Kris Osborn Security, The Air Force has begun a series of "mini-deployments" to get the aircraft ready for deployment within the next two years. Air Force F-35A Joint Strike Fighters coordinated close air support with Navy SEALs, trained...Show More Summary
Kris Osborn Security, Will the F-35s current and future line up of weapons, coupled with its sensors and ISR technologies enable the aircraft to out-perform the A-10 warthog when it comes to Close Air Support Missions. Flying close to...Show More Summary
James Hasik Security, Should we be worried? Almost a squadron’s worth of Joint Strike Fighters, Courtney Albon wrote for Inside Defense, “ may not fly for months.” As Colin Clark wrote for Breaking Defense, the US Air Force and theShow More Summary
Dave Majumdar Security, How would the JSF do in combat against these top-tier planes? America's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is easily one of the most hotly debated weapons platforms in decades--and certainly one of the most controversial. Show More Summary
In a first-of-its-kind engagement, a Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6 linked with an F-35 fighter destroyed a medium-range, medium-altitude, subsonic target. The USS Desert Ship (LLS 1), a land-based U.S. Navy Combat System equipped with the latest AEGIS Baseline, fired the SM-6, which intercepted the over-the-horizon target, out of sight of its operators. The mission was
Dave Majumdar Security, A F-35/NIFC-CA combination would allow the stealthy Joint Strike Fighter to relay targeting data from inside a zone protected by systems such as the S-400--a very big deal. The United States Navy and the United...Show More Summary
Dan Grazier, Mandy Smithberger Security, A $1,000,000,000,000 disaster? The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is the most expensive procurement program in Pentagon history. It’s been plagued by schedule delays, gross cost overruns, and a slew of underwhelming performance reviews. Show More Summary
Despite already spending over $1 trillion on the F-35 Joint Strike fighter program, the US Marine Corps wants to spend even more to develop a laser weapon for its variant, even though there is neither the time or the money to do so.
WELL, THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY, YOU KNOW: F-35 to Control Armed Attack Drones. In the future, drones may be fully operated from the cockpit of advanced fighter jets such as the Joint Strike Fighter or F-22, Air Force Chief Scientist Greg Zacharias told Scout Warrior in an interview. “The more autonomy and intelligence you […]
With the F-35 Joint Strike fighter up and running at last, the US military is performing dozens of weapons tests to ensure the aircraft is mission-capable.
Seven Navy F-35 Joint Strike Fighters spent Monday morning in a round robin off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia.
Kris Osborn Security, The new carrier-launched stealthy tanker, called the MQ-25A Stingray, will be designed to extend the combat range of key carrier air-wing assets such as F/A-18 Super Hornets and F-35C Joint Strike Fighters. Engineering...Show More Summary
Dave Majumdar Security, Asia What happens when their bases come under attack? The Pentagon will have to rely on fifth-generation fighters like the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in the event of a conflict with a near-peer adversary such as Russia or China. Show More Summary
As Lockheed Martin prepares to send Joint Strike Fighters to customers around the world, Japan has released a photo of its first F-35 purchase at the production facility in Texas.
Pentagon’s Joint Program Office spokesman Joe DellaVedova stated that Pentagon reimbursed Lockheed Martin for $1 billion that the company spent on the ninth production run of the F-35 joint strike fighter.
Tucson stands to gain up to 48 F-16 fighter jets in the next couple of years as the Air Force makes room for the next-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Dave Majumdar Security, Yes, the Marine Corps. With the United States Marine Corps purchasing the bulk of the Department of the Navy’s (DON) planned fleet of 680 Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the service will likely form the dominant component of naval tactical aviation in the coming decades. Show More Summary
Americas While Canada’s government continues to flounder on its CF-18 fighter replacement, it still continues to contribute to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Since the Liberal Party’s campaign promise to ditch the F-35 and launch a new replacement competition, they continued paying $33 million into the program. Show More Summary
Andrew Davies, Malcolm Davis Security, Yes, it could happen. After the Abbott government approved the purchase of 72 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), its fast jet capability was locked in for years to come. Show More Summary
Despite increased tensions between Turkey and the NATO alliance and growing instability in the wake of last week’s failed coup attempt, Ankara will still receive its first two F-35 Joint Strike fighters.