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USS America is Training with South American Allies

The Navy’s new big-deck America-class amphibious assault ship is making its way around South America as part of a mission to connect with allies in the southern hemisphere and prepare the ship for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.The...Show More Summary

China's Fifth-Generation Fighter Could Be A Game Changer In An Increasingly Tense East Asia

China is in the process of developing its own native fifth-generation fighter to compete with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and Russia's T-50. Although China has been secretive about the exact specifications of the aircraft, experts are warning that the plane could be a game-changer in East Asia's potentially fragile security environment. Show More Summary

This Map Shows Why The F-35 Has Turned Into A Trillion-Dollar Fiasco

The Pentagon has stuck with the F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter program despite dozens of technical problems and delays, strategic concerns, and massive cost overruns that have nearly doubled the initial cost estimate, raising the...Show More Summary

Army selected for Joint Strike Fighter software assessment

The F-35 Joint Program Office has selected the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to perform independent software safety analyses of the next-generation strike aircraft commonly called the Joint Strike Fighter. The single-engine, single-seat F-35 will […]

F-35s Return to Limited Flight Operations

The 26 Air Force F-35s Lightning II joint strike fighters assigned here returned to limited flight operations July 17 with the approval of commanders and Air Force airworthiness authorities. The decision to return to flight was coordinated between the F-35 […]

F-35 Returns to Limited Flight, Officials Rule Out Farnborough

While the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news […]

Airbus Presents A330neo, But F-35 Is A No-Show At Air Show

The Airbus 330neo, an update of Airbus’s popular range of long-haul passenger jets, is a highlight of this year’s Farnborough Airshow. But the troubled F35 Joint Strike Fighter is off the program for now. Airbus kicked off the Farnborough Airshow […]

This 2015 Mustang Salutes One Of America's Stupidest Defense Failures

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From Foxtrot Alpha: So Ford is spiffing up its new 2015 Mustang to look like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, specifically the Navy's F-35C as the Pony Car in question shares the F-35C's developmental tail-flash, as a promotional vehicle that will be featured at this year's EAA AirVenture super fly-in and air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Read more...

F-35 Fire Caused by Rubbing Engine Fan Blades

The Pentagon's top weapons buyer said the F-35 engine fire in June that caused military leaders to ground the Joint Strike Fighter fleet was caused by "excessive rubbing" of engine fan blades.

Old plane, new hope

TWO planes dominated conversation at the Farnborough air show, but both were conspicuous by their absence. Lockheed Martin’s F-35 joint strike fighter failed to show up on the first day of an annual aerospace jamboree that alternates...Show More Summary

Japan Wants More F-35s

Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera on 8 July said Tokyo will consider buying additional Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters should the cost of the aircraft come down."If each country expands manufacturingShow More Summary

US F-35?s debut at British air show in doubt

US military officers are still unsure if the F-35 fighter will be cleared to make its debut at a British air show next week, a potentially damaging setback for the costly program. The Joint Strike Fighter has been touted as […]

Pentagon Grounds F-35 Fleet Following Runway Fire

The Pentagon grounded its F-35 fleet on Thursday after one of the Air Force’s planes caught fire June 23 at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The so-called Joint Strike Fighter, developed at a cost of nearly $400 billion so far, has been plagued by cost overruns and delays. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby

F-35 Fleet Grounded

The Navy and Air Force have grounded the entire fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters because they don't know the cause of an engine fire that occurred on June 23. "The root cause of the incident remains under investigation," Rear Admiral John Kirby said.

F-35s "Grounded" Until Fire Cause Found

The F-35A struck by fire as it took off from Eglin Air Force Base still sits on the runway and the Air Force and Marines are not flying their versions of the Joint Strike Fighter program until they know more about the fire’s causes.“We...Show More Summary

F-35 Caught FIre, Possibly Destroyed

A Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was severely damaged — possibly destroyed — in a Monday morning fire on the runway at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., USNI News learned.No injuries were reported and officials have begun an investigation...Show More Summary

Pentagon temporarily grounds F-35 fighter jets

The US military temporarily grounded its entire F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet fleet at the weekend after an apparent engine oil leak, the latest glitch for the much-vaunted program. Joint Strike Fighter program officials described Friday’s move as “prudent action” […]

Upgrades are Already Being Planned for F-35 Lightning II

The F-35 is barely out of the stable and hasn’t been ridden hard yet, but the Pentagon is already beginning work on the next generation of improvements to the Joint Strike Fighter, with a close eye on the Chinese J-20 and J-31 stealth...Show More Summary

Canada to Commit to 65 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters

Canada is poised to buy 65 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets, sources familiar with the process told Reuters, marking a major renewal of Canada's fighter fleet and helping contain costs of the expensive defense program.An...Show More Summary

Asia Pacific security: Is the F-35B relevant?

With Prime Minister Tony Abbott implying recently that Australia could buy the F-35B 'jump jet' version of the Joint Strike Fighter (a suggestion reinforced this week by Defence Minister David Johnston), this is a good time to ask: what...Show More Summary

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