An F-35B test aircraft completes its first-ever vertical takeoff (VTO) at NAS Patuxent River, Md., on May 10, 2013. While not a capability used in combat, VTOs are required for repositioning of the STOVL in environments where a jet could not perform a short takeoff. In these cases, the jet, with a limited amount of fuel, would execute a VTO to travel a short distance.
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Bringing short take off and vertical landing to a whole new level. The F-35B Joint Strike Fighter has advanced the technology of Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL). The F-35 true 5th Generation from every angle. Note - we swapped the video for an HD version as requested in many of the comments. Sorry for the lost comments.
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The Sikorsky S-97 Raider light tactical prototype helicopter exceeded 200 knots during last month’s flight test. The suite of X2 Technologies enables the aircraft to operate at high speeds while maintaining the low-speed handling qualities and maneuverability of conventional single main rotor helicopters. Raider will be presented for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) competition, as the Army looks to revolutionize its aircraft fleet via its Future Vertical Lift initiative.
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The Skunk Works® has existed for 70 years. Learn more about its past, present and future.
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Learn more: http://lockheedmartin.com/compactfusion At Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®, we’re making advancements in the development of fusion energy, the ultimate form of renewable power. Our scientists and engineers are looking at the biggest natural fusion reactor for inspiration – the sun. By containing the power of the sun in a small magnetic bottle, we are on the fast track to developing compact fusion reactors to serve the world’s ever-growing energy needs. Learn more about compact fusion: http://lmt.co/1rfsakG
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Powerful ideas. Daring team. Disruptive innovation. This is the story of Skunk Works. In 2018, Skunk Works will celebrate 75 years of partnering with our customers to make the impossible possible. http://lmt.co/2y3Kgl6
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The SR-71 reconnaissance aircraft flew missions around the globe at speeds above Mach 3 and altitudes of 85,000 feet or more. Although its many contributions to national security will never be fully revealed to the public, the Skunk Works® marvel holds many world aviation records for its speed and altitude. In this interview with former SR-71 pilot Col. Buzz Carpenter, you'll hear a first-hand account of the aircraft's power and majesty.
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The F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing variant completed ship suitability testing aboard the USS WASP (LHD-1) off the coast of Virginia in October 2011. Combined, F-35B test aircraft BF-2 and BF-4 accomplished 72 short takeoffs and 72 vertical landings during the three-week testing period.
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More than two-thirds of the world's land area and more than half the world's population have no direct access to paved roads. As you move farther away from infrastructure, cost, time and the safety of transport becomes more of a challenge. The Hybrid Airship enables affordable and safe delivery of heavy cargo and personnel to virtually anywhere – water or land – with little to no infrastructure. Learn more: http://lmt.co/1R2Knn6
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The U-2 program celebrates its 60th anniversary in September 2015. Since its first flight in 1955, the U-2 program has seen tremendous changes to its airframe and technology. Today's U-2S serves as the most capable, reliable and survivable ISR platform available. The U-2S has 80 percent airframe life remaining, and is operationally capable to fly beyond 2045. Learn more: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/u2
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August 1-3, 2008, the nation's first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom (LCS 1), undergoing high speed test during Builder's Sea Trials for the first-in-class coastal surface combatant. The first trials for the agile 378-foot Freedom, designed and built by a Lockheed Martin led industry team, are being conducted in Lake Michigan.
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At Lockheed Martin, we DO space. But going to space is just the beginning. It’s what you do when you get there that matters. Because space is a place to do big, important, epic things that connect people around the world, advance the frontiers of science, and help militaries protect what matters most. Learn more: https://lockheedmartin.com/space
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Sikorsky - Boeing Future Vertical Lift is a scalable design based on proven X2 Technology™. Designed for long range, high speed, superior hover performance and unmatched maneuverability, the Future Vertical Lift program will shape the U.S. military’s helicopter fleet of the future.
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Something magical happens when a group of people unite in the pursuit of a common purpose and challenge what's thought to be impossible. At the Skunk Works®, magic happens every day in the form of technological innovation and thoughtful solutions driven by our customers' mission. Learn more about the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/aeronautics/skunkworks.html
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The story of aviation has always been the story of people who have the courage to fail, to try again, and to one day succeed. And the passion to advance aeronautical design through innovative solutions is ingrained in our culture.
