Russia’s latest version of the Sukhoi T-50 fighter jet recently arrived at a test base outside Moscow. The fifth and latest prototype for Russia’s fifth-generation stealth fighter program — one of only a few in development around the world — landed Nov. 11 at the Gromov Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky, about 25 miles southeast […]
The U.S. Defense Department has canceled development of an alternative helmet for the F-35 fighter jet, the program office announced today. The move is projected to save about $45 million in avoided development costs, according to Joe DellaVedova, a spokesman for the program.
The DoD Inspector General has published a new report criticizing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Joint Program Office’s ability to maintain quality assurance. “Our assessment determined that the F-35 JPO oversight of Lockheed Martin was inadequate and that the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) oversight of the contractors was ineffective. These issues may result in […]
(Updated with comments from Dunlop spokesman beginning in the 10th paragraph.) Lockheed Martin Corp. bills the F-35 as the pinnacle of more than five decades of fighter-jet development, with the latest in stealth technology, supersonic speed, extreme agility and the most powerful sensor package available. But someone apparently forgot to kick the tires.
The U.S. Defense Department has significantly scaled back its criticism against Lockheed Martin Corp. over development of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon’s most expensive weapons acquisitions program. Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the general overseeing the effort, said the relationship between the service and Lockheed — the plane’s manufacturer and the world’s […]