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US Marine Corps Receives Last F-35 Delivery of 2014, First F-35C for USMC

The US Marine Corps has received its first carrier-based Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II, marking the 36th and final delivery of a Joint Strike Fighter in 2014.Lockheed Martin says the 22 December delivery of aircraft CF-19 meetsShow More Summary

F-35 European Maintenance Sites Announced

The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program office announced today the European locations for heavy engine and heavy air frame maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade facilities. “In the European region, F-35 initial air frame MROU capability will be provided […]

FC-31 Fighter may Have Defects

While the twin-engine plane made by Shenyang Aircraft Corp. sort of resembles the U.S. military’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter made by Lockheed Martin Corp., it reportedly has design defects that cause it to lose altitude as it enters into turns. link.

Cool Ultra-HD Photo Of The First F-35C Carrier Night Test

Impressive photo of the F-35C, the US Navy variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, about to take off from the USS Nimitz supercarrier at night for the first time ever. More »      

F-35C Completes First Night Flight Aboard Aircraft Carrier

The F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first carrier-based night flight operations aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego Nov. 13. Navy test pilot Lt. Cmdr. Ted “Dutch” Dyckman piloted F-35C test aircraft […]

F-35C Conducts First Night Carrier Operations

The F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first carrier-based night flight operations aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego Nov. 13.Navy test pilot Lt. Cmdr. Ted "Dutch" Dyckman piloted F-35C test aircraft CF-03 for the inaugural night flight, taking off from USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Show More Summary

F-35C Initial At-Sea Testing Progressing Aboard USS Nimitz

The F-35C Lightning II, the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, continues initial sea trials aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) off the coast of Southern California. Through Nov. 6, the fourth day of at-sea testing, two […]

F-35 does what aircraft have been doing since 1910

Somehow, because it cost a gazillion dollars, landing an F35 Joint Strike Fighter on the USS Nimitz, it’s called “landmark” according to AFP; “Today is a landmark event in the development of the F-35C,” said test pilot Commander Tony Wilson. The landing is part of flight testing at sea that will last for about two […]

Military’s hi-tech F-35 fighter jet makes ‘landmark’ aircraft carrier landing

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The US military’s F-35 fighter jet made its first landing aboard an aircraft carrier on Monday, in what officials called a milestone for the new hi-tech warplane. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the most expensive weapons program in US history and has been plagued by technical glitches and...

F-35C Joint Strike Fighter Traps Aboard A Carrier For The First Time

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Joint Strike Fighter catapult and arresting cable carrier variant, the F-35C, has officially made its first recovery aboard a US Super Carrier. Navy test pilot Cmdr. Tony Wilson grabbed the ideal third wire strung across the USS Nimitz's deck at 12:18 local time, a near-perfect first carrier landing for the less-than-perfect fighter. Read more...

F-35C set to Make First Carrier Landings Next Week

The naval variant of the tri-service Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter is set to land upon the deck of USS Nimitz (CVN-68) next week. Two of the single-engine F-35C stealth fighters are set to carry out a set of sea...Show More Summary

Navy to Commission Amphib Designed for F-35s and No Well Deck

Saturday will mark the formal commissioning of the Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, the USS America -- a big-deck amphib designed to more fully leverage the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.

Watch Australia's F-35A Joint Strike Fighter Take Its Maiden Flight

What’s more surprising? That Australia bought loads of super-expensive jets, or that the jets we bought were actually able to be delivered and flown without something going wrong on them? Either way, Australia’s first F-35 jet was delivered this week, and it managed to get off the ground to film this awesome video. More »      

Korea's KFX Program Greatly Benefits From F-35 Purchase

In return for obtaining 40 Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, South Korea will receive technologies related to its long-planned KFX indigenous fighter programme.Following Lockheed’s announcement on 24 September that Seoul was...Show More Summary

South Korea Moves Ahead With Procuring 40 F-35s

South Korea has approved a deal to acquire 40 Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for about KRW7.3 trillion (USD7.1 billion).The Defense Acquisition Program Executive Committee headed by Minister of National Defense Han Min-gu...Show More Summary

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 on Track for F-35B IOC in 2015

Pilots at Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the US Marine Corps' (USMC's) first operational squadron of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters began training in early September to the standards required for the jump-jet...Show More Summary

This is where the slick photos of military jets come from

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter doesn’t have a lot in common with a cheeseburger. But when it’s time to shine for the camera, both are set up to look their best. Food photographers have been known to gussy up their patties with a dousing of hairspray so that its radiance whets the appetite. The F-35 […]

Pratt suspended F-35 engine shipments in May over titanium

United Technologies Corp's Pratt & Whitney unit briefly suspended delivery of the engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet in May because of questions about titanium provided to a parts supplier. Pratt said on Friday it discovered...Show More Summary

Australia’s new highly reflective soldiers

4 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It seems our government and the army are embracing the futuristic glam rock style highly reflective soldier concept.  Kind of defeats the purpose of all that camouflage, don’t you think? Combined with the Joint Strike Fighter project (a 1990s design that was never adequate for Australia’s needs, to be delivered years behind schedule and way over [...]

USS America is Training with South American Allies

The Navy’s new big-deck America-class amphibious assault ship is making its way around South America as part of a mission to connect with allies in the southern hemisphere and prepare the ship for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.The...Show More Summary

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