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F-35C Completes First Night Flight Aboard Aircraft Carrier

F-35C Completes First Night Flight Aboard Aircraft Carrier

The F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first carrier-based night flight operations aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego Nov. 13. Navy test pilot Lt. Cmdr. Ted “Dutch” Dyckman piloted F-35C test aircraft […]


F-35C Initial At-Sea Testing Progressing Aboard USS Nimitz

F-35C Initial At-Sea Testing Progressing Aboard USS Nimitz

The F-35C Lightning II, the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, continues initial sea trials aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) off the coast of Southern California. Through Nov. 6, the fourth day of at-sea testing, two […]


US agrees deal to buy 43 more F-35 fighters: Pentagon

US agrees deal to buy 43 more F-35 fighters: Pentagon

The Pentagon will buy another 43 F-35 fighter jets worth roughly $4 billion from aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, officials said Tuesday, four months after it was briefly grounded following an engine fire. Although final details have to be worked out, […]


UK MoD Set to Order Its First Batch of F-35 Lightning II Combat Aircraft

UK MoD Set to Order Its First Batch of F-35 Lightning II Combat Aircraft

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today announced that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has reached agreement in principle on an order for the first production batch of four Lightning II stealth combat aircraft – which will operate from both the Royal […]


DOD and Lockheed Announce Principle Agreement on Purchase of F-35s

DOD and Lockheed Announce Principle Agreement on Purchase of F-35s

The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement in principle for the production of 43 F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Officials anticipate the Low-Rate Initial Production lot 8 (LRIP 8) contract to be finalized in the coming […]


South Korea Approves Procurement of Lockheed F-35A Lightning II

South Korea Approves Procurement of Lockheed F-35A Lightning II

The Republic of Korea finalized its formal selection of the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II aircraft for its F-X fighter acquisition program, announcing its intent to sign the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) between the U.S. and Korean governments […]


Norway Opens F-35 Summit to Media

Norway Opens F-35 Summit to Media

For the first time the leaders of the multinational F-35-program will meet in Norway. This happens as all nine partner nations in the program assemble in Oslo for their second JSF steering board of 2014. The F-35 Program is expected […]


Where Are the F-35’s Critics When the F-16 Develops Fuselage Cracks?

Where Are the F-35’s Critics When the F-16 Develops Fuselage Cracks?

Just the other day it was reported that one of the bedrocks of U.S. air power, the F-16 fleet, had a major problem. Apparently, in late July, cracks were discovered on the canopy sill longeron of an F-16D. This is […]


Japan to test first homegrown stealth fighter jet: report

Japan to test first homegrown stealth fighter jet: report

A group of major Japanese firms are planning a test flight next year for the nation’s first homegrown stealth fighter jet, a report said Tuesday. The consortium — led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries — is developing a jet that has […]


 
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