Keyword: lockheedmartin

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Why Lockheed Martin is designing a tiny home to orbit the Moon

    09/07/2018 4:18:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    The Verge ^ | Sep 7, 2018, 9:00am EDT | Loren Grush
    NASA wants to build another space station, but this one won’t live in a close orbit around Earth. Within the last year, NASA has begun planning for a much smaller astronaut outpost in orbit around the Moon, a new destination dubbed the Gateway. The idea is for this space station, which will be a fraction of the size of the International Space Station, to serve as a place for astronauts to live and train for excursions to and from the lunar surface. A crucial piece of hardware needed for this Gateway will, of course, be habitats — spaces for a...
  • Construction on the Orion Capsule is Done. Next it’ll be Sent to Florida for Final Assembly

    09/02/2018 12:00:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 29 Aug , 2018 | Matt Williams
    Exploration Mission-1, which is scheduled to take place in 2020, will consist of an uncrewed Orion capsule being sent into orbit around the Moon and then returning to Earth. Using lunar gravity to gain speed and propel itself 70,000 km beyond the Moon – and almost half a million km from Earth – this mission will send a spacecraft farther into the Solar System than ever before. The Orion pressure vessel, which is the vehicle’s primary structure that will hold a pressurized atmosphere for the astronauts, consists of seven large aluminum pieces that are welded together using a state-of-the-art process...
  • Comey & Mueller Caught Funneling Billions in FBI Contracts to Lockheed Martin

    08/24/2018 10:33:03 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 46 replies
    NN ^ | 08/23/2018 | Jay Greenberg
    A pair of leading Government Accountability Institute researchers has revealed that two former FBI Directors, James Comey and Robert Mueller, took advantage of their government contacts and security clearance to enrich themselves. Seamus Bruner of the GAI, and author of Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption, has exposed the real reason Comey is paid upwards of $6 million a year by his new employer Lockheed Martin. Together with GAI President Peter Schweizer, Bruner has discovered a trail of lucrative FBI contracts that were funneled from then-director Mueller to Comey's new firm.
  • Seamus Bruner: Comey-Mueller ‘Cash in Through the Revolving Door’ of the Swamp

    08/24/2018 7:09:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Aug 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Seamus Bruner, Government Accountability Institute (GAI) researcher and author of Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption, explained how former FBI Directors James Comey and Robert Mueller leveraged their government positions to enrich themselves. He joined Peter Schweizer, GAI president and Breitbart News senior editor-at-large, for a Wednesday interview with Sean Hannity. “This is a familiar story [about] the revolving door; turning public service into self service,” said Bruner. “We followed the money. We followed it to the top, and we found that these choir boys or boy scouts — as the media likes to depict them — James...
  • Is Lockheed Martin Winning the Hypersonic Race?

    08/19/2018 12:56:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | August 18, 2018 | Lou Whiteman
    Hypersonic technology -- weapons and interceptors able to travel at least five times the speed of sound -- are a top Pentagon priority and an area where China and Russia are perceived to be ahead of U.S. military efforts. The Defense Department has committed to spend aggressively to catch up. Based on initial contract awards, it's becoming clear that Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) is outpacing the competition in the battle to win the lion's share of those awards. Lockheed Martin earlier this month was awarded a $480 million contract to develop a hypersonic air-launched, rapid response weapon (ARRW). The award could...
  • Mueller & Holder Shut Down FBI Investigation of Stolen U.S. Stealth Defense Technology .. Comey

    07/30/2018 5:23:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    True Pundit ^ | July 24, 2018
    For nearly four years the FBI investigated the international theft of STEALTH defense technology from a small Florida marine company that invented an ingenious way to help protect Navy ships and nuclear ballistic submarines from being detected on enemy radar and sonar. And on the eve before the case was go to a Grand Jury, the case was closed by then-FBI Director Robert Mueller and then-Attorney General Eric Holder. “This was the original pay-to-play scheme and it involves Mueller, Holder, (James) Comey and (Hillary) Clinton,” said Steve Morton, inventor and owner of a rare robotic ship and submarine stealth painting...
  • Orion Capsule Turns Heads on White House Lawn

