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Netherlands to Place First Order of 8 F-35s

The Netherlands’ defence ministry has announced plans to order a first batch of eight operational Lockheed Martin F-35s, with the type to be delivered from 2019.In an update published on 15 December, the defence ministry says it still plans to obtain a total of 37 F-35s, including five which will be employed as training assets. Show More Summary

NASA Funds Propulsion Feasibility Study for Lockheed SR-72

NASA has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to study the feasibility of building a hypersonic propulsion system for a concept intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft dubbed the SR-72 using existing turbine engine...Show More Summary

US Air Force Approves Full Rate Production for Lockheed Martin’s JASSM-ER

The U.S. Air Force has approved full rate production for Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER). JASSM-ER successfully completed U.S. Air Force Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) flight testing in 2013. During IOT&E, the […]

Top Ten Weirdest Science Stories Of 2014

2014 was a pretty great year for science. A probe from the European Space Agency physically landed on a moving comet for the first time. Lockheed Martin made a significant technology breakthrough relating to nuclear fusion power. Oh, and the world’s biggest-ever dinosaur, the “Dreadnoughtus”, was discovered. Show More Summary

JLTV RFP Is Out

The race to replace the iconic Humvee has entered its final stretch. Today, the Army gave competing contractors AM General, Oshkosh, and Lockheed Martin the final Request For Proposal for production of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. Show More Summary

Lockheed Martin, Austal Unscathed by LCS Changes

Lockheed Martin Corp. and Austal Ltd., makers of the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship, have emerged unscathed in the new strategy by departing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to buy 20 modified vessels. The post Lockheed Martin, Austal Unscathed by LCS Changes appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

US ONR Developing Robopocalyptic Manufacturing Process for F-35 Canopies

The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently received a national manufacturing award for developing a method to build canopies for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II that could save the military $125 million over the life of the...Show More Summary

Canadian Government Report Questions Utility of F-35 Purchase Given "Canadian engagement in future state-on-state conflicts will be highly unlikely"

A new Canadian government report suggests other fighter jets are just as capable as the Lockheed Martin F-35A at fulfilling the nation’s most likely mission needs, potentially opening the door to a competitive acquisition process toShow More Summary

InSight assembly begins

NASA's next Mars lander is becoming real, now under construction at Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin engineers get first look at Orion post splashdown

The Orion spacecraft may have taken less than five hours to fly into space and back, but it will take a fortnight for it to return to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, so Lockheed Martin, builder of the capsule, is conducting tests on the fly. Show More Summary

2015 Armed Forces Bowl, Houston vs. Pitt: Date, time, location and more

Last year's game got ugly and chippy. The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl is usually a lot of fun, especially when one of the nation's service academies are taking on a mid-major from Conference USA, the Mountain West, or a similar conference. Show More Summary

To Reach the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin Orders a Rocket From Amazon.com

Tech billionaire Jeff Bezos rides to the rescue of America's biggest space monopoly -- and puts SpaceX at risk.

US Marines Plans for F-35B Operations Mimics Cold War Royal Air Force Harriers

The US Marine Corps is changing the way it plans to use its Lockheed Martin F-35B short take-off, vertical landing fighters, we report here (subscription required). Briefly, the new concept of operations envisages the use of mobile forward arming and refueling points (M-Farps) to support groups of F-35Bs, which would return to U.S. Show More Summary

Orion spacecraft's sweet splashdown, as seen from the U.S. Navy recovery ship

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

“NASA, the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin recovery crews aboard the USS Anchorage witnessed the Orion spacecraft as it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.” More about today's “perfect flight” in our previous post, and don't miss our live report from Cape Canaveral.

Update: NASA announces new Orion launch date

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA announced today that the EFT-1 mission launch has been rescheduled for 7:05 am EST on Friday. Officials at NASA, Lockheed Martin, and United Launch Alliance say the problem that finally resulted in the scrubbing of Thursday's launch of the Orion space capsule has been identified. Show More Summary

True Heading Bags Lockheed Martin Contract

  True Heading, a leading manufacturer of Automatic Identification System (AIS) and telematics solutions, announced today they will fulfill a major order

NY To LA In 2.5 Hours

Get ready for supersonic transport to make it possible to go from coast-to-coast with enough time to get back the same day. …the N+2, designed by US global aerospace Lockheed Martin, is intended for commercial airlines, and aims to cut the travel time from New York to Los Angeles by half – from five hours [...]

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