5/31/2013 – WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — The Air Force announced today it expects to declare F-35A Lightning II initial operation capability in December 2016. The announcement was included in a joint report detailing service-specific IOC requirements and dates for each… Continue reading
5/24/2013 – EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — The F-35 Integrated Test Force is wrapping up a series of night flights, which are testing the aircraft’s capability when flying in instrument meteorological conditions.
It is a necessary step in… Continue reading
(Reuters) – The Pentagon’s plans to put most of its 800,000 civilian employees on unpaid leave for 11 days could lead to delays on Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and other weapons programs, a top company official said… Continue reading
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — The Air Force took another step forward with its newest fighter jet when an advanced F-35 Lightning II landed at the service’s lead training base, home to the largest fleet of F-35s worldwide.… Continue reading
Alenia Aermacchi signs USD 141 million contract for the production of components and for the assembly of the first complete wing for the F-35 JSF programme
Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded a USD 141 million contract by Lockheed Martin for the production of components and for the assembly of the first complete wing for the F-35 JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) programme.
Alenia Aermacchi… Continue reading
WASHINGTON (AFPS) — Affordability remains the priority for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter, the Pentagon’s program executive officer for the Defense Department’s most expensive procurement told Congress yesterday.
Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan told the Senate… Continue reading
Joseph Weiss, President and CEO of IAI: “IAI is taking part in assembling some of the most advanced technologies”
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to produce wings for the F-35 fighter. IAI will begin delivering… Continue reading
Northrop Grumman-Developed Multifunction Advanced Data Link Achieves Successful Flight Test Milestone for F-35 Program
Fifth-Generation Data Link Allows Coordinated Tactics and Engagement in High-Threat Environments
|SAN DIEGO – April 23, 2013 –The Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL) waveform developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was successfully demonstrated in a Lockheed Martin F-35… Continue reading|
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress March 29 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Korea for 60 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and… Continue reading
by Maj. Karen Roganov
33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
3/21/2013 – EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — The first international student aviator at the 33rd Fighter Wing, training to be an F-35B Lightning II instructor pilot, completed his first… Continue reading