Tag: F-35 Lightning II

Skunk Works Integrates F-35 with U-2 Spy Plane to Provide Early Warning for Ballistic Missile Intercept Test
During the demonstration, called Project Riot, an F-35 detected a long-range missile launch with its onboard sensors and shared the information through the U-2 to the air defense commander on the ground, enabling the commander to quickly make the decision to target the threat. Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, the Missile Defense Agency and...
Russia’s Su-57 Frazor Stealth Fighter Lands for the First Time in Turkey
On Sep. 14, 2019 Russia’s Sukhoi Su-57 Frazor stealth fighter has arrived in Turkey for Technofest 2019 techno festival. On Sep. 14, 2019 Russia’s Sukhoi Su-57 Frazor stealth fighter has arrived in Turkey for Technofest 2019 techno festival, due to be held in Istanbul from Sep. 17 to Sep. 22, Russia’s United Aircraft...
Burlington City Council doesn’t want a Nuclear Capable F-35 at Local Airport
The Vermont National Guard, the first guard unit in the country to be assigned the F-35 stealth fighters, is due to take delivery of the first aircraft this month. Burlington City Council, Vermont, has voted to oppose the basing of nuclear delivery systems at the Burlington International Airport in advance of the expected...
"Tyndall F-22s damaged by Hurricane Michael likely fixable," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says
Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.), the congressman representing Tyndall AFB, wants F-22 stealth fighters to temporarily return to the recovering base for training until their next home is fully ready to take on the Raptors. According to Air Force Magazine, Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.), the congressman representing Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Fla., wants...
Turkey Considers the Sukhoi Su-35 (and Chinese and/or Pakistani Fighters As Well)
If Turkish Ministry of Defense gives a thumbs up, Turkey will start official negotiations with Russia to go from F-35 to Su-35. On Aug. 10, 2019, the Turkish pro-government daily Yeni Şafak reported that the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM - Savunma Sanayii Mustesarligi) asked the Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (MSB - Turkish...
F-22s, F-35s complete first post-Hurricane Combat Archer air-to-air exercise
The Trump administration is confirming that Tyndall AFB that was devastated by Hurricane Michael will be rebuilt so it can house F-35 fighter jets. The Trump administration is confirming that a U.S. Air Force (USAF) base in the Florida Panhandle that was devastated by Hurricane Michael will be rebuilt so it can house F-35 fighter...
Turkey kicked out of F-35 program because it’s Purchasing S-400. But Greece and other NATO Countries already have Russian Surface to Air Missile Systems that are Part of Alliance's Shared Missile Defense.
NATO's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg reiterated that the S-400 system could not become part of alliance's shared missile defense. The Trump administration has signaled its intention to kick Turkey out of the F-35 program. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said, in a statement on Jul. 17 that the country’s involvement in the...
Top Gun sequel production is underway, and Maverick feels the need for... an F/A-18 Super Hornet!
After decades of wondering what happened next to Maverick, in a year's time, the long-awaited Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, will make its way into theaters.  After decades of wondering what happened next to Maverick, a Top Gun sequel was officially confirmed in 2015. In a year's time, the long-awaited Top Gun 2, Top Gun: Maverick, will make...
The circuit boards control many of the F-35 Lightning II's core capabilities, including its engines, lighting, fuel and navigation systems. On Jun. 14, 2019 Sky News reported that a Chinese-owned company has been manufacturing key circuit boards for F-35 Lightning II fifth generation fighters flown by the U.K. and U.S.
Check out these exclusive photos of the RDAF F-16AM adorned to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag
On Jun. 15, 2019 F-16AM E-191 made a roundtrip over Denmark to celebrate 800 years of Dannebrog (the Danish national flag). On Jun. 15, 2019, a Kongelige Danske Flyvevåben (KDF, Royal Danish Air Force, RDAF) F-16AM made a roundtrip over Denmark to celebrate 800 years of Dannebrog (the Danish national flag). For this...

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