Lockheed Martin: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

US launches Extremely High Frequency Satellite for military communication

Published: March 27, 2020

On March 26, 2020, the United Nations Space Force launched a hyper-secure satellite for its military communications. With the launch of the satellite the United States has begun its first National Security Mission. The satellite launching has come at a stage where the number of COVID-19 infected persons has overtaken Italy and China. Highlights The ..

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Lockheed Martin unveils new F-21 Fighter Jet

Published: February 22, 2019

US defence giant Lockheed Martin unveiled the F-21 multi-role fighter jet at Asia’s biggest air show Aero India-2019. Lockheed Martin will manufacture the plane in collaboration with Tata Advanced Systems under India’s flagship programme Make in India. F-21 Fighter Jet The company states that the F-21 fighter jet is specifically configured for the Indian Air ..

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Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor Inaugurated

Published: January 21, 2019

The Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor. During the inauguration, investments worth over Rs 3,038 crore in this defence corridor were announced. Lockheed Martin, a global security giant, also announced its intention to invest in the corridor. About the Corridor The important features about the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial ..

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Lockheed Martin, Tata JV to make F-16 jet wings in India

Published: September 6, 2018

American security and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin has entered into an agreement with Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) to manufacture wings of its F-16 fighter jets in India. Producing F-16 wings in India will support Central Government’s flagship ‘Make in India’ programme and strengthen Lockheed Martin’ strategic partnership with TASL. Key Facts Lockheed Martin and ..

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DAC approves procurement of 24 multi role helicopters for Indian Navy

Published: August 26, 2018

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved procurement 24 anti-submarine capable multi role helicopters to enhance capability of Indian Navy at sea. This approval will allow Government to sign contract US based aviation giant Lockheed Martin for purchasing 24 MH-60R helicopters for Indian Navy. This contract will be direct government-to-government (G2G) deal with United States worth ..

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