F-35 Lightning II News
Japan celebrate Roll Out of JASDF’s first F-35A
Senior Japanese and U.S. government officials joined Lockheed Martin to celebrate the roll out of the first Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) F-35A Lightning II, marking a major milestone in Japan’s enhanced national defense and strengthening the future of the U.S-Japan security alliance.
F-35 Lightning II has first operational air-to-air missile fire
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 became the first operational F-35 Lightning II squadron to fire an air-to-air missile September 15, during a 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group Weapons System Evaluation Program at Tyndall AFB.
AF declares the F-35A 'combat ready'; testing continues at Edwards
The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, August 2nd.