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  • NASA, Lockheed Martin Reveal X-59 Quiet Supersonic Aircraft

    01/12/2024 9:09:48 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | Jan 12, 2024 | Abbey A. Donaldson
    NASA and Lockheed Martin formally debuted the agency’s X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft Friday. Using this one-of-a-kind experimental airplane, NASA aims to gather data that could revolutionize air travel, paving the way for a new generation of commercial aircraft that can travel faster than the speed of sound. “This is a major accomplishment made possible only through the hard work and ingenuity from NASA and the entire X-59 team,” said NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy. “In just a few short years we’ve gone from an ambitious concept to reality. NASA’s X-59 will help change the way we travel, bringing us closer...
  • Disney Awarded Defense Contract After Producing More Bombs Than Lockheed Martin

    11/28/2023 2:40:10 PM PST · by DFG · 13 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 11/28/2023 | Babylon Bee
    BURBANK, CA — In what the United States Government hopes will be the start of a long and fruitful partnership, The Walt Disney Company has been awarded a lucrative Department of Defense contract after overtaking Lockheed Martin in the production of bombs. "This is a momentous day for our company," said Disney CEO Bob Iger. "We now have a useful channel to funnel our bomb-making efforts. Though the fact that we have been producing bombs of immense scale for the last decade has previously only resulted in losing hundreds of millions of dollars, we can now actually make money with...
  • Ukraine Hails U.S. Patriot's 'Record' Five Russian Aircraft Hits in One Day

    07/04/2023 12:53:22 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/04/2023 | Ellie Cook
    Ukraine's air force has appeared to confirm that a U.S-made Patriot missile system was behind the downing of five Russian aircraft in one day in May 2023. A video posted on Monday shows "kill" markings on the side of a Patriot air defense system that indicate it claimed three helicopters and two jets on May 13. If accurate, this would be a record for a Patriot system in a single day.
  • NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Stuns with Ultraviolet Views of Red Planet

    06/23/2023 8:44:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | | Staff
    NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) mission acquired stunning views of Mars in two ultraviolet images taken at different points along our neighboring planet’s orbit around the Sun. By viewing the planet in ultraviolet wavelengths, scientists can gain insight into the Martian atmosphere and view surface features in remarkable ways. MAVEN’s Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) instrument obtained these global views of Mars in 2022 and 2023 when the planet was near opposite ends of its elliptical orbit. The IUVS instrument measures wavelengths between 110 and 340 nanometers, outside the visible spectrum. To make these wavelengths visible to the human...
  • Pratt Blasts Lockheed’s ‘Confusing and Misleading’ Adaptive Engine Advocacy

    06/22/2023 8:40:07 AM PDT · by Fish Speaker · 3 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | June 22, 2023 at 7:17 AM | Michael Marrow and Aaron Mehta
    In a high-profile public spat with little precedence between the airframe and engine giants, Pratt & Whitney executives are formally accusing Lockheed Martin of prioritizing its own bottom line by seeking an adaptive engine solution for the Joint Strike Fighter.
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene claims Democrat Eric Swalwell had ‘sexual relationship’ with Chinese spy

    04/19/2023 2:54:42 PM PDT · by thegagline · 36 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 04/19/2023 | Steve Nelson
    Far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene plunged a House Homeland Security Committee hearing into chaos Wednesday by accusing Rep. Eric Swalwell of having a “sexual relationship with a Chinese spy” — leading Democrats to unsuccessfully demand that the remark be purged from the record. Greene (R-Ga.) made the comment moments after Swalwell accused her of “anti-police rhetoric” and showed a print-out of a tweet she wrote promoting “Defund the FBI” merchandise in response to purported bureau bias. “That was quite entertaining from someone that had a sexual relationship with a Chinese spy — and everyone knows it,” Greene shot back, referring...
  • U.S. could face possible weapons shortage as it continues to supply military aid to Ukraine, war game shows

