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Most F-35s Resume Flight Status

Now that inspections are complete, more than 80 percent of all F-35 Joint Strike Fighters that had been grounded are flying again. The F-35 Joint Program Office announced Oct. 15 that work continues with Pratt and Whitney, manufacturer of the plane’s engines, to replace fuel…

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Eielson area growth plan focuses on roads & more

The arrival of hundreds of new airmen and their families will be especially obvious in the housing market and the schools, but the population spike will also mean more traffic on roads and at local shops and parks. This week, the Fairbanks North Star Borough published…

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F-35 Program About To Start Pivotal Testing

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is set to enter a round of testing to determine if the jet is indeed ready for action worldwide. The highly anticipated initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) tests will start in November 2018 and conclude in July 2019. A bad showing…

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Pentagon Grounds F-35 Fleet Following Crash

The Pentagon grounded its fleet of F-35 strike fighter jets on Thursday, weeks after one crashed in South Carolina in another setback for the advanced aircraft that has long been mired in mechanical problems. The decision to halt F-35 flights stems from what the military…

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F-35 Wins Pentagon Approval for Combat Testing

Pentagon weapons buyer Ellen Lord has approved plans to begin full combat testing of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35, a major step toward full production of the fighter jet planned for next year. Lord, the under secretary for acquisition, “certified readiness to enter operational testing after concurring”…

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FNSB Final Eielson Regional Growth Plan

We are very excited to announce release of the FINAL FNSB Eielson Air Force Base Regional Growth Plan. Important details for accessing the final plan are outlined below. Thank you to everyone that provided feedback throughout the planning process, including your input on the draft plan…

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America’s most expensive weapons system got cheaper

The Pentagon’s largest weapons supplier just cut a deal with the Defense Department for the next batch of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters — a program with an initial acquisition cost of $406.5 billion. The latest contract for 141 of Lockheed Martin’s F-35’s will come at a…

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The US F-35 has entered combat for the first time

The US has sent the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter into combat for the first time, CNN reported Thursday, citing defense officials. A Marine Corps F-35B launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex conducted an airstrike in support of ground clearance operations on a fixed…

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United Technologies awarded $454M for F-35 work

United Technologies has received contracts totaling $454 million for procurement and services for engines on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. The two contract awards, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, cover services for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-U.S. Department of Defense participants and…

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Contract Award: Radar Control Facility

Today, the Army awarded a contract to White Mountain Construction LLC, 561 East Steel Loop, Suite 200, Palmer, Alaska 99645-6688. The amount of this action is $14,850,000.00. The cumulative total of this contract is $14,924,689.32. This contract is for the construction of the Long Range Discrimination…

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