Tag Archives: F-35

Report: Air Force Eyes Procurement of Eight Boeing-Built F-15Xs in FY 2020 Budget Request

The U.S. Air Force will seek funds in its fiscal 2020 budget request to procure eight upgraded versions of Boeing-built F-15 fighter aircraft as part a five-year plan to buy 80 of the planes, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The service will propose purchasing F-15X planes in its budget request expected by March 11 without cutting the number of its planned purchase of Lockheed Martin-made F-35 fighter jets, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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Lockheed Reports Production Savings for Lot 11 F-35 Simulators; Amy Gowder Quoted

Lockheed Martin has realized approximately $45M in savings to produce 15 full-mission simulators for the 11th batch of low-rate initial production F-35 fighter jets. The company said Tuesday the production savings can be attributed to the integration of 3D-printed components into simulators, use of automation and implementation of long-term supply chain …

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PAE Awarded F-35 Construction Site Security IDIQ; John Heller Quoted

PAE has won a potential 11-year, $35M contract to secure F-35 aircraft facility construction and renovation sites in Lakenheath, England. The 48th Civil Engineering Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath awarded the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that covers protection, information monitoring and support for sensitive U.S. government projects, PAE said Wednesday. PAE CEO …

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DoD OKs Operational Test of Lockheed-Built F-35

Lockheed Martin has received approval from the Defense Department to start full combat testing of its F-35 fighter aircraft, Bloomberg reported Friday. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, cleared the plan for the fighter jet to begin operational tests after “concurring” with the recommendation of the program manager …

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