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Grounded F-35 Fleet Cleared to Fly

After an engine fire in June grounded the entire U.S. military fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets, Navy and Air Force officials have approved a limited flight clearance to run engine inspections and restricted flight drills. The cause of …

F-35 Fighter Jets Grounded After Fire

The U.S. Department of Defense has grounded all of its F-35 fighter jets after one of them caught fire during take off at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The advanced fighter was set to make its international debut during …

F-35 Fighter Jet: Canada Will Have 65, Please

Lockheed Martin will score big if Canada decides to buy 65 of their F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets. Rueters reported that an internal 18 month review recommends the purchase. The only reason this deal is less than official is due …

Lockheed Martin Announces SR-72, a Mach-6 Spy Plane Lockheed Martin Announces SR-72, a Mach-6 Spy Plane
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In 1998, the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane was retired from service, and no plane has come anywhere near serving a similar role. With an announcement from Lockheed Martin Corp. last week, the supersonic stealth spy plane is about to reach …

DARPA Just Spent $26M… On Anti-Missile Laser Beam DARPA Just Spent $26M… On Anti-Missile Laser Beam
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According to an article in Military & Aerospace Electronics, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has given a total of $26 million in contracts to two U.S. defense companies to research a more efficient anti-missile defense system. Northrop Grumman’s …

F-35 Fighter Drops 1st Bomb Against A Ground Target F-35 Fighter Drops 1st Bomb Against A Ground Target
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Reuters reported yesterday evening that Lockheed Martin’s stealthy new F-35B Joint Strike Fighter laid waste to a tank at Edwards Air Force Base in California using a 500-pound guided bomb. The Pentagon confirmed this was the first time an F-35 …

F-35 Fighter Jet: Popularity Rising F-35 Fighter Jet: Popularity Rising
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The Lockheed Martin Corporation is bracing for an onslaught of potential international demands to purchase several dozen F-35 fighter jets. This Tuesday the South Korean government turned down an offer from Boeing Co to build sixty F-15 warplanes claiming that …

F-15 Silent Eagle Rejected by South Korea F-15 Silent Eagle Rejected by South Korea
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Reuters via the CS Monitor reported today that South Korea has voted down a bid from Boeing to sell the country 60 F-15 Silent Eagles in favor of starting the process again to get a better fighter. Although the F-15 …

“Son of Concorde” To Fly Twice As Fast As Concorde “Son of Concorde” To Fly Twice As Fast As Concorde

Until the fatal 2000 crash that signaled the beginning of the end for the Concorde, it was widely considered the pinnacle of consumer based aviation. The Supersonic plane could fly from London to New York in half the time that …

Lockheed Martin Hacked, Pentagon to Consider Cyber Attacks Acts of War Lockheed Martin Hacked, Pentagon to Consider Cyber Attacks Acts of War
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Defense contractor Lockheed Martin was recently hit with a cyber attack, but is downplaying the notion of any major threat, as is the U.S. Department of Defense. While little has been revealed in the way of details surrounding the attack, …