The engine fire that led the Pentagon to ground its fleet of F-35 fighters may have been caused by an isolated flaw, according to the Defense Department’s top weapons buyer.
The F-35 joint strike fighter won’t be appearing at Day 1 of the Royal International Air Tattoo July 11, but officials are holding out hope it could still appear over the weekend.
The Pentagon’s F-35 program office July 10 reversed an earlier statement and said it was continuing contract talks with Lockheed Martin and engine maker Pratt and Whitney, despite an engine fire that has grounded the F-35 fighter jet fleet.
Fairford, England: Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan hates being labeled the man who oversees the trillion dollar jet fighter, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter as you can tell from the headline.
Raytheon is preparing to ramp up production of the family of advanced beyond line of sight terminals (FAB-T) program now that the Air Force has changed course and awarded the company what remains of the once troubled program.
Britain and France plan to sign a memorandum of understanding for the study of a combat drone, bringing their air forces closer to an advanced fighter program worth billions, defense ministry spokespersons of the two countries said.
Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has said that Tokyo is to consider the purchase of at least one amphibious assault ship.
The Israeli Air Force has taken delivery of the first two of 30 M-346 jet trainers ordered from Italy’s Alenia Aermacchi in 2012.
India’s state-owned company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited issued a global request for information June 30 seeking technical assistance aimed at streamlining the overweight Intermediate Jet Trainer.
The opportunity for women to attend the Marines’ Infantry Officer Course experiment won’t be limited to entry-level officers for much longer. Starting this October, company-grade officers – lieutenants and captains – who have already served in another primary occupation will be allowed to raise their hands and give IOC a shot.
The Obama administration has rejected calls from the Pentagon to expand the military’s role in the border crisis despite admitting that the human trafficking, drugs and weapons smuggling operations threaten national security, Defense One reported.
Demand for Air Force spy planes, fighters and bombers from Eastern Europe to the Far East is spiking, and top generals say they’re scrambling to meet commanders’ needs as they struggle with shrinking budgets and keeping old planes flying.
New Air Force pilots might not have to fly F-16 jets before transitioning from T-38 trainers to the F-35 joint strike fighter.
A coolant problem that triggered a loss in fuel ultimately brought down an MQ-1B Predator in January as it was flying a mission in the Mediterranean Sea, the Air Force announced July 10.
While the Department of Veterans Affairs struggles to hire enough medical professionals to clear patient backlogs that have become a national scandal, VA clerks, janitors and other support employees are collectively making millions more dollars each year than they should, The Huffington Post reported.
Parents of three combat vets testified before the House Veterans Affairs Committee July 10 about the VA healthcare system that failed their children, who ultimately committed suicide, according to news reports.