F-35 vital to U.S. defense and to Arizona

05/14/2012
By Mike Hellon What are you up to, Washington?  I know that America is burning through cash faster than we can print it.  I know that Congress wants to make major cuts to an assortment of programs.  And, I know that our economy is slowly growing.  Fortunately, for Arizona and America,…

Rolls-Royce Receives $315 Million Contract to Supply LiftSystem Technology

05/14/2012
May 01, 2012 07:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time RESTON, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has received a contract for $315 Million from Pratt & Whitney to supply the Rolls-Royce LiftSystem® for 17 F-35B Lightning II aircraft. “Rolls-Royce continues to focus on increasing efficiency as we provide this…

Rollout first Dutch F-35

05/14/2012
27-04-2012 Together with representatives from government, industry and knowledge institutes, the rollout of AN-1, the first Dutch F-35, has taken place at Forth Worth, Texas. This is the latest step in the production process leading to its eventual assignment to Eglin AFB, Fla., later this summer. The Netherlands will use…

Pratt & Whitney Delivers 50th F135 Engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

05/14/2012
EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Pratt & Whitney has successfully delivered the 50th production F135 engine - powering Lockheed Martin's fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II - to the U.S. Department of Defense. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. UTX +0.15% company. The 50th engine…

Rolls secures £194m STOVL order

05/14/2012
Britain’s blue chip aerospace and defence sector manufacturer Rolls-Royce has received a contract for $315m (£194m) from Pratt & Whitney to supply its LiftSystem (pictured) for 17 F-35B Lightning II aircraft. Rolls is the only company in the world to produce the advanced technology that enables F-35B aircraft to perform…

Manufacturing the F-35

02/16/2012
02/16/2012: Earlier, we interviewed Frank Dougherty, Vice President, F-35 Production Operations provided an update on F-35 manufacturability.  Dougherty has extensive experience with both the F-22 and the F-16, and has significant domain competence in what it takes to build a combat aircraft. This slideshow highlights production going on in the…

An Update on F-35 Manufacturability

01/30/2012
[caption id="attachment_32648" align="alignleft" width="300"] Frank Dougherty During the SLD Interview (Credit: SLD)[/caption] 01/30/2012 - During Second Line of Defense’s annual visit to the F-35 manufacturing facility, Frank Dougherty, Vice President, F-35 Production Operations provided an update on F-35 manufacturability.  Dougherty has extensive experience with both the F-22 and the F-16,…