Saturday, February 20, 2010

UPDATE 1-US Navy official sees Lockheed F-35 test milestone

* Several more flights needed before vertical landing
* Landing will be "huge step" in testing process

Defense News ~ WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The Marine Corps version of Lockheed Martin Corp's (LMT.N) F-35 is expected to make its long-delayed first full vertical landing within the next week, a top U.S. Navy official said on Thursday.
Captain Lawrence Burt, strike aircraft plans and requirements officer, said officials testing the short takeoff, vertical landing (STOVL) version of the new radar-evading fighter need to conduct a few more flights before doing the landing maneuver.
"They're three or four flights from a full STOVL vertical landing, which would be a huge step in the testing process," Burt told Reuters after addressing a defense conference hosted by Aviation Week.
Burt said achieving the long-delayed milestone in the testing program would help ensure that the small carriers used for Marine Corps aircraft could be modified to accommodate the new fighter during upcoming scheduled maintenance stops.
That, in turn, would allow sea trials of the new fighters to test their performance in the environment at sea, as well as the plane's coatings, Burt said, noting that the Marines hoped to begin sea trials of the new planes this fall.
"There's a lot of stuff that we've got to learn," Burt said, noting that the carriers would need to be outfitted with new bolts to attach the planes to the deck.
"We are making sure that when we actually take the ship into the yards and do those modifications, that the aircraft will be ready, so that when it comes back out to sea, the plane's coming. We don't want to do it early," he said.
Lockheed spokesman John Kent said the F-35B is completing tests required before it could attempt the vertical landing. "We're progressing through the final series of tests leading up to vertical landing and we expect it to happen soon," he said.
Kent said the timing for testing the F-35B from ships depended on ship preparations, availability and completion of the current flight tests.
The STOVL testing began at a U.S. air base in southern Maryland last November after being delayed for months due to issues with delivery of some parts, a design change in the STOVL engine built by Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp (UTX.N), and adverse weather conditions.
Program and industry official had hoped to complete the first STOVL mode vertical landing by year's end.
(Reporting by Andrea Shalal-Esa, editing by Gerald E. McCormick and Tim Dobbyn)

Lockheed Martin Conducts Successful PAC-3 MSE Intercept Flight Test

Defense News ~ DALLAS, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE:LMT - News) enhanced version of the combat-proven PAC-3 Missile, the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE), successfully intercepted a threat representative tactical ballistic missile target yesterday at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Â
The PAC-3 MSE Missile provides increased performance, greater altitude and range than the baseline PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) Missile. Â As the first spiral development of the PAC-3 CRI Missile, the PAC-3 MSE Missile variant incorporates threat-driven and technology-enabled hardware and software upgrades to defeat the advancing threat set. The PAC-3 Missile is the only Patriot missile that utilizes hit-to-kill technology to destroy incoming targets.
"The PAC-3 MSE Missile performed extremely well," said Richard McDaniel, director of PAC-3 Missile programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. Â "The continued evolution of the missile segment, combined with rigorous testing, will result in the fielding of a tremendous defensive capability for the Warfighter."
The PAC-3 MSE Missile was selected as the primary interceptor for the multi-national Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) in September 2006. Â The MEADS program has completed hardware Critical Design Reviews and is now integrating and testing the radars, launchers, tactical operation centers and reloaders needed for system tests at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., in 2012.
Upgrades incorporated into the PAC-3 MSE Missile include:
*The solid-rocket motor now has a second pulse and is larger in diameter. Â
*Aerodynamic surfaces are larger and the span of the aft control surfaces is greater to accommodate the increased performance envelope.
*Thermal batteries have been sized consistent with increased performance and longer mission time.
*The PAC-3 MSE Missile is packaged in a single canister that stacks to provide flexibility for the Patriot or MEADS launcher load-out requirements.
Lockheed Martin achieved the first-ever hit-to-kill intercept in 1984 with the Homing Overlay Experiment, using force of impact alone to destroy a mock warhead outside of the Earth's atmosphere. Â Further development and testing produced today's PAC-3 Missile, which won a competition in 1993 to become the first hit-to-kill interceptor produced by the U.S. Government.
Lockheed Martin is a world leader in systems integration and the development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, including the first operational hit-to-kill missile. Â It also has considerable experience in missile design and production, infrared seekers, command and control/battle management, and communications, precision pointing and tracking optics, as well as radar and signal processing. Â The company makes significant contributions to all major U.S. missile defense systems and participates in several global missile defense partnerships.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.
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Stardust-NExT Spacecraft Fires Engines to Delay Arrival at Comet

