F-35

USAF in Japan gets major fighter upgrades: F-15EX to replace F-15C/D at Kadena, F-35A to replace F-16C/D at Misawa

USAF in Japan gets major fighter upgrades: F-15EX to replace F-15C/D at Kadena, F-35A to replace F-16C/D at Misawa

F-15EX to replace F-15C/D at Kadena, F-35A to replace F-16C/D at Misawa The Department of Defense (DoD), in close coordination… Read More

3 weeks ago

US Navy Operations Specialist explains why although the S-400 SAM System radar can detect the F-22 and F-35 it can’t achieve “weapons lock” on them

Stealth fighters The F-35 Lightning II is the most advanced node in 21st Century Security: It brings stealth, sensor fusion, and… Read More

2 months ago

Red Tails participate in their first exercise with the F-35 Lightning II fifth gen fighters

Red Tails participate in their first exercise with the F-35 From May 4 to May 16, 2024, at the Air… Read More

2 months ago

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

4 months 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

4 months ago

USAF avionics technician explains how stealth aircraft can be seen on radar screens

Stealth aircraft By the 1970s, new materials and techniques allowed engineers to design an aircraft with radar-evading or "stealth" qualities.… Read More

5 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

6 months ago

The right airplane at the wrong time: Naval Aviator involved in the ATF program explains why US continues to upgrade and produce F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 but not the F-22

F-22 Raptor retirement As already reported, Speaking during the McAleese FY2022 Defense Programs Conference Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., Air… Read More

6 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

7 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

8 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

8 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

9 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

9 months ago

Northrop Grumman to develop SiAW, a new Stand-in Attack Weapon for the F-35 and possibly the B-21

SiAW or Stand-in Attack Weapon Northrop Grumman Corporation announced on Sep. 25, 2023 the US Air Force (USAF) has awarded… Read More

10 months ago

Northrop Grumman not competing for USAF NGAD sixth-generation fighter But CCA, US Navy F/A-XX Programs are not ruled out

Northrop Grumman not competing for USAF NGAD Northrop Grumman announced on Jul. 27, 2023 that won’t compete to be the… Read More

12 months ago

Naval Aviator explains why the F-35 can give the F-22 fits in BVR while 4th Gen Fighters have 1:100 chance at best to beat the Raptor

‘Where the F-35 Lightning II would give the F-22 fits would be BVR. The primary advantage the Raptor has, first… Read More

1 year ago