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Release No: 158-95
May 19, 1995

No. 158-P:05/19/95:The Department of Defense and Lockheed M

The Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin will unveil the low observable Tier III Minus unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in a ceremony on June 1, 1995, at 2 p.m. (PDT), in Palmdale, Calif. The Tier III Minus UAV is known by the nickname DarkStar. The ceremony is open to the media.

DarkStar is a low observable, tactical reconnaissance UAV that will operate within the current military force structure and with existing Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence (C4I) equipment. The DarkStar UAV will provide affordable, near real time, continuous, all weather, wide area surveillance in support of tactical commanders.

Media representatives wishing to attend the ceremony should contact Jim Ragsdale or Ellen Bendell at the Lockheed Martin communications office in Palmdale at (805) 572-4155, fax (805) 572-4163. To expedite clearance into the Palmdale facility, media representatives who expect to attend are asked to provide Lockheed Martin with their name, affiliation and Social Security number prior to the ceremony date.

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