Lockheed Martin

Eielson’s second F-35A unit receives first two aircraft

The second of two combat-coded USAF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter squadrons at Eielson AFB, Alaska, has received its first two aircraft

First F-35A for Lakenheath enters production

Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, has started manufacturing the first F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter for the UK-based 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk

Lockheed Martin delivers 60th KC-130J to USMC

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 60th KC-130J Hercules tactical tanker-transport to the USMC, marking a significant milestone in the delivery of the type to the service

VMFA-211 F-35Bs arrive in the UK ahead of carrier deployment

Ten USMC-operated Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs have arrived in the UK prior to joining the Royal Navy’s new flagship aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), for its 28-week maiden deployment, which will begin in May

First two Danish F-35As arrive at Luke AFB

Pilots belonging to the Royal Danish Air Force have delivered the first two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters to Luke AFB, Arizona

Three more F-35Is delivered to Israel

A further three Lockheed Martin F-35I Adirs have been delivered to the Israeli Air Force (IAF), bringing the service’s total fleet size to 27 aircraft

Dutch F-35As briefly grounded due to engine concerns

The Royal Netherlands Air Force has confirmed it briefly grounded its in-country fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters due to engine wear concerns

Lockheed Martin targets Lot 16 F-35 production as key landmark of 2021

Lockheed Martin is eyeing its Lot 16 production run of the F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter – due to begin in Q4 – as a key landmark of its aeronautics business for 2021

South Korea orders 12 MH-60R Seahawks

Lockheed Martin has received an order for 12 Sikorsky MH-60Rs for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN)

Korean KF-16 undergoes upgrade testing at Edwards AFB

As part of the Korea F-16 Update Program, a Lockheed Martin KF-16D Block 52N Fighting Falcon from the Republic of Korea Air Force is being used as a trials aircraft at Edwards AFB in California