Despite incessant technical problems and delays, the US military has no plans to cancel the new F-35 fighter jet, the costliest weapons program in Pentagon history. The Joint Strike Fighter has been touted as a technological wonder that will dominate […]
Can we afford it? The Pentagon’s latest weapons testing report is not kind to the $400-billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the military’s biggest and arguably most troubled program. The annual report by the Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation includes 20 pages listing the Lockheed Martin-built JSF’s ongoing problems. Show More Summary
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is in negotiations with Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems over the supply of parts for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft programme, it has been confirmed to IHS Jane's.Should an agreement...Show More Summary
Customs agents in Long Beach, California, caught naturalized citizen Mozaffar Khazaee allegedly attempting to send Iran "technical manuals, specification sheets, and other proprietary material" on an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. He was...Show More Summary
Lockheed Martin Corp.’s claims that the development and construction of the nearly $400 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will sustain 125,000 jobs in 46 states is “greatly exaggerated,” according to a new report by a research cente...
The entire F-35 program may have been compromised by the discovery that an employee of one of Lockheed’s suppliers planned to ship secret plans of their F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Iran, according to a report in the Fiscal Times. Mozaffar Khazaee, who holds dual U.S.and Iranian citizenship worked for defense contractor Pratt & Whitney.... Show More Summary
(Reuters) - A former engineer for defense contractors has been indicted on charges that he tried to send Iran secret details on the U.S. Air Force's F-35 joint strike fighter program, the office of the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut said on Tuesday.
At the National Interest I have some ruminations on the future of the F-35: What are we to make of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)? Over the past several months, several pieces of good news about the program have emerged. Show More Summary
At the National Interest I have some ruminations on the future of the F-35: What are we to make of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)? Over the past several months, several pieces of good news about the program have emerged. The Royal Netherlands Air Force just became the second partner organization to operate [...]
To celebrate the end of 2013, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents WORKING AT THE LEADING EDGE OF AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY by Air Vice-Marshal Kym Osley, AM, CSC – Program Manager, RAAF’s New Air Combat...Show More Summary
DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy remains committed to the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, but is also looking at options to buy additional Boeing Co F/A-18 fighter jets, a senior U.S. Navy official said on Tuesday.
As Australia’s first F-35A – commonly known as the Joint Strike Fighter – rolls along the assembly-line, Air Force’s first F-35A squadron is on track to be operational in 2020, according to New Air Combat Capability Project Manager Air Vice […]
If you think of the most high-profile federal procurement debacles in recent memory, two things come to mind: the wildly over-budget F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and now HealthCare.gov. The differences between them, of course, are obvious. The health-care Web … Continue reading ?
Economist James Kwak dissects the procurement mess that is the Joint Strike Fighter project: Big, custom projects are unique by definition, so they are sold as promises, not as finished products. Every vendor promises the same thing,...Show More Summary
In a wide-ranging interview with the Defense Writers Group in late July, General Herbert J. "Hawk" Carlisle was asked about Singapore’s interest in the Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program and if an initial sale had been made. Show More Summary
Hundreds of problems continue to plague the troubled Joint Strike Fighter, potentially calling into question the basic performance and reliability of the costliest weapons program in U.S. history, the Defense Department's inspector general charges in a new report. In a 16-month …
Much better than Four Corners' effort from January, because it presents the case for the JSF as well as against. Still it's a damning portrait of a flawed aircraft that is protected from serious scrutiny: The political process that keeps the Joint Strike Fighter airborne has never stalled. Show More Summary
Adam Ciralsky reports at length on Lockheed Martin’s troubled F-35 Lightning II program. How the project has survived: The political process that keeps the Joint Strike Fighter airborne has never stalled. The program was designed toShow More Summary
As the military is considering what assets it may need to conduct a potential strike on Syria, the most advanced and most expensive weapons system history will be watching from a hanger. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a do-it-all fighter for three service branches that...