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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...
These systems will give Russia's sixth-generation fighter an edge over U.S. F-22 and F-35 stealth aircraft
If Turkey had to buy the Su-57 it would be the first country (outside Russia) to buy the first Russian stealth fighter Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak says Ankara may switch to buying the Russian Su-57 (or Su-35) if Washington decides to suspend the delivery of F-35. As we have recently reported, Lockheed Martin should deliver Turkey’s first F-35A stealth fighter on...
Lightning Strikes Twice: spectacular footage shows RNLAF F-35 stealth fighter in action
The video is a promotional photo shoot arranged by RNLAF to promote the F-35A Lightning II, the service fifth generation fighter aircraft Taken taken at an undisclosed location in the U.S. in December 2017 by photographer Dafydd Philips, the following cool video is a photo shoot arranged by Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to promote the F-35A Lightning II, the...
F-35 completes System Development and Demonstration phase
F-35 System Development and Demonstration phase cleared the way for the Block 3F capability to be delivered to the operational warfighter The System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase of the F-35 program is winding down after the final developmental test flight was completed on Apr. 11. The final flight occurred at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland, and saw F-35C...
Japan pays $33 million more for each locally built F-35A stealth fighter aircraft
The price of each F-35A depends greatly on the foreign exchange rate of each fiscal year and the difference in procurement methods between importing completed F-35s from the U.S. and assembling F-35s in the Japanese FACO facility According to Jane’s, Japan is paying an extra $33 million to assemble a F-35A at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) final assembly and...
Japan to deploy its first F-35A Stealth Fighter at Misawa Air Base this month
Nine more F-35A stealth fighters will be deployed to Misawa by the end of 2018 Japan is ready to deploy the F-35A and the first aircraft will go to Misawa Air Base this month, NHK reports. Nine more Lightning IIs will be deployed to Misawa by the end of 2018. Noteworthy, as explained in a previous article, because of North Korea’s nuclear...
In stealth mode, the F-35 can carry 5,700 pounds of internal ordnance. Once air dominance is established, the F-35 converts to beast mode, carrying up to 22,000 pounds of combined internal and external weapons Known for its stealthy characteristics, the F-35 is a multirole platform that can adapt to any task it’s called on to complete. And according to Lockheed Martin...
Impressive footage shows the F-35B testing the podded GAU-22/A Gun. But it's not a BRRRRRTTTTTTT video
Even if the GAU-22/A gun doesn't feature the same raw power of the A-10's GAU-8/A Avenger, the Joint Strike Fighter is ready for next year CAS flyoff between the F-35 and A-10 Taken at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pax River, the interesting video in this post shows F-35B BF-01 completing the first ever aircraft-mounted test-fire of the podded GAU-22/A gun. According...
500th F-35 pilot graduated at Eglin AFB
Maj. Chris Campbell completed approximately 200 hours of academics, 14 simulators, a high-speed taxi and six flights in the aircraft before being deemed qualified as the 500th F-35 pilot Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) has trained and graduated the 500th F-35 pilot on Sep. 19, 2017. Maj. Chris Campbell was previously a F-16 test pilot (featuring more than 1,000 fighter...
New F-35A squadron activated at Hill AFB
Hill AFB currently has 27 F-35A stealth fighters and will eventually be home to 78 aircraft and three operational squadrons by the end of 2019 A historic event took place at Hill Air Force Base (AFB) on Sep. 27, 2017. On that day in fact hundreds cheered the historic arrival of the 4th Fighter Squadron’s and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s first...

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