Stealth – The F35 Should Be Glad It Has It


The F-35 has been designed with stealth. It has the ability to enter a heavily defended territory undetected. It is so important to the military that they will accept compromises to performance to achieve stealth. If stealth were to be rendered redundant by new counter-stealth technology, would it deal a fatal blow to the F-35 Program? The purpose of … Read more

5 Problems with the F-35 Sensors & Avionics


Sensors and avionics are words that fail to express the size and complexity of the systems they describe. In this post I will be examining 5 problems associated with the F-35 sensors & avionics to decide what if any risk they pose to the F-35 Program. Problem 1 – The AESA Radar’s Electronic Warfare (EW) … Read more

F135 Engine – 10 Current Facts You Need To Know


The F135 Engine is designed to power the F-35 Lightning II multi-role fighter. As a single engine fighter, Pratt & Whitney, the manufacturer of the engine, has the significant engineering challenge of producing a reliable, low-cost engine. The purpose of this post is to step back from all the information flooding my social media feeds and … Read more

F-35 Program – What Does Success Look Like?

F-35 Program

Are you as confused about the state of the F-35 Program as I am? “I can’t see the forest through the trees”. This is a phrase that comes to mind when reading the myriad of reports, news articles, forums and opinions about the F-35 Program. For me, this is creating information overload and I need … Read more

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