*Lockheed Martin-Built Spacecraft One Year Away From Encounter with Tempel 1
Defense News ~ DENVER, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Stardust-NExT (New Exploration of Tempel) spacecraft fired its engines for 22 minutes 53 seconds on Feb. 17 to purposely delay its arrival at comet Tempel 1 by 8 hours 21 minutes. In one year, the Lockheed Martin- (NYSE:LMT - News) built spacecraft will still fly by the comet on Feb. 14, 2011, Valentines' Day, but the encounter time will now be 8:42 p.m. PT.
The low-cost Discovery Program Mission of Opportunity will expand the investigation of comet Tempel 1 initiated by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft. The mission uses the still-healthy Stardust spacecraft to perform a flyby of comet Tempel 1 and obtain high-resolution images of the comet and hopefully the crater made by Deep Impact in July 2005. The delayed arrival will provide project scientists the best chance of seeing both previously imaged areas and news areas of Tempel 1. By taking photos of previously imaged areas of the comet, scientists can analyze terrain changes caused by the comet's close approach to the Sun on a successive orbit five and one-half years later.
The engine burn was performed autonomously at 2:00 p.m. PST while the spacecraft was out of contact from Earth. Spacecraft engineers at Lockheed Martin sent the trajectory correction maneuver commands to the spacecraft on Monday, Feb. 15. The maneuver reduced the spacecraft's velocity, relative to the sun, by 54 mph (24 meters per second). The spacecraft's velocity relative to the sun is 47,500 mph (21 km per second).
The robust spacecraft recently completed it 4,000th day of flight and had traveled approximately 3.4 billion miles (5.4 million kilometers) since its launch 11 years ago.
Throughout its two-mission life, Stardust has had many January and February milestones.
*Feb. 7, 1999 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
*Jan. 15, 2001 Earth gravity assist to meet up with comet Wild 2
*Jan. 2, 2004 encounter with comet Wild 2
*Jan. 15, 2006 sample return capsule returned safely back to Earth
*Jan. 14, 2009 Earth gravity assist to meet up with comet Tempel 1
*Feb. 14, 2011 future encounter with comet Tempel 1
Dr. Joseph Veverka at Cornell University is the principal investigator of the Stardust-NExT mission. JPL is managing Stardust-NExT for the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company designed and built the Stardust spacecraft and performs flight operations for the mission.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.
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Cost is critical factor in LCS competition-US Navy

* Contract valued at over $5 billion
* Navy aims to move away from system integrators

