The engine being developed for the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet has passed major milestone in the form of a successful Preliminary Design Review.
According to the Copenhagen Post the Social Democrats believe that purchasing helicopters instead of costly fighter jets to replace F-16s would be a better decision both economically and militarily.
The Netherlands yesterday became the first of the F-35 partner nations to extend its participation into the production and support phase of the Joint Strike Fighter program.
EDO has received a contract from Lockheed Martin for the fabrication of advanced-composite structures for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program.
Danish defense company Terma and Lockheed Martin have entered into a contract worth USD 6.5 million for the design, development, integration, testing, and production of seven test pods for the F-35 Lightning II.
Volvo Aero Norway has signed an agreement with General Electric to produce two key components for the F136 engine in the US F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft.
According to Janes news, Six additional countries consider joining the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program.
Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President and JSF General Manager Tom Burbage said the six nations were "NATO countries or US allies" but would not disclose which countries they were.
The Turkish Air Force will likely select the U.S. F-35 Lightning II as its next generation fighter, and not the Eurofighter Typhoon. Turkey plans to procure nearly 100 fighters over the next 15 years.
The F135 has achieved Initial Flight Release from the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO). Robert Burnes, JPO F-35 propulsion director, has declared all F135 tests and verification reports complete, clearing the F-35 Lightning II to fly.
Plans for initiating environmental analyses for proposed locations of the Air Force's newest fighter, the F-35A Lightning II, were announced by Air Force officials today.
The Dutch cabinet decided Friday to sign a memorandum of understanding with the US shortly on the production phase of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).
The F-35 Lightning II aircraft brings new capability to the Air Force, but also serves as a centerpiece for international cooperation.
The F-35 Lightning II completed its first series of engine runs on Monday afternoon, culminating in a full-afterburner test that unleashed 40,000 pounds of thrust – the most ever from a jet-fighter engine.
Alcan Rolled Products has entered into a multi-year agreement with Transtar Metals to supply heavy gauge aluminum plate in support of Transtar's supply chain management program with Lockheed Martin, Northrop-Grumman and BAE Systems.
The Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) just completed aerodynamic testing on two variants of the F-35 Lightning II to support flight testing of the plane later this year.