Lockheed Martin F-35 program wins design award

FORT WORTH, Texas, 15 May 2010. The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II program was recognized for its design and technology with an award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

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FORT WORTH, Texas, 15 May 2010. The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II program was recognized for its design and technology with an award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

According to the award citation, the Foundation Award for Excellence 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."

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"This award reflects the dedication and innovation of those who have made the F-35 Lightning II fighter a reality and signifies a bright future as the program ramps up flight test and commences operational training in the months ahead," says U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. C.D. Moore, acting program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning II Program Office.

The AIAA Foundation Board of Trustees presented the AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence to the F-35 program during the 2010 AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala in Washington AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

"This award acknowledges the commitment of the F-35 team, and the revolutionary technology that make the F-35 the fighter of the future," said Tom Burbage, Lockheed Martin executive vice president and general manager of F-35 Program Integration.

The F-35 Lightning II is a 5th generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations, advanced sustainment, and lower operational and support costs.

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