The first F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter ever to land at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, arrived here the afternoon of Sept. 13, 2013. The multirole, fifth-generation fighter arrived from the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. to undergo post-production modifications at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)
Northrop Grumman has received a $3.6bn contract from the US Navy to deliver 25 new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, specifically designed as a carrier-based airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system. The latest fixed-price, incentive-fee multi-year agreement brings the total number of aircraft on contract with Northrop to 50.