F-35 Lightning II News
Norway's first F-35 sortie, jets arrive on air force's birthday
The first two Norwegian F-35s arrived November 10. Shortly after, a Norwegian pilot flew the F-35 Lightning II for the first time, in conjunction with the Royal Norwegian Air Force's birthday.
F-35A successfully fires first airborne shots
For the first time, an F-35A Lightning II successfully fired the four-barrel 25 mm GAU-22/A Gatling gun while in flight October 30.
F135 engine testing benefits F-35 fleet
The full hot-life capability of Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine, which is used in the F-35 Lightning II, was successfully demonstrated during accelerated mission testing at the Arnold Engineering Development Center.