Lockheed Martin and Royal Danish Air Force Celebrate Debut of First Danish F-35 Aircraft

Caption: The first Royal Danish Air Force F-35A makes its public debut at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 7. Additional photos of the ceremony can be downloaded at https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-cKrzcw/. Lockheed Martin photo.

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Danish and American officials celebrated the rollout of the first F-35A Lightning II for the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) today at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) in Fort Worth, Texas. This major F-35 program milestone strengthens national defense and global partnerships between the United States, Denmark and other F-35 partner and buying nations.

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AeroVironment Receives Multiple Puma 3 AE Orders Totaling $11 Million from NATO Support and Procurement Agency

AeroVironment Receives Multiple Puma 3 AE Orders Totaling $11 Million from NATO Support and Procurement Agency

• Portable, rugged Puma 3 All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft system provides immediate tactical reconnaissance capabilities for land and maritime operations

• Four orders received encompass procurement of Puma 3 AE tactical unmanned aircraft systems and initial spares packages

Puma 3 All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft system delivers real-time situational awareness and actionable intelligence for both maritime and land based operations. (Photo: AeroVironment, Inc.)

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., April 6, 2021 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced its receipt of four firm-fixed-price orders totaling $11,527,074 from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) for Puma™ 3 AE tactical UAS and initial spares packages.

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NASA Invites Public to Take Flight With Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

NASA Invites Public to Take Flight With Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter is seen here in a close-up taken by Mastcam-Z, a pair of zoomable cameras aboard Perseverance
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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter is seen in a close-up taken by Mastcam-Z, a pair of zoomable cameras aboard the Perseverance rover. This image was taken on April 5, 2021, the 45th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

NASA is targeting no earlier than Sunday, April 11, for Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet. To mark a month of Ingenuity flights, the agency will host several events to bring people along for the ride.

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Bombardier Confirms VistaJet as Customer for Previously Disclosed Order for 10 Challenger 350 Aircraft

  • VistaJet announcement also reveals that the worldwide operator has taken delivery of its first two Global 7500 aircraft

  • Bombardier’s refreshed portfolio of business jets, including the flagship Global family and the best-selling Challenger platform, is well-positioned to meet growing interest in private aviation

MONTREAL, April 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier is pleased to confirm that worldwide fleet operator VistaJet is the customer for a previously disclosed firm order for 10 Challenger 350 business jets. Bombardier announced the sale involving its best-selling Challenger platform on December 23. It was one of the largest biggest jet orders of 2020.

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Lockheed Martin Announces New F-35 and Program Management Leaders

BF-01 Flt 296 SqnLdr James “Skosh” Schofield performs the first RAF Vertical Landing 28 May 2013 at NAS Patuxent River, MD.

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today Bridget Lauderdale, currently vice president and general manager for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Integrated Fighter Group (IFG), including the F-16 and F-22, has been named vice president and general manager of the F-35 Lightning II Program. Lauderdale succeeds Greg Ulmer, who was promoted to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics executive vice president on Feb. 1. Doug Wilhelm, currently acting vice president and deputy general manager of the F-35 Program, will assume this position permanently.

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