The F-35 has been cleared to fly by air worthiness authorities, but it is unclear if it will be attending Farnborough.

BREAKING: F-35 Cleared For Flight [FINAL UPDATE]

UPDATE 7/15/14 10:07 GMT — The following was a story written the morning and posted on Intercepts. It has since been moved to the main DefenseNews.com site. Additionally, this article is now out of date, as the F-35 has been declared out for the remained of the Farnborough Air Show. For the latest from the show…

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens to a sailor on the bridge of the USS Freedom (LCS 1) in Singapore, June 2, 2013. (DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo)

Hagel to Visit US Submarine, Fighter, Helicopter Bases

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will leave Wednesday on a two-day domestic trip that includes a stop at the much-watched F-35 joint strike fighter schoolhouse at Eglin Air Force Base on the Florida panhandle. During the visit, Hagel plans to stress the Pentagon’s commitment to the multinational, multiservice program, despite the fleet being grounded following a…

Closeup view. Note the bugler, shovels used as oars, Uncle Sam standing right aft.

4th of July, 1899-Style

1899, the glory days of empire, when Pax Britannica ruled the waves and the Germans and Americans were viewed as upstarts. For awhile, a running flash point for those conflicting interests flared up in the middle of the Pacific, in Samoa. Apia harbor in 1889 almost became the scene of open warfare between Germany and…

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Army’s Aerostat Ready for Overseas Deployment

If a US combatant commander stationed somewhere around the globe feels that the one thing the command is missing is the ability to detect missiles, airplanes and drones hundreds of miles away, the US Army has just what they’re looking for. Almost a decade after it first began development—and just two years after a 2012…