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  • F135 testing resumes at Arnold

    Testing of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine has resumed in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex J2 Engine Test Cell at Arnold Air Force Base.The test team is seeking to validate the structural integrity and aerodynamic characteristics of a new fan rotor design for the F135, the powerhouse of

  • Hill, Robins to provide F-35 software sustainment

    The Air Force Sustainment Center is making plans to establish organic software sustainment capability for the F-35A Lightning II. Vice Adm. Mat Winter, director of the Joint Strike Fighter program, requested Naval Air Systems Command and Air Force Materiel Command develop depot activation plans for

  • JSF pilot ensemble designed to keep out chemical, biological agents

    After several tests during the past six months to contaminate and decontaminate an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter with simulated chemical and biological agents, the 461st Flight Test Squadron has now moved forward to testing a suit ensemble designed to protect the pilot from those threats. “Over a