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Lockheed, MIT Form Autonomous Tech Research Partnership; Keoki Jackson Comments

Lockheed Martin and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have agreed to jointly explore autonomous and robotic technologies under a partnership agreement the parties signed Friday. The company said Monday it will collaborate with the university’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics as well as Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory to engage the university’s faculty and students …

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BAE Systems Conducts 1,000th F-35 Vertical Landing

BAE Systems has completed the 1,000th vertical landing of a Lockheed Martin-built F-35B as part of an ongoing flight test program. BAE said Friday Peter Wilson — lead test pilot for the short takeoff and vertical landing variant of the F-35 — performed the landing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River six years after BAE pilot Graham Tomlinson conducted the …

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First European Aegis Ashore Site in Romania Begins Missile Threat Monitoring Functions

The first European Aegis Ashore site has begun scanning for potential ballistic missile threats in the skies of southern Europe. The inauguration of the Aegis Ashore site at Deveselu air base in Romania — which utilizes Lockheed Martin‘s Aegis Combat System — completes phase two of the European Phased Adaptive Approach for allied ballistic missile defense, …

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Lockheed Secures Navy Undersea Warfare System Contract Option

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $40.8 million contract modification to provide engineering support for AN/SQQ-89A surface ship undersea warfare systems. The Defense Department said Thursday the modification exercises a one-year option on a previously awarded contract for the development, integration and production of an  AN/SQQ-89A variant. The system is designed to …

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Lockheed Enters Investment Partnership on STEM Curriculum for Denver Public Schools

Lockheed Martin has invested $800,000 in partnership with Project Lead The Way and the Denver Public Schools Foundation to support the implementation of science, technology, engineering and math-based curriculum across public schools in Denver, Colorado. The company said Friday the investment will support Project Lead The Way’s STEM program at approximately 100 elementary, …

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Lockheed-Run Sandia Lab Gets DOE Contract Renewal to Manage Regional Test Centers

Sandia National Laboratories has received a three-year contract renewal from the Energy Department to manage regional test centers that assess the performance, reliability and economic viability of solar photovoltaic technologies. DOE’s SunShot Initiative funds the RTC program launched in 2012 that works to make solar energy have similar costs in comparison with other electricity forms …

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Lockheed to Help Navy Evaluate Freedom-Class LCS Program

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $74.6 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to help the service branch conduct special studies, reviews and analyses of the Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship development initiative. The Defense Department said Thursday that Lockheed will evaluate production and engineering challenges and cost and schedule risks associated with the Freedom-class LCS program. The company will …

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Lockheed Martin Nabs Navy Contract for CASS Logistics Maintenance, Support Services

A Lockheed Martin business unit has landed a $21.9 million contract from the U.S. Navy for logistics maintenance and support services for as many as 400 Consolidated Automated Support System stations. Lockheed’s mission systems and training business will also provide support for 150 reconfigurable, transportable CASS stations, the Defense Department said Monday. DoD added that the Naval …

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Navy Orders Additional Laser-Guided Training Rounds From Lockheed

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $25.8 million contract to Lockheed Martin to deliver live-fire training rounds of its laser-guided bombs. Lockheed said Thursday the Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds award is the last of four options under an $84.5 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract originally awarded in 2013. The company added it will also refurbish …

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State Dept Approves France’s $90M Request of Lockheed-Made Unitary Rocket Pods

The State Department has approved a request by France to purchase Lockheed Martin-built unitary rocket pods and other related resources from the U.S. government under a $90 million foreign military sales agreement between both countries. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification to notify Congress of France’s request to buy Guided Multiple Launch …

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Sandia Lab, CFRTA Sign Partnership Agreement for Emergency Planning Concepts Development

Sandia National Laboratories and the California Fire and Rescue Training Authority have signed a memorandum of agreement for the development of new emergency planning, exercise and response concepts. Sandia aims to build on its nine-month agreement with California for emergency response scenarios on wildfire, chlorine tanker release and radiological dispersal device for …

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DARPA Awards Gremlins Program Phase 1 Contracts to 4 Companies; Dan Patt Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a series of phase one contracts to four companies for proposals to develop unmanned air systems that can be recovered while in flight and are reusable. DARPA said Thursday it selected General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems unit, Lockheed Martin, Dynetics and Composite Engineering to develop launch …

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Lockheed Reseller Partner Gets Straightline Aviation LOI to Purchase Hybrid Airships for $480M

Lockheed Martin reseller partner Hybrid Enterprises has received a letter of intent from Straightline Aviation for the purchase of 12 Lockheed-built Hybrid Airships worth an estimated $480 million. Hybrid Enterprises has started negotiations with SLA regarding the purchase agreement and works to finalize the sales of the cargo and passenger transport aircraft, Lockheed said Wednesday. Lockheed selected …

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