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
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...
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?
Americas The Navy is reportedly considering reducing the number of F-35C fighters it plans to procure, alluding to budgetary concerns. The Navy is also less enthused by the Joint Strike Fighter compared to the Marines and Air Force because of the Service operating more modern aircraft, including new and upgraded Super Hornets The Air Force […]
A new leaked test, which was first exposed by War Is Boring, provides more evidence that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s demonstrated performance is inferior to the current fighters it is designed to replace. Specifically, the report finds that, in a series of 17 dogfights, the F-35 was consistently outmatched...
In trials off the California coast in January 2015, a 1980s-vintage U.S. Air Force F-16 repeatedly defeated one of the flying branch’s brand-new F-35A Joint Strike Fighter stealth jets in mock dogfights. “The F-35 was at a distinct energy disadvantage,” the unnamed JSF pilot wrote in a scathing five-page brief...
With a total program cost estimated at $400 billion and a per-plane price tag of $135 million, the Joint Strike Fighter program is considered the most expensive in U.S. history.
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The DoD Acquisition Community has spoken on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. According to a recent NRO article they have concluded the following: “The F-35 program is a mess; it is unaffordable and will not be able to fulfill its mission.”...Show More Summary
The U.S. Marine Corps is expected to announce the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is ready to fly initial operations in the near future, a general said. The F-35 is the Pentagon's most expensive weapons acquisition program, estimated to cost $391 billion to purchase 2,457 aircraft for the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy.
Americas The F-35’s GAU-22/A 25mm cannon has been tested on the ground at Edwards Air Force Base, with the General Dynamics-designed weapon having been developed for both internal and external gun systems of the Joint Strike Fighter. The cannon is mounted on an external pod for the F-35B and C variants, with the Air Force’s […]
Check out this video of the first live fire of the General Dynamics GAU-22/A four-barrel 25mm cannon onboard an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at Edwards Air Force Base in California. It weights in at 230 pounds and spits rounds out at 3300 shots per minute with a muzzle velocity of 3560 feet per second. Show More Summary
One of the "banes" of the 1990s for the miltech enthusiast was very little was really happening. I mean, the most exciting bit to come out was the Joint Strike Fighter. bah. (from the point of view of stability in the world, it was good. Show More Summary
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is the most expensive US weapons project of all time. The jet was supposed to fill fulfilling multiple roles for the Air Force, Navy, Marines, and US foreign partners, and the plane was designed to have aerial combat, close-air support, and long-range strike capabilities. Show More Summary
Americas The Marine Corps conducted its first successful live ordnance drops from a F-35B in late June, the USMC announced on Friday. The Joint Strike Fighters dropped both inert and live ordnance, which consisted of JDAM GPS-guided munitions in both GBU-12 and GBU-32 configurations. The Marine Corps decided in May to push on towards the […]
Have you ever heard of a plane that couldn’t dogfight? Well, a pilot reported that the new (and quite pricey) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has some maneuvering issues, which would make it a […]
The novel particularly shines when laying out the failures of the newest Pentagon weapons systems. Over the past decade, U.S. taxpayers have poured trillions of dollars into fancy new weapons, such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the Littoral Combat Ship, though defense experts warned of their many failings.
Bobo sends us a link from War Is Boring which discusses a report allegedly written by one of the test pilots of the new F-35 jet which says that the Joint Strike Fighter can’t dog fight. In the test, the F-35 went up against the F-16, you know, one of the aircraft the F-35 is […]
The F-35B jump-jet version of the Joint Strike Fighter has completed its first takeoff from a ski jump, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.The stealthy fifth-generation fighter jet designed to fly like a plane and land like a helicopterShow More Summary
Lockheed’s F-35B Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing version of the Joint Strike Fighter took its first leap off the ski-jump test ramp at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland, and it could lead to the birth of a new eXXXtreme sport. Read more...