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RPAS countdown is on in South Africa

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The countdown is well and truly on as far as the South African Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) stated aim of having...

Second Tunisian C-130J delivered

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The Tunisian Air Force has received its second and final C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft from Lockheed Martin, more than a year...

Under pressure, Lockheed opens up about secret weapons unit

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Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon's No. 1 weapons supplier, has rarely felt the need to blow its horn about its secrecy-shrouded crown...

Nigerian Air Force returns refurbished C-130 to service

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The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) has recommissioned a refurbished Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft back into service where it will be...

Lockheed Martin seeing C-130J demand from Africa

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Lockheed Martin has demonstrated its C-130J Super Hercules to a number of African countries as it sees strong demand for the military...

Safair signs up for LM-100Js

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Safair, the South African based C-130 operator owned by ASL Aviation Group, has signed a letter of intent with Lockheed Martin for...

Lockheed Martin’s wide open future

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On June 9th 2014, Marillyn Hewson, the CEO of Lockheed Martin, made an interesting and rather unusual speech during a Corporate Media...

Airbus Defense and Space named by Lockheed Martin ‘Littoral Combat Ship...

The Littoral Combat Ship Supplier of the Year award cites on-time delivery, proactive effort and issue resolution.Airbus Defense and Space, together with the North...

Airbus Defense and Space named by Lockheed Martin ‘Littoral Combat Ship...

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Airbus Defense and Space, together with the North American operating unit of Airbus Group, was named the 2013 Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Supplier of...

Lockheed sees huge potential for military, commercial drones

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The Pentagon's No. 1 arms supplier Lockheed Martin Corp sees significant growth potential for its range of unmanned aircraft, given continued military...

Lockheed launches civil version of C-130J

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Lockheed Martin on Monday launched the civil variant of its C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft, the LM-100J, saying it expected to...

S Korea’s KAI sells fighter jets worth $1.1 billion to Iraq

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South Korean defense contractor Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd (KAI) has signed a deal with Iraq to export 24 light fighter jets valued...

Pentagon focused on weapons, data fusion as F-35 nears combat use

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Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet is making good progress as it nears initial combat use by the U.S. Marine Corps in July 2015,...

Lockheed Martin ready to assist with SAAF airlift acquisition

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Lockheed Martin's point man for Africa has hit South Africa with the declared mission of trying to establish exactly what the SA...

South Korea to buy 40 Lockheed F-35s, further 20 jets still...

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South Korea will buy 40 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth fighter jets, the country's military chiefs decided on Friday, with the first...

Lockheed reveals plans for hypersonic SR-72 spy plane

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Lockheed Martin unveiled plans on Friday for a hypersonic spy plane that could fly at Mach 6, twice as fast as its...

Egyptian F-16 deliveries begin

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Egypt has received the first of 20 F-16 Fighting Falcons ordered from the United States in 2010. Deliveries are set to conclude...

Lockheed says paperwork adds to overhead costs

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Lockheed Martin Corp, the biggest US weapons maker, is pushing back against the Pentagon's demands for ever more cost data, saying the...

Lockheed offers high local content Super Hercules to SAAF

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Lockheed Martin is offering its C-130XJ ‘Expandable' Super Hercules with maximum local content to the South African Air Force (SAAF) to meet...

Lockheed Martin’s Stevens to retire; board elects Kubasik CEO

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Marillyn Hewson Elected President and COO Lockheed Martin announced that Chairman and CEO Bob Stevens, 60, informed the board of directors of his...

Parachute issue grounds some Lockheed F-35 jets

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The Pentagon grounded six Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets at a California air base due to a problem with the parachutes...

US fighter sales soar

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Booming Middle East purchases of US fighter jets will be a bright spot in what is expected to be a sluggish economy...

Iraq seeks 18 additional F-16s

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Iraq has requested another 18 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets from the United States as the country tries to improve its aerial...

Lockheed in US$4 billion US F-35 fighter deal

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Lockheed Martin is being awarded a US$4 billion fixed-price U.S. Navy contract for 30 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, the fifth batch...

