F-35A

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)

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

1 month ago

Here’s why despite its 5th-Generation capabilities, the F-35 Lightning II is not as effective as 4th-Generation Fighters in Dogfight (and in other Tasks)

The F-35 Lightning II Vs 4th-Generation Fighters The F-35 Lightning II is designed to replace aging fighter inventories including US… Read More

2 months ago

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

2 months 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 months 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

6 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

Russian aircraft ess aggressive after the arrival of F-35 stealth fighters in the Middle East According to US officials, following… Read More

8 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

8 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

8 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

9 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

11 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

12 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

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