F-35C

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

2 months ago

Naval Aviator explains why the F-35 and its incredible capabilities would have made Top Gun: Maverick boring

The F-35 The 5th generation F-35 Lightning II integrates advanced stealth technology into a highly agile, supersonic aircraft that provides… Read More

3 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

7 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

1 year ago

Tomcats reactivated as VMFA-311. The unit is USMC’s second F-35C Lightning II squadron.

Third Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) reactivated Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 311, an F-35C Lightning II squadron, at Marine Corps… Read More

1 year ago

Pilot Error After ‘Sierra Hotel Break’ behind last year South China Sea F-35C Lightning II Crash

An F-35C Joint Strike Fighter belonging to Strike Fighter Squadron 147 (VFA-147) “Argonauts” was lost on Jan. 24, 2022 due… Read More

1 year ago

CH-53K King Stallion lifts F-35C Lightning II in external load test

The F-35C and rigging weighed about 22,000 pounds. The CH-53K is currently cleared to conduct a 27,000-pound external lift and… Read More

1 year 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

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

2 years ago

The US Navy recovered the F-35C Lightning II that Crashed in January in the South China Sea

The US Navy recovered the F-35C Lightning II that suffered a ramp strike on the deck of USS Carl Vinson… Read More

2 years ago

VFA-97 Warhawks, the US Navy’s Second Fleet Squadron to operate the F-35C Lightning II, declared Safe for Flight

VFA-97 — the Warhawks — reached that status Feb. 18, 2022 a few days after VFA-147, the first fleet F-35C… Read More

2 years ago

As US Navy Prepares Recovery Operations for crashed F-35C Lightning II, Japan Coast Guard Issues Salvage Warning in South China Sea

The US Navy is preparing salvage operations for an F-35C Lighting II lost on Jan. 24, 2022. As the US… Read More

2 years ago

The F-35C Lighting II that crashed Yesterday fell off USS Carl Vinson flight deck into South China Sea

USS Carl Vinson resumed flight operations shortly after the crash of the F-35C Lightning II. According to a statement released… Read More

2 years ago

F-35C Lightning II pilot forced to eject after landing mishap on USS Carl Vinson in South China Sea. Seven Sailors injured.

F-35C landing mishap on USS Carl Vinson An F-35C Lightning II [most probably belonging to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter… Read More

2 years 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

2 years ago

Meet Lt. j.g. Suzelle Thomas, US Navy’s first woman to directly go for F-35C Lightning II conversion after getting Wings of Gold

US Navy’s first woman to directly go for F-35C Lightning II conversion. The US Navy selected its first woman to… Read More

3 years ago