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Caption: Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-16V, the latest and most advanced F-16 on the market on Oct. 16, 2015, completed its maiden flight. (Photo courtesy Lockheed Martin)

New F-16V ‘Viper’ Makes First Flight

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s newest type of F-16 fighter jet, known as the F-16V “Viper,” recently completed its maiden flight, the company announced. The Oct. 16…


Lockheed Martin's Athena laser weapon system defeats a truck target by disabling the engine, demonstrating its military effectiveness against enemy ground vehicles. (Photo courtesy Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Shows Off Ground-Based Laser System

Lockheed Martin Corp. showed off its new ground-based laser weapon at this week’s Army expo in Washington, D.C. The Bethesda, Maryland-based company displayed its 30-kilowatt…



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Analysts Make Case for Next-Generation Bomber

A panel of defense analysts on Wednesday urged U.S. lawmakers to develop a fleet of next-generation bombers capable of piercing advanced enemy air defenses. Their…








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F-35 Gulps Fuel from Italian Tanker

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has gulped down thousands of pounds of jet fuel from an Italian air force tanker in another milestone for the weapons program, the…






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F-35B Leaps off Ski Jump for the First Time

The F-35B jump-jet version of the Joint Strike Fighter has completed its first takeoff from a ski jump, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The stealthy fifth-generation fighter jet…