Tag: F-35A Lightning II

Will Taiwan buy F-15 or F/A-18 fighters to boost its defense capabilities?
“An F-15 will never be an F-35. Never. But I need capacity,” U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein U.S. Air Force (USAF) Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said that his service will only buy new F-15X fighters if funds are allocated. Goldfein stressed...
421st FS and AMU get first F-35A
The arrival of the first jets in the 421st brings the total number of F-35As at Hill to 52 and is a big step toward the 388th Fighter Wing having a full complement of 78 F-35A Lightning IIs by the end of 2019 The 388th Fighter Wing’s 421st Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance...
RCAF to start competition for a fifth-generation fighter in 2019
“The 308th FS is the fourth F-35A squadron at Luke, but the most important part of this activation is that we will be with two partner nations. In a few weeks, the Dutch will start their F-35 training followed by the Danes,” Lt. Col. Robert Miller, 308th FS Commander The 308th Fighter Squadron was reactivated in a ceremony at Luke...
New software will give the F-35 a decisive edge over any enemy fighter aircraft
“The past year’s demonstration was sort of like an ‘appetizer’ if you will. The new profile this year will be the full ‘five-course meal’ showing fans everything this jet is capable of.” Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot The F-35 Heritage Flight Team is officially transitioning to the F-35 Demonstration Team for the 2019 air show season taking...
388th and 419th FWs Conduct The F-35's First Elephant Walk Exercise
As the Air Force’s only combat-ready F-35A units, the 388th and 419th FWs must be prepared to launch any number of aircraft to support the national defense mission at a moment’s notice The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base (AFB) conducted a combat power exercise on Nov. 19, launching...
Video shows first BRRRRRTTTTTTT Run for F-35A
The cool video in this post shows 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron F-35A aircraft displaying the firepower of GAU-22/A 25mm internal cannon during strafing exercise on two sets of ground targets First BRRRRRTTTTTTT Run for F-35A. Taken on Aug. 13, 2018 at the Utah Test and Training range, the cool video in this post shows 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter...
F-35A spotted nose-down on runway at Eglin AFB after in-flight emergency
The F-35A experienced an in-flight emergency and returned to base. The aircraft landed safely and parked when the front nose gear collapsed An F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron, experienced a ground mishap on Aug. 22, 2018 at approximately 12:50 p.m. today on the flightline at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB). The F-35A experienced an in-flight emergency and...
USAF releases request for proposal to re-wing 112 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs
The USAF aims to maintain a fleet of 285 A-10 aircraft out into the 2030s According Jane's, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to re-wing about 100 of its Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support (CAS) aircraft. The RFP for the A-10 Thunderbolt Advanced Wing Continuation Kitting (ATTACK) program, which was released on May 25,...
Lockheed Martin to deliver first F-35A to Turkey on Jun. 21
The news comes as the U.S. Congress attempts to derail the process because of the country decision to purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air-missiles Lockheed Martin will deliver Turkey’s first F-35A stealth fighter on Jun. 21. Noteworthy as reported by Hurriyetdailynews.com the news comes as the U.S. Congress attempts to derail the process because of the country decision to upgrade its air defense systems...
Kadena's F-15 driver says the Eagle can beat the F-35A in dogfights
So can the F-15 beat the F-35 in dogfights? “I mean, sometimes. But all aircraft lose in aerial combat sometimes, and for various reasons," Capt. Brock McGehee, 44th Fighter Squadron F-15 Pilot In an interview with Defense News, Capt. Brock McGehee, an F-15 pilot from the 44th Fighter Squadron (FS) says the F-35A has been defeated by the Eagle during mock...

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