Workers at Lockheed Martin joined the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's 35-foot-wide carbon-fiber composite skinned and metal structure wing to the aircraft's fuselage on Monday, uniting three of the F-35's four major sections - the forward fuselage, the center fuselage and the wing.
In a clear sign that the Bush administration's anger over Israeli-Chinese military ties is nearing a boiling point, the Pentagon is suspending information-sharing with Israel on a key fighter-jet program.
Technicians inspect the center fuselage for the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which arrived on Tuesday afternoon, May 3, at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas.
Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney have successfully performed the first start of an F-35 aircraft test engine using a revolutionary integrated power package and engine-mounted starter/generator.
Northrop Grumman has completed the first center fuselage section for the F-35 joint strike fighter, marking a major milestone for the program.
The Pratt & Whitney F135 System Development and Demonstration (SDD) program has successfully completed the post test Critical Design Review (CDR) by the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Joint Program Office (JPO).
Pratt & Whitney's F135 program has surpassed 2,500 System Development and Demonstration (SDD) test hours, underscoring the engine's maturity and reliability.
According to the US Government Accountability Office, the Joint Strike Fighter project will hit a budget overrun of around USD 20 billion even before the first plane is put into service but the good new is that the first test versions of the F-35 will be assembled in May this year.
Northrop Grumman has delivered the first fire-control radar for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to prime contractor Lockheed Martin. The AN/APG-81 radar, which incorporates an active electronically scanned array, will be used to conduct radome integration testing at Lockheed Martin's Palmdale facility.
The four major subassemblies for the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are taking shape as the program progresses toward final assembly in late spring at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth.
The American F-35 joint strike fighter (JSF) is on display at Aero India '05. Lockheed Martin feels however that the may be nowhere within India's grasp unless the country gets its 'data protection' act together and the two countries sit down and work out a comprehensive list of agreements.
IFS Applications has been selected by Lockheed Martin for local supply chain management on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program Autonomic Logistic Information System (ALIS).
Air Force chief of staff, Gen. John Jumper has confirmed that the service is planning to buy fewer F-35 joint strike fighters than originally expected.
The 57 F-16 jets that are in service with the Norwegian Air Force are old, but they have been upgraded to such an extent that the planes are still among the world's most modern jet fighter fleet.
Sophisticated antenna testing is under way on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Newport antenna research and measurement facility.