Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
The following article, written by Loren Thompson who has done consulting work for Lockheed Martin, was posted on Forbes.com on June 27, 2011.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the most expensive weapons program the U.S. Department of Defense is currently funding. The reason it’s so costly is that the Clinton Administration decided in 1993 to replace a slew of cold-war combat aircraft operated by three different military services with a single family of planes. The new planes were supposed to ... Read more
Categories: News Report
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
The Norwegian parliament unanimously approved the funding of four Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II training jets to begin fulfilling Norway’s future air-combat capability requirements.
These 5th Generation fighters will bridge the gap between Norway’s aging F-16s currently in service, and due to be phased out by 2023. The jets will be delivered to a U.S.-based international training center in 2016.
“We’re very pleased with the announcement and are committed to supporting the Norwegian government in moving forward with the F-35,” said Tom ... Read more
Categories: News Release, Program Update
Monday, June 20th, 2011
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced a new website for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft at the Paris Air Show today. The site, www.f35.com, provides the most up-to-date information on the F-35 program, including history, program updates, news, photos and videos.
The F-35 Lightning II is the most advanced 5th generation multirole fighter in the world, combining Very Low Observable stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and reduced sustainment costs. The Lightning II’s sensor suite is the ... Read more
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Since the last F-35 flight test program update issued May 11, Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter conducted 93 test flights, bringing the total number of flights for the year to 411.
Overall, the F-35 program remains ahead of the overall goals for test flights and test points year-to-date. Through May 31, the program accomplished 378 flights versus a plan of 297 and accomplished 3,342 test points against a plan of 2,217.
Several flight test and production key ... Read more
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
For information on Lockheed Martin’s participation in the Pairs Air Show June 20 to 26, visit www.lockheedmartin.com/paris.
Here you will also find an interactive magazine with information, videos and photos on the F-35, C-130, F-16, T-50 and P-3.
Categories: Photos, Program Update, Publication, Video