Tag: National News

 

F-35 software development to finish by end of 2017

The F-35 Lightning II is nearing completion of its Systems Development and Demonstration phase as the airframe passes 100,000 hours in flight time. The F-35 Lightning II is nearing completion of its Systems Development and Demonstration phase as the airframe passes 100,000 hours in flight time, Lockheed…

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Alaska Prepares To House F-35 Fighter Jets

The F-35 aircraft is advertised as the best fighter jet ever. It’s also the most expensive. The contractor for the plane is ramping up production of the aircraft and that means they’ll have to be based somewhere. In Alaska, preparations are underway to house the…

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2017 Great American Defense Communities showcased

The Great American Defense Community Program program was designed by the Association of Defense Communities in conjunction with the House and Senate Defense Communities Caucuses to recognize and celebrate communities whose exceptional commitment to improve the lives of service members, veterans and their families as a model for…

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Going to a July 4 parade in Utah? Look up!

Are you going to a July 4 parade in Utah? Look up. You may see an F-35. A fighter wing from Hill Air Force Base plans to fly the new F-35 jet over parades on the Fourth of July. Two jets flown by pilots from the…

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34th Fighter Squadron, Hill AFB receives final F-35

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) – The 34th Fighter Squadron and 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Hill Air Force Base accepted its final two combat-coded F-35A Lightning lls June 21, 2017. The addition of the 24th and final aircraft means the units have their full…

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Lockheed’s F-35 soars over Paris in first flight demo

Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) F-35 made its first aerial demonstration on Monday at the Paris Air Show, as the defense contractor looks to ink a blockbuster sale for hundreds of the stealth fighter jets. The F-35 flew late in the afternoon in Paris, where aircraft makers…

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F-35 Fighters Grounded By Oxygen Issues

A number of military pilots have reported issues with oxygen systems in various aircraft in recent years, and now the U.S. Air Force has grounded its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, after five incidents in which pilots complained…

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F-35 Will Fly Until 2070 — Six Years Longer Than Planned

WASHINGTON — The F-35 joint strike fighter will fly until 2070, reflecting a decision by the US armed services to extend the operational life of the fleet by six years. All three services that operate the F-35 — the US Air Force, US Navy and…

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F-35 remains on track in Trump request

Washington, D.C. – With a Defense Department review of Lockheed Martin F-35 and Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet still ongoing, procurement for the Joint Strike Fighter remained steady in the president’s fiscal year 2018 budget request. The Defense Department is requesting 70 F-35s this budget cycle,…

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Air Force declares F-35 ready for limited combat

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force declared its version of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 ready if needed for limited combat operations, a milestone for the $379 billion program that’s the Pentagon’s costliest. The decision affects the timeline for the stationing of the first F-35s at Eielson…

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