    02/23/2023 5:21:58 PM PST · by McGruff · 75 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 23, 2023 | David Martin
    With the war in Ukraine entering its second year — and the U.S. continuing to provide the embattled country with military aid in the form of rockets, guns and ammunition — the Pentagon is stepping up production of critically-needed supplies. Cancian said Ukraine's use of artillery shells far outstrips the Pentagon's capacity to make them. Precision-fired munitions for the long-range HIMARS system are another need, so Lockheed Martin is gearing up to turn out one new rocket every 10 minutes at its plant in Arkansas. And with the U.S. struggling to keep Ukraine supplied in its fight against a decrepit...
  • Raytheon CEO Outlines Severe Depletion of Javelin and Stinger Stockpiles (13 Years production burned through in Ukraine)

    02/22/2023 2:04:39 PM PST · by hcmama · 101 replies
    Although Raytheon is producing 400 Javelins per month with Lockheed Martin as a manufacturing partner, he said, the ongoing fighting in Ukraine has burned through existing weapons stocks.“The problem is we have consumed so much supply in the first ten months of the war,” he said. “We’ve essentially used up 13 years’ worth of Stinger production and five years’ worth of Javelin production.”
  • Pentagon stops F-35 deliveries after discovery of engine part made in China

    09/07/2022 11:26:43 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/7/2022 | Ellen Mitchell
    The Pentagon has stopped delivery of F-35 fighter jets after the aircraft's maker, Lockheed Martin, found a part used in the jet's engine was made in China, the Defense Department and company confirmed Wednesday...
  • U.S. Accelerating HIMARS Production to Help Ukraine: Pentagon Official

    08/28/2022 2:54:24 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 68 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 28-AUG-2022 | KHALEDA RAHMAN
    The U.S. is accelerating production of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, in order to help Ukraine, a Pentagon official has said. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition William LaPlante made the comments after visiting Lockheed Martin facilities in Camden, Arkansas that produce HIMARS and Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS), according to a news release from the Department of Defense (DoD).
  • Exclusive-Pentagon nears F-35 jet deal worth about $30 billion

    07/18/2022 1:02:50 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 18 replies
    reuters ^ | 1 hour ago (Jul 18, 2022 02:26PM ET)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Department of Defense is nearing an agreement with Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT) for around 375 F-35 fighter jets over three years, three sources said on Monday, amid expectations of a price increase for the most common version of the jet due to lower quantities and inflation. The first F-35A cost $221 million when it came off the production line in 2007. Since then, production quantities and know-how have increased, helping the price of the stealthy fifth-generation fighter fall to $79 million as it gained buyers. The handshake agreement would come as the aviation industry gathered for...
  • F-35 Program Stagnated in 2021 but DOD Testing Office Hiding Full Extent of Problem

    07/18/2022 2:37:50 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 30 replies
    POGO (Project On Government Oversight) ^ | March 9, 2022 | Dan Grazier
    The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program appears to be in a state of suspended development, with little progress made in 2021 toward improving its lackluster performance. The latest report by the Pentagon’s Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E) reveals stagnation and even backsliding in some fleet reliability measures.And that’s just the public DOT&E report.In an unprecedented move, DOT&E is concealing many of the key details of the F-35’s poor performance. For the first time ever, the testing office created a non-public “controlled unclassified information” version of its report, and although there is much overlap between the two versions, the meaningful...
  • Raytheon Technologies to Move HQ from Massachusetts to Northern Virginia

    06/08/2022 6:32:34 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 36 replies ^ | JUNE 7, 2022 | MARCUS WEISGERBER
    Raytheon Technologies will move its headquarters from Boston's suburbs to Washington, D.C.'s this fall, putting all of the five largest defense companies in National Capital Region. The offices will be in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington and within sight of the Pentagon. “The location increases agility in supporting U.S. government and commercial customers and serves to reinforce partnerships that will progress innovative technologies to advance the industry,” the company said in a statement. “Washington, D.C., serves as a convenient travel hub for the company’s global customers and employees.” Last month, Boeing last...
  • The Air Force’s secret next-gen fighter has reached development phase

