Tag Archives: Lightning II

Marines Employ Raytheon’s Approach, Landing Guidance System for Initial Aircraft Carrier Operation

The U.S. Marine Corps sampled a Raytheon-built approach and landing guidance system for the deployment of fighter jets from an amphibious assault ship in the Pacific. The service branch guided its F-35B Lightning II aircraft onto the USS Wasp through the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System of Raytheon’s intelligence, information …

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Pratt & Whitney Introduces F-35 Engine Power, Thermal Management Upgrade; Matthew Bromberg Comments

A division of United Technologies Corp. has launched an engine update meant to enhance aircraft power and thermal management system capacity. Pratt & Whitney announced Tuesday that its Growth Option 2.0 upgrade for the fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II‘s F135 engine is geared to address PTMS functions for future block updates to the aircraft. Matthew …

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Raytheon, Navy Complete Final Developmental Test of F-35C Joint Standoff Weapon

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have finished developmental testing of the Joint Standoff Weapon C warhead for use on the F-35 aircraft’s C variant. The company said Tuesday the 1,000-pound JSOW makes use of a global positioning system-based inertial navigation platform equipped with an infrared seeker made to autonomously detect targets. The air-to-ground …

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Cobham to Supply RF Microelectronics for Lockheed’s F-35; Jill Kale Comments

Cobham has received a multimillion dollar order to manufacture radio frequency microelectronics for the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft. Cobham said Monday its microelectronic solutions division will produce the RF components at a company facility in San Diego, California. Jill Kale, president of Cobham’s advanced electronic solutions business, said the company’s microelectronic components and assemblies are designed to increase the sensitivity of aircraft …

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BAE Awards $117M Subcontract to Balfour Beatty for F-35 Facilities Construction in UK

Balfour Beatty has landed an estimated $117 million subcontract from BAE Systems for construction services at a U.K. air force base that will house Lockheed Martin-built fighter jets beginning 2018. Balfour Beatty will construct an integrated training center, logistics operations center and a maintenance and finishing facility at the Marham air …

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