F-35B Lightning II

Pentagon halts F-35, F135 engine deliveries Pending Texas F-35B Crash Investigation

Pentagon halts F-35, F135 engine deliveries Pending Texas F-35B Crash Investigation

Deliveries of both the F-35 stealth fighter and F135 engine are on hold as Naval Air Systems Command continues its… Read More

5 months ago

Israel grounds 11 F-35I stealth jets after US F-35B crash at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth

Israel has 33 F-35I stealth jets delivered so far and they are assigned to the 116th Lions of the South… Read More

5 months ago

Video shows F-35B crash and 0-0 ejection at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth as result of failed hovering test

An image published on social media after the crash shows the F-35B Lightning II aircraft resting on its nose. The… Read More

6 months ago

With total of 53 missiles successfully launched, RAF Typhoon and F-35B Lightning II aircraft conducted their largest ever mass firing of ASRAAMs

Over the space of 10 days, pilots from eight different squadrons successfully launched a total of 53 ASRAAM missiles at… Read More

7 months ago

Two RAAF F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters killed Six RSAF F-15SG fighters in single mock engagement during Exercise Pitch Black 2022

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F-35A Lightning II stealth jets participated to Exercise Pitch Black for the first time. Exercise… Read More

8 months ago

KAI displays model of KF-21N, Boramae Variant Operating From Aircraft Carrier

KAI stressed that the KF-21N is just concept to demonstrate the possibility of developing a naval version of the… Read More

9 months ago

USMC KC-130J Pilot who Landed his Plane Safely in Farmer’s Field in California after a Mid-Air Collision with an F-35B received the Distinguished Flying Cross

Marine Capt. Michael Wolff, a KC-130J pilot, was awarded the Distinguished Flying for landing “successfully after losing two engines in… Read More

1 year ago

USMC to reduce the number of F-35 Lightning II strike fighters in some squadrons

The USMC is not reducing the program or record of 420 F-35 Lightning II strike fighters. The US Marine Corps… Read More

1 year ago

Despite facing retirement within this decade, USMC AV-8B Harrier mission capable rate is now at 83 percent

The AV-8B Harrier Integrated Weapon Support Team total backorders have decreased by 75% over the last 3 years. Naval Supply… Read More

1 year ago

USS Tripoli amphibious assault ship completes Lightning Carrier Concept demo with 20 F-35B Joint Strike Fighters aboard (almost as many jets as on Chinese Carriers)

The Lightning Carrier concept demonstration shows that Tripoli and other amphibious assault ships are capable of operating as dedicated fixed-wing… Read More

1 year ago

VMA-214 re-designated as VMFA-214 as the squadron prepares to transition from the AV-8B to the F-35B marking the sundown for Harriers on the West Coast

As part of the transition from the AV-8B Harrier to the F-35B Lightning II, VMA-214 was re-designated as VMFA-214. Marine… Read More

1 year ago

USAF B-1B, F-15Es and RAF F-35B conduct Joint Flypasts over RAF Lakenheath and RAF Duxford for Eighth Air Force 80th Anniversary

On Feb. 1, 2022 RAF F-35B Lightning aircraft from RAF Marham joined a USAF B-1B Lancer and F-15 Strike… Read More

1 year ago

Twenty-Six F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters are operating aboard US Navy ships in the Indo-Pacific amid heightened tensions between the US and China

This represents the largest assembly of deployed US naval F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters to date. Taken on Jan.… Read More

1 year ago

USS Tripoli recovers and launches the F-35B Lightning II Fifth Generation Fighter for the first time

An F-35B Lighting II from VMFA-122 touched down on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7)… Read More

1 year ago

Are Russians hunting to fish the wreckage of the UK F-35B that crashed last week like they did with that of US Navy F-14 that fell off the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy in 1976?

Western allies have expressed confidence to recover the wreckage of the British F-35B Lightning II before Russia beats them to… Read More

2 years ago