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Lockheed Martin F-35 Program Exceeds 2011 Flight Test Goals
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Jan. 12, 2012
The success of the flight test program is the result of a team of dedicated government and contractor professionals,” said Larry Lawson, Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program executive vice president and general manager. “The test team continues to gain momentum and they will build upon this success for an even better 2012.
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Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy Is 'Effective, Suitable And Mission Capable' For USAF Operations

Mar. 10, 2010
The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Center has rated the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] C-5M as "effective, suitable and mission capable" based on results from OT&E testing completed in January 2010. The OT&E phase spanned four months, evaluating various performance aspects to validate the capability and reliability of the C-5M.
Fire Scout Unmanned Aerial System Demonstrates Critical Resupply Capability

Feb. 15, 2010
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully demonstrated that its MQ-8B Vertical Unmanned Aerial System (VUAS) can resupply U.S. or coalition troops deployed on a combat mission.
The company conducted the autonomous proof-of-principle resupply capability during the current Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) at Fort Benning, Ga. AEWE gives soldiers a first-hand look at emerging technologies and concepts.
Northrop Grumman's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Program Demonstrating Continued Success

Dec. 09, 2009
Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Jim Culmo, vice president of Airborne Early Warning & Battle Management Command and Control Programs, said today that the company's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Program is on track for initial operational test and evaluation in 2011. Culmo provided a program overview at the Airborne Early Warning and Battle Management 2009 Conference
Northrop Grumman and U.S. Air Force's Next-Generation of Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft Takes Flight

Dec. 09, 2009
"AF-18, the eleventh of the next-generation Global Hawk Block 20/30/40s to arrive at Edwards Air Force Base, performed beautifully," said George Guerra, Northrop Grumman vice president of HALE systems. "This flight marks the continuation of our Global Hawk flight test program, and is a testament to the team comprised of people from Northrop Grumman and the Air Force
Lockheed Martin Flies Optimized Conventional F-35

Nov. 17, 2009
Piloted by Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson, the F-35A, called AF-1, left Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth plant and flew to 20,000 feet and Mach 0.6. Nelson raised and lowered the landing gear, performed 360-degree rolls and lifted the nose to 20 degrees angle of attack during an 89-minute flight. AF-1 was built on the same production line as the 31 Low Rate Initial Production aircraft now in assembly.
Surveillance Vehicles Take Flight Using Alternative Energy

Apr. 08, 2009
Nearly undetectable from the ground, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are widely used by the military to scan terrain for possible threats and intelligence. Now, fuel cell powered UAVs are taking flight as an Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored program to help tactical decision-makers gather critical information more efficiently... and more quietly.
Boeing Unveils New International F-15 Configuration -- the F-15SE

Mar. 17, 2009
"The F-15 Silent Eagle is designed to meet our international customers' anticipated need for cost-effective stealth technologies, as well as for large and diverse weapons payloads," said Mark Bass, F-15 Program vice president for Boeing. "The innovative Silent Eagle is a balanced, affordable approach designed to meet future survivability needs."
Lockheed Martin F-35 Production, Testing And International Participation Shift Into High Gear In 2009

Feb. 27, 2009
In a single calendar year, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting II program will complete all remaining System Development and Demonstration aircraft, deliver the first production-model F-35s to the armed services and initiate full-scale flight test operations at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
Weight-Optimized F-35 Test Fleet Adds Conventional Takeoff And Landing Variant

Dec. 24, 2008
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] rolled out the first weight-optimized conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant of the F-35 Lightning II fighter on Dec. 19. The new F-35A, called AF-1, joins three weight-optimized F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing variants currently undergoing testing. The aircraft are structurally identical to the F-35s that will be delivered to armed services beginning in 2010.
Lockheed Martin And USAF Test Pilot School Conduct First Ever Successful Autoland Of The F-16 Fighting Falcon

Dec. 09, 2008
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., have successfully demonstrated an autonomous landing of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, marking the first time an F-16 has landed entirely under computer control. The successful Autoland demonstration lays the foundation for consistent, repeatable and controlled automatic landings...
Lockheed Martin F-35 Fighter Achieves Another Milestone: In-Flight Operation Of Integrated Avionics Aboard 'Catbird'

Dec. 09, 2008
Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] Cooperative Avionics Test Bed, or “CATBird,” has begun in-flight integration and verification of the F-35 Lightning II mission systems suite, launching another stage of risk reduction for the world’s newest fighter. The CATBird, a highly modified 737 airliner, will test the avionics suite thoroughly for several months before the complete system begins flying in an F-35...
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Flies Supersonic

Nov. 15, 2008
The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Joint Strike Fighter flew supersonic for the first time, achieving another milestone. The aircraft accelerated to Mach 1.05, or about 680 miles per hour. The test validated the F-35 Lightning II’s capability to operate beyond the speed of sound and was accomplished with a full internal load of inert or “dummy” weapons on the one-hour flight.
Boeing Rolls Out 1st F-15SG to Singapore

Nov. 03, 2008
The Boeing Company today rolled out the first F-15SG jet fighter to the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). The F-15SG is a variant of the highly capable, combat-proven F-15E. "The rollout of F-15SG1, on schedule, demonstrates that we're off to a great start as the RSAF builds to a procurement of 24 F-15SG aircraft," said Mark Bass, Boeing F-15 Program vice president.
Lockheed Martin F-35 Successfully Wraps Up Testing At Edwards FB, Validates Readiness For Future Test Deployment

Oct. 24, 2008
The first Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II fighter has finished all planned testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., demonstrating that the aircraft, the support crews, and contractor and military service personnel are ready for the dramatically expanded flight testing on the program's horizon.
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