Lockheed Martin has entered a DoD Mentor-Protégé Agreement with Aegisound, LLC, of Blacksburg, Va., and will assist the company as it becomes a supplier of advanced hearing-protection devices for military high-noise environments.
Here is a variety of reading for the weekend to keep up on F-35 events.
The senior Australian Defence leadership is embarking on a dangerous gamble with taxpayer’s money. This compulsive gambling habit will need a strong intervention by Parliament.
Saab AB has offered to sell 85 JAS Gripen fighter jets to the Netherlands, thus competing with Lockheed Martin for the replacement of the country's ageing F-16 fleet
Northrop Grumman Corporation completed the center fuselage for the first U.S. Navy F-35C Lightning II aircraft, an aircraft carrier-capable variant designated CF-1. This was performed on budget and on schedule.
With one F-35 in structural testing, two in flight test, six in final assembly and another 14 in various stages of production, Lockheed Martin added to the program's momentum on Saturday by finishing assembly of the fourth F-35 aircraft, an STOVL F-35B.
Test flight delays due to engine problems could further inflate the cost of the F-35 Lightning II, already the most expensive military program ever at $299 billion.
The U.S. Department of Defense has released $1 billion of funding to acquire six Lockheed Martin F-35B STOVL aircraft as part of the second Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract for the F-35.
Goodrich has received an initial production contract from Northrop Grumman to provide its weapons bay door drive system for all models of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
Last week, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has signed a final long-term framework agreement with Lockheed Martin for the production of parts in composite and titanium for the F-35 Lightning II.
The 46th TW recently lent a hand to Lockheed Martin Company to perform a risk reduction and development test of weapon lanyards for the F-35 System Development and Demonstration program at the Simulated Environment for Munitions facility.
The Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II made its first flight with BAE test pilot Graham Tomlinson at the controls from Lockheeds Martin's Fort Worth facility.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program in the Netherlands has taken a turn. The next fighter for the Dutch could be a more open competitive process.
Lockheed Martin tested the shaft driven lift fan propulsion system on the F-35B Lightning II, performing short takeoffs and vertical landings (STOVL) for the first time during ground testing on Sunday, May 25.
"Since I can't put the exploding-head guy from Scanners in a reply field, you will have to assume that he is here." So went a comment in the Aviation Week Blog by aerospace writer Bill Sweetman in a discussion about the F-35 program.