Lockheed Martin

Why Russia's ballistic-missile defense works and the US's kinda doesn't

The US has spent $40 billion on the ground-based midcourse ballistic-missile-defense system.<p>By the end of 2017, the US wants to have 44 missile interceptors stationed in Alaska and California to fend off a possible nuclear-missile attack.<p>While the ground-based midcourse missile-defense system has …

North Korea

The US Navy May Have Watered Down Its MQ-25 Drone Even More

Reported draft requirements focus almost entirely on tanking with no clear mention of intelligence missions.<p>USN<p>The U.S. Navy has revealed the latest …

Military

When we finally go to Mars, we might end up living in giant metal cans

Lockheed Martin will build a deep space habitat inside a space shuttle cargo container.<p>If humans are ever really going to make it to Mars, we’re going to need a bigger boat.<p>Today’s spaceships are built for short hauls to and from the International Space Station, a mere six or so hours away. These …

NASA

Daily Insider Ratings Round Up 7/20/17: NAV, OLBK, SKIS, SHLO, TWN

Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 7/20/17, based on dollar value.<p>Dollar values often do not equate with …

Fortune 500

Investors First Sell, Then Buy Lockheed Martin Stock After Earnings -- The Motley Fool

Which move was the right one? The answer lies in the stock's valuation.<p>It was kind of a one-step-back, two-steps-forward quarter for <b>Lockheed Martin</b> …

Stocks

Lockheed Martin to build a full scale working prototype of cislunar habitat for NASA

Lockheed Martin is building a full scale working prototype of its NextSTEP space habitat in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy …

Exploration

Trump’s 'Made In America Week' Inadvertently Highlights Corporate Welfare

He donned a white Stetson hat. He climbed into the cab of a bright red fire truck parked on the White House lawn. He swung a golf club and admired a …

Made in America

Senate panel approves five Trump Pentagon picks

The committee approved by voice vote the nomination of Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, among others.

U.S. Dept. of Defense

President Trump’s first six months: The fact-check tally

Shortly before reaching the six-month mark of his presidency, President Trump made an assertion and then paused that perhaps he should not be so definitive. “I better say ‘think,’ otherwise they’ll give you a Pinocchio. And I don’t like those — I don’t like Pinocchios.”<p>As it turned out, the …

U.S. Politics

Brazilian aircraft takes on an American military icon

Perched in the cockpit of one of the newest military aircraft in the world as it streaksthrough the sky, I've gota front row seat for a Brazilian sales pitch aimed at unseating an American icon.<p>Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer (ERJ) brought its all-new prototype jet-powered KC-390 military …

Aerospace

Military officials are saying little about F-35 helmet glitch in night-landing video

Officials with the Pentagon’s F-35 program office remain tight-lipped about a troubling issue with the Joint Strike Fighter‘s helmet night-vision camera that forced a test pilot to land “in a fog” on an amphibious ship last fall.<p>But they say improvements to the software in the pricey helmet are …

Military

The U.S. Air Force Wants to Expand the Range of This Stealthy Cruise Missiles

Thanks to Russia and China. With advanced air defense systems such as the Russian-made S-300 and S-400 families proliferating around the world, it is …

Military

Six months of spelling mistakes from the Trump White House: Analysis

WASHINGTON—You probably heard about Donald Trump’s “covfefe” tweet. Maybe the one where he declared himself “honered” to serve the American people, …

Canadian News

After Six Months, A Detailed Look at 'Giant Bait and Switch' Trump Presidency

It has been six long months since Donald Trump's inauguration, and unsurprisingly, the president has not parlayed his populist campaign promises into …

Liberal POV

Trump to nominate Raytheon lobbyist for Army secretary

President Trump will nominate Raytheon lobbyist Mark Esper as secretary of the Army, according to multiple reports and a source in contact with the …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

48 years after Apollo 11 moon landing, lunar dust bag sells for $1.8 million

The 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing was payday for a Chicago-area lawyer who latched onto a moondirt sample bag from the mission and …

