News: Blueprint for Affordability

  • Lockheed Martin Follows ‘Blueprint’ To Drive Down F-35 Costs

    Lockheed Martin Follows ‘Blueprint’ To Drive Down F-35 Costs

    AIN Online // June 12, 2015
    Lockheed Martin (Chalet 316) is taking steps to improve its manufacturing processes for the F-35 Lightning II. The company contends that more efficient manufacturing methods will help it drive down the flyaway cost of the fifth-generation fighter by $10 million by 2019, and by more if the U.S. government invests.
  • The F-35 on Final Approach

    The F-35 on Final Approach

    Air Force Magazine // December 01, 2014
    The huge, hyper-complex F-35 strike fighter program, rightfully described as the Pentagon's most expensive—and most capable—fighter aircraft project ever, is only seven months away from its most critical milestone and acid test: operational service.
  • Pentagon Resumes F-35 Deals as Engine Problem Fixed

    Pentagon Resumes F-35 Deals as Engine Problem Fixed

    The Wall Street Journal Online // October 14, 2014
    Investigators have pinned down the probable cause of the engine problems that triggered a fire on a F-35 fighter jet, paving the way for the Pentagon to resume awarding deals for new aircraft and engines.