Lockheed awarded contract for 18 Iraqi F-16s

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Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$835 million contract covering 18 F-16s for the Iraqi Air Force. The contract, announced on Monday by...

Lockheed Martin assembles first F-35 for the UK

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The first F-35 for the United Kingdom, its first international customer, has been rolled out by Lockheed Martin. BK-1, a short takeoff/vertical...

India seeks more C-130Js

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The Indian Air Force is seeking to acquire six new Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules tactical transports, which would double its fleet...

Lockheed, Pentagon at odds over F-35 costs: sources

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Lockheed Martin is pushing back against Pentagon efforts to make the company pay for problems that arise with the F-35 fighter jet...

Lockheed wins £642 million defence contract

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US defence contractor Lockheed Martin said it had won a 642 million pound contract to upgrade Britain's fleet of Warrior armoured vehicles,...

SecurID maker says single nation behind data breach

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Two groups acting on behalf of a single nation state were behind a March attack on RSA, the maker of SecurID keys...

LM’s JLTV meets mine-resistant vehicle protection levels at 40% less weight

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Recent government blast tests demonstrated that Lockheed Martin's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) meets protection standards for IED-protected vehicles, while weighing approximately...

LM contests C130J cost

The fly-away price of a C130J medium transport is in the low US$80 million range, Lockheed Martin officials say. A senior Lockheed...

Lockheed to offer F-35 work to Japan firms to win bid

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Lockheed Martin said it will offer final assembly of the F-35 fighter to Japanese firms in bid for a defence contract from...

Analysis – US drone makers seek out new targets

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Almost a century after the first pilot-less plane was test launched from the back of a truck in the English village of...

F-35 called part of U.S. security infrastructure

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Lockheed Martin's multinational F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon's costliest weapons program, is a critical part of U.S. security infrastructure and should...

Lockheed eyes growth drivers

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Defence contractor Lockheed Martin Corp expects progress on its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, international sales and upgrade work for legacy fighter jets...

Arms makers eye exports to offset Pentagon cuts

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Lockheed Martin Corp's political backers are stepping up a drive to meet Taiwan's request for 66 new F-16 fighter jets, a sale...

Lockheed F-35 test jets cleared to fly again

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Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 test fighter aircraft have been cleared for flight after a precautionary grounding, but early production models remain parked...

More money to keep Hercules flying

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has upped its bill to keep the venerable Lockheed Martin C130BZ flying by another R13 million....

Australia to decide on F-35 fighter purchase in 2012: Govt

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Australia will decide in 2012 whether to continue with a US$16.8 billion purchase of 100 of Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters...

F-35 fleet grounded due to electrical failure

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Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II has been grounded after the fifth generation fighter's integrated power package (IPP) failed on Tuesday. AF-4, a conventional...

Lockheed Martin’s LCS programme moves forward

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A Lockheed Martin-led industry team is preparing the nation's third Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Fort Worth, to start sea trials in the...

Australia may reconsider F-35 order after cost blowout, delays

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Australia may reconsider a A$16 billion ($17.5 billion) plan to buy 100 of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 Joint Strike Fighters because of...

Moroccan military plane crash kills 78 – military

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At least 78 people were killed today when a Moroccan military transport plane crashed into a mountain in the south of the...

Hackers target intelligence agency contractors

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Hackers, likely working for foreign governments, are actively trying to steal classified government data by breaking into the computer networks of contractors...

Lockheed Martin puts in place voluntary layoff program

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Lockheed Martin Corp the Pentagon's No. 1 defence supplier by sales, put in place a voluntary layoff program for its corporate headquarters...

More money to keep Hercules flying

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has upped its bill to keep the venerable Lockheed Martin C130BZ flying by another R23.769 million....

Israel acquires two more C-130J Super Hercules

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Israel will acquire two more C-130J Super Hercules transports from Lockheed Martin, bringing its fleet up to three aircraft. Deliveries will take...

Defence companies recession proof in 2009: SIPRI

Despite recessionary conditions in 2009, global arms sales by the top 100 defence contractors increased by US$14.8 billion from the year before...

“We understand partnership” – Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin says it wants to increase its South African footprint. The US planemaker's EMEA vice president for international business development initiatives...