F-35

Top 10 most expensive fighter jets in 2021

Fighter jets are the most advanced, the most powerful, the most complex aircraft out there. Thy also cost a lot. But which fighter jet is the most expensive?...


From MiG-19 with lift fans to J-18: China’s VTOL fighter jet problem

For decades now, China tried to acquire aircraft capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). Should we expect a Chinese jump jet soon?...


£550M contract signed to develop missile for UK’s F-35

On January 6, 2020, the United Kingdom announced a £500 million contract for the provision of air-to-ground attack missiles to be carried by F-35 fighter jets....


United States to sell 50 F-35 fighters and 18 MQ-9B drones to UAE

The U.S. State Department notified Congress it had given the green light for the sale of 50 F-35 stealth fighter jets, 18 MQ-9B armed drones, and an array of missiles....


How the F-35 became the most expensive fighter jet ever built

The F-35 stealth fighter jet was supposed to be a groundbreaking aircraft that would replace a multitude of already existing fighter jets in their role and thus help rationalize supply chains and costs. However, the fifth-generation fighter jet cost has since exploded to become the most expensive weapon program in military history. The budget is now estimated to reach $1.5 trillion over the operational life of the aircraft....


Norway’s F-35 deliveries steady as international tensions rise

In the evening of September 27, 2020, three Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jets reached Norway’s Ørland Airport, as the Nordic nation continues to joust with Russia over the Barents Sea....


Israel opposes any potential US sale of F-35 fighter jet to UAE

Despite the recently established diplomatic relation between two Middle Eastern countries, Israel opposes any potential Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters sales by the United States to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as it could diminish its military superiority....


US COVID relief act includes $1.4B for F-35 fighter jets

The new $1 trillion COVID-19 aid bill introduced by United States’ lawmakers contains funding for new F-35 fighter jets as the Senate seeks to battle the pandemic in more ways than one....


Turkey denies procurement plans for Russian Su-35

The Turkish minister of Defense denied media reports that the country was about to acquire around forty Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets to replace the hundred F-35A aircraft it expected before being evicted from the Joint Strike Fighter program....


The Netherlands to acquire nine additional F-35A fighter jets

The Dutch Ministry of Defense announced the planned acquisition of nine additional Lockheed Martin F-35A fighter jets. The contract is valued at €1 billion and should eventually be followed by another order for six more aircraft....