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Liz Kaszynski is one of 10 aerial photographers at Lockheed Martin who are trained and certified to take pictures while flying in the backseat of fighter jets. Liz is also our sole female aerial photographer for the F-35. Get an inside look at what it takes to capture photos of the world’s most advanced jets.
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The Lockheed Martin Area Defense Anti-munitions (ADAM) prototype laser weapon system successfully destroys a Qassam-like rocket target in an operationally representative free-flyer scenario at a range of 1.5 kilometers on April 22, 2013, replicating similar demonstrations conducted starting in March 2013. For more information, go to: www.lockheedmartin.com/adam
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The Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded Systems (ARES) is a vertical takeoff and lift (VTOL) flight module that could adapt to multiple missions with interchangeable payloads, offering new capabilities and enabling new operational concepts. Learn more about this Skunk Works technology: http://lockheedmartin.com/us/products/ares.html
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Lockheed Martin's Hybrid Air Vehicle can be designed as an unmanned or manned intelligence gatherer or transport vehicle. As an eye in the sky, this remarkable airship can stay aloft for up to three weeks at an altitude of 20,000 feet. Loaded with cameras, infrared sensors, communications relays, and other payloads, the Hybrid Air Vehicle can provide American and allied forces a clear picture of the battlefield. As a transport vehicle, the Hybrid Air Vehicle can be sized to move equipment and troops cost effectively to unimproved forward areas. http://www.lockheedmartin.com/products/p-791/
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The U.S. Navy's 11th littoral combat ship, the future USS Sioux City, launched sideways into the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin, on January 30. Ship sponsor Mrs. Mary Winnefeld conducted the time-honored tradition of christening the ship by smashing a bottle of champagne across the bow.
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The Stalker XE is an eight hour, flexible platform that provides best in class video and has a digital architecture that allows for rapid integration of third party payloads using plug-and-play technology. Stalker XE provides persistent surveillance and oversight for rapidly growing infrastructure and environmental monitoring in addition to ongoing critical federal and law enforcement needs. Visit our website to learn more about the system that provides 2 to 4x the persistence of other small UAS but at a fraction of the size and cost of comparable, yet much larger systems: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/stalker-uas.html.
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To mark our 100th anniversary, we're looking back at the innovations and achievements that helped our customers rise to some of the world's most vital challenges. And we'll look forward -- to emerging global challenges and the technology that will shape our world for the next 100 years. http://www.lockheedmartin.com/100years This re-posted version includes minor updates from the original.
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At Lockheed Martin, customer focus, innovation and purpose are built Into everything we do. We’re on a mission. Your mission. When millions of people are counting on you. You can count on us. Learn more at https://www.lockheedmartin.com/yourmission Every day, our employees come to work with one focus – our customers’ missions. Whether its protecting citizens or advancing the boundaries of science, these missions are some of the most important and challenging in the world. We bring an unwavering commitment to help our customers succeed, and it’s that sense of purpose and opportunity to make a difference in the world that drives us every day.
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We envision a bright future defined by progress, enriched by discovery and powered by innovation. At Lockheed Martin, we’re engineering a better tomorrow®. Because we solve the great problems of our times. We create the innovative technologies that define eras. And while no one knows what's going to change the world next, we're probably already working on it. See more: http://lockheedmartin.com/engineeringtomorrow En Español: http://youtu.be/jDrGShqtkBQ
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See how Lockheed Martin Skunk Works’ patented SPIDER (Self-Propelled Instrument for Damage Evaluation and Repair) solves one of the greatest challenges faced by the airship industry. SPIDER was recently named as a Popular Science Best of What’s New for 2016. For information about our Hybrid Airship, visit lockheedmartin.com/hybridairship.
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There is no aircraft in aviation history — either developed or under development — that can match the flexibility, versatility and relevance of the C-130J Super Hercules. In continuous production longer than any other military aircraft, the C-130 has earned a reputation as a workhorse ready for any mission, anywhere, anytime.
