The list of flaws in the Joint Strike Fighter’s capabilities is getting longer and more worrisome for Australia’s national interest.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is the most expensive military program in the world, so it should be no surprise that the F-35 aircrafts are loaded with powerful weapons controlled by powerful computers. Unfortunately, the guns don’t fire yet, and the computers still don’t work right. Read more...
David Axe Security, It’s a problematic suggestion. Retired Royal Australian Air Force wing commander Chris Mills doesn’t like the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that Canberra is buying from the United States. Noting the new plane’s sluggishness...Show More Summary
Retired Royal Australian Air Force wing commander Chris Mills doesn’t like the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that Canberra is buying from the United States. Noting the new plane’s sluggishness and poor results in simulated air combat against the latest Russian fighters, Mills has called for Australia to lobby the...
Two days ago The Australian published excerpts of a submission made by retired RAAF Wing Commander Chris Mills for a Senate inquiry into the purchase of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. In the submission, Mills essentially says that the...Show More Summary
The digital maintenance and logistics system of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter could be vulnerable to cyberattacks, the Pentagon's operational test chief warned last month.
As the price keeps rising for the Joint Strike Fighter, the world’s costliest weapon, the program has raised questions of whether it will ever be ready, or effective.
Dave Majumdar Security, United States The Air Force has been trying to retire the jet in favor of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The U.S. Air Force has reportedly decided to temporarily call off its campaign to retire the long-serving Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support aircraft. Show More Summary
The Navy and Marine Corps amphibious fleet is on the cusp of two major changes – the introduction of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter and the growth of the fleet from 30 to 33 ships – that will change the way the fleet trains and fights, the director of expeditionary warfare told USNI News.Maj. Show More Summary
F-35B: off probation(click to view full) The $382 billion F-35 Joint Strike fighter program may well be the largest single global defense program in history. This major multinational program is intended to produce an “affordably stealthy” multi-role fighter that will have 3 variants: the F-35A conventional version for the US Air Force et. al.; the […]
Even as the Pentagon is struggling to figure out a way to afford and field its fifth-generation fighter of choice, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Navy and the USAF—along with industry—are looking at what comes next. This sixth-generation fighter initiative is loosely known as the “F-X program” for the USAF and the “FA-XX” for the Navy. Read more...
Since 9/11, military conversations have largely focused on how the armed forces will fight wars. Today’s military professionals discuss and debate issues such as how drones and Joint Strike Fighters and cyber weapons will shape battlefields, how forward-positioned 3D printers will enable front-line resupply at the speed of need and...
The Pentagon's beleaguered F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program – which has suffered schedule delays, cost overruns and systems failures – is actually expected to end the year on a high note.
Dave Majumdar Security, South Asia "Pakistan wants to buy Lockheed Martin’s stealthy fifth-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. " Pakistan wants to buy Lockheed Martin’s stealthy fifth-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. But the South Asian nation’s chances of acquiring the new American-built warplane are fairly remote. Show More Summary
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive weapons program in US history, will likely be impacted by cuts to the Pentagon's 2017 budget, the Defense Department's chief weapons buyer said on Wednesday.
Dave Majumdar Security, The Joint Strike Fighter was always going to be a challenging and ambitious program prone to technical hiccups and cost overruns. In October 26, 2001, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that Lockheed Martin’s...Show More Summary
A push to examine the wisdom of Australia's planned $24 billion fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters - ranking as the nation's largest ever defence purchase - is underway in the Senate.Greens defence spokesman Peter Whish-Wilson on Friday...Show More Summary
The U.S. Air Force may solicit bids for 72 new Boeing F-15s, Lockheed Martin F-16s or even Boeing F/A-18E/Fs as budget issues put planned production rates for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter out of reach, according to senior service and...Show More Summary
The Marine Corps aviation community is keeping busy preparing to send its first F-35B Joint Strike Fighters to Japan in January 2017, ensuring the training and logistics pipelines are ready for global deployment of the new plane, the...Show More Summary
Testers have found cracks in a main structural element of the wing of the Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, a spokesman for the Pentagon's F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) confirmed on November 13.