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  • Lockheed to Open New Weapons Production Facility in Alabama - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Open New Weapons Production Facility in Alabama

    Lockheed Martin will open a projected 225,000-square-foot strike systems production facility in Troy, Ala., which will support the company's existing cruise missile production factory in a push to meet U.S. Air Force weapons goals. The aerospace and defense contractor said Thursday it aims to complete construction by 2021 to support the potential increase in the production of the extended range variant of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile in the second half of 2022.

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  • Lockheed Martin Holds Dual Test-Fire of Air-Launched Long-Range Missile - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Martin Holds Dual Test-Fire of Air-Launched Long-Range Missile

    Lockheed Martin conducted a dual test-fire of its precision-guided, anti-ship missile from a U.S. Air Force B-1B aircraft that flew over the Sea Range at Point Mugu, Calif. The aircraft fired two production representative Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles that used data from an onboard sensor to navigate planned waypoints, shift to mid-course guidance and identify […] More

  • LRASM field test from F/A-18 Super Hornet slated for this year - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    LRASM field test from F/A-18 Super Hornet slated for this year

    Boeing‘s F/A-18 Super Hornet will be live-testing Lockheed Martin‘s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile later this year, Military.com reported Tuesday. The AGM-158C LRASM is expected to become operational in September 2019. At Naval Station Patuxent River, Md., the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet completed a successful “jettison release” test in 2017, which led to captive-carry tests at Navy Air Weapons Station China Lake, […] More

  • David Helsel: Lockheed's LRASM Completes Sixth Flight Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    David Helsel: Lockheed’s LRASM Completes Sixth Flight Mission

    Lockheed Martin launched a production-configuration of its precision-guided, anti-ship standoff missile from a U.S. Air Force bomber aircraft during a recent test flight. The company said Monday its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile hit a maritime target and met test objectives following deployment from the 337th Test Squadron’s B-1B Bomber over the Sea Range at Point Mugu, California. David Helsel, LRASM […] More

  • Air Force Integrates Lockheed-Built Extended Range Standoff Missile on F-15E Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force Integrates Lockheed-Built Extended Range Standoff Missile on F-15E Aircraft

    The extended range variant of Lockheed Martin‘s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile became fully operational on the U.S. Air Force‘s F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft. JASSM-ER reached full operational capability status on the Boeing-built multirole fighter after the service branch’s Seek Eagle Office completed the weapon integration process under the Suite 8 Operational Flight Program, Lockheed said Tuesday. The ER missile system […] More

  • Lockheed Test-Fires Tactical LRASM Missile From B-1B Bomber Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Test-Fires Tactical LRASM Missile From B-1B Bomber Aircraft

    Lockheed Martin has launched a tactical configuration of the company’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile system from a U.S. Air Force bomber aircraft during a flight test over the Point Mugu Sea Range in California. The company said Friday the configured LRASM missile used inputs from a multimodal sensor onboard the B-1B aircraft to maneuver through specific waypoints before the system engaged a moving […] More

  • Air Force Taps Lockheed to Design New Wing for JASSM-ER Cruise Missile - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force Taps Lockheed to Design New Wing for JASSM-ER Cruise Missile

    Lockheed Martin has received a $37.7 million contract to continue design work on a wing that will help boost the range capacity of the U.S. Air Force‘s air-to-surface missile system. The company said Wednesday it aims to develop a new Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile““Extended Range wing for incorporation into JASSM-ER production lot 17. “We’ve developed a novel design that provides additional […] More

  • Lockheed Gets USAF Approval for Extended-Range Missile Production - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Gets USAF Approval for Extended-Range Missile Production

    Lockheed Martin has received approval from the U.S. Air Force to begin full-rate production of the company’s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range for the military service. The Air Force completed operational test and evaluation on the extended-range missile variant last year, Lockheed said Monday. The company was awarded a contract in December 2013 to build […] More

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