Story #1: Originally slated to cost $233 billion, the Pentagon's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program could end up being costing more than $1.5 trillion. Which might not be so bad...
Will future Maverick and Goose wannabes end up as mere drone operators? Navy pilots' dog-fighting days may be numbered as the department's secretary says the F-35 joint strike fighter (JSF) will be "the last manned strike fighter aircraft" the Navy should commission, pointing to drones as the future of naval aviation.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will likely be the last manned strike fighter ever bought or flown by the Navy.
But 3D-printed aircraft printed aboard ship look interesting, especially bureaucrat-killers The secretary of the US Navy has said the F-35 Lightning II, the product of the Joint Strike Fighter program, “should be, and almost certainly will be, the last manned strike fighter aircraft the Department of the Navy will ever buy or fly.”…
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) will be “almost certainly will be, the last manned strike fighter aircraft the Department of the Navy will ever buy or fly,” signaling key assumptions...Show More Summary
Pilots of the first F-35 joint strike fighters scheduled to begin flying this summer will not be able to use night vision technology or carry more than four bombs and missiles, Defense Department officials testified in the House.
Even as they work to get different versions of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter operational, the Air Force and the Navy are working together on a search for the next generation of capabilities that could provide air dominance 20 years or more in the future. Show More Summary
The Air Force is again proposing to retire its A-10 fleet and the Navy has delayed buying Joint Strike Fighters and F/A-18 Super Hornets because of budget pressure, but those decisions do not come without risk, military leaders said Thursday.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the costliest United States weapons system ever, has run into another delay, with the Pentagon extended testing to debug software flaws that need to be fixed before the jets can be integrated into serv...
The Lockheed Martin F-35 II Joint Strike Fighter Program is prototyping a pod-mounted cyber-attack system.
As if the Pentagon couldn’t make it any easier for the many critics of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter – the error-ridden, most expensive project in United States military history – officials have laid out a point-by-point list of the program’s screw ups.
The overall F-35 program costs decreased from $398.6 billion to $391.1 billion, according to a US Department of Defense acquisition report.
Originally slated to cost $233 billion, the Pentagon's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program could end up being costing more than $1.5 trillion. Which might not be so bad if the super-sophisticated next-generation jet fighter lives up to its hype. Show More Summary
The Department of Defense’s much maligned F-35 Joint Strike Fighter ran into yet another setback Tuesday when it was announced that the aircraft will not reach full close-air-support potential until 2022.
A 55 year-old quadriplegic woman with electrodes implanted in her brain, having previously been able to control a robotic arm, has now been able to successfully fly an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter...
The short takeoff and vertical landing capable F-35B, which has handicapped the entire Joint Strike Fighter design since its inception, has another major problem, it can't fit a full load of Small Diameter Bomb IIs in its weapons bay. Show More Summary
It’s called the death spiral, and America’s newest warplane, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, is in danger of falling into it before the plane has even gone. Defining the Future. The F-35 program has taken a major step toward […]
The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard the aircraft. US Navy’s $1 Trillion F-35 Jet Makes Historic Landing On USS Nimitz The Navy […]
Chinese spies stole key design information about Australia's new Joint Strike Fighter, according to top secret documents disclosed by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. German magazine Der Spiegel has published new disclosures...Show More Summary
Design details of Australia’s new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) have been stolen by Chinese spies, according to reports this week, although it’s not clear whether the information was highly classified or not. But this isn’t the first...Show More Summary