Thursday, May 13, 2010

F-35 wins design excellence award

The Lockheed Martin F-35 program has been recognized for its "cutting-edge design and technology" with an award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The award was presented May 12 in Washington, D.C. The citation recognizes the "cutting-edge design and technology of – and global collaboration involved in – the Joint Strike Fighter, enabling a unique battlespace capability for the future." Lockheed is developing the F-35 with principal partners Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems. AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. (Source: Lockheed Martin via PRNewswire, 05/13/10) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., will be the home of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter training center. Lockheed, Northrop and BAE Systems all have operations in the Gulf Coast region.