F-35A Lightning II

Video shows Turkish Kaan 5+ Generation Multirole Fighter Aircraft maiden flight

Video shows Turkish Kaan 5+ Generation Multirole Fighter Aircraft maiden flight

Turkish Kaan National Combat Aircraft maiden flight Filmed on Feb. 21, 2024 the video in this post was releases by… Read More

7 days 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 weeks ago

Lockheed Martin rolls out first Belgian Air Force F-35A Lightning II

First Belgian Air Force F-35A Lightning II On Dec. 10, 2023 at factory at Fort Worth, Texas, Lockheed Martin presented… Read More

3 months ago

Red Tails receives the first three F-35A Lightning II fighter jets

The Red Tails are the third ANG unit slated to transition to the F-35A Lightning II The 187th Fighter Wing… Read More

3 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

3 months ago

Russian aircraft have become less aggressive toward US MQ-9 drones after the arrival of F-35 stealth fighters in the Middle East

Following the arrival of F-35 stealth multirole fighters to the Middle East Russian pilots appear to have become less aggressive… Read More

6 months ago

Florida Air National Guard begins retiring its beloved F-15C/D Eagle fighter jets. They will be replaced by F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters.

Florida ANG replacing F-15C/D with F-35A On Aug. 14, 2023, at Jacksonville Air National Guard Base (ANGB) Maj. Brannon Ferguson,… Read More

7 months ago

First Air Force Reserve Unit set to receive the F-35 Marks historic milestone with final F-16 deployment

The first Air Force Reserve Unit set to receive the F-35 The 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron stationed at Prince Sultan… Read More

7 months ago

Lightning has struck! First three F-35A Joint Strike Fighters Touch Down at Tyndall AFB

First three F-35A Joint Strike Fighters at Tyndall AFB As the US Air Force (USAF) continues to evolve by modernizing… Read More

7 months ago

Bye-bye to BRRRT: Moody AFB to replace A-10s with F-35s, Idaho ANG to replace A-10s with F-16s

The USAF Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown Jr. said on Mar. 7, 2023 the service would likely retire all… Read More

8 months ago

US declines sale of F-35s to Thailand and offers F-16 Block70 and F-15EX instead. But the Royal Thai Air Force is considering the purchase of the Saab Gripen E.

The Royal Thai Air Force said its proposed procurement of F-35 fighter jets has fallen through due to time constraints.… Read More

9 months ago

USAF to convert F-15C Formal Training Unit at Kingsley Field into a third F-35A FTU, drops F-15EX schoolhouse project to replace Oregon National Guard Eagles

The decision to place the F-35A training squadron at Kingsley Field supersedes the previous announcement in 2020 that placed the… Read More

9 months ago

Israeli Air Force F-35I Adir stealth fighters participate in Red Flag for first time

The F-35I Adir’s participation in Red Flag 23-2 marks the first time the aircraft has been deployed to the US.… Read More

11 months ago

Super Cool Video shows 495th Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II strike fighters flying low in the Snow at the Mach Loop

Filmed by our friend Dafydd Phillips, the super cool video in this post shows 495th Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II… Read More

11 months ago

USAF Operational Test and Evaluation Center Commander is the first general officer to be certified as fifth-generation aggressor pilot on the F-35A Lightning II

Brig. Gen. Trey “Lou” Rawls, who commands the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, became the first general officer… Read More

1 year ago

F-35 conducts first flight with Technology Refresh 3, the modernized hardware needed to power Block 4 capabilities

A developmental test team from the 461st Flight Test Squadron conducted the first flight of an F-35 in the Technology… Read More

1 year ago