The short takeoff and vertical landing capable F-35B, which has handicapped the entire Joint Strike Fighter design since its inception, has another major problem, it can't fit a full load of Small Diameter Bomb IIs in its weapons bay. Show More Summary
It’s called the death spiral, and America’s newest warplane, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, is in danger of falling into it before the plane has even gone. Defining the Future. The F-35 program has taken a major step toward […]
The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard the aircraft. US Navy’s $1 Trillion F-35 Jet Makes Historic Landing On USS Nimitz The Navy […]
Chinese spies stole key design information about Australia's new Joint Strike Fighter, according to top secret documents disclosed by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. German magazine Der Spiegel has published new disclosures...Show More Summary
Design details of Australia’s new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) have been stolen by Chinese spies, according to reports this week, although it’s not clear whether the information was highly classified or not. But this isn’t the first...Show More Summary
New leaks from former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden show China stole the designs for American-built F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. In a large top-secret document dump, provided by Snowden to German magazine Der...Show More Summary
F-35 critics take aim at another aspect of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Will it survive? Will Lockheed?
America’s $400 billion Joint Strike Fighter, or F-35, is slated to join fighter squadrons next year—but missing software will render its 25mm cannon useless.The Pentagon’s newest stealth jet, the nearly $400 billion Joint Strike Fighter,...Show More Summary
America’s $400 billion Joint Strike Fighter, or F-35, is slated to join fighter squadrons next year—but missing software will render its onboard 25mm cannon useless.
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
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 […]
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.
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 »
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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...
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...
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