August 21, 2019

Deteriorating Propeller Blades Ground C-130s

Safety Stand Down

The Air Force grounded 60 C-130H Hercules aircraft after a review found their pre-1971 propeller blades could be susceptible to dangerous cracking. Five of those C-130s have had their blades replaced and returned to flying status.

Navy Plans Two Carriers, One Contract

Aircraft carriers

The Navy plans to commit $24 billion to buy two new Ford-class aircraft carriers under the same contract, a commitment that should save 5 to 10 percent over buying each carrier separately.

Russia Bolsters Military Base at Poland’s Border

Poland's Border

In advance of this week’s NATO summit in Brussels and ahead of US President Trump’s planned visit with Russian President Vladmir Putin, Russia has been building up the infrastructure and bunkers at one of its military sites at the Polish border.

Global Fleet of F-35 Jets Grows

F-35 jets

F-35 jets are already in 12 nations, are set to dominate the Western fighter market for decades to come.

A New Nickname for the F-35A?

Nickname

The F-16 is called the Viper, the A-10 is the Warthog, the F-4 is the Rhino. It was just a matter of time before the F-35 Lightning II got a nickname.

Hypoxia Incidents Under Review by F-35 Team

Hypoxia Incidents Under Review by F-35 Team

The F-35 Joint Program Office team is reviewing the apparent hypoxia incidents that recently occurred with pilots at Luke Air Force Base. JPO experts say they will share whatever information they glean across the F-35 enterprise and with partner nations.