Japan wins cost cuts from U.S. on F-35 fighter jet package

Feb 2, 2017

Japan wins cost cuts from U.S. on F-35 fighter jet package

Tokyo has secured cost cuts on support equipment for its next batch of six U.S. F-35 stealth fighter aircraft of around $100 million, according to sources and Japanese budget papers, on top of savings being finalized for all buyers of the high-tech jets. The ...

First squadron of F-35 jets combat-ready: U.S. Air Force

Aug 3, 2016

First squadron of F-35 jets combat-ready: U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday declared an initial squadron of Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35A fighter jets ready for combat, marking a major milestone for a program that has faced cost overruns and delays. The move is another achievement for the $379 billion program, ...

Northrop Grumman to build secret, next-generation U.S. bomber

Oct 28, 2015

Northrop Grumman to build secret, next-generation U.S. bomber

The U.S. Air Force said Tuesday it chose Northrop Grumman Corp., maker of the B-2 stealth bomber, to build its next-generation bomber, a highly classified, $55 billion project designed to replace the aging bomber fleet with an information-age aircraft that eventually may be capable ...