Tag Archives: Joint Strike Fighter

Will Roper, Assistant Secretary for Acquisition for U.S. Air Force, Inducted Into 2019 Wash100 for Developing Hypersonic Weapons and Streamlining Contract Award Process

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary for the U.S. Air Force, was selected to join the 2019 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for his efforts to accelerate development of hypersonic weapons and for streamlining the contract award process for small businesses and technology startups.

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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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Raytheon to Build Lot 2 Small Diameter Bombs for Air Force

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $49.2 million contract modification for the production of Lot 2 Small Diameter Bomb Increment II weapons and containers. Raytheon’s missile systems business will perform work in Tucson, Arizona through Sept. 30, 2018, the Defense Department said Thursday. The modification exercises an option on a previously awarded fixed-price …

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Kitron to Build IF Receiver Tech for Northrop’s F-35 Radars

Northrop Grumman has ordered about $60.4 million in intermediate-frequency receivers from Kitron for the radar systems of Lockheed Martin-built F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. Kitron said Thursday it will also provide technical know-know, create IF radar receiver prototypes and manufacture sub-assembly testing equipment under a manufacturing license agreement  with Northrop. Northrop builds radar technology for integration into F-35s. Norway-based Kitron provides …

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Northrop Marks Milestone in Center Fuselage Work on Norway’s F-35 Order; Brian Chappel Comments

Northrop Grumman has finished work on the first of 52 center fuselages it has designed for the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s planned order of F-35 Lightning II – the AM 1 conventional takeoff and landing variant. The company said Wednesday it reached the milestone on time and within budget, utilizing an integrated assembly …

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Navy Tests Lockheed’s F-35C Aboard Carrier at Night

Lockheed Martin‘s F-35C Lightning II aircraft has completed an initial round of at-sea development tests aboard the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier, where the Joint Strike Fighter performed nighttime landings and other maneuvers. The U.S. Navy said Monday that the F-35 Lightning II Integrated Test Force of the Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron …

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Lockheed F-35C Jet Lands on Carrier in 1st At-Sea Development Test

Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 carrier variant performed an arrested landing on the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier Monday as part of an estimated two-week initial at-sea development test of the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter. The Navy said Monday that Cmdr. Tony Wilson, a U.S. Navy test pilot, landed one of two F-35C planes onto the carrier’s flight deck under the DT-I test phase. …

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Lockheed To Study F-35 Missile Risk For Norway

Lockheed Martin’s aeronautics company will study F-35 missile risk reduction for Norway under a contract modification received from the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said $19,805,300 modification falls under a previously-awarded low rate initial production contract. Studies for the Norway Ministry of Defense will consist of physical fit checks, wind …

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Lockheed to Update F-35 Air System Testing, Design

Lockheed Martin Corp has won a $39.3 million Navy contract modification to update air system design and testing for fighter jets, the Defense Department announced Friday. The Bethesda, Md.-based contractor will continue developing the F-35’s partner version air system under a delta systems development and demonstration program. Funds under the …

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Lockheed to Develop F-35 Data Farm

Lockheed Martin’s aeronautics company won a $24,138,848 Navy contract modification to develop a data farm for an F-35 laboratory, the Defense Department announced Friday. The Bethesda, Md.-based contractor will develop the data farm for the Joint Strike Fighter U.S. Reprogramming Laboratory, which will be located at Eglin Air Force Base. …

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