Tag Archives: F-35

Report: Navy Includes F-35s, Super Hornets as Unfunded Priorities

The U.S. Navy has submitted an “unfunded priority” list to Congress that includes $1.5 billion for the procurement of Boeing-built F/A-18E/Fs and another $270 million for Lockheed Martin-built F-35Cs, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal writes the military service’s fiscal 2017 budget proposal seeks funds for only two Super Hornets. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told the …

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Lt. Gen. Mike Holmes: USAF Air Dominance Study Nears Completion

The U.S. Air Force could release next month the findings of its research into the next generation of fighter aircraft and weapon systems, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes Lt. Gen. Mike Holmes, Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements, said the initiative will help the military service …

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Mark Welsh Pushes for Maintenance Shift to F-35

Gen. Mark Welsh, chief of staff for the U.S. Air Force, has called on lawmakers to either authorize a shift of maintainers to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter or grant funds to train additional aircrews, Air Force Times reported Friday. Phillip Swarts writes Welsh testified before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee to discuss …

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Reuters: DoD Includes F-35 Procurement Funds in FY 2017 Budget Request

The Defense Department‘s proposed fiscal 2017 budget would fund procurement of Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter planes for the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps over the next five fiscal years, Reuters reported Friday. Andrea Shalal writes the Air Force has requested money to purchase up to 243 F-35s through fiscal 2021. The military …

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Reports: UK Sets Spending Plan for P-8, F-35 Jets

The U.K. has announced plans to invest about $270 billion in military aircraft, equipment and support services over the next decade following completion of the country’s annual strategic defense and security review, the Daily Telegraph reported Monday. Alan Trovey writes British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday unveiled a 10-year U.K. …

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