The Pentagon’s newly installed top weapons buyer told a Senate panel Thursday that she was “determined to reduce the cost” of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a price tag projected to top $1 trillion over its 60-year life span, making it the most expensive weapons system in the history of the Defense Department. Speaking before […]
Americas Over the next several weeks, USAF test pilots and Lockheed Martin will conduct a series of tests as part of the certification process for a drag chute designed to allow Norwegian and Dutch F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to stop on icy runways near the Arctic circle. The modification has been spearheaded by the […]
In a move likely to upset Israel, the Trump administration is considering selling the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to America’s allies in the Persian Gulf. The move was confirmed by U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Stephen Wilson ahead of the Dubai Airshow on November 12–16.
Zachary Keck Security, Middle East Could this upset the balance of power in the region? In a move likely to upset Israel, the Trump administration is considering selling the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to America’s allies in the Persian Gulf. The move was confirmed by U.S. 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. […]
For fifty years, the United States has provided top-of-the-line fighter aircraft to help defend Israel from attack. Israel’s fielding of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, known locally as Adir, continues that tradition even as the country puts its own technological touch on the fifth-generation fighter. Show More Summary
India’s Air Force is pushing the government to abandon a massive deal with Russia for a fifth-generation fighter aircraft, citing its inferiority to America’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. This week, Defense News reported that the Indian...Show More Summary
Zachary Keck Security, It looks possible. India’s Air Force is pushing the government to abandon a massive deal with Russia for a fifth-generation fighter aircraft, citing its inferiority to America’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. ThisShow More Summary
Dave Majumdar Security, The F-35A, that is. As tensions with a nuclear-armed North Korea continue to ratchet up, the United States Air Force is gearing up to deploy its brand new Lockheed Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighter to Okinawa, Japan. Show More Summary
As tensions with a nuclear-armed North Korea continue to ratchet up, the United States Air Force is gearing up to deploy its brand new Lockheed Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighter to Okinawa, Japan. A dozen of the stealthy single-engine...Show More Summary
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A hacker stole non-classified information about Australia's Joint Strike Fighter program and other military hardware last year after breaching the network of a defense contractor, the defense industry minister said on Thursday.
The Air Force is lifting its flight restriction ceiling for F-35A Joint Strike Fighters at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
Americas The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is one more weapons delivery accuracy (WDA) test away from having its initial operating capability (IOC) declared for its Block 3F software. The news comes after a surge by the F-35 Developmental Test team in early August, which saw multiple test events accomplished over the course of a number […]
Americas The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Lockheed Martin a $24.1 million contract modification for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter logistics services for US and foreign military sales customers. Under the terms of the agreement, Lockheed Martin will provide material for depot stand-up and activation, canopy systems and avionics subsystems to the US Air […]
Americas The US DoD has granted Lockheed Martin a $3.7 billion interim payment for 50 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters that are earmarked for non-US program members. The deal will allow Lockheed to continue production of the F-35 jets while it finalizes the terms of the 11th contract with the Pentagon and includes one F-35B aircraft […]
Dave Majumdar Security, When will it be ready? The Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet has accumulated over 100,000 flight hours as development of the stealthy new fighter approaches the finish line. Contractor Lockheed Martin expects that it will complete development work on the full Block 3F configuration by the end of the year. Show More Summary
Americas Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $5.6 billion contract modification to an existing contract for Lot 11 low-rate acquisition of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The US Navy contract modification provides for the procurement of 74 fiscal 2017 aircraft, comprised of 48 F-35A aircraft for the Air Force, 18 F-35B aircraft for the Marine […]
Sandra Erwin Security, Will the drama ever end? It is a question that has nagged the Pentagon for years: At what point will the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter be out of the woods? Developing the world’s most advanced fighter jet has been a hard, expensive slog for the Department of Defense. Show More Summary
For years I’ve watched from a distance as our military services struggled to bring forth a 5th Generation, Joint Strike Fighter. As with all new major weapons developments this one has had plenty of naysayers and numerous setbacks during its creation. Most of the criticism has come from former military pilots who could not envision […]
The long-awaited Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter put on quite a show.