Counting the JSF Cost is tricky business

Credit: Lockheed Martin

Should Canada withdraw from the nine-nation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, the additional cost to Australia of its JSF purchases will be about $USD1 million per airframe, according to Air Vice Marshal Chris Deeble.


Capabilities: Australia defers JSF in line with US | ADM June 2012

Defence Minister Stephen Smith’s announcement in May that the Government will delay the purchase of 12 Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighters by two years did not come as any great surprise. Premium

News Review: EFIC supports Quickstep in JSF ramp-up | ADM Dec 2011 / Jan 2012

Quickstep Holdings Limited has received an Export Finance Guarantee from the Federal Government’s export credit agency, to underpin its involvement in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. Premium

Internal fit for JSOW on F-35

The Joint Standoff Weapon for the JSF has completed an internal fit check by Raytheon.

Raytheon has completed a fit check of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) in the internal carriage bay of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. Premium

DMO undertakes JSF Risk Assessment

The future of Australia’s air defence the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

A team from the DMO is in Fort Worth, Texas carrying out a risk assessment on the future of Australia's air defence, the Joint Strike Fighter program. Premium

Australia listens as Norway says JSM deal critical for F-35 order

Kongsberg wants a decision on its JSM within six moths from the DoD or it could pull out of the program.

Norway's Kongsberg has warned that the country needs a commitment from the US government within six months to integrate a national-specific missile on the F-35. Premium

F-35B makes first deck landing

An F35B test aircraft landing on the deck of USS Wasp

The F-35B JSF test aircraft BF-2 made its first deck landing aboard the USS Wasp earlier this week, the first at-sea vertical landing for the Marine Corps' version of the F-35 Lightning II. Premium

JSF delays: more Super Hornets for RAAF?

Delays in the delivery of the Joint Strike Fighter may see the government buy additional Super Hornets.

Defence Minister Stephen Smith sees that buying additional Super Hornets is an obvious and sensible, but not inevitable, solution to delays in the planned delivery of the new JSF. Premium

Cat's'n'traps a costly addition to suit F-35 variants

The UK has made the decision to switch its JSF selection from the F-35B STOVL version to the F-35C carrier version.

A report by the UK's National Audit Office has listed some risks arising from the decision by the MoD to switch its Joint Strike Fighter selection from the F-35B STOVL version to the F-35C carrier version. Premium

Abigroup to construct JSF facilities

Construction firm Abigroup has won a contract which involves a combination of new and refurbished facilities on defence sites around the country.

Australian construction company, Abigroup has won a national Defence contract to prepare RAAF airbases around Australia to receive the air force's next generation of fighter jets. Premium

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Minehunters on path to 2030s with new deployable MCM

The multinational task force in the Solomon Islands for Operation Render Safe pause for a team photo at the Port of Honiara next to HMAS Huon on 30 September, 2016. Credit: Defence
The Commonwealth has granted First Pass approval to extend the service life for Navy’s minehunters and Thales Australia is to deliver and support new deployable mine countermeasures (MCM) over the next 15 years.