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Lockheed Martin F-35s surpass 100,000 flight hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft fleet recently exceeded 100,000 flight hours while the F-35 Integrated Test Force teams are completing the remaining requirements in the program's System Development and Demonstration phase.  

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U.S. Air Force bombers integrate with Royal Australian Air Force JTACS

U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted two separate integration training missions with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers as part of Exercise Talisman Saber 17 at Shoalwater Field Training Area, Australia, July 17 and 19, 2017.

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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

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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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.


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Air Mobility Command enables delivery of Israel’s first F-35s

Posted  December 12, 2016

Air Mobility Command Airmen worked around the clock to ensure Israel’s first two F-35 aircraft were delivered Dec. 12, making the U.S. ally the only country in the Middle East flying a fifth generation fighter aircraft.

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Lockheed Martin’s modernized TACMS missile repeats success in second flight test

Posted  December 12, 2016

Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a second modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile in a flight at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The test follows closely behind the successful first flight of a modernized TACMS in late October. Five more flight tests are planned in coming months for the modernized TACMS program. Launched from a…

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TPS Class 16A Test Eagles ready to soar to new heights

Posted  December 12, 2016

Twenty new test pilots, flight test engineers and combat systems officers enter the test world Dec. 9 as Class 16A graduates from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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DCS wins $40 million Naval Research Laboratory contract

Posted  December 12, 2016

DCS was awarded an Enhanced Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Sensor and System Capability Development contract Nov. 16, 2016. This single award contract has a 5-year period of performance to provide support to the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Under this contract, DCS will conduct research that will ultimately provide a capability to reduce intelligence…

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Lockheed Martin, ULA encapsulate EchoStar XIX satellite for Dec. 18 launch

Posted  December 12, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph The EchoStar XIX satellite has been encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing. It is scheduled to launch Dec. 18 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 431 rocket contracted through Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services. For encapsulation, EchoStar XIX was connected to an adapter and then enclosed in the four-meter fairing…

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