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ROK Frustrated by Operating F-35
Air Logistics

ROK Frustrated by Operating F-35

ROK is frustrated due to the low operational capability of Lockheed Martin's F-35A fighters.

Lockheed Martin will manufacture 12 more MH-60R SEAHAWKS for the RAN
Navy / Maritime

Lockheed Martin will manufacture 12 more MH-60R SEAHAWKS for the RAN

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract by the United States Navy to produce 12 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The new aircraft, purchased through the US government’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) agreement, will add a third ‘Romeo’ squadron.

Swiss signs $5.5 B deal to purchase F-35 fighters
Air Bilateral Relations

Swiss signs $5.5 B deal to purchase F-35 fighters

Switzerland’s House of Representatives gave final approval on Thursday to buy 36 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighter jets.

Greece Plans to split Hellenic Aerospace
Air Investment

Greece Plans to split Hellenic Aerospace

According to Greek Daily Ekathimerini, the government plans to separate the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (EAB) into two companies. The aim is to privatise the manufacturing arm part while adding US Lockheed Martin as a strategic partner.

LM Declares its Test Results for NGI
Weapon / Missile

LM Declares its Test Results for NGI

Lockheed Martin said on Aug. 8 that it recently validated a prototype communications radio technology for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI).

Indonesia’s C-130J-30 is waiting for Delivery
Air

Indonesia’s C-130J-30 is waiting for Delivery

Lockheed Martin displayed a photo of the C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft in Indonesia on its official website.

Lockheed Martin to produce 375 F-35 Fighter Jets for USA
Air

Lockheed Martin to produce 375 F-35 Fighter Jets for USA

Pentagon and Lockheed Martin agreed to build about 375 F-35 fighter jets over three years amid expectations that the price of the aircraft would rise.

DARPA Conducts First Test of the OpFires Ground-Launched Hypersonic Missile System
Weapon / Missile

DARPA Conducts First Test of the OpFires Ground-Launched Hypersonic Missile System

According to DARPA, the Operational Fires (OpFires) ground-launched hypersonic missile system has successfully executed its first flight test.

First South Carolina-Built F-16V Completes Assembly Step
Air Investment

First South Carolina-Built F-16V Completes Assembly Step

Lockheed Martin has released a photo of the first F-16V Block 70/72 fighter to emerge from the significant assembly step in Greenville, South Carolina.

Lockheed Martin Delivers Laser System LANCE to US Air Force
Weapon / Missile

Lockheed Martin Delivers Laser System LANCE to US Air Force

The United States Air Force has received a high-energy laser weapon that can be carried by aircraft in a podded form from Lockheed Martin. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), which is in charge of developing and integrating new technologies in the realms of air, space, and cyberspace, puts the "Laser Advancements for Next-generation Compact Environments" (LANCE) to the test.

Jordan signs an acquisition agreement with Lockheed Martin
Air

Jordan signs an acquisition agreement with Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin announced that it signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with Jordan to acquire eight F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 70 fighters.

U.S. Air Force conducts successful hypersonic weapon test
Weapon / Missile

U.S. Air Force conducts successful hypersonic weapon test

U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress successfully released an AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, off the Southern California coast on May 14.

WSJ: Biden Asks Congress to Approve New Weapons Deal With Turkiye
Air Bilateral Relations

WSJ: Biden Asks Congress to Approve New Weapons Deal With Turkiye

According to Wall Street Journal, U.S. President Joe Biden asked Congress to approve weapon sales to Turkiye. The daily defines bilateral relations as "Ankara's role in the Ukraine conflict has helped repair frayed ties with Washington and could set the stage for sale of F-16 jet fighters."

U.S. Congress signals the possibility for Turkey to acquire F-16
Air Bilateral Relations

U.S. Congress signals the possibility for Turkey to acquire F-16

US Congress changes its anti-Turkish position, US-based Defense News reports. Congress signals the possibility of selling F-16 fighters to Turkey following U.S. President Biden’s letter. The publication notes that lawmakers who pushed for Turkey’s removal from the F-35 program now follow different policies.