September 25, 2017

F-35B Will Fly Again Soon

Marine version of the Joint Strike Fighter was grounded by a faulty fueldraulic line.

DoD to Lay Off 84,000 Temporary Workers

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All DoD civilian workers face a weekly day off without pay if sequestration cuts hit.

F-35C Testing Lags Thanks to Software

F-35C JSF catapult launch

Late software deliveries plagued the schedule of Pax River’s Joint Strike Fighter Test Team.

Lawmakers Resigned to Automatic Defense Cuts

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Hope nearly fades out for avoiding sequestration.

F-35B Testing Runs Behind Schedule in 2012

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The Joint Strike Fighter test team made lots of flights, but lagged behind on test points.

Fuel Line Failure Causes F-35B Grounding

F-35B STOVL

A vertical takeoff and landing model of the Joint Strike Fighter experienced a fueldrolic failure.

Read the Joint Strike Fighter DOT&E Report for Yourself

F-35C rear

Lightning vulnerability, late software, high costs and lowered performance plague the aircraft.

JSF Cited for ‘Lack of Maturity’

F-35B Joint Strike Fighter sunset

The high-tech helmet isn’t ready, and the F-35B is developing cracks, according to the DOT&E report.

All DoD Workers Could Be Furloughed Under Latest Plan

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Virtually all civilian defense employees would be furloughed if Congress doesn’t resolve sequestration by March.

The First F-35C Trainer Rolls off the Line

F-35C JSF first trainer

The Navy’s first stealth aircraft trainer will head to Florida to hone the skills of F-35C pilots.