Lockheed Preps For GMLRS, PRSM Advances

By Steve Trimble Oct 14, 2020
Two U.S. Army missile programs led by Lockheed Martin are set to enter another round of critical flight tests.
AUSA 2020

NASA To Evaluate Blue Origin Human Lunar Lander Hands-On

By Mark Carreau Aug 20, 2020
The combined 40-ft.-plus structure includes the Blue Origin lander and the Lockheed Martin ascent module that is expected to house NASA’s Artemis astronaut crews during their initial, weeklong lunar sorties.
Space

F-35 Software Quirk Prevents LVC Training Roll-Out To USAF

By Steve Trimble Aug 14, 2020
The F-35A’s onboard sensor fusion prevents the Air Force right now from widely implementing a live, virtual and constructed training format, a top US Air Force commander says.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Lockheed Receives Delivery Orders For F-16S To Taiwan, Morocco

By Steve Trimble Aug 14, 2020
The $4.94 billion deal confirms a long-awaited order to deliver 66 of the GE Aviation F110-powered F-16s for Taiwan and about 25 Pratt & Whitney F100-powered F-16s for Morocco. The US government approved export packages for both aircraft in 2019. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

USAF Set To Award F-16 FMS Contract Vehicle To Lockheed

By Steve Trimble Aug 13, 2020
The F-16 Block 70/72 contract to be awarded on August 14 will use an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity format. As each foreign buyer signs an order, the Air Force will sign a task order under the ID/IQ contract to Lockheed, rather than renegotiating pricing for every foreign customer. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Classified Line Item Shows $62 Million Plus-up For Missile Program

By Steve Trimble Jun 28, 2020
In what might be a rare reference to the Lockheed Martin AIM-260 program, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) slipped an authorization into…
Missile Defense & Weapons

A&D Primes Sell Consultancy Exostar to Private Equity

Jun 02, 2020
U.S. defense prime contractors and aerospace OEMs will sell their 20-year-old industry consultancy Exostar to private equity buyer Thoma Bravo
Supply Chain

F-22 Post-Crash Fleet Update

By Matthew Jouppi May 19, 2020
As the U.S. Defense Department prioritizes great power competition, demand for the Raptor fleet as the Air Force’s “silver bullet” air dominance force has never been greater.
Aircraft & Propulsion

U.S. Air Force Kicks Off Skyborg UAS Integration Phase

By Steve Trimble May 19, 2020
The U.S. Air Force has kicked off the integration phase of the Skyborg unmanned air system (UAS) program, with several contract awards worth up to …
Aircraft & Propulsion

Lockheed Issues $411M To Vulnerable Suppliers

By Lee Hudson Apr 24, 2020
The world’s largest defense contractor has issued another round of accelerated progress payments to its supply chain.
Supply Chain

Nearly 50 Years Apart, Lockheed Bailout Resonates During Boeing Crisis

By Steve Trimble Mar 24, 2020
The troubled stories of the L-1011, C-5A and Lockheed from over 49 years ago and today’s headlines about the 737 MAX, KC-46 and Boeing are converging
Supply Chain

Pentagon Boosts Up-Front Payments to Defense Companies

By Jen DiMascio Mar 21, 2020
The Pentagon will pay up to 90% of billed work immediately for large contractors and 95% for small businesses.
Budget, Policy & Operations

BAE Systems Starts THAAD Seeker Upgrade

By Steve Trimble Mar 17, 2020
Lockheed wants BAE to design and manufacture a new generation of infrared seekers for THAAD.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Design Milestone Reached For Air-Launched Hypersonic Missile

By Steve Trimble Feb 27, 2020
The AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) is the U.S. military’s most technologically ambitious hypersonic weapon.
Air Warfare Symposium

U.S. Air Force Fast-Tracks Radar Upgrade For F-16s

By Steve Trimble Feb 12, 2020
The U.S. Air Force’s fiscal 2021 budget submission shows plans to integrate Northrop Grumman APG-83 AESA radars on 330 more F-16s.
Defense and Space

Poland Formally Orders 32 F-35As

By Steve Trimble Feb 01, 2020
Poland becomes the first NATO country bordering Russian territory to adopt the stealth fighter.
Defense and Space

JPO Dedicates Assembly Line To Fix U.S. Navy F-35C Delays

By Steve Trimble Jan 23, 2020
The dedicated final assembly line for the F-35C is intended to overcome production delays that emerged in 2019.
Defense and Space

日本がF-35戦闘機向け訓練課程の情報を要求

Jan 22, 2020
日本の防衛省は、Lockheed Martin社製F-35ライトニングのパイロットを訓練するために、明らかになっていない情報を求めています。
Japanese

Japan Requests Info For F-35 Flight Training System

By Bradley Perrett Jan 15, 2020
The Japanese Ministry of Defense is seeking information on an unspecified training system for Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning pilots.
Defense and Space

With OpFires, Lockheed A Six-Time Hypersonic Winner

By Steve Trimble Jan 15, 2020
Lockheed Martin has won a sixth prime contractor role in a U.S. hypersonic missile program.
Defense and Space

Switzerland Issues Second RFQ For Fighters

By Tony Osborne Jan 10, 2020
The Swiss government has issued a second request for quotations for new combat aircraft and ground-based air defense systems.
Defense and Space

Despite Budget Cut, U.S. Army Will Not Slow Down FARA

By Lee Hudson Jan 09, 2020
The U.S. Army is grappling with a $34 million reduction to its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft Competitive Prototype effort.
Defense and Space

Lockheed Awarded $1.9B For One-Year F-35 Sustainment

By Steve Trimble Jan 06, 2020
The F-35 Joint Program Office awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.9 billion contract on Jan. 6 to maintain the global Lightning II fleet, support training and expand capacity for producing spares and repairing components.
Defense and Space

Defense Stocks Led Gains While Commercial Anchored By Boeing

By Michael Bruno Jan 04, 2020
Publicly traded shares of aerospace and defense companies around most of the Western world ended 2019 about 34% above where they began a year ago, and 6% better off than major stock market indices, Wall Street analysts said in year-end reports.
Air Transport

NATO Takes First Steps Toward Future Surveillance System

By Mark Carreau Jan 03, 2020
NATO has taken the first steps toward replacing its fleet of Boeing E-3 Sentry airborne early warning platforms.
Defense and Space