F-35 Lightning II

US Navy Operations Specialist explains why although the S-400 SAM System radar can detect the F-35 it can’t target it

US Navy Operations Specialist explains why although the S-400 SAM System radar can detect the F-35 it can’t target it

The F-35 and the SEAD mission The F-35 Lightning II is the most advanced node in 21st Century Security: It… Read More

3 weeks ago

US Navy EA-18G pilot explains why the F-16 is a (slightly) better BFM machine than the F-35

The F-16 Designed by General Dynamics as a lightweight, daytime USAF air-combat fighter, the F-16 was first flown on January… Read More

3 weeks ago

After 23 Years, F-35 Enters Full-Rate Production (but Lightning II deliveries are on hold pending testing of the Tech Refresh 3 hardware and software)

F-35 Enters Full-Rate Production On Mar. 12, 2024, the Milestone Decision Authority, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment,… Read More

1 month ago

Here’s why despite its 5th-Generation capabilities, the F-35 Lightning II is not as effective as 4th-Generation Fighters in Dogfight (and in other Tasks)

The F-35 Lightning II Vs 4th-Generation Fighters The F-35 Lightning II is designed to replace aging fighter inventories including US… Read More

2 months ago

Naval Aviator explains why the F-35 and its incredible capabilities would have made Top Gun: Maverick boring

The F-35 The 5th generation F-35 Lightning II integrates advanced stealth technology into a highly agile, supersonic aircraft that provides… Read More

2 months ago

USAF F-16 Pilot explains why in a War against Russia or China he would Rather Fly the F-35 in combat than the F-22

The F-22 Raptor The F-22 Raptor is combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents… Read More

2 months ago

The F-22 Uses Rectangular Exhaust Nozzles (and F-35, Su-57 and Chinese Stealth Fighters don’t), here’s why

The F-22 Raptor The F-22 Raptor is combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents… Read More

2 months ago

Czech Air Force buys 24 F-35 Lightning II strike fighters to replace the JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets currently used by the service

24 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft for Czech Air Force The Czech Republic government signed a Letter of Offer… Read More

3 months ago

Here’s why even though the Boeing F-32 may have had some advantages over the F-35, it would have had the same issues of the Lightning II

The Boeing X-32 In 1996, the US Department of Defense awarded Boeing a four-year contract for the concept demonstration phase… Read More

3 months ago

Navy Pilot who took part in F-22, F-35 development tells why most of new US fighter jets have the control stick on the right instead of the middle

Control stick moved along the right side of the cockpit The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft.… Read More

4 months ago

Meet the F-35 “Franken-bird,” the Lightning II made from two mishap damaged F-35As

The making of the F-35 ‘Franken-bird’ F-35 maintenance experts at Hill Air Force Base (AFB) are taking on a seemingly… Read More

5 months ago

Secret X-Plane Program Paved the Way for NGAD, Air Force Secretary reveals

Secret, multi-agency X-plane paved the way for NGAD program Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall revealed at the POLITICO Defense Summit… Read More

5 months ago

US Navy Operations Specialist explains why the F-35’s F135 engine is better than F-22’s F119 (but not in every way)

The Pratt & Whitney F135 engine The Pratt & Whitney F135 engine (that powers all three variants of the F-35… Read More

5 months ago

F-35 Lightning II moves closer to full-rate production after successful Joint Simulation Environment testing

F-35 Lightning II closer to full-rate production thanks to JSE The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center at Kirtland… Read More

6 months ago

Former Israeli Air Force officer living in Massachusetts to reenlist after attack by Hamas fighters, US to reposition Gerald R. Ford CSG and tactical aircraft to support Israel

Former Israeli Air Force officer to reenlist To help with his home country's war effort following Saturday's attack by Hamas… Read More

6 months ago