Tag Archives: F-35

Ray Mabus: Navy Should Embrace Autonomous Tech as ‘New Normal’

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has said he believes the Navy’s Lockheed Martin-built F-35s should be the last type of manned aerial platform in the U.S. naval aircraft fleet, USNI News reported Wednesday. “Unmanned systems, particularly autonomous ones, have to be the new normal in ever-increasing areas,” Mabus told his audience …

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Report: House Approves $577B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2015

House members voted 300-119 Thursday to pass a $577.1 billion spending bill to fund U.S. defense programs in fiscal year 2015, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Roxana Tiron writes the bill covers $495.9 billion in base Defense Department funds, $63.7 billion for combat operations and $17.5 billion to fund national security missions at …

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Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog: Air Force Eyes 2016 F-35 Operations Start Date

Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, assistant vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, has said the service is looking to start initial operations for the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jet in August 2016, Reuters reported Thursday. Hoog told a conference hosted by the Air Force Association that congressional moves against the A-10 aircraft retirement have …

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Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan Eyes F-35 Block Buy Deal with Allies

Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, head of the F-35 joint program office, plans to negotiate a block buy for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter with allied nations, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes Lockheed Martin is set to submit a proposal for F-35 low-rate initial production lots 9 and 10 sometime …

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