F-35 Joint Program Office

F-35 conducts first flight with Technology Refresh 3, the modernized hardware needed to power Block 4 capabilities

F-35 conducts first flight with Technology Refresh 3, the modernized hardware needed to power Block 4 capabilities

A developmental test team from the 461st Flight Test Squadron conducted the first flight of an F-35 in the Technology… Read More

1 year ago

Israeli Pilots with Foreign Passports Barred by US from Flying IAF F-35I Adir Stealth Fighter Aircraft

Sources claim the IAF accepted this stipulation and gave up assigning pilots to F-35I Adir aircraft. In fear of information… Read More

1 year ago

F135 Engine Issues force USAF F-35 Demo Team to cut the number of 2021 shows by eight performances

The Air Combat Command that controls the team cut the number of 2021 shows by eight performances (about one-third). The… Read More

3 years ago

Pentagon awards Lockheed Martin $1.28B for sustainment of the global F-35 fleet

The F-35's reliability continues to improve, and newer production aircraft are averaging greater than 70% mission capable rates. The F-35… Read More

3 years ago

F-35 JPO says action to correct hardware problems that contributed to the crash of a USAF F-35A on May 19 Must Remain Secret

A JPO spokeswoman said: “Explicit details related to corrective actions have the potential to compromise operational security.” According to the… Read More

4 years ago

New F-35 deal is the largest procurement in Defense Department history 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… Read More

5 years ago

As the F-35 expands its maritime strike capability, JSF Program Executive Officer endorses keeping Turkey as an F-35 partner

“The facts are that Turkey produces 844 parts for me, and they are quality parts, affordable parts, and delivered on… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

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,… Read More

6 years ago

U.S. and two foreign countries stop accepting F-35 deliveries 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… Read More

6 years ago

“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… Read More

6 years ago