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January 18, 2017, 7:27 AM

New Pressure on Lockheed Martin To Reduce F-35 Unit Cost

The incoming US President has slammed the program, but LM says a new deal is close already.

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Prox Dynamics Black Hornet mini drone
Dec 5, 2016 - 9:23 AM
The sensor manufacturer plans to improve the range, performance and cost of the pocket-sized surveillance system the British military uses.
Dec 5, 2016 - 7:48 AM
MiG-29K and Su-33 jets are lost, and Su-33s flew the initial strikes on Syria, contrary to expectations.
Tern assembly at Scaled Composites
Dec 2, 2016 - 11:21 AM
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently instructed Northrop Grumman to build a second test vehicle.
LCA on display
Nov 30, 2016 - 10:24 AM
A Mk 1A version will feature improvements, but the extent of indigenous versus foreign radar content remains unclear.
First flight of Type Certifiable Predator B
Nov 30, 2016 - 10:05 AM
The manufacturer plans to begin delivering the MQ-9 Reaper variant to the UK Royal Air Force in late 2018.
Gripen E production
Nov 30, 2016 - 7:44 AM
The company claims that pre-qualifying software to a very high standard will save time and money later on.
Nov 29, 2016 - 6:08 PM
Company modeling says that fourth-gen strike aircraft can survive formidable air defenses
Lockheed Martin F-16V
Nov 29, 2016 - 9:11 AM
The manufacturer will upgrade 134 Republic of Korea Air Force F-16s to the F-16V configuration.
J-10 on ramp
Nov 23, 2016 - 3:36 AM
The J-20 stealth fighter made only a fleeting appearance, while a new airlifter, attack helicopter and AWACS were fully shown.
Kawasaki P-1 in flight
Nov 22, 2016 - 2:58 PM
The country’s C-130, B757 and P-3 fleets will need to replaced in the next decade.