Lockheed Martin Corporation faces serious allegations in three separate lawsuits by former employees regarding critical military technologies, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F-22 Stealth Bomber, and the Coast Guard Deepwater system. The most recently unsealed allegations come from two former programmers who claim Lockheed sold the DoD corrupted software for the F-35:
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Complaint
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Additionally, noted stealth industry expert, Darrell O. Olson, has accused Lockheed of knowingly applying defective coatings to its celebrated F-22 Stealth bomber, impairing its “RADAR and visual non-observability” — i.e. making it not so “stealthy.”
The F-22 Stealth Bomber-Complaint
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The first of the three pending Complaints to be unsealed regards the U.S. Coast Guard’s Integrated Deepwater System, in which whistleblower Michael DeKort alleges that Lockheed and co-Defendant Northrup Grumman “placed profits before contractual compliance in divers[e] and sundry matters in connection with the Deepwater System contract” resulting in “extensive waste [that] has jeopardized the security of the United States and its citizens.”
The Deepwater Complaint
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This June the Inspector General for the Office of Homeland Security issued a letter report that seems to confirm many of the accusations in DeKort’s Deepwater Complaint. Read the complete report, here.
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