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The Future of Warfare: Fighters and Bombers with No Pilots?

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 Tensions With US, Lockheed Prepares to Hand Over F-35s to Turkey

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.

Coming to Russia's Doorstep: America's Stealth F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Moscow should worry.  The United States Air Force might deploy the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to the Baltics for an air-policing role once the new stealth aircraft becomes operational later this year. Show More Summary

Troubled Waters: F-35 to Undergo Tests Aboard New Amphibious Ship

With plans to ultimately deploy the troubled F-35 Joint Strike fighter from sea-based platforms, the US Marine Corps is preparing to test the aircraft’s vertical lift and landing capabilities aboard the USS America.

'Massive Carnage'? Maybe Not, F-35 Fans

Throughout its development, the beleaguered F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has interested a number of global buyers. But the plane’s many setbacks, paired with international politics, could keep the aircraft from dominating the market.

Cost Cutting Plan for F-35 Fighter Jet Extended for 2 Years - Pentagon

The US Department of Defense announced in a press release that budget saving steps that have already trimmed $1 million from the estimated $100 million purchase price of a single F-35 Joint Strike Fighter have been extended for an additional two years in an attempt to contain costs of the most expensive military weapons program in history.

WATCH: Royal Navy F-35B's First Public Hover and Vertical Landing

As the F-35 joint strike fighter is delivered to partners overseas, the UK’s Royal Navy variant has conducted its first vertical landing and a surprisingly stable hover test.

F-35's Neck-Snapping Ejector Seat: Will Killer Part Be Replaced?

While the US Air Force has expressed concerns about the F-35 joint strike fighter’s dangerous ejector seat, those concerns have not reached the aircraft’s manufacturer.

Is the F-35 a Lethal 'Velociraptor' or Easy Prey for Russia or China?

Dave Majumdar Security, Who do you believe?  The United States Marine Corps’ top aviation officer offered an upbeat assessment of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to the House Armed Services Committee during his testimony on July 6. Show More Summary

More F-35 Drama: Foreign Bases Unprepared to Receive Troubled Fighter

Now that the beleaguered F-35 joint strike fighter is, according to official statements, flight ready, the US Air Force is faced with a new problem: upgrading bases abroad to accommodate the aircraft.

America's F-105 Thunderchief Fighter: The F-35 of the Vietnam War?

David Axe Security, The similarities are shocking.  The U.S. military’s new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter can’t turn fast enough to defeat a much older F-16 in mock air combat, according to an official test pilot report that War Is Boring obtained. So how will F-35s?—?on track to be the U.S. Show More Summary

US Air Force Speculates on How F-35 Would Be Used in Combat

Now that the controversial F-35 Joint Strike fighter is claimed to be somewhat operational, US Air Force officials have offered details as to how the aircraft could be deployed, this time in a hypothetical war against China.

How Lockheed’s F-35 Rose From the Ashes to Dominate the Global Fighter Market

Dan Goure F-35, United States Like the mythical bird, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) has risen from the ashes.   It’s called the Lightning II, but perhaps it should be renamed the Phoenix. Like the mythical bird, the F-35 JointShow More Summary

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: The Analyst's Grief (And Israel's Dilemma)

Yiftah Shapir Security, Israel's F-35 dilemma is easy to see--and impossible to fix.  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. Show More Summary

Lightning strikes: Britain's first F-35B supersonic fighter lands

Nice jet, just don't look too closely at the software snafus The first of the Royal Air Force's new F-35B Joint Strike Fighter jets landed on British soil last night, heralding a new era for the Royal Air Force.…

US Air Force Pilot: The F-35 Stealth Fighter Is the World's Best

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

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: The analyst's grief

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

US Air Force Is Dramatically Understaffed, Retiring Military Official

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.

Why the US Air Force Won't Say How Much the New B-21 Bomber Will Cost

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.

Beware, Iran: Israel’s First F-35 Stealth Fighter Rolls off the Assembly Line

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

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