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As the leader in 5th Generation development, Lockheed Martin, in partnership with Korea Aerospace Industries, brings the experience and leadership to support the next generation of pilots. The T-50A is purpose-built around 5th Generation thinking. The F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, have advanced capabilities that have never been available before. Advanced pilot training is the key to taking advantage of them. There is no more effective or affordable way than the T-50A to train the next generation of pilots to fly, fight and win. lockheedmartin.com/t50a
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LT Eugene Cleary, Royal Australian Navy, describes this "formidable ASW and Anti-surface platform." Designed for maritime dominance and deployed with the U.S. Navy, the MH-60R is the world's most advanced multi-mission helicopter. The "Romeo" has also been selected by the Royal Danish Navy.
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On Oct. 21, the CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed initial operational testing by the U.S. Marine Corps, which included external lift scenarios of 27,000 lbs. (12,200 kg) in hover and a 12,000 lb. (5,422 kg) 110 nautical mile radius mission. Ground events included embarkation / debarkation of combat equipped troops, internal and external cargo rigging, tactical bulk fuel delivery system operation and medical evacuation litter configuration. For more information on the CH-53K, visit www.lockheedmartin.com/ch53k.
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Our purpose hasn’t changed. The Skunk Works® team remains connected to founder Kelly Johnson’s vision of a place where small empowered teams created powerful solutions. What Skunk Works cared about in 1943 is what we care about today. Our customers’ missions define our purpose. We thank them for their partnership and allowing us to serve them for 75 years, and we stand ready to tackle their more important missions for the next 75 years and beyond.
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As one of the youngest airframes in the United States Air Force and with a 98 percent operational mission success rate, the U-2S is the only high-altitude weapon system capable of accomplishing the mission. Learn more about the U-2: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/u2
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The future USS Little Rock’s (LCS 9) acceptance trials were completed in Marinette, Wisconsin, Aug. 25. The five-day, U.S. Navy-led trials featured a comprehensive array of tests designed to demonstrate performance of the ship’s propulsion plant, handling and auxiliary systems. Completion of the trials marks the last major milestone before LCS 9 is delivered to the Navy.
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The U.S. Navy featured a static MH-60 Romeo helicopter at the 2011 Dubai Airshow. Known colloquially as the 'Romeo,' the aircraft is the only new-generation maritime helicopter operational at sea. Today, the U.S. Navy operates 100 MH-60R aircraft of a total 300 planned purchase by 2018. Check out our most recent video from Dubai featuring pilot interviews at the helicopter.
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Built to thrive on the modern battlefield, including shipboard operations, the CH-53K King Stallion is designed to be intelligent, reliable, low maintenance and survivable in the most austere and remote forward operating bases. Learn more about the CH-53K helicopter: http://ch-53k.com
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Training meets reality with Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D® v3 simulation software. Private pilots, commercial organizations, academia, and military forces rely on Prepar3D for immersive, experiential learning. Prepar3D v3 is a visual simulation platform that allows users to create training scenarios across aviation, maritime and ground domains. It engages users in immersive training through realistic environments.
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The first test to ensure Orion will successfully jettison its Forward Bay Cover (FBC) was conducted by Lockheed Martin on Dec. 19. The FBC protects the top portion of the crew module during launch, orbital flight, and re-entry. When Orion reenters the Earth's atmosphere from deep space, the FBC will be jettisoned at an altitude of approximately 23,000 feet. This event is crucial to mission success and crew safety—a successful jettison is required for deployment of the main parachutes. This test will be followed by two more ground jettison tests, simulating different stress scenarios, and two air-drop tests which are meant to will simulate more flight-like aerodynamic conditions.
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Hovercraft can travel over land, water and ice. See how the technology behind the Hybrid Airship, the cargo-hauling ship of the skies, allows this hybrid craft to travel virtually anywhere. Learn more about the Hybrid Airship: lockheedmartin.com/HybridAirship
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The 149th Fighter Wing, the Texas Air National Guard unit located at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, trains both active duty and Air National Guard F-16 pilots in a variety of courses, from a basic course for new F-16 pilots recently graduated from undergraduate pilot training to a requalification course for experienced pilots.
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As part of a series of deployment tests, NASA’s InSight Mars lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of Mars. The test was conducted on April 30, 2015 by Lockheed Martin engineers and technicians in a clean room at the company’s Space Systems facilities near Denver.
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