Japan to work with both U.S. and Britain on next fighter jet

National Dec 2, 2020

Japan to work with both U.S. and Britain on next fighter jet

Japan has decided to develop a successor to its aging F-2 fighter jet jointly with both the United States and Britain instead of picking only one partner, government sources said Wednesday. Under the plan, Japan will work with the two partners on specific parts for ...

F-35's flaws include a gun that can't even shoot straight

World Feb 4, 2020

F-35's flaws include a gun that can't even shoot straight

Add a gun that can't shoot straight to the problems dogging Lockheed Martin Corp.'s $428 billion F-35 program, including more than 800 software flaws. The 25 mm gun on U.S. Air Force models of the Joint Strike Fighter has "unacceptable" accuracy in hitting ground targets ...

Pentagon gets a fix for F-35 bug in $400,000 pilot helmets

World Nov 11, 2019

Pentagon gets a fix for F-35 bug in $400,000 pilot helmets

The U.S. military may have finally found a way to fix a glitch with the world's most high-tech helmet used by pilots flying the most expensive fighter jet in history. A bug in the $400,000 helmet display screen used by F-35 aviators caused a green ...