November 19, 2017

GAO: F-35 Plagued With Problems

GAO Report F-35

A Government Accountability Office report says DoD’s new fleet of F-35 Lightning IIs is experiencing spare parts shortages and other sustainment problems that are hurting the readiness of the fighter jets.

F-35 on the International Stage

F-35 on the International Stage

The US Air Force F-35 JSF is on its way to the Paris Air Show and the international stage. The show will be the jet’s first opportunity for international audiences to witness its aerodynamic capabilities.

1st Japanese-Built F-35A Unveiled

1st Japanese-Built F-35A Unveiled

What’s different about the Japan’s fifth F-35A fighter jet? While that country’s first four planes were delivered from Lockheed Martin’s Dallas/Fort Worth factory, this is the first Japanese built F-35A.

USS Bush Makes Its Way to Persian Gulf

USS Bush

The first US aircraft carrier of Trump presidency entered the Persian Gulf last week. The USS George H.W. Bush’s overall mission is to provide a base for airstrikes against the Islamic State group.

Debate Over Military Budget Heating Up

ship delivery policy

The debate over the military budget is heating up in Washington between the defense hawks on Capitol Hill and the fiscal hawks in the Trump administration.

What High-Tech Helmet Brings to Fleet


The advancements featured in the F-35’s Generation III helmet also have been undergoing testing while the F-35 Lightning II is in its shipboard phase on the USS America. The helmet’s ground-breaking technology equips the pilot with mission-critical information on the helmet’s visor, among other features.

What Is the F-35 Actually Supposed to Do?

What Is the Pentagon’s Multi-Billion Dollar F-35 Really Supposed to Do?

F-35 Takes Its Show on the Road

The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is taking its show on the road. The sophisticated fighter jet will be seen at airshows across the country alongside 20th-century war birds, like the F-86 Sabre, P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustang.

Drones in Restricted Airspace Face $1.9M Fine

drones in restricted airspace

FAA proposes $1.9 million fine on SkyPan International Inc., a small Chicago-based aerial-photography firm for 65 flights of drones in restricted airspace.

Acquisition Reformer Heads HASC

Slow and steady will eventually reform the acquisition process in the Pentagon, says the new head of the House Armed Services Committee, Mac Thornberry (R-TX), known as a thoughtful expert on acquisition.