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.

C-130J crash: IAF rejects counterfeit Chinese parts theory

The Indian Air Force has ruled out that the C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft could have crashed due to suspected counterfeit Chinese parts.

C-130J Super Hercules: India`s tactical aircraft

The Indian Air Force`s (IAF) newly-acquired C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, which crashed near Gwalior on Friday is considered to be one of the most modern aircraft - configured for special operations and airborne assault.

Bid to colonize Mars wins high-profile backing

A Dutch entrepreneur`s bold quest to colonize Mars won high-profile support Tuesday from a US aerospace giant, although the timetable for putting humans on the red planet has been pushed back two years.

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

South Korea will buy 40 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth fighter jets, the country`s military chiefs decided on Friday, with the first delivery expected in 2018.

Defence Ministry issues multi-crore tender for 56 new aircraft

Defence Ministry has issued a tender expected to be worth over Rs 12,000 crore to replace IAF`s Avro planes with 56 new aircraft which will be produced by the Indian private sector firms.

US grounds F-35 fighters over engine problem

All flight operations of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter planes have been suspended over an engine problem discovered on one aircraft, the US Department of Defense said.