Global Partners Building Global Security: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Builds Global Security Through Enduring Air Power:
“Addressing the evolving threats to world security is a priority, said George Standridge, vice president of Business Development for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. ‘In times of uncertainty, more than ever, our military customers need stability – which means economic strength and global security. Air Power remains critical to ensuring global security, and Lockheed Martin has a long, proven history of providing air power solutions to nations around the world.’
‘Lockheed Martin Aeronautics provides air power that gives our customers an asymmetric advantage over these threats during traditional conflicts, irregular warfare and catastrophic events,’ said Standridge. ‘We have had excellent records of achieving success with programs like the C-130, F-16 and others, and it’s a track record we will continue with the F-35. This kind of success has been a benefit not only to Lockheed Martin but also to our customers in nations around the world,’ he said.”
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F-35 Lightning II Brings 5th Generation Capabilities to the Navy:
“WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) executive said Friday that the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II will help meet the challenges of future forces across the range of military operations.
‘The F-35 was designed to operate and survive in high-threat battlespace defined by advanced surface-to-air missile systems, and while outnumbered by top-of-the-line 4th generation fighters – a distinct probability for future combat scenarios faced by naval aviators,’ said Steve O’Bryan, vice president of Lockheed Martin F-35 Business Development. ‘The F-35 will incorporate the most advanced net-enabled mission systems, sensor and communications suite ever fielded in a fighter aircraft. It will be a key node in the kind of information-collection and distribution networks so valuable to sea, land and air forces today and in the future.'”
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Lockheed Martin Rolls Out THAAD Launchers and Fire Control and Communications Units:
“CAMDEN, Ark., April 13 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) officially rolled out the new Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System launcher and Fire Control and Communications unit today in a ceremony at the company’s THAAD Launcher Integration Complex in Camden, AR.”
Lockheed Martin’s HIMARS Launcher Successfully Fires Air Defense Missile:
“DALLAS, March 25 /PRNewswire/ — A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher successfully fired two Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) during a U.S. Army ‘common launcher’ feasibility demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, NM. U.S. Army and industry representatives conducted the ‘proof of concept‘ firing to examine the viability of firing an air defense missile from the currently-fielded HIMARS.
“The demonstration featured two modified AMRAAMs, which were rail-launched from a modified Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) enclosure assembly launch pod mounted on a HIMARS launcher. The test, in which all objectives were met, included the operational test missiles (configured from excess AMRAAM assets); integration of modified Surfaced Launched AMRAAM launch rails into an empty ATACMS pod; and the launch of the AMRAAMs using the HIMARS fire control system with modified software.
“The Army is evaluating HIMARS as a potential solution for a light ‘common launcher’ for future air defense, Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System and ATACMS munitions. In addition to its capability to support multi-mission munitions, the HIMARS launcher offers tactical flexibility, high reliability and C-130 transportability.”
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Final Pair of Massive Lockheed Martin Solar Arrays Begin Providing Power to International Space Station:
“SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 21 /PRNewswire/ — The fourth and final pair of massive solar arrays, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) at its Space Systems facility in Sunnyvale, have been installed on the International Space Station by the crew of the space shuttle Discovery. The two new arrays have been deployed and are generating electricity.”
Second Lockheed Martin F-35B STOVL Fighter Achieves Successful First Flight:
“FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) second short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B Lightning II accomplished its first flight on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The aircraft, known as BF-2, joins a conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) F-35A and another STOVL F-35B that already have logged a combined total of 84 flights.”