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Lockheed, Air Force Start up F-16 Production Line to Support Foreign Allies; Col. Brian Pearson Quoted

F-16 Production

Lockheed Martin has opened a new production line for Block 70/72 of the F-16 aircraft to address the jet's growing demand from foreign military sales customers. The new production line will operate in partnership with the U.S. Air Force from Lockheed's existing site in Greenville, South Carolina, the service branch said Tuesday.

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Army Eyes Mid-Range Capacity for Lockheed-Built Precision Strike Missile

Next Generation

The U.S. Army plans to conduct four long-range exercises of the Lockheed Martin-built precision strike missile this year in a push to develop the weapon’s firing capacity. In March 2020, Lockheed was named as the final participant in the Army’s PrSM prototyping initiative. PrSM is slated for deployment in 2023.

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Air Force to Hold Flight Test for Lockheed-Made Boost-Glide Missile; Brig. Gen. Heath Collins Quoted

Hypersonic ARRW

The U.S. Air Force has scheduled to perform flight tests for a long-range hypersonic missile designed by Lockheed Martin under the service branch's Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon prototyping program. The demonstration for the AGM-183A ARRW boost-glide missile is planned for the first week of March and is intended to provide the Air Force with an operational hypersonic weapon by 2022.

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Lockheed Wraps Up USS Cooperstown Acceptance Tests

USS Cooperstown

Lockheed Martin has concluded a series of acceptance trials for the U.S. Navy's 12th Freedom-class littoral combat ship. The future USS Cooperstown (LCS 23) performed maneuverability tests, a full-power run and surface and air detect-to-engage operations at Lake Michigan as part of the trials. LCS 23 will enter final outfitting and fine-tuning activities prior to its delivery to the Navy.

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Space Operations Command Assumes Control Authority Over Lockheed-Made AEHF-6 Satellite

Lockheed-Built AEHF-6

The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center handed control authority of the sixth Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite to Space Operations Command in late October. Space Vehicle 6 completes the AEHF satellite constellation designed to provide military leaders and warfighters jam-resistant communications and command and control capabilities during a nuclear war.

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NASA-Lockheed X-59 Supersonic Jet Now Under Assembly

X-59 Supersonic Jet

NASA and Lockheed Martin Skunkworks are assembling an upcoming supersonic aircraft designed to perform quiet flights. The X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft is under construction at a Lockheed-owned facility in Palmdale, California. QueSST would collect data on how quiet the aircraft would appear to the public during flights. 

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Space Force, Lockheed Ship GPS III SV04 Satellite for Launch Preparations

Space Force

The U.S. Space Force and Lockheed Martin have delivered a new GPS satellite to Florida-based Astrotech Space Operations for launch preparations. GPS III Space Vehicle 04 will deliver anti-jam capabilities and work alongside other GPS satellites to provide positioning, navigation and timing across the globe.

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