Tag Archives: F-35

Air Force, Northrop Vet Marc Lindsley Appointed Leonardo DRS T-100 Program VP

Marc Lindsley, a 15-year veteran of Northrop Grumman, has joined Leonardo DRS as vice president of T-100 programs. He will lead Leonardo DRS’ efforts to win the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X Advanced Pilot Training System contract with its T-100 Integrated Training System offering, the company said Monday. Leonardo DRS teamed up with Honeywell and CAE USA to develop …

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Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Inaugurates F-35 Targeting System Repair Facility

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy have opened a repair facility for the F-35 fighter aircraft’s electro-optical targeting system at the service branch’s Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Florida. The opening of F-35 EOTS depot culminates a seven-year collaboration of the Navy and Lockheed, FRCSE said Aug. 30. EOTS is designed …

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UK Pilots Conduct F-35 Interoperability Tests With Italian, Dutch Forces at BAE Simulation Facility

F-35 pilots from the U.K. air and naval forces have collaborated with fighter jet pilots from Italy and the Netherlands to participate in F-35 coalition interoperability tests conducted at a BAE Systems-operated simulation facility in Samlesbury, England. The tests are part of a series of simulation exercises designed to assess the interoperability …

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US Govt Picks BAE’s Australian Arm to Oversee F-35 APAC Warehouse

The U.S. government has selected BAE Systems‘ Australia-based subsidiary to manage the Asia-Pacific regional warehouse of the F-35 Lightning II program. Australia’s defense department said Saturday it estimates the assignment could bring in approximately $237 million in operations and infrastructure investments for the Australian industry throughout the life of the global fighter program. Christopher …

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BAE Marks F-35 Component Production Milestone

BAE Systems has accomplished 10 percent of its global production requirement under the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft program. BAE said Wednesday the milestone was reached when the company delivered the 318th aft fuselage for an F-35 aircraft from its Samlesbury, Lancashire-based manufacturing facility to Lockheed Martin‘s final assembly and check out line in …

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Aircraft Carrier Alliance-Built HMS Queen Elizabeth Reaches UK Homeport

A U.K. aircraft carrier built by a BAE Systems–Babcock–Thales Group alliance has arrived at its homeport in Portsmouth, England for the first time. The British defense ministry said Wednesday sailors and a flypast from the Fleet Air Arm welcomed the Aircraft Carrier Alliance-built HMS Queen Elizabeth ship that will support F-35 trial flights beginning …

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Lockheed Gets $51M Navy Contract Modification for F-35 Simulation, Software Modeling Support

Lockheed Martin has received a $50.8 million contract modification to help the U.S. Navy develop and integrate F-35 verification simulation and “in-a-box” software models. The obligated amount of $21.6 million at the time of award is from Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps research, development, test and evaluation funds in fiscal 2017, …

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