Official: Fighter Jets Caused Sonic Booms Along CoastSonic booms heard and felt along the eastern shoreline were caused by military fighter jets conducting tests, officials said.
Investigators Looking Over Site Where F-16, Small Plane CrashedFederal investigators and local authorities have been combing through a wide swath of rural, sparsely populated land as they try to determine what caused an F-16 fighter jet to slam into a small plane over South Carolina.
Lockheed Machinists Strike Not Helping F-35 ProductionThe majority of the employees on strike at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth work on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Mostly testing setbacks have caused the delays on the radar-evading fighter, but the strike isn’t helping.
Defense Secretary Now Ready To Back Marine Version Of F-35 Fighter JetA U.S. defense official says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is giving fresh backing to the Marine Corps' version of the next-generation fighter jet, the F-35.