Lockheed Martin has won a $348 million modification contract for production non-recurring, special tooling and special test equipment in support of initial production Lot 12 F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, non-US Department of Defense (DoD) partners and foreign military sales (FMS) customers.
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather, stealth, fifth-generation, multirole combat aircraft. It has three main models: the conventional take-off and landing F-35A (CTOL), the short take-off and vertical-landing F-35B (STOVL), and the catapult-assisted take-off but arrested recovery, carrier-based F-35C (CATOBAR).
Potential new weapons include the B-61 nuclear bomb, Small Diameter Bomb II, the JSOW-C and the AIM-9X Block II air-to-air missile and weapons integrated for European F-35 operators such as the Meteor missile made by MBDA. In addition, BAE Systems has been contracted to provide the ASQ-239 electronic warfare suite, which combines a 360 degree electromagnetic sensor to detect nearby threats with infrared and radar countermeasures.
Work is expected to be completed in August 2022, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Tuesday.
A fire broke out in a Russian mini-submarine near the Barents Sea killing 14 sailors on July 1, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense in Moscow. Reuters quoted Per Strand, a director at the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority as saying that his agency "made checks" and was "not monitoring too high radiation levels in the area" where the accident took place, suggesting that the vessel is nuclear-powered
Boeing has won $43 million contract to supply 48 Trailing Edge flaps for US Navys F/A-18 fighter aircraft, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday. A Trailing Edge is the rear edge of an aircrafts wing flap where the airflow separated by the Leading Edge, which is a part of the wing that first contacts the air, rejoins
While China is locked in a trade war with the US over Huawei, another may be brewing between Washington and Moscow in the telecom field. Smartphones made by international manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung and Huawei may be forced to pre-install applications made by local vendors if they want to sell in Russia according to a proposal initiated by the Kremlin
Lockheed Martin has won a $175 million contract to update United States (US) Navys Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) components and systems required to achieve objective requirements in the Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare Increment 1 Capability Description Document. The contract includes engineering, testing, product support and ancillary support to update the current missiles, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday
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