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The U.S. Defense Department official in charge of the F-35 fighter jet program said a previous flight test maneuver played a role in an engine fire that led to a temporary grounding of the fleet and ongoing flying restrictions. Speaking during a defense conference Wednesday at the National Press Club, Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher […]

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Increasingly sophisticated radar in China and Russia may soon be able to pierce the stealth armor on F-22 and F-35 fighter jets, according to a news report. The stealth coating on the U.S.-made fifth-generation fighters shields the aircraft from high-frequency radars operating in the Ku, X and C bands and some of the S band, […]

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FARNBOROUGH, England — Preparations are underway for the first F-35 test flight aboard the United Kingdom’s new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier slated for 2018, BAE Systems officials said Tuesday at the Farnborough International Airshow. BAE Systems engineers and UK Ministry of Defence officials are working with simulation technologies in order to ensure the F-35B Joint […]

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The head of the Joint Strike Fighter program and the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer discussed at the Farnborough International Airshow what the U.S. military has found during its investigation of the F-35 fire that occurred in June in Florida. Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan and Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall explained alongside Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney […]

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FARNBOROUGH, England — The U.S. Defense Department on Monday rejected a rumor that F-35 aircraft standing by at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland were set to leave Tuesday to make their international debut at the Farnborough International Airshow. Officials here at the show and at the Pentagon quickly rejected the report, which emanated from a post […]

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