Kris Osborn Security, America's F-35 vs. Russia and China's best: who wins? An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter would be able to use its sensors, weapons and computer technology to destroy Russian and Chinese 5th-Generation Stealth fighters...Show More Summary
Israel has entered the 'age of the fifth generation combat aircraft'. Its first F-35I 'Adir' was rolled out at Lockheed-Martin's facility in Ft. Worth, Texas. Israel's new Minister of Defense, Avigdor Liberman, attended, and the Israeli...Show More Summary
According to retiring Air Force Chief of Staff Mark Welsh, the US military branch needs nearly 40,000 to 60,000 more airmen to fulfill its programs. At least 30,000 are needed for the beleaguered F-35 Joint Strike fighter jet.
After spending over $1 trillion on the beleaguered F-35 Joint Strike fighter, the US has been cagey about the cost of its B-21 bomber program, justifying the secrecy by claiming national security.
Dave Majumdar Security, A game changer? Lockheed Martin has rolled out the first Israeli F-35A Joint Strike Fighter at its plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The stealthy new fighter—which will be called Adir in Israeli service—will afford...Show More Summary
Lockmart! Lockheed Martin’s machinists union members made it clear Saturday that they support a strike against the aeronautic giant if a contract agreement can’t be reached in the next few weeks that adequately boosts their wages while also protecting healthcare and pension benefits. The International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers District Lodge 776, which […]
As the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter project continues to lag down the road of extravagant spending, the U.S. Marine Corps has decided to reach...
Dave Majumdar Security, You can have all the fancy fighters in the world--but if you can't fly them... Lockheed Martin is offering its T-50A jet trainer —which was co-developed with South Korea—for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X Advanced Pilot Training program. Show More Summary
James Hasik Security, What you really need to know when it comes to the $1,000,000,000,000 stealth fighter program The Danish fighter competition is over, it would seem, as the parliament has officially approved a program for 27 F-35 Lightning IIs. Show More Summary
The infamous F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is causing problems for both the US and Canada, but it’s easy to forget the people really affected by the Western war machine.
James Hasik Security, The F-35 cost debate heads to Europe... Up front, the Danish Ministry of Defense seemed to have done it all right. In choosing a replacement for the Royal Danish Air Force’s F-16s, the ministry received bids from...Show More Summary
Kris Osborn Security, Coming to a hotspot near you... Air Force F-35A Joint Strike Fighters coordinated close air support with Navy SEALs, trained with F-15Es and A-10s, dropped laser-guided bombs and practiced key mission sets andShow More Summary
David Axe Security, Say It Again, More Loudly?—?the Joint Strike Fighter Is Three Separate Airplanes. Yes, three. The U.S. Senate just confirmed what an Air Force general hinted at in February 2016?—?and which should have been obvious for years to close observers of U.S. Show More Summary
James Hasik Security, Only about 87 of its 276 F-18A/B/Cs are serviceable at any time. For any flying arm, 31 percent availability is really bad... Without rehashing the many-years delay in the Joint Strike Fighter project, we can at least acknowledge that the schedule has led to a force structure problem for the USAF. Show More Summary
Kris Osborn F-35, Air Power, Stealth, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Defense, Lockheed Martin, United States The stealth fighter makes it much easier for pilots to locate, track and destroy enemy targets across a wide range of combat circumstances The...Show More Summary
James Mugg Security, Cost is the real enemy... For the past few years, Andrew Davies has examined the annual USAF budget projections for the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (most recently here). The F-35A will be the most numerous of the three variants of the joint strike fighter, and it’s the model Australia has committed to acquiring. Show More Summary
Last week, Denmark finally brought its air force update campaign to an end. After ten years of deliberations, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was chosen over both the Airbus Eurofighter Typhoon and Boeing Super Hornet.
Dave Majumdar Security, Now this could get very interesting. The United States Marine Corps is testing the ability of its Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to refuel the Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. Demonstrating...Show More Summary
Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney have successfully performed the first start of an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft test engine, using an integrated power package (IPP) that the functions traditionally performed by the auxiliary power system, emergency power system, and environmental control into a single system. Show More Summary
Having failed test after test, the F-35 Joint Strike fighter will soon go head-to-head against the decades-old A-10 Thunderbolt II, in what has been described as both a "common sense" step and a "silly exercise."