F-35A

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

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

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years ago

461st Flight Test Squadron receives the newest F-35A to test Tech Refresh 3 and Block 4 configurations of the Lightning II

The newest F-35A, straight out of the factory, found its new home here at Edwards AFB, California, on Aug. 1.… Read More

2 years ago

Cool video shows 495th Fighter Squadron F-35As from RAF Lakenheath hitting the Mach Loop for the very First Time

The cool video in this post shows the first of the new 495th Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II strike fighters… Read More

3 years ago

Lockheed Martin to design and develop F-35 variant tailored for an unspecified foreign customer

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is overseeing the contract and work is to be completed by December 2026. The… Read More

3 years ago

RAF Lakenheath receives first Fifth Generation F-35A Lightning II aircraft

RAF Lakenheath first F-35A RAF Lakenheath received its first delivery of F-35A Lightning II aircraft on Dec. 15, 2021. This… Read More

3 years ago

Watch the Royal Australian Air Force video that commemorates the end of F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet service

After more than 30 years of dedicated service to the Royal Australian Air Force, Australia’s fleet of F/A-18A/B Classic Hornets… Read More

3 years ago

“Discussions with Spain about an F-35 order continue despite Madrid denial,” Lockheed Martin says

Despite a firm denial by Madrid, discussions continue with the Spanish government about a potential future order of F-35B and… Read More

3 years ago

Freshly painted tail fin of the first F-35A belonging to the USAF first Europe-based Lightning II squadron unveiled

The 495th Fighter Squadron (FS), the first US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Lightning II squadron, was activated on Oct.… Read More

3 years ago