Science

L-3 Technologies' Strianese to retire as CEO, Kubasik to take over

L-3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) says Chairman and CEO Michael Strianese will retire as CEO effective at year's end, to be succeeded by current President …

Fortune 500

Here are the world's largest drone companies and manufacturers to watch and invest in

From conceptualization to actual application, drone manufacturers have taken the theories of sci-fi movies and books and turned them into real-life applications, giving birth to the phenomenon of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Drone makers worldwide have been significantly influenced by the accelerated …

Drones

NASA is uploading hours of aerospace history on YouTube

Including hypersonic jet takeoffs and shuttle landings<p>NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center is in the process of uploading hundreds of videos of rare test flight, launch, and landing footage to YouTube and the agency’s website. It’s all part of a continued effort to better open access to NASA’s …

Aerospace

This Footage *Allegedly* Shows A Russian MiG-31 Shooting Down A Cruise Missile In The Stratosphere.

According to the Russian MoD this video shows a Russian MiG-31 Foxhound taking down a cruise missile. Is this a new capability?<p>According to the press …

Military

F-35 carries Lockheed Martin to higher profits

Lockheed Martin (LMT) on Tuesday raised its estimate for full-year profits amid stronger demand for its F-35 fighter jet.<p>The company’s aeronautics unit booked sales growth of nearly 20% in the second quarter, which included delivery of 14 F-35 Lightning II jets and an increase in support services. …

Aerospace

Carrier Cuts 300 At Factory Where Trump Boasted Of Saving Jobs

The Carrier factory where a president-elect Donald J. Trump boasted of having crafted a deal to save jobs from moving to Mexico has begun laying off workers.<p>338 employees at the Carrier Corporation fan coil manufacturing facility in Indianapolis will be let go tomorrow under the previously …

Business

Lockheed Martin profits jump on higher F-35 jet sales

<b>Increased sales of the F-35 fighter jet have helped Lockheed Martin, the biggest supplier of defence equipment to the US military, to report better-than-expected profits.</b><p>The F-35, formerly known as the Joint Strike Fighter, is being built by the US defence giant in partnership with other countries, …

Aerospace

A world awash with weapons – there’s a better way - CNA Columns: Making a Difference

If someone’s house was on fire would you pour gasoline on it? Well the answer is obvious: Of course you wouldn’t. Yet that is very similar to what …

Catholicism

Marshall Aerospace and Defense tapped for C-130J work

Britain's Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group is to install Enhanced Service Life Center Wing Box kits on 14 Royal Air Force C-130J Super Hercules …

Military

AeroVironment: A Pure Play On Drones

PWC has called for massive growth for commercial use of drones.<p>There are very few public companies that exclusively deal with drones.<p>AeroVironment is …

Stocks

The Companies With The Most STEM Job Openings Right Now

It’s no secret that technical jobs pay well and are in high demand in America, and it’s easy to assume most of those roles sit in Silicon Valley. But today, organizations need people with skills in science, technology, engineering and math across a wide variety of industries and geographies.<p>Forbes …

Fortune 500

Controversial F-35 stealth fighter helps Lockheed Martin fly high

Lockheed Martin has boosted its profit forecast as production of its controversial F-35 stealth fighter increases.<p>The world’s biggest defence company upgraded its expectations as it posted half-year figures, which showed revenue up 8pc to $23.7bn (£18.2bn), though profit from continuing operations …

Aerospace

Lockheed Martin lifts guidance on booming F-35 fighter jet demand

Booming demand for its F-35 combat jets helped Lockheed Martin deliver forecast-busting second quarter results and prompted the defense contractor to …

Markets

Trump Has Killed More Innocent Civilians In 3 Months Than Obama Did In 8 Years

The bloody toll of Defense Secretary Mattis’ relentless bombing campaigns in Iraq and Syria continues to skyrocket. Watchdog group <i>Airwars</i> reports …

World News