Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II and and the Aegis weapon system worked together for the first time during a live-fire exercise.
The joint exercise Monday between the company, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps was the first live-fire missile test that demonstrated the integration of the F-35 to support Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air.
During the test on Monday, an unmodified Marine Corps F-35B acted as an elevated sensor and detected an over-the-horizon threat, the company announced Tuesday.
The F-35B sent data through the aircraft's Multi-Function Advanced Data Link to a ground station connected to Aegis on the USS Desert Ship, a land-based ship.
The target was then engaged and intercepted with a Standard Missile 6. The test reflects how the 5th-generation fighter can be a force multiplier.
When the capability is fully realized, it will increase situational awareness using Aegis and the F-35 together to better understand the maritime operational environment.
Using any variant of the F-35 as a broad area sensor, the aircraft can significantly increase the Aegis capability to detect, track and engage.
Aegis Baseline 9 delivers a fully open architecture system on US destroyers and is the basis for current and future Aegis Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD).
Baseline 9 is being fielded on in-service destroyers, new construction destroyers and Aegis Ashore. The Aegis Common Source Library-enabled derivatives are on the Coast Guard cutters, Freedom variant Littoral Combat Ships and will be included on the upcoming frigate ships.
The F-35 Lightning II is a next generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, advanced mission systems, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and sustainment.
The first Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead rocket has rolled off the production line at a Lockheed Martin's manufacturing facility. The GMLRS Alternative Warhead was designed to engage the same target set and achieve the same area-effects requirement as the old MLRS submunition warheads, but without the lingering danger of unexploded ordnance
Lockheed Martin has delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R Seahawk helicopter to the Royal Australian Navy Monday. The company and the US Navy have handed over with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lockheed Martins purpose-built logistics and maintenance facility in Nowra which will house and maintain the new fleet
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has won a $21.6 million US Air Force contract modification for work on the F-22 Raptor heads-up display
Lockheed Martin has won $8.2 million US Navy contract for avionics work supporting the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Program
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $39.5 million contract for production and sustainment of two F-16 air combat training centers to Jordan
US Navy Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin supported USS John Paul Jones has fired two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual I missiles from the Aegis Combat System against a medium-range ballistic missile target. During the test, the system detected, tracked, engaged and launched both missiles to intercept a Medium Range Ballistic Missile target, the company announced Wednesday
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $80.5 million contract to support Aegis shipbuilding programs for the Japan Maritime Self -Defense Force, Republic of Korea Navy, Spanish Armada, Royal Australian Navy and Royal Norwegian Navy
Lockheed Martin's Aegis combat system has intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile with an anti-missile rocket fired from an Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer. USS John Paul Jones Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer supported by the US Navy, Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin used the latest evolution of its Aegis Combat System to detect, track, engage and launch a missile to intercept a Medium Range Ballistic Missile target, Lockheed Martin announced Monday
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $77 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise options for Aegis Combat System Engineering Agent efforts. The contract includes the design, development, integration, test, and delivery of computer program baselines and associated technology insertion hardware design support for the next/future advanced capability build, US department of defense said in a statement Saturday
US Air Force's F-35A fighter caught fire when the pilot started the engine during a training exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base in state of Idaho Friday. “The pilot had to egress the aircraft during engine start due to a fire from the aft section of the aircraft,”
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