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Turkey announced F-35 purchase

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Turkey has agreed to purchase two of Lockheed Martin's next generation F-35 fighter jets, officials said.

Army receiving Longbow Block III units

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has ordered upgraded radar and data systems for AH-64D Apache helicopters as well as 15 fire control radar for helicopters operated by Taiwan.

Saudi F-15s tip of $123B gulf arms plan

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The sale of advanced F-15SA fighters and upgrades for older models is a major component of a far wider U.S. arms deal in the Middle East aimed at countering Iran.
Lockheed wins Antarctic support contract

Lockheed wins Antarctic support contract

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Infrastructure supporting U.S. scientific research in the Antarctic region will be operated and maintained by Lockheed Martin.
Israel navy scraps warship plans amid cuts

Israel navy scraps warship plans amid cuts

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Amid an intense political battle over its budget, the Israeli Defense Ministry and scrapping plans to buy new ships and jet fighters.

Hackers bust into Stratfor Web site

NEW YORK, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Hackers claiming to be part of the Anonymous network say they crashed the Web site of a U.S. research group that posts a daily newsletter on security issues.

Brazil invests in rival to C-130 transport

SAO PAULO, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Brazil is investing heavily in developing its potential rival to Lockheed Martin's C-130J and other European, Russian and Chinese competitors in a multibillion dollar global military transport market.

Japan buying JSF aircraft helps Australia

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Japan buying Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters assists Australia, an Australian Ministry of Defense spokesman said.

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.

Congress notified on possible missile sale

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A possible U.S. Foreign Military Sale of Javelin missiles to the United Arab Emirates has been reported by the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

Navy satellite project moves forward

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy's first Mobile User Objective System satellite, due for launch in February, has been delivered by Lockheed Martin.

GPS III ready for assembly

DENVER, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The pathfinder spacecraft for Lockheed Martin's next-generation GPS is ready for final assembly, integration and testing at a new facility in Colorado.

Iraq, buying American, gets nod for F-16s

BAGHDAD, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. military may be pulling out of Iraq but Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is investing in weaponry that will maintain links with the United States for years to come.

SBIRS satellite in thermal vacuum tests

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Thermal vacuum testing of the U.S. Air Force's second Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite has been completed by Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed works on satellite project

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A contract to improve the operation and affordability of satellite command and control has been given to Lockheed Martin by the U.S. Air Force.

Army's RF-ITV II contract goes to Lockheed

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin will help the U.S. Army in shipping of equipment and supplies to combatant commands through a five-year RF-ITV II contract.

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.

Iraq seeks $2.3 billion F-16 deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Iraq is seeking to buy F-16IQ aircraft from the United States in a Foreign Military Sale package worth an estimated $2.3 billion.

Leaked report: F-35 has problems

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A leaked U.S. Pentagon report says technical and performance problems with Lockheed-Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are worse than expected.

Malware creeping into portable documents

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Malware designed to damage computer systems is being secreted into portable documents commonly known as pdf by cybercriminals whose efforts usually are thwarted by antivirus software.

New Norwegian frigates getting Aegis

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin is being awarded a U.S. Foreign Military Sales program contract for the Aegis weapons system for Norway.

Lockheed given F-35 contract modification

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A fixed-price-incentive contract modification is being given to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for 30 LRIP F-35 jets, the U.S. Defense Department said.

Brazil to upgrade combat gear on subs fleet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Brazil is seeking to upgrade combat systems on its existing submarine fleet as part of an extensive defense optimization program.
Israel fears F-35 delay, upgrades F-16s

Israel fears F-35 delay, upgrades F-16s

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Israeli air force is upgrading its F-16C/D jets amid growing concerns the delivery of F-35 stealth fighters ordered by the Jewish state will be delayed.
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