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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

Putting the “Strike” Back into Joint Strike Fighter

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 […]

Some Things Get Better with Age: Marines Using 1980's Equipment to Strike ISIS

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...

Will Lockheed's T-50A Train America's Future F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Pilots?

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

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Is More Than Just Stealth: It’s a 'Flying Antenna'

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

F-35 or No, Canada Will Have Its Fighter Jets

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.

The $1,000,000,000,000 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: The Low Cost Alternative?

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

The F-35 Stealth Fighter: Coming to Asia or the Middle East in 2 Years?

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

The F-35 Stealth Fighter's Dirty Little Secret Is Now Out in the Open

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

Revealed: The Mighty U.S. Marine Corp Is Running out of Fighter Jets

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

Revealed: Flying America’s Stealthy New F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

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

Is the F-35 Stealth Fighter Set to Triumpth Over Its Greatest Foe (Not China)?

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

Winged Secrecy: Warplanes Undermining Danish Democracy

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.

Could MV-22 Ospreys Really Refuel the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter?

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

JSF’s F135 Engine Meeting Milestones

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

It’s That Bad: Pentagon To Test F-35 Against Decades-Old A-10 in Combat

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."

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