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NSA has tested swipe recognition technology to identify phone users

The National Security Agency has tested the use of smartphone-swipe recognition technology, according to the tool's manufacturer. The mobile device feature, created by Lockheed Martin, verifies a user's identity based on the swiftness and shape of the individual's finger strokes on a touch screen. Show More Summary

Spacing Out: Giant Yellow Space Banana to Take Over LA Streets Like the Space Shuttle Endeavour

An external tank similar to the one that's going to be joining the Endeavour, by Lockheed Martin, via the California Science Center About two and a half years ago, Los Angeles was thrown into a frenzy by the arrival...

Elon Musk's Falcon 9 Rocket Approved for US National Security Missions

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is poised to take on the virtual monopoly Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. have on launching Pentagon satellites now that his Space 9 rocket has been Air Force certified.

Military launches would be good For SpaceX, competition

SpaceX is now certified to launch defense payloads, putting it in a competitive and lucrative market with Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Video provided by Newsy        

SpaceX Cleared for U.S. Military Launches

The U.S. Air Force has certified the private company SpaceX to launch military and spy satellites. A joint venture between Lockheed Martin and and Boeing has had a monopoly on those launches since 2006. Founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk, SpaceX has already won contracts with NASA to ferry cargo and crews to the International Space Station. Show More Summary

SpaceX Certified To Conduct Space Missions For The Military

SpaceX has tried very hard to break the monopoly enjoyed by the United Launch Alliance, a joint program between Lockheed Martin and Boeing which was previously the only outfit certified by the military to carry out space missions onShow More Summary

U.S. Air Force Certifies SpaceX for Military Space Missions

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The U.S. Air Force has announced that SpaceX is now certified to launch military and spy satellites. That means that the United Launch Alliance, a joint effort between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, no longer holds the monopoly on national security space missions. Read more...

Lockheed to Upgrade Japanese AEGIS Destroyer for ABM Use

Lockheed Martin Maritime Sensors and Systems won a $124 million cost-plus-award-fee contract modification to upgrade Japan's Kirishima Kongo-Class AEGIS destroyer to the capability of an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Block 2004 capability....

Air Force certifies Elon Musk’s SpaceX for military and spy satellite launches

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday said it has certified privately held SpaceX to launch U.S. military and spy satellites, ending a monopoly held by United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, since its creation in 2006. The decision follows two years of discussions,...

US, UK Assess Fifth Generation Fighter Jet’s Amphibious Capabilities

US and UK military personnel began testing the F-35B stealth fighter jet’s ability to conduct both land and sea operations from an aircraft carrier, US defense giant Lockheed Martin said in a press release on Tuesday.

The NSA wants to identify phone users by their finger swipes

For the National Security Agency, the fingerprint reader on your smartphone just isn't secure enough. Lockheed Martin has confirmed to Nextgov that the intelligence outfit is testing Mandrake, an identification system that verifies who you are based on the way you swipe your finger across the screen. Show More Summary

New Surveillance System for Future Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers Revealed

A new helicopter-borne surveillance system has been chosen to protect the Royal Navy’s future Queen Elizabeth Class carriers. The MOD and Lockheed Martin UK, as the prime contractor for Crowsnest, have selected Thales as the chosen bidder to provide the […]

One Square Mile: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Marietta

They build airplanes here, and the noise is terrific: a general whirring and whining, a clatter of rivet guns. Seated before the upper wing panel of a C-130J Super Hercules, Valerie Branch plays her own part in the cacophony.

Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works Is Cooking Up A Revolution In Drone Technology

In the years since the 9-11 attacks, unmanned aircraft -- "drones" -- have become the signature combat system of America's global war against terrorists.  According to the Air Force, its fleet of Predator and Reaper unmanned aircraft flew an average of over 1000 hours per day last year over places [...]

U.S. Air Force launches mysterious unmanned space plane

An unmanned Atlas Five rocket took off from Cape Canaveral Wednesday, putting the most classified plane into orbit. The rocket was built by the United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing. Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer and planetarium director for the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the mission.

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Americas United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is reportedly in talks with potential buyers regarding its Sikorsky business, with Boeing, Airbus and Lockheed Martin all apparently angling for the sale. The maker of the Black Hawk helicopter,...Show More Summary

I saw where the F-35 gets one of its most classified features, and it's amazing

"This room is the most advanced painting facility in the world," retired US Air Force pilot and F-35 simulation instructor Rick Royer told me as we toured Lockheed Martin's highly secure plane in Fort Worth, Texas. The Aircraft Final...Show More Summary

DARPA Building Our New Robot Overlords

It's 6-foot-2, with laser eyes and vise-grip hands. It can walk over a mess of jagged cinder blocks, cut a hole in a wall, even drive a car. And soon, Leo, Lockheed Martin's humanoid robot, will move from the development lab to a boot camp for robots, where a platoon's worth of the semiautonomous mechanical species will be tested to see if they can be all they can be.

German Defense Reportedly Decides On “MEADS” Missile Defense System

The “Süddeutsche Zeitung” (SZ), a leading German national daily, reported on Friday that Berlin’s defense ministry had decided to purchase the Medium Extended Air Defense System (Meads) developed by US defense giant Lockheed Martin in cooperation with German MBDA and […]

Report: Germany to Select MEADS | Long Range Strike Bomber Decision To Be Quick | Russia Courts Peru for T-55 Upgrades

Americas The Air Force is reportedly set to award a contract for the next-generation Long Range Strike Bomber “within one to two months”. The competition between Northrop Grumman and a Lockheed Martin/Boeing team will lead to a program valued at between $44 and $55 billion, with this equating to between 80 and 100 bombers. The […]

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