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AF-41, Lockheed Martin’s 100th Airframe, first F-35 designated for Luke AFB

Posted on July 24, 2013 by Fighter Country

AF-41, the 100th F-35We couldn’t resist sharing with the world a few of the most recent photos of AF-41, Lockheed Martin’s 100th F-35 Airframe and first F-35A that will be delivered to Luke AFB. Enjoy!


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Lockheed Martin experience mirrors uncertainty elsewhere regarding sequestration

Posted on June 18, 2013 by Fighter Country

F-35 contractor Lockheed Martin has been experiencing the same constraints on its budget as others in the industry. March 8, Lockheed Martin issued the following statement regarding sequestration uncertainty: “We deeply regret the effect that sequestration is having on our dedicated and hard-working employees. For more than 100 years, our highly talented people have designed and built state-of-the art systems that deliver next generation technology vital to our nation’s security and to the world. “While we await more specific direction from our government customers, we are concerned with the lack of progress toward a solution to reverse the negative impacts…

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F-35 Lightning II program update and fast facts

Posted on March 24, 2013 by Fighter Country

F-35 development, flight testing, manufacturing Development updates F-35B first flight successfully completed on June 11, 2008 USAF Lt. Col. James Kromberg becomes first military pilot to fly F-35 on Jan. 30, 2008 All three variants have successfully completed Critical Design Review. Final Block 3 software capabilities defined. F-35 AA-1 flight testing Forty-three flights completed as of May 29, 2008. In-flight refueling system qualifications complete. Flight Test Update 3.0 installation complete. First military pilot to fly the F-35 (Jan. 30) described handling as “phenomenal.” Speed of Mach 0.9 achieved on Jan. 10, 2008 Ascent to 38,000 feet on May 3, 2007 Helmet-Mounted…

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Breakdown of the F-35 program – how it began

Posted on March 24, 2013 by Fighter Country

Following an intense four-year competition, the U.S. Department of Defense on 26 October 2001, named the Lockheed Martin lead Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) team as the winner of the contract to develop the F-35 Lightning II. The F-35 team immediately entered the program’s 10-year System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase. The SDD period involves the development and testing of the entire aircraft system, including its manufacture. During SDD, the team will build a total of 22 test aircraft. Fourteen will undergo flight-testing, seven will be used for non-airborne test activities, and one will be used to evaluate the F-35’s radar…

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Pros & Cons of the F-35 JSF Chapter 1

Posted on May 19, 2010 by Fighter Country

If you missed Wednesday April 21, 2010’s NewsHour on PBS, watch Kwame Holman’s report on the controversial fighter below in five chapters. The Pentagon’s forthcoming warplane, the Joint Strike Fighter, is intended for use across the different branches of the military but has come under fire in Congress for skyrocketing costs and delays. Skeptics and defenders of the aircraft, which will be called the F-35, express their views in the following extended interviews. Author and journalist Bill Sweetman says for the first time the re-equipment plans of the U.S. fighter force is reliant on one program and one manufacturer: Chapter…

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Chapter 3: Winslow Wheeler says F-35 was doomed from the start

Posted on April 23, 2010 by Fighter Country

If you missed Wednesday April 21, 2010’s NewsHour on PBS, watch Kwame Holman’s report on the controversial fighter below in five chapters. The Pentagon’s forthcoming warplane, the Joint Strike Fighter, is intended for use across the different branches of the military but has come under fire in Congress for skyrocketing costs and delays. Skeptics and defenders of the aircraft, which will be called the F-35, express their views in the following extended interviews. Author and journalist Bill Sweetman says for the first time the re-equipment plans of the U.S. fighter force is reliant on one program and one manufacturer: Chapter…

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Chapter 4: Tom Burbage of Lockheed Martin defends the F-35 JSF from Critics

Posted on April 23, 2010 by Fighter Country

If you missed Wednesday April 21, 2010’s NewsHour on PBS, watch Kwame Holman’s report on the controversial fighter below in five chapters. The Pentagon’s forthcoming warplane, the Joint Strike Fighter, is intended for use across the different branches of the military but has come under fire in Congress for skyrocketing costs and delays. Skeptics and defenders of the aircraft, which will be called the F-35, express their views in the following extended interviews. Author and journalist Bill Sweetman says for the first time the re-equipment plans of the U.S. fighter force is reliant on one program and one manufacturer: Chapter…

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F-35 JSF Cost Under Fire in Congress

Posted on April 23, 2010 by Fighter Country

The Defense Department is waging a battle over the increasing price of its new stealth aircraft program. Kwame Holman reports on why the Joint Strike Fighter program, which was supposed to save the military money, is taking fire in Washington. Transcript below JEFFREY BROWN: Next: to the saga of a U.S. military plane that was designed to do more for less, but is now hitting headwinds. Congressional Correspondent Kwame Holman has the story… KWAME HOLMAN: It may look like any other fighter jet at Patuxent River Naval Air station, but the Joint Strike Fighter taking shape here is the Pentagon’s…

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Lockheed Martin Awarded Millions for Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning Radars

Posted on March 4, 2010 by Fighter Country

SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 4 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a low-rate initial production contract valued at $171.8 million from Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Bethpage, NY, for four AN/APY-9 Airborne Early Warning (AEW) radar systems and spare parts.  The radar systems will be integrated into the U.S. Navy’s new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. “The APY-9 radar will provide unprecedented capability to the U.S. Navy and allied forces operating in the littorals to detect and track airborne and cruise missile threats,” said Carl Bannar, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s Radar Systems business, headquartered in Syracuse, NY….

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Hundreds of F-35 aircraft suppliers coordinate with Teamcenter

Posted on February 11, 2010 by Fighter Country

The first phase of F-35 collaboration linked 5,000 users at facilities with security safeguards to ensure compliance with USA International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). To date, more than 6,500 users across the extensive supplier…

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