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Sep 11, 2014

Carrier drone should be able to do more than spy -US Navy

WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy’s planned
unmanned plane for use on aircraft carriers should eventually be
able to take on additional roles besides just surveillance, Navy
Secretary Ray Mabus said on Wednesday.

The Navy last week said it had delayed this month’s planned
kickoff of a competition for the new carrier-based unmanned spy
plane, citing affordability concerns and a Pentagon-wide review
of intelligence and surveillance programs.

Sep 11, 2014

U.S. says still advocating for Raytheon in Turkish missile tender

WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. government is
continuing to advocate for the Patriot missile defense system
offered by Raytheon Co and Lockheed Martin Corp
in a Turkish tender after Turkey cited disagreements with the
Chinese firm that initially won the bid, a senior U.S. official
said on Wednesday.

“We’re in regular contact with the Turks about the U.S.
offer in this particular competition,” Gregory Kausner, deputy
assistant secretary of state for regional security and security
assistance, told the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit.

Sep 10, 2014

U.S. Navy, Marines need more women: Navy secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said more women should be serving in the Navy and Marine Corps, and plans to take action to boost their presence in those military branches.

“We don’t have enough women in either the Navy or the Marine Corps,” Mabus told the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit on Wednesday as he kicked off a drive to expand the number of women in the Navy.

Sep 10, 2014

(OFFICIAL)-REUTERS SUMMIT-Pratt sees clarity on ‘root cause’ of F-35 engine issue by end Sept.

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – United Technologies Corp’s
Pratt & Whitney unit said the “root cause” of the June
23 engine failure on a Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter
jet should be clear by the end of September, which would pave
the way for over $1 billion in contracts for another 84 engines.

Engine maker Pratt & Whitney said it has delivered six of
its F135 engines to the U.S. government since Aug. 29, when it
resumed deliveries that had been halted after the June incident
which grounded the F-35 fleet for weeks and prevented its
international debut.

Sep 10, 2014

U.S. Navy to brief Hagel soon on small warship options

WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy is completing
its recommendations after a detailed study of possible options
for the Navy’s next small warship, and plans to brief Defense
Secretary Chuck Hagel soon, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said on
Wednesday.

The study, which was completed at the end of July, was “very
rigorous, very detailed, very intense and looked very deep into
all those different options,” Mabus told the Reuters Aerospace
and Defense Summit in Washington.

Sep 10, 2014

Lockheed says ‘very happy’ teamed with Boeing for bomber bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon’s biggest supplier, Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), on Tuesday said it was “very happy” it had teamed up with Boeing Co (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) to bid for the U.S. Air Force’s new long-range strike bomber and expected the companies to submit a joint bid soon.

“We’re very pleased with how our team has come together, and how that enabled the solution that we’re going to be offering,” Orlando Carvalho, executive vice president of Lockheed’s aeronautics division, told the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit.

Sep 9, 2014

Lockheed, Pentagon say near deal on next batch of F-35s

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp
is in the final stages of negotiations with the Pentagon about
an eighth batch of F-35 fighter jets, with an agreement weeks or
perhaps only days away, a company executive and a senior
military officer said Tuesday.

The deal, valued by analysts at over $4 billion, will cover
43 of the most advanced U.S. warplanes. Lockheed is building
three models of the Joint Strike Fighter, or Lightning II, for
the U.S. military and nearly a dozen foreign countries.

Sep 9, 2014

Pratt sees clarity on ‘root cause’ of F-35 engine issue by end Sept.

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – United Technologies Corp’s
Pratt & Whitney unit said the “root cause” of the June
23 engine failure on a Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter
jet should be clear by the end of September, which would pave
the way for over $1 billion in contracts for another 84 engines.

Engine maker Pratt & Whitney said it has delivered six of
its F135 engines to the U.S. government since Aug. 29, when it
resumed deliveries that had been halted after the June incident
which grounded the F-35 fleet for weeks and prevented its
international debut.

Sep 9, 2014

Lockheed says close to U.S. contract for next batch of F-35s

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is in the final stages of negotiations with the Pentagon about an eighth batch of F-35 fighter jets, with an agreement weeks or perhaps only days away, the head of the company’s aeronautics division said on Tuesday.

Orlando Carvalho, executive vice president of Lockheed’s aeronautics division, said the company was in daily touch with the U.S. Defense Department about a few remaining issues on the next order of 43 warplanes.

Sep 9, 2014

Pratt sees knowing ‘root cause’ of F-35 engine issue by end Sept.

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – United Technologies Corp’s
Pratt & Whitney unit said the “root cause” of the June
23 engine failure on a Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter
jet should be clear by the end of September, which would pave
the way for over $1 billion in contracts for another 84 engines.

Engine maker Pratt & Whitney said it has delivered six of
its F135 engines to the U.S. government since Aug. 29, when it
resumed deliveries that had been halted after the June incident
which grounded the F-35 fleet for weeks and prevented its
international debut.