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Air Force says F-35 ready for limited combat use

The U.S. Air Force declared its version of Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 ready if needed for limited combat operations, a milestone for the $379...

Lockheed’s F-35 could be deployed for combat this year if needed

Lockheed Martin's next-generation F-35 jet could be deployed on combat missions this year if requested by regional commanders, according to the general responsible for...

U.S. fighter sales to Gulf allies stalled for up to 3 years

While the Obama administration has promised new arms sales to bolster Sunni Gulf allies against their Shiite rival Iran, the White House has yet...

Lockheed F-35’s cybersecurity flaws cited by Pentagon tester

Cybersecurity weaknesses in Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 are among "many unresolved deficiencies" hobbling the costliest U.S. weapons program as production of the fighter jet...

Pentagon’s $583 billion budget plan keyed to terrorism threats; includes 63 F-35s

The Pentagon is proposing a $583 billion budget, about $2 billion more than enacted for this year, with increased funds to combat Islamic State...

Cybersecurity gap blocks Pentagon from a Lockheed F-35 database

The Pentagon hasn't had updated information on maintenance of the F-35 jet since May because a Lockheed Martin Corp. database doesn't meet new government...

Pentagon risks building 500 F-35s before completing combat tests

Tests of how Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 will perform in combat won't begin until at least August 2018, a year later than planned, and...

Navy Littoral Ship sidelined in Singapore

A U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship is sidelined in port in Singapore because of damage to gears that propel the vessel, according to a...

Carter orders Navy to build fewer ships, spend more on jets, such as Lockheed’s F-35

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered U.S. Navy leaders to buy fewer ships so the service can spend more on jets such...

F-35 faces scrutiny as Air Force’s budget shortfall continues

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Air Force's nine major aviation programs -- from the costly F-35 to a new long-range strike bomber -- will present...

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