NASA's Orion for Exploration Mission-1 lifted for pressure testing

NASA's Orion for Exploration Mission-1 lifted for pressure testing

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The US space agency NASA has lifted Orion spacecraft crew module for Exploration Mission-1 to test stand for pressure testing in the Neil Armstrong Operations & Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

With Rafale deal in limbo, India may buy American F/A-18 fighter jets

With Rafale deal in limbo, India may buy American F/A-18 fighter jets

A report said on Wednesday that the jets may be supplied to the IAF under the Make in India programme.

NASA gives nod to quieter supersonic passenger jet

NASA gives nod to quieter supersonic passenger jet

Aeronautics company Lockheed Martin will receive about $20 million over 17 months for the Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) preliminary design work.

NASA announces plans to build supersonic passenger jet

NASA announces plans to build supersonic passenger jet

The new design would also meet the requirements for reduction of pollution as it would optimize fuel consumption.

Lockheed Martin ready to manufacture F-16 jets in India

US fighter jet maker Lockheed Martin on Thursday said it is ready to manufacture F-16 aircraft in India and supports the ongoing talks between the two countries to set up the first manufacturing facility, one of the largest projects under the 'Make in India' initiative.

Lockheed Martin ready to manufacture F-16 jets in India

Lockheed Martin has already decided on India as its best option for low-cost and highly qualified engineering workforce.

Lockheed Martin to buy fabled helicopter maker Sikorsky

Lockheed Martin said Monday it will buy Sikorsky Aircraft, the storied US maker of the Black Hawk helicopter, in an all-cash $9 billion deal with United Technologies.

First instrument delivered for NASA's asteroid mission

First instrument delivered for NASA's asteroid mission

The first of five instruments for a spacecraft that will collect a sample from an asteroid and bring it back to Earth has arrived at Lockheed Martin for installation onto NASA's Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx).

Airbus says US to be biggest customer for A400M military plane

Airbus says US to be biggest customer for A400M military plane

European aircraft maker Airbus believes the United States will be the biggest customer for its A400M military transport plane, despite a fatal crash involving one of them during a test flight last month.

Govt simplifies defence rules to woo foreign firms

In order to provide a level-playing field to private players, the government withdrew excise and Customs duty exemptions enjoyed by the Ordinance Factory Board and defence PSUs.

South Korea opts for KAI-Lockheed in USD 7.8 bn fighter deal

South Korea on Monday selected Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and partner Lockheed Martin for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 "indigenous" fighter jets to replace Seoul's ageing fleet.

Laser weapon disables vehicle from a mile away

 In what promises to be a potent new military weapon, US defence and aerospace company Lockheed Martin has come up with a laser gun which can disable a running vehicle from a mile (1.6 km) away, media reported.

Israel to buy 14 F-35 stealth fighters from US

Israel is to purchase 14 F-35 stealth fighters from US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin at a cost of around $110 million each, the defence ministry said Sunday.

Korean Air, Airbus sign accord for jet fighter bid

The project is designed to develop and produce 120 fighter jets of a new "indigenous" type to replace the country`s ageing fleet of F-4s and F-5s.

Australia to service South Korean F-35 strike fighters in Pentagon deal

Australia will carry out both airframe and engine maintenance for South Korea`s fleet of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets, as well as its own fleet, an Australian defence source told Reuters on Thursday.

UK confirms first F-35 jet orders

Britain on Monday announced it had signed a contract with US manufacturer Lockheed Martin to buy the first of 14 F-35B combat jets.

US agrees deal to buy 43 more F-35 fighters: Pentagon

The Pentagon will buy another 43 F-35 fighter jets worth roughly $4 billion from aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, officials said Tuesday, four months after it was briefly grounded following an engine fire.

IAF to replace crashed C-130J medium-lift aircraft

The Indian Air Force will buy one more Lockheed Martin C 130J Super Hercules medium-lift aircraft apart from the 12 contracted for to make up for the loss of one plane in an accident in March.

NASA, US Navy complete recovery tests for Orion spacecraft

NASA and the US Navy have completed the second round of practice recoveries of the Orion spacecraft, which is designed to take humans to the Moon, asteroids and eventually to Mars.

Turkey orders first fighter jets from Lockheed Martin

Turkey has decided to place a firm order with US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin for two F-35 stealth fighter jets, a defence source said on Wednesday.