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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Lockheed Martin’

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 the fire is still not known, and the Pentagon, along with engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, has been trying to …

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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 showings to prospective buyers at two air shows in the U.K. beginning next week. The cause of the fire is …

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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 to the fact that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet hasn’t signed off on it yet. The purchase will cost the …

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Lockheed Martin Announces SR-72, a Mach-6 Spy Plane

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 a new renaissance with the SR-72, which media outlets are affectionately calling “Son of Blackbird.” The SR-71 was a twin-engine, …

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DARPA Just Spent $26M… On Anti-Missile Laser Beam

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 Aerospace Systems division in Redondo Beach, CA will receive $14.6 million while Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training division in …

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F-35 Fighter Drops 1st Bomb Against A Ground Target

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 has deployed a weapon. The report says the plane fired its laser-guided bomb unit (GBU-12) “Paveway II” from an internal …

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F-35 Fighter Jet: Popularity Rising

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 a more advanced aircraft was needed. While there is no definitive word on whether South Korea will eventually come to …

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F-15 Silent Eagle Rejected by South Korea

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 was the only plane to fit the south Korean budget initially, the ruling party’s lawmakers and former military officials have …

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“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 a typical jet did it because it flew at supersonic speeds. The trip was not inexpensive though. Since the grounding …

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