Archiv: Lockheed Martin (war corporation)

02.03.2023 - 11:41 [ CNN ]

Biden administration approves potential sale of missiles for F-16s to Taiwan


The official noted Taiwan will use its own funds for the purchase. (…)

A news release from the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency on Wednesday said the defense contractors for the munitions and equipment will be Raytheon and Lockheed Martin.

05.04.2022 - 19:59 [ ]

US Weapons Makers See Longer-Term Benefits of War in Ukraine

Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and other companies will profit from arming Ukraine and Europe’s increased military spending

23.02.2022 - 07:34 [ ]

China takes rare earth aim at Raytheon and Lockheed

Early this month, Washington approved a deal for the two firms to provide maintenance services to Taiwan’s missile defense systems worth US$100 million. The latest round of Chinese sanctions marks its third salvo, with previous punitive measures imposed in 2019 and 2020.

State media said without Chinese rare earth minerals, the two US firms’ production would be seriously disrupted.

21.08.2021 - 12:34 [ Warren Gunnels, Majority Staff Director for Budget Chairman @SenSanders / Twitter ]

Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and other defense contractors received $445.5 billion from the Pentagon this year alone. All of them have been convicted or reached settlements for misconduct. Fraud is the business model of the military industrial complex.

28.04.2021 - 21:43 [ KBS ]

USA wollen 18 Milliarden Dollar in Entwicklung neuer Abfangrakete investieren

Die Nachrichtenagentur Bloomberg berichtete am Dienstag (Ortszeit), dass ein von Lockheed Martin und Northrop Grumman geführtes Team mit 13,1 Milliarden Dollar, die vom Pentagon bereitgestellt würden, an der Systementwicklung arbeiten werde. Die Entwicklung werde voraussichtlich 2026 abgeschlossen. Es würden insgesamt 31 Einheiten, darunter zehn für Tests, hergestellt.

20.11.2020 - 19:20 [ ]

Biden’s transition team is filled with war profiteers, Beltway chickenhawks, and corporate consultants

A glance at the Biden-Harris agency review teams should provide a rude awakening to anyone who believed a Biden administration could be “pushed to the left.”

21.07.2020 - 20:44 [ Reuters ]

New Lockheed CEO says 5G networks key to military vehicle autonomy

He envisions a future where half to three-quarters of military vehicles are autonomous, and a robust 5G network is the backbone of that fleet.

08.06.2020 - 02:32 [ Ana Kasparian / The Hill ]

Ending police brutality at home means challenging US foreign policy

The program facilitates the transfer of excess military weaponry and equipment to civilian law enforcement agencies.

26.03.2020 - 22:29 [ The Hill ]

Space Force launches first mission

The U.S. Space Force conducted its first launch Thursday, sending a military communications satellite into orbit. At 4:18 p.m., a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket blasted the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

29.12.2019 - 06:00 [ Greek Reporter ]

Greece Signs Deal with Lockheed Martin to Upgrade F-16 Fleet

The U.S. company will also supply information and continuous technical support for the operational autonomy of Greece’s F-16 fleet and expand its operational capability.

18.07.2019 - 10:42 [ ]

Turkey officially kicked out of F-35 program, costing US half a billion dollars

In a statement, Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor on the F-35 program, said, “This is a government-to-government matter, and as always, we are following official U.S. Government guidance as it relates to delivery of the F-35 to Turkey and the export of goods from the Turkish supply chain.”

18.05.2019 - 17:41 [ ]

Look Who’s Buying Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Now!


Here’s a quick rundown of the major players to date, and how many F-35s they’re planning to buy:

Australia: 72 F-35As
Belgium: No decision yet made
Canada: 65 F-35As planned, but may buy Boeing (NYSE:BA) F-18s instead
Denmark: 27 F-35As
Israel: 50 F-35As
Italy: 60 F-35As, 30 F-35Bs
Japan: 42 F-35As
Netherlands: Up to 37 planned, but only 8 authorized so far
Norway: 52 F-35As planned, but only 22 authorized so far
South Korea: 40 F-35As
Turkey: 100 F-35As
United Kingdom: 138 F-35Bs
United States: 1,763 F-35As, 353 F-35Bs, and 327 F-35Cs

18.05.2019 - 17:10 [ ]

Hi-tech coating which makes RAF’s new £100million F-35 fighter jets ‚invisible‘ to enemy radar is allegedly wearing off quicker than expected – but the force said the aircraft is a ’significant success‘


An RAF source told The Express: This situation obviously has to be rectified before the plane enters operational service.‘

The source also told the paper that defence secretary Gavin Williamson and RAF Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen have always known about the issue.

