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Lockheed Martin receives $51M support of the French Air Force C-130 aircraft From “Defence Blog”



The U.S. Department of Defense said Wednesday that Lockheed Martin won a $51 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract in support of the French Air Force for long-term sustainment of C-130 aircraft.Per the contract, Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin will provide for the program management, field service representatives, travel and per diem, data, replenishment of spares and other sustainment tasks.The work, which is is expected to be complete on Jan. 1, 2023, will be performed in Bae Aerienne, France; and Marietta, Georgia. – ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW – The French air force currently flies 18 aircraft as part of its C-130 inventory: 7 C-130H, 7 C-130H-30, two C-130J stretched-fuselage airlifters and a pair of KC-130J tankers.The Lockheed Martin C-130 is the tactical cargo and personnel transport aircraft. It has been in continuous production since 1954, and Hercules aircraft are operational in over 70 countries.







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Lockheed Martin makes a major breakthrough in future communications for joint warfighting From “Defence Blog”



Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. announced that its legendary Skunk Works division with Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Air Force has successfully linked a U-2, five F-35s and an F-22 in air and provided real-time 5th Generation data to operators on the ground, introducing greater mission flexibility across domains and an enhanced total operational picture for the joint warfighter.Named Project Hydra, the latest flight test leveraged an Open Systems Gateway (OSG) payload aboard the U-2 to connect an F-22 to five F-35s via native Intra-Flight Data Link (IFDL) and Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL), successfully sharing data between all airborne aircraft and with nodes on the ground. The target tracks were also transmitted by and through the U-2 into the fighter avionics and pilot displays.“Project Hydra marks the first time that bi-directional communications were established between 5th Generation aircraft in-flight while also sharing operational and sensor data down to ground operators for real-time capability,” said Jeff Babione, vice president and general manager, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®. “This next-level connectivity reduces the data-to-decision timeline from minutes to seconds, which is critical in fighting today’s adversaries and advanced threats.” – ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW – The Project Hydra effort also marked the first time F-35 sensor data was delivered to an operational ground system over a Tactical Targeting Network Terminal (TTNT) link using an airborne gateway. This data was then sent to the US Army Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) Airborne Sensor Adaptation Kit (A-Kit), also developed by Lockheed Martin. The A-Kit then transmitted data to the IBCS Tactical System Integration Laboratory (TSIL) at Fort Bliss, Texas. IBCS used the F-35 sensor data to conduct a simulated Army fires exercise.The core of the Hydra payload leverages the Open Mission Systems (OMS) compliant Enterprise Mission Computer 2 (EMC2), facilitating F-22, F-35, TTNT and Link-16 connections. By leveraging both line-of-sight (LOS) and beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) datalink capabilities of the U-2, data can now be shared directly to tactical users and globally to command and control (C2) nodes like the Common Mission Control Center (CMCC). During this demonstration, both the CMCC and Shadow Operations Center at Nellis Air Force Base were able to view the sensor and platform data to enable situational awareness for operational command and control of highly capable air assets.Bringing the power of 5th Generation data and exposing new C2 opportunities across multiple domains continues to demonstrate Lockheed Martin’s readiness to provide unmatched battlespace awareness and rapidly field capability today. This demonstration is another key step forward in Lockheed Martin’s support for the Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System and the Army’s Project Convergence, supporting the goal of providing commanders critical tools for the joint all-domain battlespace environment.







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Ola hires ex-Jaguar, Aston Martin designer Wayne Burgess From “International: Top News And Analysis”



The Ola app displayed on a smartphone.Mint | Hindustan Times | Getty ImagesOla, an Indian competitor to Uber that makes its own electric vehicles, announced Tuesday it has hired Jaguar Land Rover veteran Wayne Burgess as its head of vehicle design.Burgess, who spent almost 20 years at Jaguar Land Rover working on models including the XF, F-Type, F-Pace SUV, XE, has joined Ola’s electric vehicle business, Ola Electric, where he will lead design across the company’s entire EV product range, which includes scooters, bikes and cars.Prior to Jaguar Land Rover, Burgess worked at premium British car makers including Aston Martin, Bentley and Rolls-Royce. He worked on the Bentley Arnage in 1998 and Aston Martin’s DB9 in the mid 2000s.Bhavish Aggarwal, chairman and group CEO of Ola, said in a statement that Burgess “will bring global appeal and design aesthetic to our industry changing electric vehicles.” Burgess said he’s looking forward to leading a team “that will work on designing cutting-edge electric vehicles for the world.”Ola is the largest ride-hailing company in India and competes with California heavyweight Uber in several countries.Founded in 2010 by Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, the Bangalore-headquartered company is planning to launch its first electric scooters in coming months. These vehicles will be more like mopeds (motorbikes without gears) than the e-scooters associated with firms like Bird, Lime, Voi and Tier.The Ola Scooter will be manufactured at the Ola Futurefactory in Tamil Nadu, India, which is still under construction. When fully operational, Ola said, it will make 10 million Ola Scooters per year at the facility.Ola spun off its electric vehicles business into a separate unit with $56 million of funding in February 2019. In addition to EVs, it works on charging solutions, EV batteries and developing infrastructure that will enable commercial EVs to operate at scale.







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Lockheed Martin to provide Taiwanese Air Force with improved AGM-88 missiles From “Defence Blog”



The U.S. Department of Defense had announced the contract, a modification to a previous award, for Peace Phoenix Rising 2 (PPR2) program of the Taiwanese Air Force, also known as the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF).Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp. was awarded a $138 million contract modification for the development and fielding of capabilities for the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System and AGM-88 High Speed Anti-radiation Missile; improvements in radar software maturity; an update to the Data Acquisition System; and Advanced Identification Friend or Foe for the Taiwan Retrofit Program F-16 Block 20 fleet, the Department of Defense announced.Under the terms of the agreement, work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas; and Taiwan, and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2022. – ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW – Also noted that this modification involves 100% Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and is the result of a sole-source acquisition. FMS funds in the amount of $67,620,000 are being obligated at the time of award.The AGM-88 High-speed Anti-radiation Missile (HARM) is a medium-range air-to-ground missile designed to target enemy air defenses. The missile can engage relocatable Integrated Air Defence (IAD) targets and other targets equipped with shutdown capability.The AGM-88 can detect, attack and destroy a target with minimum aircrew input. The proportional guidance system that hones in on enemy radar emissions has a fixed antenna and seeker head in the missile nose. A smokeless, solid-propellant, dual-thrust rocket motor propels the missile.







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