A Congressional Staffer Perspective on the F-35: “Build Planes and Get Them into the Hands of the Warfighters”

06/15/2012
A key member of the panel at the Heritage Foundation event on the F-35 and allies was Anthony “Lazer” Lazarski, 
Military Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK).  Lazarski is a former USAF officer with operational experience in several type model series of aircraft, and a very knowledgeable practitioner…

Albany Engineered Composites and the F-35

06/15/2012
Albany Engineered Composites (AEC) is working with Rolls-Royce to support the development of the Inner Stage Vane (ISV), Outer Guide Vane (OGC), and CIAM assemblies for the Rolls-Royce LiftFan®, used in the F-35B aircraft. The use of composites is critical for achieving both weight and fatigue performance requirements. In each…

Japan to Purchase First 4 F-35As, June 2012

06/15/2012
Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense, Shu Watanabe, revealed at the House of Representatives Security Council that Japan and the U.S. would seal a contract to purchase first four F-35s before June 30. Both Governments have almost agreed on the unit price 10.2 billion JPY, 300 million JPY higher than the…

MCAS Yuma Invests Almost $400M Prior to Arrival of F-35 Squadrons

06/12/2012
By Joyce Lobeck for the Yuma Sun Marine Corps Air Station Yuma is bustling with activity as it prepares for the November or December arrival of the first F-35B Joint Strike Fighter jets that will be based here. The first six projects are nearing completion, and work is starting on…

Enabling the Global F-35 Fleet: Shaping a Common Logistical Approach

06/08/2012
6/8/12: We have focused earlier on what is in the baseline F-35 in terms of capability. https://www.sldinfo.com/the-baseline-f-35/ One aspect of the baseline aircraft which we did not focus on in that discussion was the common global language built into every manufactured aircraft which comes off the assembly line. Because the…

The Aussie Air Chief on the Strategic Need for the F-35

06/07/2012
Air Chief Wants Major Military Spend By David Ellery The Sydney Morning Herald http://www.smh.com.au/national/air-force-chief-wants-major-military-spend-20120606-1zvy6.html Excerpts: A hawkish Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, has called for a major spend on Australia's air warfare capability to counter possible regional instability. Heading his wish list for the 2020s are at…