JET TEST PHASE ENDS.
Byline: Jim Skeen Staff Writer
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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a leading multinational aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. completed testing of Air Force requirements for the joint strike fighter program The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) became synonymous with the later F-35 Lightning II, however until 2001 the term was applied to the competition between the Boeing X-32 and Lockheed Martin X-35. , throwing in a flight that broke the sound barrier for good measure.
Lockheed Martin's X-35A wrapped up the Air Force requirements portion of its test program with two flights Wednesday, the company said. The aircraft will now undergo about four months of modifications in preparation for tests aimed at meeting Marine Corps requirements.
Prior to wrapping up the Air Force portion, the X-35A had one flight that reached a top speed of Mach 1.05, or roughly 700 mph. The flight was flown by Lockheed Martin test pilot Tom Morgenfeld on Tuesday afternoon.
``This is another example of our flight test program exceeding even our own expectations,'' C.T. ``Tom'' Burbage, executive vice president and general manager of the Lockheed Martin JSF (JavaServerFaces) A standard framework of components for building rich user interfaces for Java applications. JavaServer Faces run on the server, but are displayed on the client.
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The X-35A will be fitted with a shaft-driven lift-fan propulsion system Noun 1. propulsion system - a system that provides a propelling or driving force
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Earlier Tuesday, on the X-35A's 24th flight, Morgenfeld made six carrier landing practice demonstrations, previewing the aircraft's low-speed carrier approach handling qualities in advance of upcoming tests with Lockheed Martin's second demonstrator dem·on·stra·tor
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1. aircraft, the X-35C.
Lockheed Martin and Boeing will each flight-test two aircraft to prove technologies desired by the Air Force, Navy and Marines. The flight tests will last approximately a year and will be split 50-50 between Edwards Air Force Base Edwards Air Force Base, U.S. military installation, 301,000 acres (121,805 hectares), S Calif., NE of Lancaster; est. 1933. It is one of the largest air force bases in the United States and has the world's longest runway. , where the testing started, and the Navy's flight test center in Maryland.
The two companies are competing for what is the largest aircraft acquisition program in the history of the Pentagon Pentagon
Huge five-sided building (1941–43) in Arlington, Va., that is the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense. Designed by George Edwin Bergstrom, it was, on its completion, the world's largest office building, covering 34 acres (14 hectares) and offering . The program calls for more than 3,000 aircraft to be bought for the U.S. military and for the United Kingdom's Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.