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Lockheed Martin awarded $368.2M to build six F-35s for Italy

Lockheed Martin awarded $368.2M to build six F-35s for Italy

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June 12 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin received a $ 368.2 million contract to build six F-35 fighter planes for the Italian defense ministry, the Pentagon announced. Italy will receive five F-35As and one F-35B by 2023, according to a statement from the Defense Department on Thursday. Advertisement Italy currently has 15 F-35s in service, with plans to acquire 60 more. Lockheed Martin's facility at Cameri Air Base will undertake the new plane's final assembly and checkout. The purchase has been a recent source of contention in Italian politics. In the past year, the minority FiveStar Party has sought a temporary halt to new acquisitions, a call amplified by the costs of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 28, Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini confirmed that the purchases will continue. La...
Famous birthdays for April 16: Ellen Barkin, Martin Lawrence

Famous birthdays for April 16: Ellen Barkin, Martin Lawrence

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April 16 (UPI) -- Those born this date are under the sign of Aries. They include: -- Artist Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun in 1755 -- French writer Anatole France in 1844 -- Aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright in 1867 -- Movie legend Charlie Chaplin in 1889 -- Writer Kingsley Amis in 1922 -- Composer/conductor Henry Mancini in 1924 -- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in 1927 (age 93) File Photo by Stefano Spanziani/UPI -- Football Hall of fame member Dick "Night Train" Lane in 1927 -- Jazz flutist Herbie Mann in 1930 -- Singer Bobby Vinton in 1935 (age 85) -- Singer Dusty Springfield in 1939 -- Danish Queen Margrethe II in 1940 (age 80) -- Basketball Hall of Fame member Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1947 (age 7
Lockheed Martin awarded $141.7M for repair for the F-35

Lockheed Martin awarded $141.7M for repair for the F-35

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Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin received a $ 141.7 million contract modification for repair capabilities for the F-35 combat aircraft, the Pentagon announced. This contract is funded with Fiscal 2019 funds from Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps coffers. Lockheed closed out 2019 with $ 2.35 billion in contracts to support the aircraft, versions of which are used by the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. The F-35 is considered the most advanced fighter aircraft in the sky, and this week Hill AFB, Utah, celebrated the recognition its 388th and 419th Fighter Wings of F-35 fighter planes reaching "Full Warfighting Capability." It's also a significant driver of the Pentagon's budget: an August DoD report said the F-35 program grew by $ 25 billion in 2018 and was the primary reason the Pen...
Lockheed Martin receives $12.3 million to develop underwater drone

Lockheed Martin receives $12.3 million to develop underwater drone

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Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin with a $ 12.3 million contract for phase one of the the Manta Ray program. The contract funds research, development and demonstration of an extra-large underwater drone. According to DARPA, the purpose of the Manta Ray program is to create a new class of long duration, long range, payload-capable undersea drones -- underwater vessels that could operate without the need for logistic support or maintenance from human staff. More than half -- 52 percent -- of work on the contract will take place in West Palm Beach, Fla., with other work taking place in Cherry Hill, N.J., and a variety of locations in the U.S. This contract has an estimated completion date of January 2021. Research and development fund...
Manchester United 0-2 Burnley: Scathing assessment of ‘mess from top to bottom’ Red Devils by journalist Martin Lipton

Manchester United 0-2 Burnley: Scathing assessment of ‘mess from top to bottom’ Red Devils by journalist Martin Lipton

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Manchester United have problems throughout their entire squad according to journalist Martin Lipton, who was scathing in his assessment of the Red Devils. Joining talkSPORT the day after United’s embarrassing 2-0 home defeat by Burnley, Lipton ripped apart Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side from top to bottom. Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez scored for the Clarets in their first win at Old Trafford in 58 years, leaving the Red Devils six points off the top four and with a worse record after 24 games than in ANY OTHER Premier League season since the inaugural 1992/93 campaign. AFP or licensors Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watched on as his Man United side lost to Burnley – could he lose his job? Chants of ‘stand up if you hate Glazers‘ rang around the Theatre of Dreams