Lockheed Martin F-35

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Marine Corps is again adjusting its F-35 force structure.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Brian Everstine
The F-35 Joint Program Office is now targeting acceptance of a long-awaited avionics upgrade for July.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
Portugal’s air force chief says his service has begun exploring a transition from F-16s to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
Acquisitions of new helicopters and airborne early warning aircraft are funded, while other capabilities will be “explored.”
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Steve Trimble
About three years before its first scheduled fielding, the U.S. Air Force’s Collaborative Combat Aircraft fleet has a new group of F-16-based testbed aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
By moving to three shifts for nonstop operations, Israeli maintainers have allowed Israeli Air Force to continue flying F-35Is at a rate of 35-39 jets a day.
Budget, Policy & Operations

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Romania has significantly increased its defense spending, allocating 2.5% of its GDP and placing it among the highest spenders within NATO. To maintain its role in enhancing alliance security, the Romanian Air Force has embarked on several fleet recapitalization initiatives.
AWIN Knowledge Center

By Garrett Reim
The company to show how technology onboard spacecraft could be used for Joint All-Domain Command-and-Control applications.
Space Symposium

By Tony Osborne
Canada has been one of the NATO alliance members that has been lagging on reaching the alliance defense spending target of 2% of GDP.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Tony Osborne
The end of the F-16’s operational service in the Netherlands has moved a step closer with the type’s withdrawal from domestic air policing operations.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Joe Anselmo, Guy Norris
In a wide-ranging interview, Culp talks about the new company’s future and says he has no interest in taking his turnaround skills to Boeing.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

By Matthew Fulco
The U.S. is marshaling unprecedented resources to shore up its chipmaking capabilities. Results thus far are mixed.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

By Matthew Fulco
The 2024 National Defense Authorization Act directed the secretary of defense to secure critical minerals from “reliable sources.”
Budget, Policy & Operations

Readers write about the F-35 cooling system, the Boeing 737-9 door plug accident, an out-of-date photo, and U.S. Army and Air Force acquisition teams.
Aviation Week & Space Technology

By Graham Warwick
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble, Brian Everstine
Facing a reduction to its expected budget next year, the military cuts back on near-term aircraft procurement.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Air Force’s Strike Eagles use new tech and training to focus on the Indo-Pacific after decades in the desert.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Tony Osborne
Swiss commanders have outlined plans to retire the Northrop F-5 Tiger combat aircraft in 2027, bringing to an end its famous international aerobatic team, the Patrouille Suisse.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
The U.S. has approved Poland’s purchase of more than 800 air-launched cruise missiles as part of a buildup of the country’s weapons stocks.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Steve Trimble
The decision certifies that the F-35 has passed the initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) phase and is ready to advance toward peak production levels.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Anna Sliwon-Stewart
In response to the rapidly changing strategic environment in the region, the Royal Thai Air Force has released an updated White Paper outlining investment priorities through 2037.
AWIN Knowledge Center

By Tony Osborne
Denmark is considering repatriating some of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters currently used for pilot training in the U.S.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Navy will see its total aircraft procurement dip in fiscal 2025 compared to the previous year’s request.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Brian Everstine
The Pentagon on March 11 rolled out its $849.8 billion budget request for 2025.
Budget, Policy & Operations

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