David Axe Security, Say It Again, More Loudly?—?the Joint Strike Fighter Is Three Separate Airplanes. Yes, three. The U.S. Senate just confirmed what an Air Force general hinted at in February 2016?—?and which should have been obvious for years to close observers of U.S. Show More Summary
James Hasik Security, Only about 87 of its 276 F-18A/B/Cs are serviceable at any time. For any flying arm, 31 percent availability is really bad... Without rehashing the many-years delay in the Joint Strike Fighter project, we can at least acknowledge that the schedule has led to a force structure problem for the USAF. Show More Summary
Kris Osborn F-35, Air Power, Stealth, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Defense, Lockheed Martin, United States The stealth fighter makes it much easier for pilots to locate, track and destroy enemy targets across a wide range of combat circumstances The...Show More Summary
James Mugg Security, Cost is the real enemy... For the past few years, Andrew Davies has examined the annual USAF budget projections for the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (most recently here). The F-35A will be the most numerous of the three variants of the joint strike fighter, and it’s the model Australia has committed to acquiring. Show More Summary
Last week, Denmark finally brought its air force update campaign to an end. After ten years of deliberations, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was chosen over both the Airbus Eurofighter Typhoon and Boeing Super Hornet.
Dave Majumdar Security, Now this could get very interesting. The United States Marine Corps is testing the ability of its Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to refuel the Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. Demonstrating...Show More Summary
Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney have successfully performed the first start of an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft test engine, using an integrated power package (IPP) that the functions traditionally performed by the auxiliary power system, emergency power system, and environmental control into a single system. Show More Summary
Having failed test after test, the F-35 Joint Strike fighter will soon go head-to-head against the decades-old A-10 Thunderbolt II, in what has been described as both a "common sense" step and a "silly exercise."
The Danish Defense Forces' decision to squander a potential 30 billion kroner (roughly 4.5 billion dollars) on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircrafts from the US has sparked strong reactions.
As multiple government organizations express their concerns with the beleaguered F-35 joint strike fighter, the Marine Corps remains persistent, insisting that the unproven aircraft is the future of the US military.
Dan Grazier Security, The U.S. Congress wants to know... One of the central issues in the debate over retiring the A-10 has been whether or not the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will be an adequate replacement to perform the close air support mission. Show More Summary
Senator John McCain (R-AZ), the Republican party’s 2008 presidential nominee, referred to the program of development of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter — a fifth-generation military stealth jet — as “both a scandal and a tragedy with respect to cost, schedule, and performance,” according to CNN. Show More Summary
The US Department of Defense is under fire for its reluctance to separate a $3 billion upgrade of weapons for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter from the overall program that is expected to cost more than $1 trillion, the US General Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report on Tuesday.
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will cost $140 billion over the next decade on top of its development costs so far, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report.
The US military have ordered more than $1 billion worth of new jet engines for their F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive aircraft project of all time, the Department of Defense announced.
The Pentagon has repeatedly failed to manage complex weapons programs without cost overruns and technical problems, the prime example being the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Long-time readers of War Is Boring know where we stand on Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter. The F-35 loses in dogfights, is billions of dollars over budget and just catches fire sometimes. This week on War College, Andrea Shalal, Reuters’ longtime aerospace correspondent, gives a counterpoint to the show’s very first...
This week on War College, we're diving into the weeds on how weapons systems come into existence.
After spending over $1 trillion to develop the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the US Air Force is about to spend another $500 million to upgrade installations at Eielson Air Force Base to prepare for the aircraft's arrival.
The first operational "overseas" F-35 Joint Strike Fighter squadrons will be assigned to Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.