Grounded potential. F-35 upgrade delays strain deployment as technical hurdles mount. 

TR-3 Upgrade Delay: Technical Challenges and Implications

In the heart of Texas, at Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Fort Worth, a crucial phase of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is undergoing a challenging phase.

The anticipated completion of the Technology Refresh 3 (TR-3) upgrade, essential for advancing the capabilities of newly built F-35s, has faced significant hurdles, causing a ripple effect in the scheduled deliveries and broader implications for the military’s strategic planning.

Expected to revolutionize the F-35’s performance, TR-3 enhancements substantially improve displays, computer memory, and processing power.