Lockheed Martin is planning to install â€œsixth generationâ€ updates to its fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets including automated collision avoidance features and a 40 percent increase in fuel tank capacity, Defense Newsreported Saturday.
Lockheed Martin and the F-35 joint program office have wrapped a series of durability, drop and static tests designed to validate the F-35 aircraftâ€™s resilience and strength in combat environments and support maintenance forecasting and fleet management operations. The fighter aircraft has an average service lifetime of 8K hours and preliminary ground testing results showed […] More
Lockheed MartinÂ and its partner companies in theÂ F-35 Lightning II program will move forward with effortsÂ sustain and update the fighter aircraft’s systems after the industry team completed 309 deliveries to military customers worldwide, AIN Online reported Tuesday. Greg Ulmer, vice president and general manager of Lockheed’s F-35 program, said during a media briefing at the Farnborough […] More
Raytheon has been chosen to develop a sensor technology forÂ F-35Â pilots to obtain situational awareness and detect threats in battlespace. Lockheed MartinÂ said Wednesday it picked Raytheon after a competitive process for the development of theÂ Distributed Aperture SystemÂ starting with the fighter program’s lot 15. Greg Ulmer, vice president and general manager of the F-35 program at Lockheed, […] More
Executive Mosaic is honored to announce that Jim Taiclet, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin, has been named a 2022 Wash100 Award recipient for his leadership to drive company growth through significant contract awards and acquisitions as well as advancing IT modernization efforts, including 5G capabilities and other areas of commercial technology. This marks […] More
Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Defense Department, has said DoD and Lockheed Martin have accelerated efforts to finalize the 12thÂ contract to procure at least 250 F-35 fighter aircraft, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. â€œWe are picking up the pace with Lot 12 and we plan to do the same with Lot 13,â€ Lord […] More
Lockheed Martin has received approval from the Defense Department to start full combat testing of its F-35 fighter aircraft, Bloomberg reported Friday. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, cleared the plan for the fighter jet to begin operational tests after â€œconcurringâ€ with the recommendation of the program manager to kick off testing in […] More
F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program director Vice Adm. Mat Winter has said that the new contract with Lockheed Martin to produce Lot 11 of the fifth-generation multi-role fighter aircraft will incentivize the defense contractor to enhance its production performance, USNI News reported Monday. The contract, potentially worth $11.5B, calls for the manufacture of […] More