Tag: F-35

Pentagon Admits Delays To F-35 Final Operational Test For 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute The final test of the fifth-generation F-35 stealth multirole fighter jet has been delayed for 2018, US Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall said. The jet was planned to undergo the final phase of its initial operational test and evaluation, set to test its combat capability for flying real military […]

Decision to Delay F-35 Buy Is “Incredibly Difficult”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Delaying the purchase of five F-35 joint strike fighters was “an incredibly difficult decision,” but one the Air Force had to make due to budget constraints, a top general said Thursday. “When we looked at readiness and our ability to win today’s fight, and then our ability to continue to procure F-35s at the current […]