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Pentagon Says Bye to Humvee, Chooses New Tactical Vehicle

After defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. and Humvee-maker AM General LLC both missed out on a contract to build a Humvee replacement, the losing bidders may challenge the Pentagon's decision to go with someone else.

Meet the Humvee’s replacement: Oshkosh’s L-ATV

Wisconsin-based truck maker's high-tech truck beats Lockheed Martin bid (for now).

Lockheed Martin's satellite cooler gets triple the power

Space is cold, but not cold enough for satellite sensors that need to be kept at cryogenic temperatures. Lockheed Martin’s lightweight High Power Microcryocooler is designed to keep these vital components cold, and it now packs three...Show More Summary

Oshkosh Wins JLTV Contract for US Army, Marine Corps

The Army awarded Oshkosh Defense a $6.75 billion contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) today, covering 17,000 vehicles for the Army and for the Marine Corps.AM General, Lockheed Martin and Oshkosh have been competing for the contract for the largest recent ground vehicle program, which replaces the aging Humvee. Show More Summary

US Nuclear Weapons Contractor Must Pay Millions for Misuse of Federal Funds

A US nuclear weapons lab owned by a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin will pay back millions to the federal government, following allegations that it used taxpayer money to lobby for new government contracts.

Lockheed Martin Took Taxpayer Dollars, Spent It Lobbying for More Dollars

Lockheed Martin Corporation will pay $4.7 million to settle charges that it illegally used taxpayer dollars to lobby the government for a no bid contract extension at one of the nation’s nuclear weapons labs, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. From 2009 to 2012, Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned...

Lockheed Martin Nuclear Subsidiary Fined for Paying Lobbyists with Federal Funds

The Sandia Corporation has agreed to reimburse the Energy Department after allegedly spending federal funds on lobbying instead of national security

After allegations that it lobbied with federal money to block competition, Lockheed Martin agrees to pay almost $5 million

The world’s largest defense contractor has agreed to pay $4.7 million to settle charges that it illegally used government money to lobby top federal officials to extend its contract to run one of the country’s premier nuclear weapons labs. Over five years starting in 2009, top executives for Lockheed Martin — who were being paid by the federal government to run […]

Lockheed Welcomes US Plan to Use Its Combat System for Frigates

  Lockheed Martin Corp on Friday welcomed the U.S. Navy's decision to use Lockheed's integrated combat system for future frigate-class ships to be built beginning in fiscal 2019,

Is Lockheed Building a Stealthy New U-2 Spy Plane?

With one of America’s most famous spy planes set to go into retirement, defense contractor Lockheed Martin may begin producing a replacement, one capable of operating in "contested airspace."

Navy to Spend $4M on iRobot | Russia to Deliver on Heavy Lift Helos to Algeria | Chinese Invest $779M in Defense Aerospace

Americas Lockheed Martin is reportedly developing an optionally-manned, high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to replace the company’s U-2 and Northrop Grumman’s RQ-4 Global Hawk. The new design intends...Show More Summary

Lockheed Skunkworks Working on Stealthy, Optionally Manned U-2 Spy Plane Replacement

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works is designing a next-generation high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) surveillance airplane, known internally as RQ-X or UQ-2, as an optionally-manned successor to the U-2 and Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk.U-2...Show More Summary

Fancy, But Futile

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon's newest and most expensive warplane ever, has become a great disappointment for the United States Air Force and sparked fierce criticism from Western experts and lawmakers...

Lockheed Developing a Missile That Can Hit Multiple Warheads

American defense firm Lockheed Martin will design a missile defense component that can take out multiple warheads under a $10 million contract with the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency.

Lockheed Martin to Cooperate With Danish Company on Missile Defense Radar

Lockheed Martin will work together with Danish corporation Weibel Scientific to integrate the Gap-Filling Tracking Radar into the European ballistic missile defense system.

Keep A Spare Handy: US Navy Orders its 5th MUOS COMSAT

MUOS concept(click to view full) Lockheed Martin recently announced a $339.6-million contract option from the U.S. Navy for the 5th and final planned satellite in the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) constellation. Under the current plan, the 5th satellite would serve as an on-orbit spare, and the capstone of a $3.26 billion acquisition program – […]

Rockwell Delivers First Gen III F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa: Sen. Joni Ernst, Lockheed Martin and Rockwell Collins executives commemorated the delivery of the first Gen III F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS) today. In addition to the HMDS, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II demonstrator was […]

Sniper Targeting Pods Hitting the Mark

In a recent address to Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control employees in Orlando, FL, USAF Aeronautical Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. William R. Looney praised Lockheed Martin's Sniper XR Advanced Targeting Pod following the system's recent successful deployment in Iraq. Show More Summary

One of the F-35's most expensive features was made possible by flying saucers

The US Air Force's push to develop operational flying saucers 60 years ago laid the conceptual groundwork for one of the variants of Lockheed Martin's F-35, MIT Technology Review reports. The F-35 comes in three variants, with key mechanical differences for the Air Force, Marines, and Navy - the F-35A, F-35B, and F-35C respectively. Show More Summary

The U.S. Air Force’s Flying Saucer and Its Link to the X-35 Lightning II

The U.S. Air Force abandoned plans to build a flying saucer in 1961. And yet a similar concept survives in the Lockheed Martin X-35B Lightning II.

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