Tag Archives: Lockheed

MEADS Team Pursues Dev’t of Turkey’s 1st Air & Missile Defense System

MEADS International, a joint venture between MBDA‘s German and Italian units and Lockheed Martin, has proposed a customized partnership with Turkey to develop the country’s first long-range air and missile defense system, Defense News reported Wednesday. Burak Ege Bekdil writes MEADS representatives have visited Turkey in previous months for preliminary talks …

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Austal, Navy to Christen ‘Tulsa’ Littoral Combat Ship; Sean Stackley Comments

Austal‘s U.S. subsidiary will host a christening ceremony Saturday for the U.S. Navy‘s future Independence-variant littoral combat ship at the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. The USS Tulsa, designated LCS 16, is the second Navy ship that honors the same-named city in Oklahoma and built to support the service branch’s near-shore environment and open-ocean operations. Tulsa …

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Lockheed-Northrop-Comtech Team Integrates New Terminal With AEHF Payload

A team comprised of Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Comtech Telecommunications has integrated and tested a new terminal platform with an engineering model of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency payload. The Lockheed-Northrop-Comtech team developed the Low Cost Terminal in a push to address a demand for terminals that can offer mobile access to the …

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Lockheed, RANK Software Unveil Cybersecurity Offering for Defense Programs

Lockheed Martin‘s Canadian subsidiary and RANK Software have partnered to create and offer cybersecurity platforms to Canadian and international defense programs. Both companies developed a co-branded security analytics offering as part of efforts to help address a shortage of trained cybersecurity individuals as well as meet a demand for systems designed to protect networks from advanced persistent cyber threats, Lockheed said Tuesday. …

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Report: Gen. David Goldfein Attributes Shakeout in T-X Competition to Air Force Procurement Strategy

Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff at the U.S. Air Force, has said that he expected a shakeout in the military service’s $16 billion T-X trainer competition launched in late 2016 given the branch’s strategy to procure a new jet fighter training system, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. According to the story by Yasmin Tadjdeh, Goldfein told …

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Aurora Flight Sciences Tests UAS Capture System Prototype Under DARPA Program

Aurora Flight Sciences has tested a technology demonstration platform designed to retrieve unmanned aerial systems as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program. DARPA said Monday the SideArm prototype worked to capture a Lockheed Martin-built Fury UAS flying at full speed. “SideArm aims to replicate carriers’ capability to quickly and safely accelerate and …

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Lockheed Martin, MDA & Navy Test Latest Version of Aegis Weapons System

A team that includes the Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin have conducted the first shipboard demonstration of the latest version of a Lockheed-produced  ballistic missile defense system. Lockheed said Monday the Aegis Baseline 9.C2 (BMD 5.1) combat system underwent the developmental test onboard the USS John Paul Jones and worked to detect, track …

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Lockheed, UK Nat’l Cybersecurity Center Partner for Talent Development Initiative

Lockheed Martin and the U.K.-based National Cyber Security Center have partnered to facilitate a program that seeks to develop the cybersecurity skills of students who are currently in their first year or about to start university. The CyberFirst initiative will offer nearly $5000 to as many as 250 recruits along with paid work placements and employment opportunities …

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Lockheed’s Speedline Facility Completes Inlet Coatings Work on 1st F-22 for Air Force

Lockheed Martin has completed sustainment work on the first F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft at the company’s Marietta, Georgia-based Inlet Coating Repair Speedline facility for delivery to the U.S. Air Force. Lockheed said Wednesday the company received the first two F-22s for inlet coating maintenance at the Speedline facility in November and …

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Reuters: Japan Negotiates Cost Reduction for F-35 Support Equipment

Japan estimates cost savings of as much as $100 million on support equipment for six Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft the country ordered from the U.S. government, Reuters reported Wednesday. Sources told the publication that Japan negotiated with the U.S. to drive down the price of the next batch of F-35s, mainly on ground support items such as parts, …

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MEADS Bids for Poland Missile Defense System Development

MEADS International, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and MBDA, has submitted a proposal to the Polish government to build and deliver air-and-missile defense systems, Defense News reported Tuesday. Jen Judson writes the submission is in response to a solicitation notice on Poland’s Wisla missile defense program. Marty Coyne,  Medium Extended Air Defense System director at …

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Lockheed, Air Force’s 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit Collaborate on F-35 Maintenance

A team of Lockheed Martin maintainers has partnered with airmen from the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit to sustain the U.S. Air Force‘s F-35 jets in preparation for a turnover of maintenance responsibilities. Lockheed currently maintains all 62nd AMU F-35s and will turn over aircraft maintenance responsibilities to the Air Force beginning June, the service branch said Jan. 24. “We …

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Lockheed Gets Navy MH-60R Radar Kit Delivery Order

Lockheed Martin has received a $45.8 million delivery order to provide 29 automatic radar periscope detection and discrimination standard retrofit p-kits for the U.S. Navy‘s fleet of MH-60R helicopters. The Defense Department said Monday Lockheed’s mission systems and training business will perform work in New York and Florida through September 2020. The Navy used fiscal 2017 aircraft …

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Lockheed Unveils New Colorado Site for Autonomous Systems Business

Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new location for its autonomous systems business unit to support the development of autonomous technologies for military customers, Denver Business Journal reported Wednesday. Greg Avery writes the new industrial space in Littleton, Colorado, can accommodate more than 100 employees and will support projects related to self-driving ground …

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