27 Dec 2018

Lockheed hits production target with 91st F-35 of the year

“Lockheed Martin announced the delivery of its 91st F-35 fighter plane this year, a 40 percent production increase over 2017, as the company said the fifth generation aircraft is moving toward full rate production. The deliveries include 54 f-35s for the United States, 21 for international partner nations and 16

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28 Nov 2018

Japan to order 100 more F-35 fighters from US

Largely responding to China’s expanding capabilities and regional influence, as well as encouragement from President Trump, Japan is reportedly planning to order an additional 100 F-35 stealth fighter jets from the U.S., supplementing the 42 already planned. The additional planes will replace roughly the same number of F-15s currently in

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14 Nov 2018

US Air Force moves to fortify F-35 weak points against hacking

“The U.S. Air Force is devoting fresh energy to plugging cybersecurity holes in the F-35’s external support systems, as they are deemed the easiest entry points for hackers into the fifth-generation combat jet, according to a key service official. ‘It’s a software-based aircraft, and any software-based platform is going to

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12 Oct 2018

All US F-35s grounded worldwide

“The Pentagon announced Thursday it is grounding its entire fleet of F-35s, just days after the first crash of an F-35B led investigators to suspect there is a widespread problem with the advanced fighter’s fuel tubes. ‘The U.S. Services and international partners have temporarily suspended F-35 flight operations while the

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08 Aug 2018

F-35 secrets stolen from UK air force in ‘honeytrap plot’: report

“The Royal Air Force has confirmed that information about the UK’s highly sensitive F-35 fighter jet program has been leaked, The Daily Mail reported over the weekend. The report described an ‘audacious honeytrap plot,’ which saw an airwoman’s social-media account hacked and then used to ‘sweet-talk’ servicemen into revealing details about

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