    07/23/2018 10:26:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    Space.com ^ | | July 23, 2018 11:08am ET | Meghan Bartels
    NASA shared photos of the capsule's transfer to the White House lawn in a tweet July 21. The display was part of the Made in America showcase, an annual product display launched by President Donald Trump to highlight American manufacturing. The capsule earned its place thanks to its production by Lockheed Martin in 2011 and 2012 using parts manufactured by more than a thousand companies based in the U.S., NASA officials wrote. This specific Orion capsule is the only one to have flown so far, during a test flight on Dec. 5, 2014, according another NASA tweet about the display....
  • Israeli Smart Bomb Closes In on Service Debut

    07/18/2018 10:11:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    AIN online ^ | July 18, 2018 | David Donald
    At Farnborough 2018, the Spice 250 is being displayed as an option for both the Eurofighter Typhoon and Saab Gripen. Rafael’s Spice 250 electro-optical/infrared-guided glide bomb is on course to achieve initial operational capability with the Israel Air and Space Force next year, following a third test campaign earlier this year that saw the 100-km (62-mile) range weapon successfully engage moving, maritime, and time-critical targets. A few more qualification tests are due to be undertaken, with low-rate production just getting under way. At Farnborough 2018, the weapon is being displayed as an option for both the Eurofighter Typhoon and Saab...
  • FBI Director Comey Refused to Carry a Gun

    07/11/2018 2:22:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Former FBI Director James Comey refused to carry a gun when he was with the FBI. It is likely he never carried a gun during his career. He grew up in Yonkers, New York. He obtained his Batchelors of Science at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, well before Virginia passed a shall issue concealed carry law. From inews.co.uk: In his memoir, A Higher Loyalty, James Comey writes of his time at the FBI: “In every staff meeting, 80 per cent of the attendees had a gun on them. I eventually grew accustomed to seeing a pistol...
  • Lockheed Martin to build 16 new F-16 Block 70 aircraft for Bahrain

    06/26/2018 9:08:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Arabian Aerospace ^ | 26 June 2018
    Above: Artist's rendition of the F-16 Block 70 that will be built for the Kingdom of Bahrain at Lockheed Martin’s facility in Greenville, South Carolina. The Undefinitised Contract Action award represents the first F-16 Block 70 sale and the first F-16 production programme to be performed in Greenville, South Carolina. The Kingdom of Bahrain is the first customer to procure the F-16 Block 70, the newest and most advanced F-16 production configuration. "We value our long-standing relationship with the Kingdom of Bahrain and look forward to beginning production activities on their first Block 70 aircraft at our facility in Greenville,"...
  • Exclusive: Canada could make it harder for U.S. to win fighter bid - sources

    06/21/2018 7:36:05 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 21, 2018 | David Ljunggren
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is discussing changes to a multibillion-dollar fighter jet procurement process that could make it harder for a U.S. company to win the order as trade relations between the neighbors sour, two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions said. Canada is considering whether to penalize companies from countries that have caused it economic damage, the sources said on Wednesday. While a final decision is not expected before next year and the threat could be posturing, the move shows how the Trump administration’s trade disputes are spilling over into other areas. A spokeswoman for federal Procurement Minister...
  • This Is What A Boeing F-32 Would've Looked Like If Lockheed Lost The JSF Competition

    05/20/2018 5:00:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    The Drive ^ | MAY 19, 2018 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    In 2001, Boeing's X-32 stood off against Lockheed's X-35 in a fly-off for the massively lucrative Joint Strike Fighter contract. Making a stealth fighter capable of carrying a significant payload while also having a version that can take off in short distances and land vertically was quite the task, and both companies went about solving the problem very differently. In the end, the X-32 lost to the X-35 for a number of reasons that we will get into in a future post, but many who were taken aback by the X-32's 'unique' looks didn't realize that Boeing had already planned...
  • GW REFUSES TO IMPLEMENT BDS RESOLUTION PASSED BY SECRET VOTE

    04/29/2018 3:02:31 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    barbwire ^ | 29 April, 2018 | Abigail Marone
    George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc says he will not consider implementing a divestment resolution passed by the student government in a secret vote. The resolution, which was voted on anonymously, passed Monday evening by a vote of 18 to 6, with six student senators abstaining. Monday’s meeting was the Student Association’s second attempt to hold a vote on the resolution. The previous vote was cancelled due to a lack of security, whereupon supporters of the BDS bill responded by taking over the student government offices and demanding the vote be rescheduled for the following week. The resolution accuses Israel...
  • Weapons expert: Real choice for new Finnish Air Force fighter between Lockheed Martin and Saab

