Tag: short takeoff and vertical landing

First loaded F-35B ski-jump take off
The picture was taken during the second round of F-35B ski ramp testing which continues to support the U. K. in advance of flight trials from HMS Queen Elizabeth The interesting photo in this post shows a F-35B loaded with Paveway IV laser-guided bombs and AIM-132 ASRAAM air-to-air missiles taking off from a ski-jump for the first time. Noteworthy the picture...
New threats faced by Israel have placed the potential purchase of the STOVL variant of the Joint Strike Fighter as a high priority According to Flight Global, Israel is taking a serious look at buying the F-35B short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant or an advanced version of the F-15 to replace its fleet of legacy F-15s, the oldest...
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration would like to sell Taiwan both the F-35B and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system As we have recently reported Taiwan could be next country to buy the F-35. In fact according to Focus Taiwan, on Apr. 5, 2017 an official from Taiwan told the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee that the...
VMFA-121 F-35B Lighting II aircraft will replace the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II aircraft currently based at the air station As reported by  Cpl. Aaron Henson in the article LIGHTNING II STRIKES IWAKUNI, F-35B ARRIVES, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 arrived at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 18, 2017. VMFA-121 conducted a permanent change of station to...