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Movie Monday: A master aircraft designer on his highest achievement -- the SR-71

One of the biggest anniversaries on the aerospace calendar comes up later this week. On 24 April, 1962 -- 50 years ago on Tuesday -- Lockheed test pilot Lou Schalk climbed into the A-12 Oxcart, the CIA-funded precursor of the...
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Lockheed Martin Highlights F-35 Program Achievements for 2012

Industries / Military : Defence Talk (2 years ago)

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Program completed 30 aircraft deliveries and achieved significant advances in flight test highlighting a year of continued progress for 2012. The 30 F-35 deliveries in 2012 included 11 Conventio... Read Post

Third British F-35B flies at Lockheed's Fort Worth plant

Military / Australian Military : The DEW Line (2 years ago)

Lockheed Martin chief test pilot Al Norman flew the third F-35B on it first flight yesterday at Fort Worth, Texas. The aircraft called ZM137 will join two earlier British aircraft at Eglin AFB, Florida, later this year after it fini... Read Post

VIDEO: Oxcart/SR-71 - History as indictment of today's aerospace industry?

Military / Australian Military : The DEW Line (4 years ago)

Could the modern US aerospace industry build an aircraft today that is as ambitious as the A-12 Oxcart/SR-71 was for its time? Could the industry build an aircraft today that could beat the performance of the CIA's Oxcart and the Ai... Read Post


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