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

1 month 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

3 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.

The arrival of F-35s will posture Florida Air National Guard’s 125th Fighter WingAirmen to meet air superiority and global strike… Read More

4 months ago

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

The 301st Fighter Wing will be the first Air Force Reserve Command wing equipped with the F-35. It is expected… Read More

4 months ago

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

Tyndall AFB, Florida, has officially started the transition from an air dominance training mission towards becoming a fully combat capable… Read More

4 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

6 months ago

Former Lockheed Martin Flightline Quality Assurance Manager explains why the first F-35s required chilled fuel if temperatures on the day of flight were above 80°F

‘The F-35 is the most advanced fighter jet to date in terms of technology and that requires a tremendous amount… Read More

7 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

8 months 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

11 months ago

Canada Announces The Procurement Of The F-35 Lightning II: the RCAF will receive 88 F-35A multirole stealth fighters

The Government of Canada announced on Jan. 9, 2023 it is procuring Lockheed Martin's 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft… Read More

11 months ago

Israeli Pilots with Foreign Passports Barred by US from Flying IAF F-35I Adir Stealth Fighter Aircraft

Sources claim the IAF accepted this stipulation and gave up assigning pilots to F-35I Adir aircraft. In fear of information… Read More

11 months ago

South Korea scrambles 80 fighter jets, including F-35A Lightning II stealth aircraft, after detecting 180 North Korean warplanes near border, military says

ROKAF scrambled 80 aircraft, including an unspecified number F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters. South Korea's military said Republic of Korea… Read More

1 year ago

From the F-35A Lightning II debut to the F/A-18 Hornet demo team with Schlieren Effect: cool video features the highlights of 2022 Swiss Air Force’s Axalp Air Power Demonstration

The 2022 edition of the Swiss Air Force’s Axalp Air Power demonstration marked the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II’s debut.… Read More

1 year ago

F-35A Lightning II that caught fire at Mountain Home AFB in 2016 converted into Crash Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery trainer

The 388th Maintenance Group at Hill Air Force Base recently hosted a first of its kind, F-35 crash recovery course,… Read More

1 year ago

Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A Stealth Fighters grounded 172 times over 18 months, unable to carry out certain missions 62 times, Lawmaker says

Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters were rated as operationally unready on 234 occasions over an… Read More

1 year ago

Pentagon halts deliveries of the F-35 Lighting II after discovery of Chinese alloy used in Turbomachine Pumps of the engine of the Joint Strike Fighter

The Defense Department suspended deliveries of the fighters from prime contractor Lockheed Martin following the discovery of the alloy, used… Read More

1 year ago