Despite concern that aircraft modernization will fall through the cracks in a tight budget environment, all four defense congressional committees are urging the Air Force to accelerate the effort to recapitalize its aging ground surveill
The military’s top weapons tester has been warning for months that the F-35 will not be ready for its final test phase until 2018 at the earliest. On Tuesday, the Pentagon officially acknowledged the schedule slip.
Although Air Force and industry officials have repeatedly dubbed reviving Lockheed Martin’s F-22 production line a nonstarter, the service’s outgoing chief of staff said today it might not be such a crazy idea after all.
As the Air Force prepares to declare its F-35A jets operational in just a few short months, the service is still working through software glitches that cause the jets systems to fail and need to be rebooted – sometimes mid-flight.