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Lockheed Martin Questions Safety, Cost of Commercial Passenger Transport to ISS

Lockheed Martin is warning that the fast-tracking of plans to develop commercial passenger transport systems for the International Space Station (ISS) costly and unsafe. John Stevens, director of business development for human spaceflight at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, said “we’re having a hard time affording the Orion program, which is designed to take humans …

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Lockheed Martin Wins $193 Million Army Medical Command Contract at Ft. Sam Houston

Lockheed Martin Technical Services has won a $193 million contract from the U.S. Army Medical Command to assist in consolidating its military medical facilities at Fort Sam Houston.  Under the contract, Lockheed martin will furnish logistical support for the relocation of basic and specialty training operations for enlisted personnel from the …

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Lockheed Martin Wins $93 Million Navy Contract

Lockheed Martin has won a U.S. Navy contract worth nearly $93 million to engineer and support the AN/BVY-1 Integrated Submarine Imaging System (ISIS) and for production of related hardware. ISIS improves Navy submarine surveillance capabilities through the integration of digital video and still images from devices on the sub’s exterior and …

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Lockheed Martin Launches Final GPS IIR-M Satellite

Lockheed Martin’s modernized U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellite was successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket.  The satellite, designated GPS IIR-21(M), is the final of eight GPS IIR-M spacecraft built by Lockheed Martin Navigation …

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Lockheed Martin’s “Mission Maker” Initiatives: Cyber Weapons for Cyber Warriors

Military operations threatened by cyberassault will be aided by Lockheed Martin’s new information security tools: the “Mission Maker” initiatives.  Lockheed Martin’s “Mission Maker” initiatives embed cybersecurity into command and control, add cyber threat monitoring to situational awareness capabilities, and enhance information operations. These capabilities are designed to ensure essential communications …

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Lockheed Martin Successfully Tests Beam Control/Fire Control System for Airborne Missile Defense Laser

Lockheed Martin has announced that during a successful test,  the Beam Control/Fire Control system for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Airborne Laser (ABL) focused and directed a laser beam to destroy a target missile called a Missile Alternative Range Target Instrumentation (MARTI).  The test was conducted August 10th aboard ABL’s modified …

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Lockheed’s JLTV Prototypes Exceed 50, 000 Miles of Combined Testing

Lockheed Martin’s four operational prototype Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs): one of vehicle categories A (“Battlespace Awareness” scouts) and C (“Focused Logistics” utility vehicles), and two variants of the Category B model (“Force Application” troop carriers), have exceeded 50, 000 combined miles of successful testing. To simulate operational conditions, the prototypes …

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Lockheed’s Savi has RFID Tracking Tags Approved by U.S. Air Force

Savi Technologies, a Lockheed Martin company, has been given the approval by the U.S. Air Force to use RFID tracking and security tags aboard all classifications of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft that transports supplies for the Department of Defense. The RFID tags have been previously used on U.S. Military aircraft …

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Lockheed Martin Begins Testing Australia’s First Aegis Destroyer

The Aegis missile system for Australia’s first Aegis-based Air Warfare Destroyer began a four month testing program today at Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Production Test Center.  After testing,  the weapon system ready for installation on the HMAS Hobart, the first of three Australian Air Warfare Destroyers currently under contract. Lockheed Martin’s Production Test …

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