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China Prioritizing Stealthy Drones to Complement 5th Generation Fighters

The Pentagon thinks China will prioritise development of stealthy unmanned aircraft for air-to-ground combat along with its pursuit of fifth-generation fighter aircraft like the J-20 and J-31 to rival the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.According...Show More Summary

F-35 Contractors, Under Fire, Spent Record Amounts in 2014

Scathing reports have once again spotlighted the massive cost and delays surrounding the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a jet designed for multiple branches of the military that has been dubbed the single most expensive weapons program in history. Even as criticism has rained down upon them, though, the four main contractors on the project have made sure…

Two National Defense Stories. Draw Your Own Conclusions.

Story #1: Originally slated to cost $233 billion, the Pentagon's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program could end up being costing more than $1.5 trillion. Which might not be so bad...

End of Top Gun? Navy Sees Future Not in F-35s, But in Unmanned Aircraft

Will future Maverick and Goose wannabes end up as mere drone operators? Navy pilots' dog-fighting days may be numbered as the department's secretary says the F-35 joint strike fighter (JSF) will be "the last manned strike fighter aircraft" the Navy should commission, pointing to drones as the future of naval aviation.

Navy Secretary Says Future Navy Fighter Planes Will Be Unmanned

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will likely be the last manned strike fighter ever bought or flown by the Navy.

DRONE ALONE: US Navy secretary gives up on manned fighters

But 3D-printed aircraft printed aboard ship look interesting, especially bureaucrat-killers The secretary of the US Navy has said the F-35 Lightning II, the product of the Joint Strike Fighter program, “should be, and almost certainly will be, the last manned strike fighter aircraft the Department of the Navy will ever buy or fly.”…

Sec Navy Mabus: F-35 Will '“almost certainly will be, the last manned strike fighter aircraft the US Navy Buys or Flies'

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) will be “almost certainly will be, the last manned strike fighter aircraft the Department of the Navy will ever buy or fly,” signaling key assumptions...Show More Summary

First Version of F-35s Won't Outdo A-10 in Battlefield Capabilities

Pilots of the first F-35 joint strike fighters scheduled to begin flying this summer will not be able to use night vision technology or carry more than four bombs and missiles, Defense Department officials testified in the House.

6th Generation Fighter Alternative may NOT be an Aircraft?!

Even as they work to get different versions of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter operational, the Air Force and the Navy are working together on a search for the next generation of capabilities that could provide air dominance 20 years or more in the future. Show More Summary

Military Services: Short-Term Budget Fixes Are Long-Term Headaches

The Air Force is again proposing to retire its A-10 fleet and the Navy has delayed buying Joint Strike Fighters and F/A-18 Super Hornets because of budget pressure, but those decisions do not come without risk, military leaders said Thursday.

Still Not Ready? Pentagon Extends F-35 Software Flaws Testing

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the costliest United States weapons system ever, has run into another delay, with the Pentagon extended testing to debug software flaws that need to be fixed before the jets can be integrated into serv...

F-35 II Joint Strike Fighter Program Develops Cyber-Attack Pod

The Lockheed Martin F-35 II Joint Strike Fighter Program is prototyping a pod-mounted cyber-attack system.

Pandora’s Box: Pentagon Sums Up the F-35’s Many Malfunction

As if the Pentagon couldn’t make it any easier for the many critics of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter – the error-ridden, most expensive project in United States military history – officials have laid out a point-by-point list of the program’s screw ups.

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Costs Drop by $7.5 Billion - Pentagon

The overall F-35 program costs decreased from $398.6 billion to $391.1 billion, according to a US Department of Defense acquisition report.

The F-35 Is Still FUBAR

Originally slated to cost $233 billion, the Pentagon's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program could end up being costing more than $1.5 trillion. Which might not be so bad if the super-sophisticated next-generation jet fighter lives up to its hype. Show More Summary

New Setback: F-35s Won’t Be Able to Conduct Close-Air-Support Until 2020

The Department of Defense’s much maligned F-35 Joint Strike Fighter ran into yet another setback Tuesday when it was announced that the aircraft will not reach full close-air-support potential until 2022.

Thought-Controlled Planes Are One Step Closer

3 months agoHumor : Topless Robot

A 55 year-old quadriplegic woman with electrodes implanted in her brain, having previously been able to control a robotic arm, has now been able to successfully fly an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter...

F-35 Can't Carry Its Most Versatile Weapon Until At Least 2022

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The short takeoff and vertical landing capable F-35B, which has handicapped the entire Joint Strike Fighter design since its inception, has another major problem, it can't fit a full load of Small Diameter Bomb IIs in its weapons bay. Show More Summary

The F 35 Lightning II Fighter Jet HD

It’s called the death spiral, and America’s newest warplane, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, is in danger of falling into it before the plane has even gone. Defining the Future. The F-35 program has taken a major step toward […]

The $1 Trillion Jet • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter • Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck Ops

The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard the aircraft. US Navy’s $1 Trillion F-35 Jet Makes Historic Landing On USS Nimitz The Navy […]

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