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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, […]


F-35 jet fire may be isolated problem

F-35 jet fire may be isolated problem

An engine fire last month on a US F-35 fighter jet was likely an isolated incident and not part of a wider problem for the new aircraft, a top Pentagon official said Thursday. The comments came as Defense Secretary Chuck […]


F-35 Fleet Temporarily Grounded

F-35 Fleet Temporarily Grounded

A Department of Defense spokesman has announced the temporary grounding of the F-35 fleet based upon a recent runway incident. Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, stated that the technical air worthiness authorities of the Department of the […]


Australia to Order 58 More F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft

Australia to Order 58 More F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft

The Government has approved the acquisition of an additional 58 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The fifth generation F-35 is the most advanced fighter in production anywhere in the world and will make a vital contribution to our […]


F-35 Program Halts Development of Alternate Helmet

F-35 Pilot Training

The F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) today informed Lockheed Martin that it decided to halt development of the alternate F-35 helmet and focus exclusively on maturing the Rockwell Collins Elbit Systems of America Vision Systems Generation 2 (Gen 2) helmet […]


F-35: New fighter creates new culture for 21st Century and beyond

F-35: New fighter creates new culture for 21st Century and beyond

She didn’t have a smudge on her. Not a leak found anywhere. She even had that “new jet smell.” Skies were blue, everything was perfect. Those were the conditions on that July day in 2011 when Lt. Col. Eric Smith […]


Dutch JSF Jet Fighter Purchase Gets Green Light After 18 Years

Dutch JSF Jet Fighter Purchase Gets Green Light After 18 Years

The Netherlands will go ahead with the purchase of the controversial JSF jet fighter, despite objections, the Telegraaf reports on Tuesday. The decision brings to an end 18 years of political dithering about the wisdom of spending so much money […]


UK/US Trials Review F-35 Interoperability In A Simulated Maritime Scenario

UK/US Trials Review F-35 Interoperability In A Simulated Maritime Scenario

Working with Lockheed Martin and the UK Ministry of Defence, we have linked simulation facilities across five UK sites to create a common synthetic environment to evaluate F-35 interoperability with other UK military platforms. Linking Air and Maritime A recent […]


F-35 Flight Test Update 10

The F-35 Flight Test Update in the Volume 27, Number 3 issue of Code One concluded with the first aerial release of an AIM-120 AMRAAM on 19 October 2012. This tenth installment in the series of flight test updates on […]


 
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