An F-22 Raptor like this one has completed it's final assembly in the Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta, Ga., and is the first combat-capable fighter destined for basing and operations in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker)
Two regional subsidiaries of Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Maryland’s friendly neighborhood military logistics multinational corporation, got good news this week.
Yes, it’s another round of scary regional military tech innovation.
Their Newton-based space systems arm was part of the design and construction of a new global-positioning satellite that was rocket-launched into space on Tuesday, according to a company press release.
Their GPS Block IIR-20(M) satellite took to the skies from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It was a joint project with the U.S. Air Force under a $6 million contract.ï¿½ The launch was the seventh in a line of eight IIR satellites that the company’s team modernized for the Global Positioning Systems Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base.
Their maritime division’s Navy contract is to provide training to Japanese and Norwegian crews whose ships are equipped with the Aegis Weapon System, which Lockheed develops in beautiful Moorestown, N.J.
The Japanese crews will be trained in Moorestown or at the Dahlgren, Va., home of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, which awarded the contract. Lockheed will handle the Norwegian crews in Norway or Dahlgren.
The training is expecting to complete the training by March 2012.
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