Browsing All posts tagged under »Lockheed Martin F35 Lightning«

The Real Secret Behind The Stealth Fighter

May 10, 2013 by


By Brian Slattery ~ Fox News’ Allison Barrie lauded the F-35 program recently, saying: Last Friday, the U.S. Marine Corps’ VMFAT-501 training squadron in Florida’s Eglin AFB launched its first F-35B eight-ship, flew a mission, hot-pit refueled and went back up again. This mission is the latest in a series of promising steps forward for […]

Dutch Parliament Votes to Ditch the Joint Strike Fighter

July 14, 2012 by


By Luke Coffey ~ The bad news: This week the Dutch parliament voted to scrap Dutch participation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. The good news: Since the Dutch government dissolved back in April, and there will be a general election later in the year, the vote is non-binding. Nevertheless, this should serve […]

F-35: Slowing Down Production Makes No Sense

May 23, 2012 by


By Steven Bucci ~ The transparency of some anti-defense ploys boggles the imagination. The most recent one has to do with the production rates of the new F-35 multi-role fighter. This aircraft will replace several of the worn-out fighters of the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps that are sometimes older than the pilots who […]

Turkey Gets It, Acquires F-35s. Obama Administration Doesn’t.

January 8, 2012 by


By Morgan Roach The Turkish government understands what the Obama Administration does not: Acquiring the American-made F-35 fighter jet is the most effective way to claim supremacy of the skies. Yesterday, Turkey’s Defense Industry Implementation Committee announced the purchase of two Lockheed Martin F-35s. Turkey had put its F-35 order on hold in March over […]

Will the Next Generation of Fighters Fly?

September 17, 2011 by


By Michaela Bendikova and Erin Van de Voorde When it comes to the Pentagon’s acquisition process, the devil is in the details. Some details, however, can have deadly consequences for men and women in uniform. Loren Thompson offers a sobering analysis of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s (JSF) costs over its 50-year operational lifetime and […]

Air Obama Won’t Fly

July 9, 2011 by


By James Carafano,PhD It took a Twitter town hall to learn how the President really thinks about defense. Not only does Obama want to gut defense as part of his debt deal (a proposal that simply won’t work)—on top of that, he wants to use the Pentagon budget as his personal ATM to fund more […]

Rep. Buck McKeon Applauds Companies for Funding Joint Strike Fighter Engine

May 8, 2011 by


By Matthew McKillip In the opening address of Heritage’s Protect America Month, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) praised the two companies for putting their own money on the line and embracing free-market principles. Even without additional funding from the Pentagon, GE and Rolls-Royce will continue to develop an alternative Joint Strike Fighter engine, the chairman […]