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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    F-35: Blade Bummer This isn't a new problem with the F-35 powerplant; a similar blade cracked during testing in 2007. "Most likely root cause is resonant response to aerodynamic excitation by the upstream 54 vanes in STOVL operation," an investigation into that earlier failure concluded...
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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    F-35B Delays, Plus Philosophy Updates on the F-35B this week: Bloomberg reports that testing and initial operational capability for the short take off, vertical landing fighter will be delayed two years under the current review of the program. That will presumably go along with changes to the...
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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    F-35 partly recovers flight test record in 2010, but fresh obstacles await The Lockheed Martin F-35 will pass the fourth anniversary of its first flight on 15 December with a test programme surging forward but facing new challenges in 2011, says chief test pilot Jon Beesley. Set for...
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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    JSF To Develop Landing Technique For U.K. Carriers While the future of the U.K. Royal Navy's two new aircraft carriers is uncertain, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $13 million contract to incorporate shipborne rolling vertical landing (SRVL) capability into the F-35B for the U.K. SRVL will...
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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak Approves an initial buy of 20 F-35A Stealth Fighters for $2.75 Billion. Photo: Lockheed Martin Israel will be the first country to receive the F-35 through the United States government's Foreign Military Sales process. beginning in 2015. In August 2010...
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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    F-35s resume flight operations, but problems persist By Stephen Trimble A software glitch grounded the Lockheed Martin F-35 test fleet for at least four days and the short take-off and vertical landing mode remains barred due to an unresolved mechanical problem. Lockheed lifted a grounding...
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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    Wasp Serving as JSF Test Platform - ASDNews During the experiment, Wasp was disconnected from shore services and rested about 20 feet off the pier Norfolk - As part of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) testing process, a team from Norfolk Naval Shipyard's (NNSY) Engineering and Planning...
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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    F-35 Flights Suspended | AVIATION WEEK Flight tests of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter have been suspended following the discovery of issues with fuel-system software on all variants and with a door hinge on the short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing (Stovl) version. The Defense Department says...
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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    Norway defers some F-35 orders by two years Norway has pushed back orders for 16 of 20 Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters by two years to 2018, but reaffirmed its commitment as a "serious and credible partner" in the programme. The Norwegian defence ministry announced on 25...
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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    Israeli Lightning F-35I Israel to get 20 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Stealth Fighters for $2.75 Billion (Photo: Lockheed Martin) Israel's defense minister Lt. General (Ret) Ehud Barak has given the go-ahead to a $2.75 billion purchase of 20 Lockheed Martin F-35I Lightning II fighter...
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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    Northrop delivers complex composit structure for F-35 fighter jets EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA (BNS): A prototype of the center fuselage for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program known as a destructive test article has been delivered. Turkish Aerospace Industries , Inc. (TAI), a major...
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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    US mulling Japanese participation in F-35 fighter: report Washington may allow Tokyo to participate in the project even without assurances from Japan that it will procure the F-35 Published on ASDNews: Dec 29, 2009 TOKYO, Dec 29, 2009 (AFP) - The United States is considering allowing...
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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    Lockheed: F-35 Can Compete On Cost Jun 18, 2010 By Graham Warwick Lockheed Martin is aggressively countering the belief that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is becoming unaffordable, claiming its cost will be competitive with the latest F-16s and F/A-18s — if planned production...
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