Tag: Lockheed Martin

SR-71B Blackbird aerial reconnaissance aircraft photographed over snow capped mountains in 1995.

Return of the Blackbird: Mach 6 Spy Plane May Soon Be Ready to Fly

The fabled SR-71 Blackbird high-speed reconnaissance plane has been officially out of service since 1990, even though it might still be the fastest airplane in the sky – fast enough to outrun a North Korean missile in 1981. Judging by recent comments from a Lockheed Martin executive, the Blackbird’s long-rumored, even faster successor might be closer to going operational than anyone thought.

Mysterious Glow a New Twist in Amos-6 Rocket Blast Probe

MIAMI, Florida – The mysterious explosion of a SpaceX rocket last month took an odd turn with a “cordial” encounter between staff of Elon Musk’s firm and fierce rival United Launch Alliance over a mysterious glow on a ULA building nearby during the blast, The Washington Post reported.

Work Underway on F-35 for Israel

UPI writes: FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 11 (UPI) —Lockheed Martin reports it has begun the process of joining four major components of the structure an F-35 Lightning II aircraft for Israel. The plane is the first being built for Israel and is

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China Summons U.S. Envoy over $1.8 Billion Arms Sale to Taiwan

China summoned U.S. envoy Kaye Lee in Beijing on Thursday to complain about the sale of $1.83 billion in arms to Taiwan, and threatened to impose sanctions on all companies involved, accusing the United States of breaking international law and compromising China’s sovereignty.