Lockheed Martin

By Irene Klotz
Lockheed Martin will build up to seven spacecraft for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geostationary Extended Observations program.
Space

By Vivienne Machi
The service is exploring the future of narrowband satellite communications as its legacy Mobile User Objective System approaches the end of its life span.
Space

By Steve Trimble
Lockheed Martin replaced Paul Lemmo as Sikorsky president, promoting Richard Benton from a division of Missiles and Fire Control Rotary and Mission Systems.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
The agency proposes a major revamp of the U.S. Army’s most advanced theater-level interceptor 16 years after the first battery was activated.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Brian Everstine
Following multiple failed attempts, the agency says airborne laser technology has evolved enough to deserve another shot.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Irene Klotz
Out of 48 proposals for less-expensive, faster options for returning samples from Mars, NASA selected seven ideas from companies for 90-day study contracts.
Space

By Chen Chuanren
The Taiwan Air Force plans to upgrade the avionics on its Lockheed Martin C-130H Hercules aircraft.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

By Irene Klotz
Lockheed Martin signed a deal with Firefly Aerospace for up to 25 Alpha rocket launches through 2029.
Commercial Space

By Graham Warwick
The company is flight-testing a subscale rotor blown wing as it pursues advanced UAS for an array of missions.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Graham Warwick
The Pentagon’s advanced research agency has selected six teams to develop preliminary designs for a shipborne VTOL uncrewed aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
With the Collaborative Combat Aircraft, the head of Lockheed Martin’s advanced development arm challenges U.S. Air Force planners and competitors.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Graham Warwick
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Space

By Tony Osborne
Poland has signed a $735 million contract to acquire hundreds of air-launched standoff cruise missiles from Lockheed Martin.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Garrett Reim
Satellite bus manufacturer is critical to national security program but is in financial trouble.
Space

By Guy Norris
The review assessed the X-59 project’s approach to safety and hazard analysis.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Garrett Reim
Terran Orbital’s revenue fell 3% to $27.2 million for the period ended March 31, it disclosed in a financial filing with the SEC on May 14.
Commercial Space

By Steve Trimble
Air Mobility Command’s goal of fielding a stealthy, penetration tanker aircraft in the mid-2030s faces pressure from tight budgets on its current timeline.
Multi-Mission Aircraft

By Garrett Reim
Xona Space Systems has raised $19 million in a Series A funding round to speed up deployment of its commercial global navigation satellite system.
Space

By Michael Bruno
Lockheed Martin is withdrawing its bid to take over the rest of small satellite startup Terran Orbital’s stock it did not already own.
Space

By Brian Everstine
Cancellation of the U.S. Army’s scout helicopter program is driving focus on UAS and uncrewed teaming.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
Collaborative Combat Aircraft and Survivable Airborne Operations Center selections favor private companies as major primes set sights on larger awards.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Matthew Jouppi
Lockheed’s road map to victory provides clues for the sixth-generation combat aircraft program.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Guy Norris
The specially configured X-59 has been designed to collect community response data on the public acceptability of reduced sonic booms.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
The Shetland Islands’ SaxaVord spaceport has secured a range control license from the UK’s aviation regulator in another step toward the first orbital launches from the site.
Space

By Chen Chuanren
The Australian Defense Department has signed an A$500 million contract with Lockheed Martin Australia to build the Joint Air Battle Management System.
Missile Defense & Weapons