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Lockheed delivers F-35Bs

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 11 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin is continuing deliveries of F-35 Lightning II aircraft to the U.S. military, the latest ferried to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

Australia sets out F-18 maintenance tender

CANBERRA, Australia, May 10 (UPI) -- Australia has sent out a request for tender for deeper maintenance for its fleet of 71 Classic Hornet fighter aircraft.

Rolls-Royce supplying F-35B components

RESTON, Va., May 2 (UPI) -- Rolls-Royce has received a $315 million contract for technology that enables a variant of the F-35 aircraft to perform short take-offs vertical landings.
Official: Army may lay off 29,000 soldiers

Official: Army may lay off 29,000 soldiers

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- Budget cuts may make the U.S. Army lay off 29,000 enlisted soldiers and officers, a Pentagon official said as GOP lawmakers sought to restore defense funding.
Iran said to mine data from U.S. drone

Iran said to mine data from U.S. drone

TEHRAN, April 23 (UPI) -- The Iranian military announced it was able to get information from a U.S. surveillance drone recovered in its territory last year.

Lockheed highlights F-35 cockpit

REDONO BEACH, Calif., April 12 (UPI) -- A mobile demonstrator of the F-35 Lightning II's cockpit was shown to Northrop Grumman employees and government officials by Lockheed Martin.

Netherlands' F-35 rolls off assembly line

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 5 (UPI) -- The first F-35 Lightening II for the Netherland's rolled off Lockheed Martin'd production line in Texas this week, a milestone in a program in turbulence.

Canadian watchdog slams F-35 program

OTTAWA, April 4 (UPI) -- The government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was charged with misleading Parliament about the costs of buying Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets.

India moves on howitzer purchase

NEW DELHI, March 8 (UPI) -- The Indian army has order 100 howitzer artillery guns to be made by the Ordnance Factory Board, based in Kolkata, West Bengal state.

Rising costs imperil U.S.-Japan jet deal

TOKYO, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Japan might reconsider the deal if the price of Tokyo's proposed purchase of U.S.-made F-35 Lightning II stealth jet fighters rise or delivery is delayed.

Marine Corps inducts F-35B into air arm

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps aviation has introduced Lockheed's F-35B Lightning II aircraft into its fleet.

Lockheed opens F-35 components plant

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A new facility involved in the production of F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft has been opened in Florida by Lockheed Martin.

Dassault tops EADS for Indian jet deal

BANGALORE, India, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- French aircraft manufacturer Dassault has landed India's biggest military contract with a $10 billion order for 126 Rafale jet fighters.

Lockheed orders Gatling guns for F-35s

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- More than two-dozen GAU-22/A Gatling gun systems for F-35 Lightning II aircraft have been ordered from General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products.

New titanium component facilities on way

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Titanium components for F-35 Lightning II aircraft are to be produced at new manufacturing facilities in Australia.

L-3 joins in bid for aircraft contract

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Air Force plans to replace aging T-38 trainers has led BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman to add a new team member in their bid for the contract.

Japan opts for Lockheed Martin's F-35

TOKYO, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Japan's Ministry of Defense has chosen Lockheed Martin's fifth-generation fighter F-35 Lightning II as its next-generation fighter aircraft.

Japan picks F-35, reaps kudos

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Japan has picked Lockheed Martin's F-35 as its next-generation fighter, winning praise from Norway and Canada which help fund the aircraft's development.

France pitching Brazil to save Rafale jet

BRASILIA, Brazil, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- France is making a high-level pitch in Brazil to secure a sale for its unloved Rafale jet fighter.

Lockheed announces mentor agreement

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics will mentor a Chicago small business to help develop electron beam manufacturing.

Raytheon eyes Korean F-16 radar upgrades

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Raytheon is offering its advanced combat radar system to South Korea as the air force opens its competition for radar upgrades to its F-16 aircraft.

Lockheed produces first F-35 for Britain

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The first F-35 fighter produced for an international partner of the jet's development program has been completed, Lockheed Martin announced.
Harris gets avionics follow-on deal

Harris gets avionics follow-on deal

MELBOURNE, Fla., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Avionics infrastructure components for the F-35 Lightning II fighter are being provided by Florida's Harris Corp.
Lockheed delivers F-35 weapons trainer

Lockheed delivers F-35 weapons trainer

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The first F-35 weapons load training device has been delivered to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida by Lockheed Martin.

Hawk trainers go on display

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Two of the British air force's Hawk advanced jet trainers will be demonstrating their capabilities at U.S. Air Force bases, BAE Systems announced.
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