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2nd F-35 For The Netherlands Rolls Out Of F-35 Production Facility

2nd F-35 For The Netherlands Rolls Out Of F-35 Production Facility

The second Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II for the Netherlands rolled out of the F-35 production facility on March 2. This is the latest step in the production process leading to its eventual assignment to Eglin AFB, Fla., later this […]


Sweden Sanguine at Swiss Gripen Jet Purchase Delay

Sweden Sanguine at Swiss Gripen Jet Purchase Delay

The decision by the upper chamber of the Swiss parliament not to release funds for the purchase of new JAS Gripen fighter jets from Sweden has renewed doubt about the deal. On Tuesday, the upper house the Council of States […]


F-35s cleared to resume flight

F-35s cleared to resume flight

F-35 Lightning IIs were cleared for flight Feb. 28 following a temporary suspension after a cracked engine blade was found in a test aircraft earlier in the month. A .06-inch crack was discovered in a third-stage turbine blade in a […]


Pentagon lifts F-35 grounding following inspections

Pentagon lifts F-35 grounding following inspections

The Defense Department lifted its grounding of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter after analysis concluded that a cracked turbine blade in an engine on a single plane resulted from overuse in test operations, according to an official with […]


US Air Dominance: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

US Air Dominance: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

The United States has enjoyed global air dominance for many decades. No U.S. soldier on the ground has been killed by hostile aircraft since the Korean War, and no U.S. pilot in the air has been killed by hostile aircraft […]


F-35 flights should resume soon: Pentagon

F-35 flights should resume soon: Pentagon

The Pentagon’s director of the F-35 program said Monday the next-generation US fighter jet could be back in the air within a fortnight after an engine crack forced the grounding of test flights. Lieutenant General Christopher Bogdan, in Australia for […]


F-35s grounded as precaution after crack found in engine blade

F-35s grounded as precaution after crack found in engine blade

All F-35s have been grounded as a precaution after a routine engine inspection revealed a crack on an engine blade, Defense Department officials said Feb. 22 here. Officials call this a “cautionary suspension of flight.” The Air Force, Navy and […]


France confident of selling Rafale jets to UAE

France confident of selling Rafale jets to UAE

A top French defence industry official said Sunday that talks to sell Rafale jet fighters to the UAE were “progressing well”, expressing confidence that a deal could be reached with the Gulf state. “We are confident that by the end […]


Saab Signs Next Generation Fighter Aircraft Gripen E Development Deal

Saab Signs Next Generation Fighter Aircraft Gripen E Development Deal

Defence and security company Saab has signed an agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for Gripen E. The agreement includes development and modification of Gripen E for Sweden during the period 2013-2026 and a possible order for new […]


 
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