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Leigh Gordon: Australia to Field New Tech for Lockheed Autonomic Logistics Info System

Air Vice Marshal Leigh Gordon, head of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program for Australia’s air force, has said the country looks to field a new system designed to mitigate sovereignty challenges related to Lockheed Martin‘s autonomic logistics information system (ALIS), FlightGlobal reported Sunday. The report noted the new system …

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Lockheed Exec John Rood Picked for DoD Policy Undersecretary Post

John Rood, a corporate officer and senior vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s international business since March 2016, will be nominated as Defense Department undersecretary for policy. The White House said Wednesday Rood also has more than 20 years of federal service that included positions at the State Department, CIA, National Security Council and …

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Former Lockheed Exec Ryan McCarthy to Be Nominated as Army Undersecretary

Ryan McCarthy, former vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 sustainment program, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as undersecretary of the U.S. Army. McCarthy held various roles within the corporate and F-35 program offices at Lockheed during his career there and led the organizational design and restructuring of the company’s sustainment …

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US Begins Deployment of Lockheed-Built Anti-Missile Platform in South Korea

The U.S. military has started to roll out Lockheed Martin-developed anti-missile defense systems in South Korea following four ballistic missiles launches from North Korea, Reuters reported Tuesday. James Pearson and Ju-min Park write the U.S. military has initiated the deployment of  Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense interceptors to South Korea amidst North …

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Air Force Tests Lockheed-Built F-35A Capacity Against Aggressor Aircraft & Simulated Threats

The U.S. Air Force has conducted an exercise that tested a Lockheed Martin-built fighter aircraft’s capacity against advanced aggressor aircraft and simulated threats at the Hill Air Force Base in Utah. According to a report published Monday, the service branch’s airmen utilized 13 F-35A aircraft during the Red Flag exercise …

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NASA Eyes Potential Astronaut Deployment on 1st SLS-Orion Flight; Lockheed’s Allison Miller Comments

NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot wants the space agency to examine the feasibility of including astronauts on the Space Launch System rocket’s first integrated flight with the Orion spacecraft, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Jeff Foust writes Lightfoot directed Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for human exploration and operations at NASA, to launch a study into potential technical and …

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President Trump: Lockheed Cuts Price on Next F-35 Production Lot

President Donald Trump has said Lockheed Martin moved to lower the price of the next batch of 90 F-35s by approximately $600 million, The Washington Post reported Monday. Aaron Gregg writes Trump made the statement after weeks of discussion with Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson about the program’s cost. Last month, Hewson gave Trump her personal commitment to drive down the …

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