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The F-35 Lightning II Program (also known as the Joint Strike Fighter Program) is the Department of Defense's focal point for defining affordable next generation strike aircraft weapon systems for the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and our allies. The F-35 will bring cutting-edge technologies to the battlespace of the future.

The JSFs advanced airframe, autonomic logistics, avionics, propulsion systems, stealth, and firepower will ensure that the F-35 is the most affordable, lethal, supportable and survivable aircraft ever to be used by so many warfighters across the globe.

CDR Thomas Sampson, Chief Digital OfficerDigital transformation is the use of technology to radically improve the performance or reach of an organization. For the JPO, we are "assessing the applications and data we have within the organization to understand what's available to us and how we use it.CDR Thomas Sampson discusses digital transformation efforts at the JPO in this video

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The Joint Strike Fighter Program is seeking qualified individuals with the following expertise to fill the following positions:

  • Business and Financial Analysts
  • Contracts Specialists
  • Cost/Earned Value Analysts
  • General Engineers
  • Logistics and Sustainment
  • Program Analysts
  • Program Management

See our Careers Page for additional information about JSF-related employment opportunities.

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12 June - Pentagon and Lockheed Martin Reach Handshake Agreement For Lowest Cost F-35s in History
The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin reached an agreement covering more than 470 F-35s over three separate contracts, known as Lots 12-14. Once finalized, it will represent the largest F-35 production contract and the lowest aircraft prices in program history. For more on this announcement, read here.


31 May - F-35 Program Officials and Microsoft Executives Meet to Review Commercial Solutions for Flying Technology Platform
The F-35 Lightning II Program Executive Director, Ms. Tanya Skeen, and senior managers from the F-35 Enterprise recently visited Microsoft’s Redmond, Wash. campus to review the technology company’s software collaboration, development and deployment capabilities.

30 April - U.S. Air Force F-35As Conduct First Combat Employment
Two U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft conducted an air strike at Wadi Ashai, Iraq, in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve on April 30.

19 April - F‐35B Allowed Essex ARG to Flex New Blue‐Water Capabilities in Absence of Carrier Nearby
The F-35B Joint Strike Fighter is not only changing the way Marine forces conduct their missions, it is also changing the way the amphibious navy can do its work in the absence of an aircraft carrier, leaders from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Essex Amphibious Ready Group said.

18 April - F-35 PEO: $75M Unit Cost By Lot 14 ‘Within The Art Of The Possible'
The unit cost of the F‐35A could do as low as $75 million in Lot 14 of low‐rate initial production if the program can improve supply chain and production line performance, the head of the program recently told Inside Defense.

16 April - F-35A Arrives In Middle East For Historic First-Time Deployment
F-35A pilots, maintainers, and support personnel from the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active duty 388th Fighter Wing deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates last week – the first Middle East deployment for the U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II.

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