BAE tests F-35 STOVL escape system

FARNBOROUGH, England, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- British company BAE Systems has finished Design Verification Testing for the crew escape system for F-35 STOVL variant.

F-35B powered up for first time

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The F-35B Lightning II fighter has been powered up for the first time, Lockheed Martin said Friday.

BAE starts work on F-35 Carrier Variant

SAMLESBURY, England, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- British company BAE Systems said last week it had begun making the F-35 Lightning II Carrier Variant.

NG lists expected military JMPS users

RESTON, Va., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman Wednesday announced a list of U.S. weapons likely to use its new JMPS software.

Grant bullish on LM's military aircraft

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A senior Lockheed Martin executive expressed strong confidence in the U.S. firm's military aircraft products and prospects.

Defense Focus: F-35 fantasies -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Air Force generals and air marshals have often despised or underrated the importance of tactical support of ground troops. The assumption that the new F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter can carry out this role in addition to its air combat superiority and fighter-bomber missions may prove to be a striking example of this old, stubborn mindset.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Defense Focus: F-35 fantasies -- Part 1

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is the most ambitious multipurpose fighter plane ever built, and that is precisely its problem.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

U.S. Marine Corps modernizes vehicles

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has contracted Maryland-based Lockheed Martin for development of the USMC Embedded Platform Logistics System.

JSF costs crisis -- Part 1

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- One of the most expensive procurements in Pentagon history, the Joint Strike Fighter program, has recently been estimated to cost just over $299 billion for nearly 2,500 aircraft.
ELISE SZABO and WINSLOW WHEELER, UPI Outside View Commentators

U.S. Air Force contracts Rolls-Royce

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has announced a $296 million contract with Roll-Royce.

NG outlines future F-35 software packages

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman has outlined its future software updates for the F-35 Lightning II STOVL variant.

Northrop Grumman delivers F-35 software

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation has provided new software to check out the F-35 Lightning II STOVL variant.

F-35 passes pilot training system CDR

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin said Tuesday its F-35 Lightning II had passed its Pilot Training System Critical Design Review, or CDR.

Defense Focus: Free-market verities

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Major U.S. high-tech military sales to nations such as Britain, Japan and Israel confirm a trend that was already evident in World War II: Free-market exports t
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Pratt & Whitney wins $1.05B engine deal

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Pratt & Whitney a $1.05 billion contract for its F117 military transport engines.

Raytheon wins $24M Paveway contract

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. firm Raytheon Systems Ltd. announced this week it has won a $24 million contract to integrate Paveway IV weapons on the F-35 Lightning II.

Researcher: U.S. defense pact boom over

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- U.S. prime defense contractors will see pullbacks in spending as big-ticket weapons systems are replaced with smaller projects, a defense researcher says. "I think we're coming to the end of the boom," World Policy Institute Arms Trade Project President W

F-35 aircraft nearing inaugural flight

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth, Texas, factory is gearing up for the inaugural flight of its first all-new plane produced in more than three decades.
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