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Navy Looks for New Jet, on Top of Its Trillion-Dollar Model

On Friday, the Navy quietly released a "market survey" asking the big defense contractors for their "candidate[s]" for "strike fighter aircraft" in the decades to come. Which is a little weird, considering the Pentagon is currently spending a trillion dollars on just such an aircraft: the troubled Joint Strike Fighter. » 4/17/12 7:01am 4/17/12 7:01am

First Military Pilot Review of the F-35 Strike Fighter (Verdict: Kicks…

The F-35 Lightning II, allegedly the most advanced fighter in the world, has been tried for the first time by a military service pilot. Lt. Col. James "Flipper" Kromberg of the U.S. Air Force, who can be seen in the video wearing one of those scary demon helmets, took off from Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth plant,… » 3/25/08 9:30am 3/25/08 9:30am

Prototype F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Helmet Sees Into Your Soul

The British Ministry of Defence has eliminated missiles and other projectile weapons in favor of a more open, glass covered cockpit offensive. Why? Their new tactic is to fly as close to enemy aircraft as possible while wearing this prototype helmet to make the opposition shit themselves to death. Victims won't be… » 11/09/07 7:20pm 11/09/07 7:20pm