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
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.
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 »
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 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
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
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 […]
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
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 [...]
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
China is in the process of developing its own native fifth-generation fighter to compete with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and Russia's T-50. Although China has been secretive about the exact specifications of the aircraft, experts are warning that the plane could be a game-changer in East Asia's potentially fragile security environment. Show More Summary
The Pentagon has stuck with the F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter program despite dozens of technical problems and delays, strategic concerns, and massive cost overruns that have nearly doubled the initial cost estimate, raising the...Show More Summary
The F-35 Joint Program Office has selected the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to perform independent software safety analyses of the next-generation strike aircraft commonly called the Joint Strike Fighter. The single-engine, single-seat F-35 will […]