* Could stage competition for combat systems later
By Andrea Shalal-Esa
Defense News ~ WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Cost will be the critical factor the U.S. Navy uses to judge competing designs from General Dynamics Corp (GD.N) and Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) for a new class of fast, flexible, shallow-water warships, a top admiral said on Thursday.
Rear Admiral William Landay, program executive officer for Navy ships, said both designs met the Navy's requirements for its new Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), and the deciding factor would be procurement cost, even if one design offered certain advantages.
"While there are a number of factors in our RFP (request for proposals) ... in the end, for this particular acquisition, the cost of that ship is critically important to us, and that was our key overarching driver," Landay told reporters after addressing a conference hosted by Aviation Week magazine.
Analysts say the contract will be worth well over $5 billion to the winning bidder.
Landay said it was always a challenge in best-value competitions to weigh the benefits of certain capabilities, such as an extra knot of speed, against their costs. He said the competition was deliberately structured to account for the ships' total ownership costs, such as fuel use and staffing.
But at this point, procurement cost was the Navy's primary concern, given its plan to buy 55 of the ships and a congressional cost cap of $480 million per ship. "We're going to downselect to one, and the cost is going to be a critical piece of that. It's just the reality of it," Landay said.
The Navy gave industry the final terms for the competition in mid-January, and bids are in mid-March. It will pick a single winner to build 10 ships and combat systems for five more in late spring or early summer, Landay said.
Supporters of the General Dynamics ship, an aluminum three-hulled vessel based on a design by Australian shipbuilder Austal (ASB.AX), argue that a competition decided solely on price will overlook the additional hull capacity and other features of their vessel that could be beneficial to the Navy.
Lockheed's ship is a more traditional steel monohull that analysts say could be somewhat cheaper to build.
Landay said the Navy was determined to maintain competition in the program in the longer term, which is why it will launch a competition for a second shipbuilder in several years.
He said the final terms for the current competition made it clear that the winning contractor could not bid to build the second set of ships. He said there had been "a lot of give and take" with industry over that issue.
"We're trying to make sure we don't get ourselves in a case where somebody who wins the downselect owns or can influence the second shipbuilder. Then you don't have competition," Landay said.
He said the Navy was letting the contractors make their own decisions about teaming arrangements, and would see the outcome when bids were submitted next month.
The overall goal, he said, was to move away from having a prime contractor that served as the systems integrator for the ship program, and instead have separate suppliers for the ships themselves and their combat systems.
That approach could lead to changes in the industry teams that are competing for the work.
General Dynamics, for instance, may sever its shipbuilding relationship with Austal, which built the first General Dynamics LCS ship, while maintaining ties with Austal on the combat system, said two sources familiar with the issue who were not authorized to speak publicly.
Landay said the Navy could stage a separate competition for the combat systems part of the work in the future, but he gave no details.
(Reporting by Andrea Shalal-Esa; editing by John Wallace)

Lockheed Martin's Record-Setting C-5M Redefines Strategic Airlift

Defense News ~ ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the Air Force Association's 26th Annual Air Warfare Symposium, Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT - News) officials provided details on how the C-5M is cost-effective, saves fuel and increases strategic airlift reliability for the warfighter.
"This is an exciting time for the C-5 program," said Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin's vice president, C-5 program. "The C-5M is a game-changer for the warfighter and strategic airlift by being able to complete missions sooner, conserve fuel and carry more than any other U.S. airlifter while saving more than $9 billion for the taxpayer over the lifetime of the aircraft."
The C-5M set 42 world records in September 2009 and established new benchmarks in carrying more cargo, faster and farther than any other military airlifter. In October 2009, three C-5Ms delivered 3.8 million pounds of cargo in 34 missions during a 30-day surge operation, averaging more than 110,000 pounds of cargo per aircraft. By eliminating an en route stop, the C-5M saved more than 4,000 gallons of fuel and reduced fuel consumed by 13 percent compared to legacy C-5s.
"During the surge, the C-5M avoided more than 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions and was the first to meet stage four noise compliance and certification, making the M an environmentally friendly strategic airlifter," said Martin. Â "The RERP [Reliability Enhancement and Reengining Program] production is on-track and we look forward to continuing the partnership with the Air Force to sustain and modernize the C-5 fleet for the total force, including the Guard and Reserve."
Current Air Force plans call for Lockheed Martin to deliver 52 C-5Ms by 2016. Three C-5Ms have been delivered to the U.S. Air Force at Dover Air Force Base, Del., with a fourth scheduled for delivery in September 2010.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.
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Orbit International Corp.'s TDL Subsidiary to Demonstrate the Synexxus Oberon V4 Electronic Keel System, Designed for MRAP-ATV Vehicles at AUSA Sym&Ex

