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USAF F-35A stealth fighters draw accidental sky penis during simulated dogfight
The four-ship, "red air" F-35A aggressor team faced off with the two-ship blue team, the red air team pulled back, requiring the blue team to come around before re-engaging in the dogfight. Six F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters belonging to  the 56th Fighter Wing from Luke Air Force Base (AFB), Arizona, simulating aggressor air training...
Lockheed Martin unveils Sidekick: the new weapons rack that enables F-35A and C to carry two more missiles internally
Sidekick is not compatible with the F-35B, because it features a smaller weapons bay. Lockheed Martin designed a new weapons rack to enable the F-35A and C Lightning IIs to carry two more missiles internally. The new rack is called Sidekick and adds a little extra weight but enables each of the two...
Minimum Radius Turn to High Alpha Loop, Pedal Turn are some of 14 maneuvers performed by F-35A Demo Team to showcase the full envelope of the Lightning II
“When you watch the ground footage from the pedal turn, it’s almost unbelievable to witness what you’re seeing,” Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander and pilot has spent the last three months, designing, developing, and practicing the maneuvers...
Japan to deploy its first F-35A Stealth Fighter at Misawa Air Base this month
Currently Japan deploys about 200 F-15s, roughly half of which cannot be upgraded The Nikkei says Japan’s government intends to buy another 100 F-35 fighters to replace some of its aging F-15s. It plans to announce the purchase when it reviews the National Defense Program Guidelines next month. The purchase can be considered a response to China's military buildup, as well as...
USMC F-35B crashes near MCAS Beaufort. Pilot ejected safely
This F-35B crash is the first one for the U.S. military's newest and most expensive aircraft A U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) F-35B has crashed in coastal South Carolina, on Sep. 28, 2018. According to CBS the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office said the crash was reported about 11:45 a.m. near the Grays Hill community. Noteworthy this Lightning II crash is the first...
388th FW fires F-35A's GAU-22/A 25 mm internal cannon for the first time in operational training
The F-35A’s GAU-22/A 25 mm internal cannon allows the aircraft to maintain stealth against air adversaries as well as fire more accurately on ground targets Pilots from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron were the first operational unit to fire the F-35A’s GAU-22/A 25 mm cannon in a strafing run during training. The two-ship formation fired on two sets...
Italy may cut F-35 order
Italian Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta said that her country will not be buying more F-35 fighters and she is reassessing the current contract for 90 aircraft According Reuters, the new Defense Minister for Italy Elisabetta Trenta has indicated that her country will not be buying more F-35 fighters and she is reassessing the current contract for 90 aircraft. Trenta comes from...
Israel secretly hosted a team from United Arab Emirates recently to review operations on the F-35
The extraordinary visit comes as the UAE seeks to purchase its own fleet of advanced F-35 fighter jets According i24NEWS, on Jul. 4 that Israel secretly hosted a team from United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently to review operations on the F-35. A delegation from the U.S. was present as well. The extraordinary visit comes as the UAE seeks to purchase its own...
Lockheed Martin delivers 300th production F-35 aircraft
The 300th production F-35 aircraft is a USAF A-model, to be delivered to Hill AFB, Utah Taken on Jun. 11, 2018 the photo in this post shows the 300th production F-35 aircraft flying off the flight line at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas. Noteworthy the 300th production F-35 aircraft, which was delivered by Joint Program Office (JPO) and Lockheed Martin,...
Lockheed Martin sends out invitations to Turkey for the official handover of the first Turkish F-35A on Jun. 21
"Lockheed Martin would be happy to see you by our side during ‘The Republic of Turkey F-35 Delivery Ceremony' at Fort Worth on June 21," Lockheed Martin official invitation letter Lockheed Martin has sent out invitations to Turkey for the official handover of the first Turkish F-35A on Jun. 21, 2018. "Lockheed Martin would be happy to see you by our...

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