Asia is a growth market for military aircraft

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Asia is a growth market for military aircraft

Since it first rolled out of a Fort Worth factory in the 1970s, the F-16 has been a symbol of U.S. military power. If its manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, manages to win a big overseas contract, though, the F-16 might become the latest U.S. product to get offshored.

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Pentagon unveils new cost-cutting initiatives for F-35 fighter jet

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Pentagon unveils new cost-cutting initiatives for F-35 fighter jet

The U.S. Defense Department on Monday extended by two years a project that has cut the cost of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter plane by more than $1 million per jet, and kicked off a similar project to cut operating and maintenance costs.

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German ministry sees possible delay in signing missile defense contract

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German ministry sees possible delay in signing missile defense contract

Germany may not finish negotiations with Europe's MBDA and Lockheed Martin Corp on the MEADS missile defense system by the end of the year as planned, according to a document sent to lawmakers by a senior German defense ministry official.

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Pentagon says near deal with Lockheed for more F-35 fighter jets

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Pentagon says near deal with Lockheed for more F-35 fighter jets

The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin Corp are in the final stages of negotiations about two contracts for 160 fighter jets, tandem deals valued at more than $14 billion, the Pentagon's F-35 program manager said on Saturday.

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The F-22 Raptor: back from the grave?

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The F-22 Raptor: back from the grave?

The Pentagon collected its final F-22 Raptor from Lockheed Martin Corp. four years ago. Amid the Cold War’s end and shrinking defense budgets, the most advanced fighter jet ever built was deemed both unnecessary and unaffordable.

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Vietnam, South Korea may buy Lockheed planes amid Chinese buildup

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Vietnam, South Korea may buy Lockheed planes amid Chinese buildup

BERLIN -- Vietnam and South Korea are looking seriously at buying refurbished Lockheed Martin Corp P-3 and S-3 maritime surveillance planes to counter China's military buildup and repeated North Korean missile launches, the company said.

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Dutch F-35 jets touch down for European air show debut

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Dutch F-35 jets touch down for European air show debut

Two US-assembled F-35A fighter jets landed in the Netherlands on Monday, ahead of the stealthy plane's European air show debut over the summer.

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U.S. must deploy anti-ship missile soon in Asia, Admiral says

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U.S. must deploy anti-ship missile soon in Asia, Admiral says

The U.S. should deploy a new anti-ship missile made by Lockheed Martin Corp. as quickly as possible to counter improved Chinese and Russian naval capabilities in Asian waters, the top U.S. Pacific commander said.

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Inside Asia's biggest airshow

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Inside Asia's biggest airshow

Airbus A350

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U.S. recovers Hellfire air-to-ground missile from Cuba

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The United States has recovered an inert Hellfire air-to-ground missile that had mistakenly ended up in Cuba, U.S. and Cuban officials said on Saturday.

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U.S. budget plan includes over $13 billion for new submarine: sources

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U.S. budget plan includes over $13 billion for new submarine: sources

The Pentagon's next five-year budget proposal seeks over $13 billion in funding for a new submarine to carry nuclear ballistic missiles, plus orders for more Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp fighter jets, according to sources familiar with the plans.

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Taiwan pilot presumed killed in F-16 crash in US

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Taiwan pilot presumed killed in F-16 crash in US

The plane crashed on Thursday morning north of Luke Air Force Base near the small town of Bagdad in the southwestern state of Arizona.

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Obama administration authorizes $1.83-bln arms sale to Taiwan

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Obama administration authorizes $1.83-bln arms sale to Taiwan

WASHINGTON, Dec 16 – The Obama administration formally notified Congress on Wednesday of a $1.83-billion arms sale package for Taiwan, including two frigates, anti-tank missiles, amphibious assault vehicles and other equipment, drawing an angry response from China.

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Lockheed F-35s finish at-sea test flights as U.S. Navy warms to new jet

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Lockheed F-35s finish at-sea test flights as U.S. Navy warms to new jet

A Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35C Joint Strike Fighter is shown before landing on the deck of the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier, while off the coast of California.

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TPP potential paves the way for US investments

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TPP potential paves the way for US investments

A wave of American investment is hitting Vietnam’s shores in anticipation of benefits from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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