Lockheed Martin's F-35 will go operational a year early
The Fort Worth-made F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will be in operational use by the U.S. Air Force in mid-2016, a year ahead of schedule.
Tue May 14, 2013
Navy X-47B to Make History Today
The U.S. Navy plans to make aviation history on Tuesday by catapulting an unmanned jet off an aircraft carrier for the first time, testing a long-range, stealthy, bat-winged plane that represents a jump forward in drone technology.
Business group says budget shackles Australia to more deficits
Business groups have largely reacted negatively to Australia's budget today and questioned whether its assumptions about economic growth prospects were too optimistic.
Mon May 13, 2013
Lockheed F-35 Should Get Safety Valve, Official Says
The Pentagon's top weapons buyer is backing calls to restore a valve on Lockheed Martin Corp.
Thu May 09, 2013
Local Air Guard in line for F-35 fighters - if base stays
Two Air Force officials told a Senate subcommittee hearing Wednesday that the F-35, which is still under development, will replace the A-10. 'We'll have a mixed force for a while, and the A-10 is uniquely capable at its mission,' said Gen.
Thu May 02, 2013
Defence to get new jets, patrol boats
Australia will buy an additional 12 Super Hornet combat aircraft and replace the Navy's hard-working patrol boat fleet.
Joint Strike Fighter program moves ahead
That sound you hear isn't the wail of a next-generation jet fighters. It's a sigh of relief from the many manufacturers -- including a number in the Pittsburgh region -- who are happy the defense program is moving ahead.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
1 Pentagon Weapons System That Was on Time and Under Budget - By John Reed
We're always hearing about Pentagon weapons purchases that go so far over budget it becomes hard for normal people to wrap their heads around the staggering numbers involved.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Air Force Times
3-star warns senators of budget cuts' future implications
Lt. Gen. Charles R. Davis testified before Senate committees earlier this week on the affect of upcoming budget cuts.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Program Chief: Software Problems Could Delay F-35's Delivery Beyond 2017
Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, program executive officer for the $397 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, told Senate lawmakers yesterday he has concerns that software development challenges could further delay delivery of combat ready aircraft slated to complete final testing by 2019.