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Report: Netherlands to Buy 37 Lockheed F-35 Jets

Netherlands Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert is scheduled to announce Tuesday that the Dutch government will acquire 37 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 fighter jets, Reuters reports. Anthony Deutsch and Andrea Shalal-Esa write the Netherlands would become the seventh country to place orders for the F-35 following the U.K.,  Australia, Italy, …

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Brian Chappel Appointed Northrop F-35 Program Head; Patricia McMahon Comments

Brian Chappel, a two-decade veteran of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been named vice president and program manager of the F-35 program. He will oversee costs, schedule, quality, customer satisfaction and technical services related to production of the F-35’s center fuselage for prime contractor Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop said …

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Pratt & Whitney, Pentagon Ink F-35 Engine Deal

A United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) subsidiary has reached an agreement with the Defense Department to produce the sixth batch of engines for the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 jet. Pratt & Whitney will work to build 38 F135 propulsion engines, including 36 install engines and two conventional takeoff and …

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Northrop 2Q Net Earnings Up 2%, Aerospace Sales Jump 9%

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has announced financial results for its fiscal year 2013 second quarter, reporting a 2 percent increase in net earnings from the prior year period. The Falls Church, Va.-based aerospace and defense contractor also saw year-over-year sales increases in its aerospace systems and electronic systems sector for …

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Lockheed Delivers C-130J to Israel and 3rd F-35 to the U.K.; George Shultz Comments

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has delivered the first of three C-130J super Hercules’ for Israel’s Air Force under a U.S. foreign military sales agreement, the company said Wednesday. The delivery occurred at a Wednesday ceremony at Lockheed’s facility in Marietta, Ga. The airlifter will now undergo modifications to include Israel-made systems. …

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GovCon Wire Follows F-35 Executive Leaders, Intl Program Activity

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is among the largest weapons acquisitions the U.S. government has ever undertaken and its impact extends around the world as countries seek to buy the jet. GovCon Wire, published by Executive Mosaic, follows the most important developments regarding the F-35 as its manufacturer Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), …

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Marine Corps Unveils Lockheed F-35B Operation Plan

The U.S. Marine Corps has announced it will fly 16 Lockheed Martin-made (NYSE: LMT) F-35 jets in an initial operational capability, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. Michael Hoffman writes USMC pilots will operate the F-35 variant designed for short takeoff and landing, intended to help hover the aircraft prior to landing. …

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Australia Commits to 100 Lockheed F-35 Jets, Will Buy 12 Boeing Growlers

Australia has committed to purchase 100 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 jets and will buy 12 Boeing (NYSE: BA) EA-18G Growler planes as part of a new defense strategy,  Reuters reports. James Grubel writes the Australian Defence Ministry announced its acquisition in a white paper, saying the country aims to …

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Finmeccanica Subsidiary Wins $141M for Lockheed F-35 Wings

A Finmeccanica subsidiary has won a $141 million contract to build wings and related components for Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) F-35 fighter jet. Alenia Aermacchi is responsible for the Joint Strike Fighter program’s second wing production line, Finmeccanica said Thursday. The contract also includes $60 million, covering non-recurring activities for …

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