Tag: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Delivers 52nd C-5M Super Galaxy

Reading Time: 1 minute Lockheed Martin delivered the 52nd C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport modernized under the U.S. Air Force’s Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP). The delivery completes the RERP upgrade, which extends the service life of the C-5 fleet out until the 2040s. Lockheed Martin began RERP development work in 2001. RERP incorporates more than 70 improvements […]

Boeing and Lockheed Martin Get Caught Up in USAF Competition

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mixed signals from the Trump administration’s “America First” initiative are creating a confusing economic environment for U.S. companies despite a booming U.S. economy, which could make the “America First” and “Made in America” initiatives unattainable for American business. President Trump says he wants more U.S. corporations to move production and supply chains back to the […]

Lockheed Martin to Showcase LM-100J at Farnborough International Airshow

Reading Time: 1 minute Lockheed Martin will showcase its LM-100J Super Hercules Commercial freighter at Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2018, held in Farnborough, England, July 16-22. The LM-100J will participate in the show’s daily flight display and be on static display. The LM-100J is a production variant of the C-130J Super Hercules, which is the tactical airlifter of choice for 18 nations […]

Pentagon and Lockheed Martin Deliver 300th F-35 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin  delivered the 300th production F-35 aircraft, demonstrating the program’s continued progress and momentum. The 300th aircraft is a U.S. Air Force F-35A, to be delivered to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. “The F-35 weapons system is a key enabler of our National Defense Strategy and is providing […]

Pentagon Looks To Replace F-35 Parts Makers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Pentagon is embarking on a comprehensive effort to examine the entire F-35 supply chain from top to bottom for opportunities to compete components and repair work, according to a top Department of Defense official. The move is aimed at incentivizing suppliers to reduce cost and increase efficiencies, as the F-35 enterprise faces severe parts […]

Lockheed Martin Wins $247.5M NASA Contract to Build X-Plane

Reading Time: 1 minute Supersonic commercial travel is on the horizon. NASA awarded Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® a contract to design, build and flight test the Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator, an X-plane designed to make supersonic passenger air travel a reality. “It is super exciting to be back designing and flying X-planes at this scale,” said Jaiwon Shin, NASA’s associate […]

Lockheed Martin Announces Orlando Expansion, Hiring Plans

Reading Time: 1 minute Lockheed Martin broke ground on a new, $50 million, 255,000 square foot office facility and announced plans to hire about 1,800 people over the next two years, of which about 500 will be based in Orlando. Florida Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to announce Lockheed Martin is continuing to invest in Florida by […]

International Allies Receive F-35 Full Mission Simulators

Reading Time: 1 minute Lockheed Martin recently delivered F-35 Full Mission Simulators (FMS) to the Israeli, Italian, Japanese and Norwegian Air Forces – the first-ever deliveries to international F-35 operators. The simulators are critical components of the pilot training capability at F-35 operating bases in these four countries, where they will facilitate pilot qualification training, continuation training and mission […]

Israel Signs Deal for 17 Additional F-35 Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute Israel has officially signed an agreement to buy 17 additional F-35 jets as part of an even larger deal to purchase a total of 50 stealth fighters. Signed by Major General (Res) Udi Adam, the director-general of Israel’s Defense Ministry, this move will give the 69-year-old state two squadrons of the once-troubled jet after the […]

Lockheed Martin Invests $350 Million In Production Facility

Reading Time: 2 minutes Preliminary construction is underway on a new, $350 million Lockheed Martin facility that will produce next-generation satellites. The new facility, located on the company’s Waterton Canyon campus near Denver, is the latest step in an ongoing transformation, infused with innovation to provide future missions at reduced cost and cycle time. The new Gateway Center, slated […]