners, 140 JASSM-ER missiles, data, tooling and test equipment. The Lot 13 award represents the largest…

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Restraints on the U.S. DOD helicopter market limit industry’s prospects

Posted October 15, 2015 by

With a small number of new procurement programs scheduled for the coming years, the need for logistical support, upgrades, and the remanufacture of current platforms and subsystems will sustain growth in the U.S. Department of Defense helicopter market. Opportunities will emerge from the DOD’s demand for innovative systems and solutions to increase the service life…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne subsystems for Orion spacecraft complete major review

Posted October 12, 2015 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne recently announced the critical design review completion for the jettison motor and the crew module reaction control system on the Orion spacecraft. These two major subsystems that Aerojet Rocketdyne is building for Lockheed Martin and NASA are critical for ensuring astronaut safety and mission success. With the successful CDR completion on the programs,…

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Pegasus drogue, hose, boom systems deployed

Posted October 12, 2015 by Daryl Mayer

The KC-46A Pegasus notched another success this week when the systems at the heart of aerial refueling were demonstrated on EMD-2 with the deployment of both drogue systems and the boom.

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Saab receives U.S. order For Carl-Gustaf ammunition

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Defense and security company Saab has received an ammunition order from U.S. Special Operations Command for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system, known in the United States as MAAWS. The order comes under the terms of Saab’s framework contract announced with USSOCOM in August 2014 for the 84-mm recoilless rifle system. Deliveries are expected to take…

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Boeing Celebrates delivery of Oman Air’s first 787 Dreamliner

Posted October 12, 2015 by

Boeing and Oman Air has celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airline ordered six 787-8s in November 2011 as part of its expansion plans. “We are delighted to receive our first Dreamliner which combined with Oman Air’s award-winning service will provide an excellent travel experience for our customers,” said Paul…

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F-16V Comes to Indonesia

Posted October 7, 2015 by Lockheed Martin photograph

Lockheed Martin brought its F-16 cockpit demonstrator to Indonesia this week to highlight the F-16V, the latest version of Lockheed Martin’s venerable F-16 Fighting Falcon multirole fighter. The F-16V offers the most advanced 4th Generation capability available on the market today, including Scalable Agile Beam Radar and enhancements to the aircraft’s mission computer, vehicle systems,…

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Signed, sealed, delivered: Lockheed Martin delivers first upgraded PAC-3 missile interceptors

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The U.S. Army significantly upgraded its missile defense capabilities today as it accepted the first PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptors built by Lockheed Martin. With improved mobility and range, the new interceptors will defend against evolving threats around the globe. “We are proud to deliver these interceptors to the U.S. Army and are confident the…

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