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Locked and Loaded: Navy’s F-35 Completes Second Round of Armed Flight Tests

The US Navy last week wrapped up its second round of flight tests of the Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter on board the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

This Is Why the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Can't Truly Replace the A-10

Blake Franko Security, Middle East Keeping both planes in the inventory would thus provide the USAF with two ground-attack toolsets: the F-35A for symmetrical opponents, and the A-10C for asymmetrical ones. The U.S. Congress's recent decision to...Show More Summary

South Africa's Dirt-Cheap War Machine

Dave Majumdar Security, Paramount does not seem to have found a customer for the AHRLAC just yet—but it has continued developing the aircraft. The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Dassault Rafale,...Show More Summary

Navy F-35Cs Return To The Carrier For More Development Flights

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The Navy and Joint Strike Fighter team have gone back to the carrier for further test, integration and development flights with the F-35C. Two of the jets landed aboard the USS Eisenhower yesterday for what will be two weeks of at-sea trials. Their arrival was a wet one, a rare occasion for the F-35 which is usually seen flying in fair weather conditions. Read more...

RAAF KC30A Tanker Refuels F-35A Fighter In First Test

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has completed the first fuel transfer with the air refuelling boom from a RAAF KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) to a US Air Force (USAF) F-35A Joint Strike Fighter at Edwards Air Force Base in California. A total of 59 contacts were conducted of which five contacts transferred 43,200

The JAS-39 Gripen: Sweden's Cheap (and Deadly) Fighter Plane

Dave Majumdar Security, Europe The little fighter that packs one heck of a punch.  While complex high-end jet fighters like the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon dominate the headlines when it comes to the global fighter market, not every country needs or even wants a top-of-the-line warplane. Show More Summary

Who Will Have Technical Superiority: Chinese J-31 or US F-35

China’s new J-31 fighter has raised speculation about the American-made F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The website Defense One compared the two fighter jets to see which one has the advantage; America or China?

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s Greatest Foe (And Its Not China or Russia)

James Mugg Security, Asia Cost is the real problem.  The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will be the most technically advanced fighter jet in the world—and one of the most expensive. If we want to be sure we’re getting our money’s worth, it’s...Show More Summary

U.S. Air Force Requires Airmen to Praise Troubled Stealth Fighter

In an eight-page document marked “not for public release,” the U.S. Air Force commands its airmen to say positive things about Lockheed Martin’s problem-prone F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. “Articulate the capabilities of the aircraft and explain it is a capability warfighters must have (explain why we need the F-35),” the...

Thorn in Pentagon's Side: China's New J-11D Jets Boast Advanced Features

"Are short-range American tactical fighters relevant in the Pacific theatre?" US defense expert Dave Majumdar asks, adding that F-22 Raptors and F-35 Joint Strike Fighters could be outperformed by the sheer numbers of Chinese jets.

Air Force: Stealth Fighter Can’t Fight

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is supposed to replace almost 90% of America’s tactical aviation fleet. Too bad it “wasn’t optimized for dogfighting,” according to the Air Force.

Pentagon Promises to Fess Up About Real Cost of Next Generation Bomber

After the embarrassingly high cost of developing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon has promised to be more upfront about the price of developing its next-generation bomber. And yet, official numbers have not been released, with officials, saying they’d "rather wait."

Hawg – A Short Documentary on the Baddest-Ass Flying Gatling Gun

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is now constantly under daily attack by its own Air Force trying to cut its budget and buy a few more Joint Strike Fighters. But, to those on the ground, the Warthog is an indispensable piece of flying artillery. Show More Summary

America's F-35 Stealth Fighter vs. Russia's Su-35: Who Wins?

Dave Majumdar Security, Europe The eagle vs. the bear in a battle for control over the sky. While the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is slated to become the mainstay of the Pentagon’s tactical fighter fleet, not everyone nation...Show More Summary

We Have Proof the U.S. Air Force Watered Down the F-35 to Avoid Embarrassment

On May 18, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives dropped a figurative bomb on the U.S. Air Force. Fed up with delays and cost overruns on the U.S.-led international F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program — an ambitious effort to replace nearly all the thousands of jet fighters in the U.S....

In F-35 Debate, Air Force Leaders Love to Bully Critics

Shortly before I retired from active duty at a small Air Force base outside of Boston, I received a cryptic voice mail from an unfamiliar colonel. He identified himself as working at the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program office in Washington, D.C. and he wanted me to call him back...

F-35 Speed-up Increases Pressure | BAE Protests NG’s CIRCM Contract | Japanese to Double Intelligence by 2023

Americas An accelerated F-35 production schedule could stress suppliers, with the program office planning a three-fold increase in the number of Joint Strike Fighters produced each year over the next three years. The pressure on the production line’s supply base is also likely to be compounded by the requirement for incremental upgrades to in-service F-35s, […]

F-35 To Go Against Cold War-Era A-10 in Close Air Support Test

The fifth-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet and the Cold War-era A-10 attack aircraft will square off in close air support tests planned by the US Defense Departmento

Fancy, But Futile

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon's newest and most expensive warplane ever, has become a great disappointment for the United States Air Force and sparked fierce criticism from Western experts and lawmakers...

'Dead Meat' in the Skies: F-35 Will Be Torn to Pieces by Old Fighter Jets

The controversy surrounding the US F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is still simmering, prompting experts to pose the question: what if the United States Air Force had dropped the F-35 many years earlier?

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