Battle for the Ages: Priciest US Weapon, the F-35, Just Attacked One of World’s Most Primitive Fighters, the Taliban
Opinion

Battle for the Ages: Priciest US Weapon, the F-35, Just Attacked One of World’s Most Primitive Fighters, the Taliban

Why did the US military have a vertical-take-off F-35B launched from an aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean make an attack on a Taliban position in Afghanistan? Nobody’s mentioning several things about this Pentagon-touted first-ever US military “combat use” of the most expensive and supposedly sophisticated fighter-bomber ever produced at a current price of over…

Israel is Hiding That Its State-of-Art F-35 Warplane was Hit by Syrian S-200 Missile
Military

Israel is Hiding That Its State-of-Art F-35 Warplane was Hit by Syrian S-200 Missile

It looks that the Israeli “demonstration of power” during the recent visit of Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has turned into a total failure. On October 16, Shoigu arrived Israel for meetings with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The sides were reportedly set to discuss the situation in the region,…

F-35 has 276 Deficiencies and Counting, Unfit for Combat Operations
Military

F-35 has 276 Deficiencies and Counting, Unfit for Combat Operations

The F-35 stealth fighter jet suffers from hundreds of problems and won’t be fully combat-capable before 2020, says a scathing report from the Pentagon’s top evaluator. New issues keep cropping up, and fixing them all may cost over $1 billion. Dr. Michael Gilmore’s damning assessment is part of the massive annual report for fiscal year 2016,…

China Tests 5th-Generation Stealth Fighter, Cheaper Competitor to US F-35
Military

China Tests 5th-Generation Stealth Fighter, Cheaper Competitor to US F-35

China successfully tested its newest twin-engine radar-evading stealth fighter of the fifth generation, local media report, citing sources in the aviation industry. The FC-31 Gyrfalcon can carry 8 tons of weapons and is said to be worth around $70 million. The revamped version of what was previously known as the J-31 made its debut flight…

Cracks in the Armor? Another F-35 Fighter Jet Catches Fire in US
Military

Cracks in the Armor? Another F-35 Fighter Jet Catches Fire in US

Another F-35A fighter jet – touted as the future of military aviation – caught fire during an exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, the US Air Force has confirmed. An investigation has been launched into what caused the fire, which was located in “the aft section of the aircraft,” according to a statement…

F-35 May Never Be Ready for Combat
Military

F-35 May Never Be Ready for Combat

Testing Report Contradicts Air Force Leadership’s Rosy Pronouncements The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is the most expensive procurement program in Pentagon history. It’s been plagued by schedule delays, gross cost overruns, and a slew of underwhelming performance reviews. Last month the Air Force declared its variant “ready for combat,” and most press reports lauded…