12 Achievements from the Second Quarter of 2022
1. Supporting Global Security
In May, President Biden visited our facility in Troy, Alabama, where we build Javelin anti-tank missiles that are vital to helping Ukraine fight off Russia’s invasion.
2. Providing Unrivaled Airpower
We delivered the 800th F-35 and reached half a million flight hours.
3. Innovating for the Big Screen
Our Skunk Works® team answered Hollywood’s calls and created a conceptual hypersonic aircraft for Top Gun: Maverick.
4. Revolutionizing Hypersonic Technologies
And while Darkstar may be fictional, its capabilities are real. We recently completed a successful hypersonic flight test on ARRW, a defense system designed for the U.S. Air Force.
5. Test Driving Tomorrow
At a large-scale military exercise in the Pacific, we provided a glimpse into the future of Joint All-Domain Operations, an integrated approach where systems operate together across land, sea, air, space and cyber.
6. Quieting the Sonic Boom
The X-59 experimental aircraft, designed to reduce loud sonic booms for NASA, progressed closer to its first supersonic flight over land.
7. Power On!
The Orion spacecraft that will carry astronauts back to the moon in 2024 turned on its computers for the first time allowing the team to test critical crew modules that are considered the ‘brain’ and ‘heart’ of the spacecraft.
8. Lunar Mobility Innovation
We partnered with GM and MDA to equip our lunar rover design with a robotic arm that will enable more scientific research on the Moon.
9. Strengthening Army Aviation
With the signing of the 10th multiyear Black Hawk contract, the U.S. Army will continue to operate the helicopter for decades to come.
10. Delivering Mission Critical Capabilities
The U.S. Marine Corps achieved initial operational capability for the CH-53K King Stallion, which is a major milestone for the most modern and powerful helicopter in the Defense Department inventory.
11. Harnessing the Power of Lasers
The U.S. Navy conducted a historic test of our new Layered Laser Defense, an all-electric, high-energy system that can counter unmanned aerial systems and fast-attack boats with a high-power laser.
12. Propelled by Principle
We released our 2021 Sustainability Report, showcasing how we’re reducing our carbon emission and electricity usage through conservation, efficiency, and renewable sources.