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Brazil Negotiates Purchase of 24 Used F-16 Aircraft from US

The Brazilian Air Force is in discussions with the US government to acquire 24 second-hand F-16 Fighting Falcons from Lockheed Martin. This move comes as part of efforts to modernize Brazil's air defense capabilities.


Lockheed Martin Collaborates with Polish Industry on Rocket Systems

Lockheed Martin is involving Poland's defense sector in the manufacturing of guided multiple-launch rocket systems, fostering international cooperation and local industrial growth.


Taiwan To Upgrade Avionics in C-130H Fleet

The Taiwan Air Force will enhance the avionics systems on its fleet of Lockheed Martin C-130H Hercules aircraft to improve operational capabilities.

The Lockheed Martin Corporation, formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta in 1995, is a leading global player in the aerospace, military support, security, and technologies industry. As of January 2022, it employs around 115,000 personnel worldwide, with about 60,000 in engineering and scientific roles, and is the largest defense contractor globally by revenue since 2014, with 78% of revenue in 2013 driven by military sales. Operating in four key segments - Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control, Rotary and Mission Systems, and Space - Lockheed Martin is notably engaged in the development of the F-35 Lightning II, serves as the lead for the USAF Space Fence, and primary contractor for the Orion command module, while also investing in sectors like healthcare systems, renewable energy, intelligent energy distribution, and compact nuclear fusion.

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Israel Acquires Third Squadron of F-35s

The Israeli Ministry of Defense has signed a Letter of Agreement (LOA) for the procurement of an additional squadron of Lockheed Martin F-35s, bolstering the Israeli Air Force's capabilities.


Hawaii Hosts Large-Scale Fighter Exercise

The Hawaii Air National Guard is conducting a significant training event with F-22s, F-35s, F-16s, and A-10s from May 29 to June 12, demonstrating interoperability and combat readiness.


US Navy Seeks New RF Countermeasure for F-35

The U.S. Navy is considering a self-defense upgrade for the Lockheed Martin F-35, similar to the MBDA BriteCloud, to enhance its active RF countermeasure capabilities.


Czech Republic to Host Central European F-35 Training Hub

The Czech Republic is set to establish a regional training center for the F-35, positioning itself as a Central European hub for this advanced fighter jet. Lockheed Martin is involved in this strategic development.


Finland to Equip F-35As with JASSM-ER Missiles

The integration of AGM-158B JASSM-ER with the Finnish F-35 fleet will coincide with the aircraft's delivery schedule, enhancing Finland's long-range strike capabilities.