The potential F-35 deal is the second largest foreign military sale approved by Washington in history, behind a $29.4 billion sale of Boeing F-15SA fighters and associated weapons to Saudi Arabia in 2010.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Calspan Corporation a $14.1 million, four-year contract to retrofit up to four Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros jet trainers for artificial intelligence-controlled flight experiments.
Fifth-generation aircraft, such as the Lockheed Martin F-35, Lockheed Martin F-22 and Northrop Grumman B-21, deliver much more bang for the buck than current measurement systems show, says the Mitchell Institute.
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