Tag: Joint Strike Fighter

First Middle East deployment for USAF F-35A Lightning II
On Apr. 15, 2019 the U.S. Air Force’s fifth generation multi-role aircraft arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. On Apr. 15, 2019 the U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II fifth generation multi-role aircraft arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, for its first deployment to the Middle East....
The European allies have to build up their defence forces against a strengthening Russia. According to Reuters, Director, Joint Strike Fighter Program, Vice Admiral Mathias W. “Mat” Winter, told U.S. lawmakers that “future potential Foreign Military Sales customers for the F-35 include Singapore, Greece, Romania, Spain and Poland.” This consideration...
This former A-10 Driver has become the First Female F-35 Test Pilot
According to Winiecki having the ability to bring the A-10 mission sets to the 461st FLTS, such as close-air-support, combat search and rescue and forward air controller, is important so the focus is not just on the air-to-air capabilities of the F-35 A routine F-35 flight test mission marked a significant event...
Turkey to receive first F-35 on Thursday despite opposition from Congress
The Senate bill also calls on Secretary of Defense James Mattis to submit to Congress "a plan to remove the Government of the Republic of Turkey from participation in the F-35 program" On Jun. 19, 2018 the Pentagon said that, despite opposition from the U.S. Congress, Turkey is set to receive its first F-35 Joint Strike Fighters on Thursday during...
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...
USAF releases request for proposal to re-wing 112 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs
The USAF aims to maintain a fleet of 285 A-10 aircraft out into the 2030s According Jane's, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to re-wing about 100 of its Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support (CAS) aircraft. The RFP for the A-10 Thunderbolt Advanced Wing Continuation Kitting (ATTACK) program, which was released on May 25,...
New HASC report finds that F-35C lacks the range to strike enemy targets
The F-35C’s current range will not allow it to strike enemy targets without putting the carrier in harm’s way Stars and Stripes says the U.S. House Armed Services Committee (HASC) has directed the U.S. Navy to report back by 2019 on how to “expand the strike range of a carrier air wing in a contested environment.” After concluding that the...
German Air Force Chief fired for supporting F-35
Luftwaffe’s Chief active support of the F-35 clashes with current Ministry of Defence planning, which prefers a successor solution involving the Eurofighter Typhoon Jane’s says the head of Luftwaffe (German Air Force), Lt. Gen. Karl Müllner, will be leaving his post in May in large part due to his support for a German procurement of the F-35. The news of his...
Here are some photos of the F-16 used to test F-35's diverterless supersonic inlet
By eliminating radar reflections between the diverter and the aircraft's skin, diverterless supersonic inlet crucially improve the F-35's very-low-observable characteristics The interesting photos in this post show an F-16 modified with diverterless supersonic inlet, or DSI, developed for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) - now the F-35 Lightning II - program. At high aircraft speeds through supersonic, the bump in...
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...

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