Posts Tagged ‘Lockheed Martin’
One of Lockheed’s F-35s takes off from a New Jersey military base. Courtesy Lockheed Martin

Playing Defense

Lockheed lays off workers when military spending drops — and when it soars.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
The argument of defense companies like Lockheed Martin, which employs thousands at its Fort Worth plant, is simple: Don’t force us to lay off workers when you know the economy can’t afford it. That’s what the defense indu...


An F-22 in flight. COURTESY OF ROB SHENK.

Romney, Lockheed Would Build More Jets That Choke Pilots

Andrew McLemore
Remember the F-22 Raptor? You’d be forgiven if you don’t, as the stealth fighter jet built by Lockheed Martin in the 1990s was a colossal failure by almost any measure. Not only did the F-22 cost upwards of $137 mil...



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Locked In

Lockheed’s F-35 is on course to cost a trillion dollars — whether we need it or not.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
The bold red letters –– ON STRIKE –– etched themselves into the dull grays of an overcast morning. The 20 striking employees of Lockheed Martin marched mostly in silence across Lockheed Boulevard, crossing each time the...


Who cares about Lockheed’s machinists? Not the Pentagon

andrew.mclemore
A Star-Telegram story from yesterday quoted a defense consultant and Lockheed spokespersons as shrugging off concerns that striking machinists will have any impact on the production of F-35 jets, the most expensive — and ...



Becky Oliver Is A Buzz Kill

Jeff Prince
FOX 4 News muckraker Becky Oliver spied on Lockheed Martin workers during their lunch breaks and videotaped them drinking beer, then approached them later in the parking lot, at their homes, or at the bank and put a camera in t...