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February 27, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Why the F-35 Lightning Can't Fly in Lightning, Yet



ABC F-35 Concurrency Video screen Lt. General Chris Bogdan talks about how concurrency, where a jet or other weapons are built while still being designed, has led to the F-35 Lightning being vulnerable to lightning strikes.

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Topics: National Security

February 21, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Pentagon Slams Sequestration, Gives F-22 Another $6.9 Billion Same Day



F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet On Wednesday, Pentagon officials took to news programs to emphasize the consequences of sequestration. On the same day the Pentagon awarded Lockheed Martin an additional $6.9 billion for “F-22 modernization,” according to an article in TIME’s Battleland.

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Topics: National Security

February 13, 2013

By Andre Francisco

IG Blasts Air Force's F-22 Crash Report as Sloppy



F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet The Air Force’s investigation into the fatal 2010 crash of an F-22 fighter jet was sloppy and their conclusions were “not supported by the facts,” according to a new report by the Department of Defense Inspector General.

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Topics: National Security

February 2, 2005

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"Independent" Test of F/A-22 is misleading



National Security Here's a surprise: The Air Force has issued a press release boasting that the F/A-22 Raptor has just passed its "independent" testing by the Air Force. The fighter has demonstrated "overwhelmingly effective" war-fighting capability, according to the Initia

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Topics: National Security

September 13, 2012

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Lockheed Campaign Cash Has Flowed to Members of House Panel Probing F-22 Problems



Government Accountability All but one of 25 House members on a panel investigating problems with the F-22 fighter jet received contributions from employees or political action committees associated with Lockheed Martin, the company that made the aircraft.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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