Tag Archives: Lockheed Martin

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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Lockheed Martin Wins Contract to Deliver LUSV Study for US Navy; Joe DePietro, Richard McCreary Quoted

Joe DePietro

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $7 million contract to deliver a study for a proven, integrated and capable payload ship that will be able to patrol for extended durations, under the U.S. Navy’s Large Unmanned Surface Vessel (LUSV) competition, Lockheed Martin reported on Thursday. 

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Lockheed Martin Awards BAE Systems Contract to Deliver Electronic Warfare Systems

F-35 Lightning II

Lockheed Martin has awarded BAE Systems a contract to produce and deliver additional electronic warfare (EW) systems for Lot 15, Lot 16 long lead, sustainment spares and retro fit kits for the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II, BAE Systems reported on Monday. Under the contract, BAE Systems will provide advanced situational awareness and threat response capabilities. 

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Lockheed Martin Wins $187.5M Contract to Build Small Satellite Mesh Network; Kay Sears Quoted

Kay Sears

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a  $187.5 million Tranche 0 contract of the Space Transport Layer from the Space Development Agency (SDA). Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will develop a mesh network of 10 small satellites that links terrestrial warfighting domains to space sensors by 2022.

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NASA Enters Assembly, Testing Phase of Lucy Asteroid Exploration Mission

Lucy Asteroid Exploration

NASA has completed the requirements needed to move forward with the production and testing of a mission to study the Trojan asteroids near Jupiter. The space agency said Friday its Lucy mission, under the Discovery Program, has reached the Key Decision Point-D milestone and may now move forward to components delivery, assembly, integration and testing activities.

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DARPA Names Victoria Coleman as Director; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Victoria Coleman

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has appointed Victoria Coleman, an expert in artificial intelligence (AI) and microelectronics, as director of the agency. Coleman served as a founding member of DARPA’s Microsystems Exploratory Council and a member of the Defense Science Board. She will bring her extensive private sector experience, across various senior leadership positions, to DARPA.

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Serco’s David Dacquino Joins Nathan Board of Directors; Susan Chodakewitz Quoted

David Dacquino

Nathan Associates has appointed David Dacquino, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Serco and former Wash100 Award recipient to the company’s Board of Directors. Dacquino will bring nearly four decades of experience to Nathan’s Board of Directors, including top-level executive positions with defense, aerospace and federal government contractor companies.

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Lockheed Martin Completes Acceptance Trials for LCS 21; Joe DePietro, Jan Allman Quoted

Joe DePietro

Lockheed Martin has announced that the company has completed acceptance trials for its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 21, the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul, in Lake Michigan. Lockheed Martin’s LCS 21 underwent a full-power run, maneuverability testing and surface and air detect-to-engage demonstrations of the ship's combat system.

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DARPA Program Finds AI Algorithm to Defeat Human Pilot; Justin Mock, Col. Daniel Javorsek Quoted

DARPA

During a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) competition program, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, developed by Heron Systems, defeated a human F-16 fighter pilot in a virtual dogfight simulation, C4ISRNET reported on Friday.

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