F-35 2.0 and Changing the Defense Eco-System

09/13/2018By Robbin Laird We have argued for more than a decade that leveraging fifth generation aircraft allowed for the re-norming of airpower. With the evolution of the F-35… Read more »

New Australian Maintenance Facility: TAE Aerospace

09/02/2018Australia is a key member of the F-35 global enterprise and as the arrival of the first squadron approaches, the country is building the appropriate infrastructure at Williamtown… Read more »

An Update on the HMS Queen Elizabeth and the UK F-35s: August 2018

09/02/2018We have followed the building and preparation for the new Queen Elizabeth class submarines by the UK over the past few years. Now the new carrier is coming… Read more »

F-35C Operational Testing Onboard USS Abraham Lincoln

09/01/2018In a story by USNI News’s Megan Eckstein published on August 27, 2018, the operation of F-35s onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln was highlighted. ABOARD USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN,… Read more »

3D Printing in Support of the F-35

07/29/2018In an article by Mitch Shaw of the Standard-Examiner, the role of 3-D printing in support of F-35s at Hill Air Force Base was highlighted. HILL AIR FORCE… Read more »

F-35 Training at MCAS Beaufort

07/12/2018Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, also known as the Warlords, practice dropping inert or non-exploding bombs at Townsend Bombing Range, Ga. MCAS Beaufort owns and operates the… Read more »

The Coming of the F-35 to the UK: Working Through the Challenges

06/26/2018By Robbin Laird During my visit to RAF Marham in May 2018, I had a chance to visit once again and to meet with senior RAF and Royal… Read more »

Shaping the UK Carrier Strike Group: The Perspective of Commodore Andrew Betton and Col. Phil Kelly

06/22/2018By Robbin Laird During my visit to Portsmouth, England and to RAF Marham in early May 2018, I visited senior Royal Navy and defense personnel involved in the… Read more »

An Update on F-35 Manufacturing: Donald Kinard Talks with Aerospace Manufacturing

06/21/2018Ed Hill, Aerospace Manufacturing In this Q&A session Don Kinard, Lockheed Martin senior fellow F-35 production, discusses with Ed Hill how the defence giant is applying automation, robotics and additive… Read more »