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New F-35 deal is the largest procurement in the history of the Defense Department and covers Block 4 suite development too
The Block 4 software suite for the F-35 includes 53 improvements to advanced air- and ground-based threats. None of the changes will affect the exterior of the jet. The Defense Department and Lockheed Martin have reached a tentative agreement on the next lot of F-35s, with options for a multi-year buy worth about $34...
Turkey to receive first F-35 on Thursday despite opposition from Congress
“The facts are that Turkey produces 844 parts for me, and they are quality parts, affordable parts, and delivered on time,” Joint Strike Fighter Program Executive Officer Vice Adm. Mat Winter Joint Strike Fighter Program Executive Officer Vice Adm. Mat Winter said in an interview with Air Force Magazine that the Block...
Some USMC F-35Bs grounded again
Two new parts that will require inspection were found on older F-35Bs F-35Bs with higher flight hours have been temporarily by F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) after that two new parts that will require inspection were found on older models of the jets. As reported by Marine Corps Times, a spokesman for the F-35 JPO did not disclose exactly how many...
Lockheed Martin delivers 300th production F-35 aircraft
The 300th production F-35 aircraft is a USAF A-model, to be delivered to Hill AFB, Utah Taken on Jun. 11, 2018 the photo in this post shows the 300th production F-35 aircraft flying off the flight line at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas. Noteworthy the 300th production F-35 aircraft, which was delivered by Joint Program Office (JPO) and Lockheed Martin,...
U.S. and two foreign countries stop accepting F-35 jets over repair cost dispute with Lockheed Martin
Corrosion “exceeding technical limits” was discovered during routine maintenance at Hill AFB last year. The dispute centers on who will foot the bill for Lockheed Martin technicians to travel around the world to remedy the issue on F-35 jets based overseas A dispute with Lockheed Martin over a production mistake on the F-35 has prompted the Pentagon and at least...
"Half of F-35’s manufacturing defects are stealth related," Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President says
Stealth related defects have the potential to set back the number of planned F-35 strike fighter aircraft deliveries As Lockheed Martin ramps up production of its F-35 stealth fighter, the company is burning time and money fixing defects on the aircraft as it rolls out of the production line. Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President and F-35 Program General Manager Jeff Babione told reporters...

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