by Staff Writers
Fort Worth, TX (SPX) Jul 24, 2012
ZM135, a British F-35B and the first international Lockheed Martin Lightning II, takes off from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base at 9:03 a.m. CDT en route for Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., United Kingdom Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Jim Schofield piloted the short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) jet for the 90 minute ferry flight.
The U.K. officially took ownership of ZM135 at a ceremony in Fort Worth last week.
The jet will be used for operational testing and evaluation.
First New AC-130J Gunship In Production
The AC-130J will be equipped with a Precision Strike Package creating the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command's newest gunship. Sixteen AC-130Js are planned with an Initial Operating Capability scheduled for 2015.
Lockheed Martin Delivers Another Super Galaxy
The Super Galaxy is the eight overall C-5M for the Air Force and will undergo internal paint restoration at Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y., before traveling to its permanent home at Dover Air Force Base, Del.
The Super Galaxy is America's premier global direct delivery weapon system and the only strategic airlifter capable of linking the homeland directly to the warfighter in all theaters of combat without refueling.
Aerospace News at SpaceMart.com
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Boeing Receives Lot 2 Production Contract Award for B-1 Integrated Battle Station
Oklahoma City OK (SPX) Jul 23, 2012
Boeing has received a $65.8 million Lot 2 follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force for nine B-1 Lancer bomber Integrated Battle Station (IBS) modification kits, spares, training, support equipment and engineering support. IBS integrates three major aircraft modifications - an updated front and aft cockpit, a new diagnostics system and a new Link 16 data link - which all enhance situation ... read more
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