    06/02/2022 6:41:21 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 42 replies
    breaking defense ^ | June 01, 2022 | VALERIE INSINNA
    The Air Force’s sixth generation fighter has officially entered development, the Air Force’s top official confirmed today. “We have now started an [engineering, manufacturing and development] program to do the development aircraft that we’ll take into production,” Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said during an event at the Heritage Foundation. “We think we’ll have the capability by the end of the decade.” Due to the classified nature of the design effort, Kendall provided few details about the manned sixth-generation fighter that is set to be the centerpiece of the Air Force’s so-called Next Generation Air Dominance family of systems, which...
  • Lockheed Martin to ramp up javelin missile production amid Ukraine war

    05/09/2022 4:55:52 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/08/22 11:13 PM ET | MONIQUE BEALS
    Lockheed Martin CEO Jim Taiclet said on Sunday that his company would nearly double production of their javelin missiles as the U.S. has sent hundreds of the weapons to aid Ukraine’s resistance to Russia’s invasion. “Right now, our capacity is 2,100 Javelin missiles per year. We’re endeavoring to take that up to 4,000 per year, and that will take a number of months, maybe even a couple of years to get there because we have to get our supply chain to also crank up,” Taiclet said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “We’re starting now to ramp it up because...
  • Joe Biden in Speech at Lockheed Martin: “Before Russia attacked, we made sure Russia had javelins and other weapons...”

    05/03/2022 12:46:43 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 61 replies
    Rumble ^ | May 3, 2022 | Rumble
    Joe Biden: “Before Russia attacked, we made sure Russia had javelins and other weapons...”
  • US Navy shoots down drone using all-electric laser for the first time

    04/19/2022 8:22:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | April 17, 2022 | By David Szondy
    Artist's concept of a ship-mounted laser weapon The US Navy has shot down its first drone representing a subsonic cruise missile using an all-electric high-energy laser. At the US Army’s High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, the Lockheed Martin Layered Laser Defense (LLD) weapon disabled the engine on a drone, which then parachuted to earth. Sponsored by the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) and conducted in partnership with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering) and Lockheed Martin, the February 2022 test was intended not only to...
  • U.S. Response to Russia's Hypersonic Weapons is Counting on These American Companies

    03/23/2022 4:19:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Street ^ | 03/22/2022 | Ellen Chang
    First use of high-speed missiles by Russia in Ukraine sparks renewed urgency for U.S. development. With the first claimed use of a hypersonic weapon by Russia in the invasion of Ukraine, attention is again focusing on defense contractors in the U.S. that are trying to develop their own. Among U.S. defense contractors notable for their efforts are Lockheed Martin (LMT) , Northrop Grumman (NOC) and Raytheon (RTX). The three were picked by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency last November to develop an "accelerated concept design of the Glide Phase Interceptor," to stop incoming vehicles. Lockheed Martin and Raytheon are also...
  • FROM 1997: 'Arms Makers See Bonanza In Selling NATO Expansion'

    03/20/2022 12:53:26 AM PDT · by RandFan · 11 replies
    NYT ^ | 1997 | NYT
    “At night, Bruce L. Jackson is president of the U.S. Committee to Expand NATO, giving intimate dinners for Senators and foreign officials. By day, he is director of strategic planning for Lockheed Martin Corporation, the world's biggest weapons maker.”
  • House Republicans call on Biden to provide fighter jets to Ukraine

    03/16/2022 12:50:01 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 129 replies
    One America News ^ | March 16, 2022
    House Republicans are calling for President Joe Biden to provide military aircraft to Ukraine, so they can establish a no-fly zone on their own. In a press conference after hearing from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Wednesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said their is bipartisan support for sending fighter jets to Ukraine.McCarthy and Republicans also praised Zelensky and the Ukrainian people while highlighting their resistance to Russian aggression. GOP lawmakers called for Biden to impose more sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime.House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) also spoke, calling on Biden to step up and take away...