Tag: F-35B

BAE Ready to Deliver Final RAF Eurofighter Typhoon
The company is close to delivering its final Eurofighter Typhoon for the RAF, as it eyes fresh export opportunities to extend production of the multi-role type beyond 2024. Craig Hoyle from Flight Global reports that the final Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3 for the Royal Air Force (RAF) has made its second flight and...
Meet Capt. Anneliese Satz, the first female Marine F-35B pilot
It’s a historic feat for the U.S. Marine Corps, as Capt. Anneliese Satz joins a relatively small field of Marine F-35 pilots. Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz has become the first female Marine F-35B pilot having completed the syllabus on the STOVL version of the Lightning II on Jun. 27, 2019 at the Marine Corps...
Exercise Tri-Lightning: for the first time ever, F-35s from three nations operate together
Exercise Tri-Lightning is a demonstration of the interoperability between the U.S., U.K., and Israel using the F-35A, F-35B, and F-35I respectively. Taken on Jun. 25,  2019 although not easy to see because of the standard F-35 colour scheme the interesting picture in this post shows F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft from three nations (U.S.,...
First Japanese-assembled F-35A has crashed. Twelve remaining JASDF F-35As grounded.
The mishap aircraft, F-35A #79-8705 (construction number AX-05), is the first Japanese-assembled F-35A, and was rolled out in Nagoya on Jun. 5, 2017. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-35A belonging to 302 Hikotai from Misawa Air Base that went missing on Apr. 9, 2019 has crashed. Debris of the wreckage of the...
Turkey to receive first F-35 on Thursday despite opposition from Congress
“The facts are that Turkey produces 844 parts for me, and they are quality parts, affordable parts, and delivered on time,” Joint Strike Fighter Program Executive Officer Vice Adm. Mat Winter Joint Strike Fighter Program Executive Officer Vice Adm. Mat Winter said in an interview with Air Force Magazine that the Block...
Japan would like to sell its Cold War Era F-15s back to U.S. so that Washington can sell them to S.E. Asia
Currently Japan deploys about 200 F-15s. About half the fleet has been overhauled, but the 100 or so fighters being eyed for a sale cannot receive upgrades The Nikkei is reporting that Tokyo is mulling the feasibility of selling some of its aging F-15Js back to the United States.
Japan to deploy its first F-35A Stealth Fighter at Misawa Air Base this month
Currently Japan deploys about 200 F-15s, roughly half of which cannot be upgraded The Nikkei says Japan’s government intends to buy another 100 F-35 fighters to replace some of its aging F-15s. It plans to announce the purchase when it reviews the National Defense Program Guidelines next month. The purchase can be considered a response to China's military buildup, as well as...
Video shows F-35B performing first Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing 
Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing allows the F-35B to carry heavier loads back aboard the warship Taken on Oct. 14, 2018 the interesting video in this post shows an F-35B performing a Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing (SRVL) method for the first time aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth. This approach to land allows the jet to carry heavier loads back aboard the warship. According to...
Worldwide F-35 fleet grounded in the wake of September 28 crash
Investigation into Sep. 28 USMC F-35B crash determined that a fuel tube in the F135 engine needs inspection and replacement All F-35 Lightning IIs with U.S. and foreign militaries were ordered to be grounded after investigation into Sep. 28 U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) F-35B crash determined that a fuel tube in the F135 engine needs inspection and replacement. The pilot safely...
Italy may cut F-35 order
Italian Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta said that her country will not be buying more F-35 fighters and she is reassessing the current contract for 90 aircraft According Reuters, the new Defense Minister for Italy Elisabetta Trenta has indicated that her country will not be buying more F-35 fighters and she is reassessing the current contract for 90 aircraft. Trenta comes from...

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