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  • Report: Singapore Evaluates Potential F-35 Aircraft Purchase - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Singapore Evaluates Potential F-35 Aircraft Purchase

    Rick Edwards, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s international business, has said that Singapore is eyeing a potential future procurement of F-35 fighter aircraft,  Reuters reported Thursday. Edwards told Reuters at the Singapore Airshow that the company held preliminary talks with Singapore’s government about the F-35B short takeoff and vertical landing variant. An F-35B jet was on display […] More

  • Lockheed-Leonardo Team Delivers F-35B to Italian Defense Ministry - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed-Leonardo Team Delivers F-35B to Italian Defense Ministry

    A team composed of Lockheed Martin and Leonardo has delivered a short take-off/vertical landing variant of the F-35 fighter aircraft to Italy’s defense ministry. The ministry received the first F-35B produced outside the U.S. and assigned the STOVL jet to the Italian navy at a final assembly and check out facility in Cameri,  Lockheed said Thursday. Italy-based Leonardo and Lockheed jointly operate the […] More

  • Navy to Test 7 Lockheed-Built F-35B Aircraft Aboard USS America Warship - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy to Test 7 Lockheed-Built F-35B Aircraft Aboard USS America Warship

    The U.S. Navy will conduct developmental and operational tests of seven Lockheed Martin-built F-35B Lightning II aircraft aboard an amphibious assault ship. Five of the seven F-35B short take-off and vertical-landing variant are scheduled to enter the operational testing phase onboard the USS America (LHA-6) vessel while the remaining two fighter jets will begin the third phase of the shipboard […] More

  • BAE, US, UK Militaries Test F-35 Variants - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE, US, UK Militaries Test F-35 Variants

    BAE Systems worked with the U.S. and British military forces to conduct a piloted flight simulation trial of technology that works to provide navigational and maneuvering aid to fixed-wing aircraft landing on aircraft carrier vessels. The company said Monday it has been developing the Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing technology for the F-35 short takeoff and vertical landing variant, which […] More

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