The F-35 has launched an AIM-120 air-to-air missile marking the first live-fire missile test in the program.
The Israeli company Elbit Systems and its partner in the United States, Rockwell Collins, were chosen by the Pentagon and Lockheed Martin to make helmets for the F-35 Lightning II.
Lockheed Martin and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) celebrated the beginnings of the first F-35 Lightning II for Australia on October 8th. The aircraft, designated as AU-1, officially began the mate process, where major components of the aircraft are joined together to form the aircraft’s structure.
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II program continues its operational maturation, surpassing 10,000 flight hours in September. More than half of the total hours were accumulated in just the past 11 months.
The Navy's first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft squadron, the "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron 101, hosted a roll-out ceremony for their new aircraft at the squadron's home October 1st.
She didn't have a smudge on her. Not a leak found anywhere. She even had that "new jet smell." Skies were blue, everything was perfect.
Several hundred people gathered in hangar 237 to witness the first F-35A Lightning II which arrived for depot level maintenance during a ceremony hosted by the Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander, Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker Sr.
The Dutch defense ministry stated today that it has formally selected the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter from Lockheed Martin to replace its aging fleet of F-16s.
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander, Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker Sr., will host an F-35A Lightning II welcome ceremony at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 to officially commemorate the beginning of depot maintenance at Hill.
809 Naval Air Squadron (NAS), whose motto is simply ‘Immortal’, is to be reformed to operate the stealth fifth generation aircraft that will fly off the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class carriers from 2018.
Sailors from U.S. Navy F-35 Strike Fighter Squadron-101 made history completing the first local flight in the F-35C Lightning II carrier variant on August 14, 2013.
Airmen and Marines assigned to the F-35 Integrated Training Center at the 33rd Fighter Wing here have consistently flown successful training sorties and generated their 2,000th sortie on August 13 with an instructor pilot of the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron-501 (VMFAT-501), at the controls.
The world famous 'Dambusters' of 617 Squadron will become the first RAF frontline squadron to get the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The Air Force announced June 27 that Luke Air Force Base has been chosen as the location for 72 additional F-35A Lightning II aircraft, bringing the eventual total number of the fifth-generation fighters expected to 144.
The U.S. Navy's Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 received the Navy's first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed Martin today at the squadron's home at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.