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.
The Netherlands is delaying its planned introduction of the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft by two years to 2014. The measure will release money needed to pay for newly emerging acquisitions, which for a major part have become necessary because of Norway's controversial decision, last September, to cancel a major equipment swap with the Netherlands.
Multi-phase Mission Systems aperture testing is under way on a full-scale model of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at the Air Force Research Laboratories' Newport, N.Y., test facility.
Pratt & Whitney awarded the production of a crucial part of the F135 engine, which will equip the F-35 JSF, to Piaggio Aero. The agreement is part of the System Development and Demonstration programme.
The Pentagon has cleared the next stage in the development of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a procurement project valued at more than $240 billion, the biggest ever, the Defense Department said last week.
Lockheed Martin is confident about the progress of the Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), with first flight targeted for March 2009.
Initial integration testing of the Communication, Navigation and Identification (CNI) suite for the first flight of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has begun at Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems Integration Lab (MSIL) in Fort Worth.
Pratt & Whitney Canada has won a major contract to build a component for the engine under development by its U.S. parent company to power the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Earlier this month the Pratt & Whitney led F135 System Development and Demonstration (SDD) team completed the program's 1,000 test hour. This testing milestone represents the cumulative hours of F135 SDD Testing and includes both the Conventional Take-Off and Landing (CTOL/CV) engine tests, as well as the Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) system test runs.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program is sponsoring the development of advanced hearing protection technologies designed to prevent noise-induced hearing loss for Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Joint Strike Fighter maintenance personnel.
Engineers have removed more than 2,700 pounds (1,225 kilograms) of unwanted estimated weight from the short-takeoff/vertical-landing (STOVL) version of the F-35 JointStrike Fighter, while increasing propulsion efficiency and reducing drag.
BAE Systems North America recently signed Memorandums of Agreement (MOA) for work-share partnerships with Norway, The Netherlands, Italy, and Australia for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program.
The Pratt & Whitney (P&W) led F135 Propulsion System Team has delivered and begun testing on its second F135 Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) Propulsion System, engine number FX643. Later this month P&W also anticipates the resumption of testing on FX641, the 1st STOVL configured F135 Propulsion
Recent trade negotiation between Norway and the US touched upon the possibility that the US would lift toll on Norwegian Salmon as part of the JSF industrial work share if Norway were to continue its development participation and acquire the JSF when it replaces its F-16MLU.
BAE Systems celebrated early delivery of its low-cost, lightweight, Electronic Warfare (EW) suite to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., for development of the next-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a multi-role, supersonic, stealth aircraft.