Orbit International Corp.'s TDL Subsidiary to Demonstrate the Synexxus Oberon V4 Electronic Keel System, Designed for MRAP-ATV Vehicles at AUSA Symposium and Exhibition
Defense News ~ HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.--February 19, 2010,(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orbit International Corp. (NASDAQ:ORBT - News), a defense and industrial electronics manufacturer and software solution provider, today announced that its Tulip Development Laboratory (“TDL”) subsidiary, located in Quakertown, PA, will be demonstrating its color LCD displays that have been supporting the Synexxus Inc. (“Synexxus”) Oberon V4 Electronic Keel (“Oberon”) System at the AUSA Symposium and Exhibition. Synexxus, located in Arlington, VA, has successfully designed an open architecture data distribution and information system that can be rapidly reconfigured for changing missions, supporting ground vehicle, shipboard, and avionic defense electronic programs. The AUSA Symposium and Exhibition will be held at the Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL from February 25 to 27. TDL will be demonstrating the Oberon system that has been designed for deployment in the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected-All Terrain Vehicle (MRAP-ATV) manufactured by Oshkosh Corporation.
David Gutman, President of TDL indicated, “While working with Synexxus, it was obvious their team objective was to develop a cost competitive, versatile, open architecture networking system for a number of mission critical programs. In addition to providing the vehicle operators with a much improved situational awareness picture, Oberon has managed to reduce space, weight and power requirements from an armored vehicle by eliminating the need for redundant processors, laptops, and excess cablings.”
Gutman commented, “What has made our working relationship with Synexxus most rewarding, has been our realization that their primary objective was not driven by a rigid and structured business plan, but rather by a team commitment that if successful, would help save lives. I believe the true Synexxus mission was to design a data distribution system now designated Oberon V4, deployable for the family of MRAP`s that would help defend our troops within a safer vehicle, and limit causalities as our armed forces complete their current mission objectives in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
Dennis Sunshine, President and Chief Executive Officer of Orbit International Corp. commented, “As we previously announced, TDL has recently relocated to a larger Quakertown, PA facility, and is now well positioned to meet potential high quantity production requirements for Oberon, supporting, time-sensitive deployment schedules. In addition, TDL is currently working with a number of prime contractors on additional display opportunities that would utilize its increased facility capacity.”
During the upcoming AUSA Exhibition, TDL will be demonstrating an Oberon system, which has been extensively field tested, and is currently deployed in a limited number of MRAP vehicles operating throughout Iraq.
Deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom (“OIF”) in the spring of 2009, Oberon successfully passed 10,000 operational hours without any significant failure. Currently deployed in five different vehicle configurations, the Oberon system has successfully demonstrated the significant amount of time saved by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (“EOD”) teams that are exposed to enemy fire during the set-up and deployment of assets while prosecuting Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's). An Air Force Staff Sergeant formerly assigned to an EOD unit in Iraq was recently quoted, “Using Oberon allowed my team to defeat an IED in 20 minutes, when it would otherwise take almost two hours.”
Sunshine concluded, “Having the opportunity to work first hand with the Synexxus team has truly been a privilege. Synexxus has now proven it has developed a reliable, versatile networking system that can be easily deployed in a number of MRAP-ATV vehicles. Most recently, Oberon has been successfully deployed and is currently operational for new shipboard and aircraft program opportunities. Due to the unprecedented number of requests from operators in the field that have had experience with the system capabilities, we anticipate the production and integration of the Oberon system will require ramped up quantities for deployment into MRAP-ATV vehicles that will be shipped to Afghanistan on an accelerated program schedule.”
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L-3 Agrees to Acquire Insight Technology, Expands Electro-Optical and Night Vision Business