    04/27/2018 7:31:26 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    yle Uutiset ^ | 27.4.2018
    In an Yle Radio 1 interview on Friday, weapon systems expert Arto Pulkki said he believes that in practice the choice of new aircraft for the Finnish Air Force will come down to just two contenders, either the American Lockheed Martin F-35 or the Swedish Saab Gripen E. Bids are being sought from five manufacturers for the 7-10 billion euro acquisition of a projected 64 multi-role fighter aircraft. The planes being considered are the British-made Eurofighter Typhoon, France’s Dassault Rafale, Sweden’s Saab Gripen E, and the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and Lockheed Martin F-35 from American manufacturers. "Both the Eurofighter...
  • China Touts Fusion Progress As New Details On Lockheed Martin's Reactor Emerge

    04/21/2018 3:54:08 AM PDT · by PIF · 19 replies
    The War Zone ^ | April 20, 2018 | Joseph Trevithick
    China, which is reportedly hard at work on a host of advanced technologies for both military and civilian applications, has given foreign journalists a close look at its potentially revolutionary fusion energy project, which they claim has produced the longest man-made nuclear reaction of this type ever. The tour came as additional details have come to light regarding another advanced fusion reactor program at Lockheed Martin, which recently obtained a patent for portions of its own design. Snip “The CFR will avoid these issues by tackling plasma confinement in a radically different way. Instead of constraining the plasma within...
  • Lockheed Should Restart the Raptor Line If Japan Wants An F-22-F-35 Hybrid

    04/20/2018 7:34:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    The Drive ^ | APRIL 20, 2018 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Reuters has published a report that came as little surprise to us at The War Zone regarding Tokyo's interest in having Japanese industry work with Lockheed Martin to develop a semi-indigenous fighter that combines the best attributes of the F-35 Lightning and F-22 Raptor. The Reuters report states in part: "Lockheed has discussed the idea with Japanese defense ministry officials and will make a formal proposal in response to a Japanese request for information (RFI) after it receives permission from the U.S. government to offer the sensitive military technology, said the sources, who have direct knowledge of the proposal. The...
  • Syria Strike Puts Lockheed Martin's Stealthy New Missile to Test

    04/14/2018 5:39:31 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 123 replies
    Yahoo News linking to Bloomberg ^ | April 14, 2018 | Anthony Capaccio
    Direct Link to Bloomberg Article: New Lockheed Missile First Use
  • Arabsat's Latest Communications Satellite Assembled In Preparation For Flight

    03/04/2018 11:24:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Spaceflight Insider ^ | February 20th, 2018 | Jason Rhian
    The Arabsat-6A satellite has completed primary assembly and has been shipped to Lockheed Martin's Sunnyvale, California facilities to begin testing in preparation for flight... When Arabsat-6A was transported from Denver to Sunnyvale, the satellite was housed inside of a "mobile clean room." This container ensures that the spacecraft was kept safe and secure. "Arabsat-6A and its companion satellite, Hellas Sat 4/SaudiGeoSat-1 are the most advanced commercial communications satellites we've ever built," said Lisa Callahan, vice president and general manager of Commercial Civil Space for Lockheed Martin via a statement issued by the company... If everything goes according to plan, Arabsat-6A...
  • Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Vector among rocket builders looking to Brazil for new launch site

    02/23/2018 12:08:23 PM PST · by Elderberry · 21 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/23/2018 | Michael Sheetz
    A group of five U.S. private rocket companies met with Brazilian officials in December. Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Vector are interested in launching from the equatorial Alcantara launch complex. The coastal launch site would offer cost savings by its ability to reach orbits often preferred for satellites. A group representing five U.S. private rocket companies visited Brazil in December to meet with the nation's space agency and analyze the possibility of launching from the equatorial Alcantara launch complex. The U.S. Department of Commerce was informed about the trip, which was organized by members of the private space industry. The group...
  • Lockheed Martin Accuses Air Force Of Making A Data Grab

    02/18/2018 3:46:20 PM PST · by Elderberry · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/16/2018 | Loren Thompson
    Lockheed Martin did something unusual this week. The world's biggest defense contractor lodged a protest with the Government Accountability Office over the conduct of an Air Force helicopter competition many months before a winner was due to be selected. Contractors usually wait until an award is announced to mount protests. They rightly fear that if they complain while a competition is in progress, they will reduce their prospects of winning. But Lockheed thought the Air Force's behavior in this case raised such fundamental questions that it couldn't just go along to get along. Very few observers understand what is going...