Tag: F-35

Turkey kicked out of F-35 program because it’s Purchasing S-400. But Greece and other NATO Countries already have Russian Surface to Air Missile Systems that are Part of Alliance's Shared Missile Defense.
NATO's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg reiterated that the S-400 system could not become part of alliance's shared missile defense. The Trump administration has signaled its intention to kick Turkey out of the F-35 program. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said, in a statement on Jul. 17 that the country’s involvement in the...
Turkish fighters harass Greek Prime Minister Chinook helicopter
Turkey has been stockpiling parts for F-16s and other military equipment in anticipation of a U.S. sanction for acquiring the Russian S-400 air defense system. A Bloomberg report says Turkey has been stockpiling parts for F-16s and other military equipment in anticipation of a U.S. sanction for acquiring the Russian S-400 air defense...
The circuit boards control many of the F-35 Lightning II's core capabilities, including its engines, lighting, fuel and navigation systems. On Jun. 14, 2019 Sky News reported that a Chinese-owned company has been manufacturing key circuit boards for F-35 Lightning II fifth generation fighters flown by the U.K. and U.S.
Japan to deploy its first F-35A Stealth Fighter at Misawa Air Base this month
The JASDF F-35A pilot, who had only 60 hours flying time in the F-35, gave no indication he was in trouble. Japan’s air force said on Jun. 10, 2019 “spatial disorientation” likely caused one of its pilots to fly his F-35 stealth fighters into the Pacific Ocean in April, hitting the water at...
F-35 Lightning II takes the stage at Switzerland's Payerne Air Base
“With air policing one of Switzerland’s primary requirements for its new aircraft, the F-35 offers unmatched capabilities,” Drew “Growler” Allen, Operations Division Chief in the F-35 Integration Office. The F-35 Lightning II strikes over Switzerland. As already reported Switzerland kicked off the fly competition last April for the five types...
Boeing to deliver first two F-15EX Fighters as soon as 2020
This is possible due to the fact the F-15EX has a lot of similarities with the F-15QA Advanced Eagle that is in production for Qatar. Boeing says it can deliver the U.S. Air Force (USAF) at least two engineering, versions manufacturing and development (EMD) F-15EX fighters as early as 2020. This...
F-16/Su-57 and F-35/J-31 Aggressor Paint Schemes unveiled
The Air Force decided to create a fifth generation aggressor squadron at Nellis AFB and move nine non-combat capable F-35A aircraft from Eglin AFB, Florida, to the squadron. The Air Force is reactivating the 65th Aggressor Squadron and moving 11 F-35A Lightning IIs to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, as part of a...
Amid latest North Korea ICBM test, the U.S. depoys its most advanced fighter jets to South Korea
The F-35 Automatic Ground and Collision Avoidance System is a tool that utilizes a suite of sensors, on-board monitors and flight data to determine if a plane is on course for a probable ground collision. The 412th Test Wing recently published the technical report on the F-35 Automatic Ground and Collision Avoidance System...
Luftwaffe Tornado fighter bombers lack updated encryption device for secure comms
5.64 billion Euros are required for operations while 1.62 billion Euros are needed to design replacements for obsolete parts and another 1.58 billion Euros to procure those parts. A classified German military document viewed by Reuters says the country needs more than $9 billion to operate its Tornado fighter fleet till 2030.
Pentagon cuts F-35 purchase by 6 aircraft in FY 2020
The USAF will still be getting 48 A models, therefore the cut is either the B or the C variant. The Pentagon has decided to buy just 78 F-35s from Lockheed Martin in the latest budget request, instead of 84 aircraft that was projected a year ago. The...