Defense News ~ NEW YORK--February 19, 2010, (BUSINESS WIRE)--L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL - News) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Insight Technology Incorporated (Insight). Insight develops and manufactures mission critical night vision and electro-optical equipment including laser aiming and illumination devices, laser rangefinders, laser markers and designators, night vision goggles and monoculars, and thermal imaging systems. Headquartered in Londonderry, New Hampshire, Insight employs approximately 1,100 people. Insight’s products are used by the U.S. military, federal law enforcement agencies and allied nations. The purchase price was not disclosed and will be funded with cash on hand.
The acquisition is anticipated to be completed in the second quarter of 2010, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, and will be structured as an asset purchase for income tax purposes. Insight is expected to generate approximately $290 million of sales for the twelve months ending December 31, 2010. Before giving effect to the present value of tax related benefits of the transaction and expected synergies, the purchase price represents a multiple of approximately nine times estimated 2010 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA). The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to L-3’s results of operations.
“By combining Insight’s outstanding people and innovative products with our existing portfolio, we add important new capabilities to L-3,” said Michael T. Strianese, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Insight’s entrepreneurial culture and dedication to customer needs make this a natural fit and is a great example of L-3 successfully executing its acquisition strategy.”
Pending the successful completion of this transaction, Ken Solinsky, Insight’s founder and president, will become president of L-3’s newly created Warrior Systems Sector. Mr. Solinsky will report to James W. Dunn, senior vice president and president of L-3’s Sensors and Simulation Group. The Warrior Systems Sector will include Insight and L-3’s existing electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) businesses currently addressing the warrior systems market and will be reported in L-3’s Electronic Systems segment.
“Insight expands and broadens L-3’s warrior systems capabilities, a key strategic growth area for L-3,” added Mr. Dunn. “Leveraging Insight’s industry leading products, engineering skills and manufacturing agility, we can deliver higher performing systems, with faster speed and greater value, to our customers.”
Mr. Solinsky concluded, “Insight and select L-3 businesses have been working together for nearly 20 years. We know each other well and have the utmost respect for each other’s capabilities. This combination enables us to build on these relationships. By combining advanced components, technologies and system capabilities, L-3’s Warrior Systems Sector will be able to provide advanced night vision and electro-optical systems to our nation’s warfighters and homeland defenders in a highly effective manner. These dedicated individuals deserve the best equipment, delivered on time, with high quality and reasonable prices. I am pleased and honored to have been chosen to lead the Warrior Systems Sector and pledge to do my best in support of our warfighters.”
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 66,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2009 sales of $15.6 billion.
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Turkish Airlines acquires CAE 7000 Series Boeing 777-300ER full-flight simulator

Defense News ~ ISTANBUL, TURKEY--(Marketwire - 02/19/10) - (TSX:CAE - News)(NYSE:CAE - News)CAE and Turkish Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, today announced that the airline has purchased a CAE 7000 Series full-flight simulator (FFS) representing the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from CAE.
The Boeing 777-300ER FFS will be delivered to the Turkish Airlines (THY) Flight Training Centre at Istanbul International Ataturk Airport in 2010, along with a CAE Simfinity Integrated Procedures Trainer (IPT) for the Boeing 737NG. The contract renews a relationship between Turkish Airlines and CAE which began in 1997.
Dr. Temel Kotil, CEO and Member of Board of Turkish Airlines said there will be more simulator orders to bring Turkish Airlines Flight Training Facility a global brand. CAE's early delivery and competitive offer for such state of the art device was the key factor for selecting CAE as B777-300ER simulator supplier.
"We are very pleased that Turkish Airlines has selected CAE's new generation flight simulation solutions," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "CAE has been proud to serve THY's flight training needs for more than a decade, and look forward to being a strong partner as Turkish Airlines continues to grow its global business."
The Boeing 777-300ER FFS is expected to be qualified to JAR Level D, the highest standard for full-flight simulators, by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Turkey and other National Aviation Authorities.
About CAE
CAE (NYSE:CAE - News)(TSX:CAE - News) is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$1.6 billion, CAE employs more than 6,500 people at more than 90 sites and training locations in 20 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of 29 civil aviation and military training centres, we train more than 75,000 crewmembers yearly. We also offer modelling and simulation software to various market segments, and through CAE's professional services division we assist customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs.
About Turkish Airlines:
Being established in 1933 with a fleet of only 5 aircraft, Turkish Airlines is today a 4-star airline company with a fleet of 133 aircraft flying to 156 destinations around the world, comprising 37 domestic and 119 international destinations. Turkish Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance network which was established in 1997. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 19.700 daily flights to 1077 destinations in 175 countries.

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