Aug 2, 2009
Lockheed Martin executives have held initial discussions with Japanese government and defence ministry officials about building an in-country final assembly facility for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Sources close to Lockheed and the Japanese government say the proposal is similar to the final assembly and check out facility offered to Italy, and would fulfil Tokyo's wish to have a domestic production capability to support its indigenous industry as part of a next-generation F-X fighter procurement. Jul 22, 2009
Northrop Grumman is confident it can work around tight export controls on its unmanned air vehicle technology to exploit the burgeoning market for aerial survelliance in Asia and the Middle East. The US manufacturer says allowing potential customers to design and fit their own payloads for UAVs such as the RQ-4 Global Hawk and MQ-8 Firescout is key to selling the aircraft to the likes of Japan, South Korea and the Gulf Cooperation Council states, where rising external threats are generating a need for long-endurance UAVs. Jul 24, 2009
The Indian Space Research...