Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
Three Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft were officially delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps during ceremonies at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., today. The three jets are assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 residing with the host Marine Aircraft Group 13.
“For more than 50 years, it has been our mission to support the Marine Corps mission, and we’re honored to deliver the first three F-35B STOVL aircraft to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121,” ... Read more
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Monday, November 19th, 2012
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has named Rosemary J. Chapdelaine president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Canada.
Chapdelaine joins Lockheed Martin Canada after serving in several executive positions within the corporation at locations in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Most recently, she served as a director of business development for Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors business in Owego, N.Y.
In this position, she will lead our more than 500 employees to deliver on our development, production and in-service support ... Read more
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Thursday, November 15th, 2012
by Chrissy Cuttita, 96th Test Wing Public Affairs
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – A major step in the building the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II training program was accomplished when the 33rd Fighter Wing completed the training and flying portion of the service’s operational utility evaluation on schedule Nov. 15.
Four pilots began training when the evaluation started Sept. 10, expecting it to last approximately 65 days. Six weeks of academic training and 24 sorties later, they are all fully-qualified F-35A pilots.
“We were able to ... Read more
Categories: News Release, News Report
Monday, November 12th, 2012
F-35 Program Update and Fast Facts updated as of November 12, 2012 now posted.
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
The Integrated Test Force (ITF) here completed its 500th combined sortie for both the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) and F-35B short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft Friday. Flight operations for the F-35 began on the Emerald Coast March 6. There are currently 22 F-35s at Eglin as the fleet continues to grow supporting the team as it trains instructor pilots and maintainers. The team accomplished the 500 sorties in 238 days cutting the time between each milestone sortie:
100th sortie – ... Read more
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