Joint Strike Fighter

Here’s why even though the Boeing F-32 may have had some advantages over the F-35, it would have had the same issues of the Lightning II

Here’s why even though the Boeing F-32 may have had some advantages over the F-35, it would have had the same issues of the Lightning II

The Boeing X-32 In 1996, the US Department of Defense awarded Boeing a four-year contract for the concept demonstration phase… Read More

5 months ago

Remembering the first Phlight of the Phabulous Phantom: Happy Birthday to a Flying Legend

The Phantom held the unique distinction of being the first true Joint Strike Fighter, with the Navy and Marines being… Read More

2 years ago

The X-32 was nicknamed ‘Monica.’ Why? Because she’s got a big mouth, she’s ugly and…she s***s. Like a certain White House intern who was famous for her oratory skills.

The X-32 earned the nickname "Monica" after a certain White House intern who was famous for her... Uh... Oratory skills. The Boeing X-32… Read More

3 years ago

NAVAIR disclosed that UAE finalized agreement with the US to buy F-35A in March

UAE signed an agreement with the US to buy 50 F-35 jets and up to 18 armed drones on Jan.… Read More

3 years ago

Biden administration is continuing its predecessor’s policy of excluding Turkey from F-35 program

The Trump administration decided to kick Turkey out of the F-35 program in July 2019 because it bought the S-400… Read More

3 years ago

Massive sale of 105 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to Japan approved

According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) is for 63 F-35As and 42 F-35Bs. Japan… Read More

4 years ago

First female F-35A pilot to fly in combat launched by all-female maintenance crew for her first combat sortie in the JSF

On the day of her first combat sortie, F-35A Lightning II pilot Capt. Emily "Banzai" Thompson had an all-female maintenance crew… Read More

4 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

Pentagon eyes Greece, Poland, Romania and Spain as potential new operators of the F-35

The European allies have to build up their defence forces against a strengthening Russia. According to Reuters, Director, Joint Strike… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

USAF releases RFP 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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago