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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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Lockheed Martin Wins $140 Million Contract for C-130J Transport Planes

Lockheed Martin Corp has recieved a contract worth $140 million to provide two additional C-130J transport planes to the Iraqi government via the U.S. Air Force.  The U.S. Air Force contract also includes non-recurring engineering and integration tasks associated with the new configuration of C-130J planes built to Iraqi government …

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Lockheed Expands Space Systems Facility in Newtown, PA

Lockheed Martin has broken ground on two new facilities at its Space Systems Company operations in Newtown, Pennsylvania, to support spacecraft programs for government and commercial customers.   New facilities include a 15, 000-square-foot multi-purpose conference center to facilitate large-scale meetings like design reviews, demonstration initiatives and customer events, and will have space …

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Roger Rose Appointed CEO of Lockheed Martin India

Roger Rose has been appointed CEO of Lockheed Martin India Private Limited. He will coordinate the expanding business of the aerospace giant in India.  Rose will take over for Douglas Hartwick, who has led Lockheed Martin’s New Delhi office since the formation of Lockheed Martin India Private Limited.   Hartwick will now …

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Lockheed Martin Donates Clean Room to Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project

Lockheed Martin Corporation has announced the donation of a class 10, 000 clean room to the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP). The clean room will help protect the refurbished 1960’s era Ampex FR-900 tape drives from NASA’s Ames Research Park Building 596 aka “McMoons”, originally constructed to house a …

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Norm Augustine to Head Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee

Former Lockheed Martin President and CEO Norm Augustine will head the Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee, convened by the White House to review NASA’s human space program for the Moon, Mars, and beyond. NASA plans to retire its Space Shuttle fleet after seven more missions to complete …

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