Aerospace and Defense Channel

Pentagon to purchase $47.5 billion of Lockheed Martin's F-35 stealth fighter jets

For all its troubles, Lockheed Martin's F-35 joint stealth fighter remains a very popular warplane -- both here and abroad.

Over the next 60 years, Lockheed Martin aims to sell as many as 5,100 F-35s to customers around the globe. And as we just learned from DoDBuzz, one single Pentagon contract could bring Lockheed 10 percent of the way toward scoring that goal. 

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Operational challenges remain, but enabling technologies will differentiate on the battlefield

 In this article we review some of the key defense industry news as the second quarter of 2015 comes to a close, covering radar, electronic warfare, weapons systems and communications. We also look enabling technology related news as well as discussing business event, product announcements, milestones and contract activity. 

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