Brendan Nicholson Security, Asia The plane of the future or already obsolete? Within days, Australians will get to see the first of the RAAF’s new Joint Strike Fighters—just months after the jet’s noisiest critics told an inquiry it was a ‘jackass of all trades and masterful of none’. Show More Summary
The controversial F-35A Lightning II -- you might have heard of it as the Joint Strike Fighter, or JSF -- is finally coming to Australia. It'll make its Aussie debut at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon in early March, and although they won't stick around, it'll be your only chance to see Australia's next-generation air combat jet until late 2018. More »
Dave Majumdar Security, And combined with the F-22 the U.S. Air Force looks to have a bright future. The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is performing well at the U.S. Air Force’s Red Flag wargames at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Show More Summary
Andrew Davies, James Mugg Security, In one word: cost. The new US President has taken a very hands-on approach to defense procurement, particularly in the case of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. On December 21, then-President-elect Trump...Show More Summary
Welcome to the next four years: President Trump said Monday that Lockheed Martin has cut $600 million from its next lot of 90 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter planes, capping weeks of private meetings with Lockheed Martin chief executive Marillyn...Show More Summary
President Donald Trump has brokered a deal with Lockheed Martin to cut $600 million off the cost of the F-35 fighter jet program, according...
Dave Majumdar Security, Time for a little wargame. The Lockheed Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighter is participating in the U.S. Air Force’s massive Red Flag wargames at Nellis Air Force, Nevada, starting this week. It is the first time...Show More Summary
Defense Secretary orders Pentagon to save costs on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program
Four of the Navy’s newest F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, Jan. 25. The jets’ arrivals mark the first time the new strike-fighter variant has been deployed to a West-coast based squadron, the recently reactivated “Rough Raiders” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125. “It was my first
Dave Majumdar Security, A stealthy 'what-if'. Would Boeing have done any better? Hard to say—the Joint Strike Fighter was always a technically challenging and extraordinarily ambitious program. It is likely that Boeing would have run into similar but different technical and budgetary problems. In October 26, 2001, the U.S. Show More Summary
Dave Majumdar Security, Asia And why it matters. The first overseas-based Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighters have arrived at their new home station in Japan. Aircraft belonging to VMFA-121 started arriving at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni on Jan. Show More Summary
Dave Majumdar Security, The range dilemma. The United States Navy is pressing ahead with plans to replace the original model Boeing F/A-18A/B/C/D Hornets with the Lockheed Martin F-35C Joint Strike Fighter. Four F-35Cs are scheduled to arrive at Naval Air Station Lemoore on Jan. Show More Summary
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the most expensive military program in the world with a total cost of more than $US1 trillion ($1.3 trillion). Now, a new Pentagon report suggests that the futuristic fighter jet still has hundreds of deficiencies and won't be ready for full combat testing until 2019. More »
Americas US Navy fleet pilots have expressed concerns over the safety of catapult launching the F-35C from aircraft carriers. Recent sea testing of the naval variant of the Joint Strike Fighter exposed an issue of excessive vertical oscillations, or a bouncing effect, during takeoff with the aid of a steam-driven catapult. However the program’s manager, […]
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the most expensive military program in the world with a total cost of more than $1 trillion. Now, a new Pentagon report suggests that the futuristic fighter jet still has hundreds of deficiencies and won’t be ready for ready for full combat testing until 2019. Read more...
Dave Majumdar Security, Asia Deter China. The United States Marine Corps has started to forward deploy its first operational squadron of Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighters overseas to Japan. The unit, the 3rd Marine Aircraft...Show More Summary
"The F-35 Lightning II Program (also known as the Joint Strike Fighter Program) is the Department of Defense's focal point for defining affordable next generation strike aircraft weapon systems for the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and our allies. Show More Summary
The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): 12:30 p.m. Gen. James Mattis says President-elect Donald Trump isn't opposed to buying the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Mattis says Trump … Click to Continue »
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program can’t seem to escape the crosshairs of President-elect Donald Trump. In his first press conference since the election, Trump on Wednesday slammed the aircraft program, saying it is “way, way behind schedule and many, many billions of dollars over budget.” He...
Kris Osborn Security, Years of hard work is finally paying off. The Gatling Gun Can Fire Up To 3,300 Rounds Per Minute. The Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter team of weapons developers is planning for the aircraft's 25mm GatlingShow More Summary