18.05.2019 - 17:10 [ Wikipedia ]

Potential applications of carbon nanotubes

Radar absorption

Radars work in the microwave frequency range, which can be absorbed by MWNTs. Applying the MWNTs to the aircraft would cause the radar to be absorbed and therefore seem to have a smaller radar cross-section. One such application could be to paint the nanotubes onto the plane. Recently there has been some work done at the University of Michigan regarding carbon nanotubes usefulness as stealth technology on aircraft. It has been found that in addition to the radar absorbing properties, the nanotubes neither reflect nor scatter visible light, making it essentially invisible at night, much like painting current stealth aircraft black except much more effective. Current limitations in manufacturing, however, mean that current production of nanotube-coated aircraft is not possible. One theory to overcome these current limitations is to cover small particles with the nanotubes and suspend the nanotube-covered particles in a medium such as paint, which can then be applied to a surface, like a stealth aircraft.[64]

In 2010, Lockheed Martin Corporation applied for a patent for just such a CNT based radar absorbent material, which was reassigned and granted to Applied NanoStructure Solutions, LLC in 2012.[65] Some believe that this material is incorporated in the F-35 Lightning II

18.05.2019 - 17:05 [ ]

Lockheed Martin reveals F-35 to feature nanocomposite structures


Meanwhile, the same carbon nanotube reinforced polymer (CNRP) material is being considered to replace about 100 components made with other composites or metals throughout the F-35’s airframe, he said.

The shift to CNRP as an airframe material has been anticipated ever since carbon nanotubes were discovered in 1991.

06.05.2019 - 20:01 [ ]

2015-2023 World Military Laser Rangefinder Market Research Report by Product Type, End-User / Application and Regions / Countries

By Company
Elbit Systems
Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman
Thales Group
Safran Electronics & Defense
L3 Advanced Laser Systems Technology
FLIR Systems

06.05.2019 - 19:53 [ Israel Homeland Security ]

Navy to Equip Destroyers With High Powered Lasers

(14.04.2019) reports that the Navy intends to install a High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance (HELIOS) weapon system aboard a West Coast Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA destroyer by 2021. The new laser is intended to operate at 60 kilowatts, three times more powerful than the laser weapons system the Navy tested aboard the USS Ponce five years ago. The laser system is mainly intended to target small attack boats and unmanned aerial vehicles.

The HELIOS system is to be developed by Lockheed Martin.

02.04.2019 - 18:02 [ Press TV ]

Lockheed Martin receives $2.5bn deal to forward US THAAD deal with Saudi Arabia

In November last year, Saudi and American officials signed an agreement for the sale of 44 THAAD launchers, missiles and related equipment to Riyadh worth $15 billion.

The Pentagon said the Saudi government would pay $1.5 billion of the $2.4 billion to Lockheed.

29.09.2018 - 21:06 [ Defense World ]

US Approves Sale of ATACMS, GMLRS to Bahrain for $300 Million

The Kingdom of Bahrain has requested to buy 120 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M31 Unitary Rocket Pods, six rockets per pod for a total of 720 and 110 Army Tactical Missiles System (ATACMS) M57 T2K Unitary missiles… The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin.

01.09.2018 - 15:56 [ ]

Japan’s military seeks record spending to reinforce N.Korea missile defenses

Japan’s military has asked for another increase to its annual budget.
A $2.1 billion request has been made for two ground-based radar missile tracking stations built by Lockheed Martin.
Other big buys include six Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighters.

05.08.2018 - 17:03 [ CNBC ]

US space companies are crossing the Atlantic, bringing rocket launches to the UK for the first time

A host of U.S. companies signed partnerships with the United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA) in July, with several more waiting in the wings, as the British government doled out funding for launching commercial rockets from the island for the first time ever.

09.05.2018 - 16:13 [ Junge Welt ]

Rüstungsdeal mit US-Konzern: US-Außenministerium bewilligt Milliardengeschäft von Lockheed Martin mit der Bundeswehr

Das Außenministerium in Washington erklärte, es habe dem Deal auch im eigenen Interesse zugestimmt. »Der Verkauf trägt zur Verteidigungsfähigkeit eines NATO-Verbündeten bei, der eine wichtige Kraft für die politische und wirtschaftliche Stabilität in Europa ist«, heißt es in seiner Mitteilung. Damit sei das Geschäft »auch ein Beitrag zur nationalen Sicherheit der Vereinigten Staaten und im Interesse unserer Außenpolitik«.

16.04.2018 - 09:17 [ Haaretz ]

How the U.S.-led Airstrikes in Syria Hit Their Targets Before Assad’s Missile Defenses Even Fired

Electronic warfare suppression, a decoy battle group in the Mediterranean and never-before-used stealth missiles were all part of the attack