Goodrich Corporation’s Customer Services facility in Sydney, Australia has delivered its first production landing gear components for the carrier variant F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft.
Maj. Joseph T. "O.D." Bachmann today became the first U.S. Marine Corps pilot to fly the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, logging the flight-test program’s 90th mission.
British Defense Secretary John Hutton announced on Wednesday that the United Kingdom will purchase three Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II operational test aircraft.
The people trying to sell the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter live in an alternate reality. It must be difficult selling a product without a full working example to show off. Yet that is where the people in this program are at right now.
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for long lead materials and work on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Terma has entered into an additional contract for parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. On 24 February 2009, Lockheed Martin and Terma signed a contract for the supply of composite components for the stabilizers on a number of F-35 aircraft.
HITCO Carbon Composites, California, U.S.A., a subsidiary of SGL Group – The Carbon Company – announced that Lockheed Martin has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) selecting HITCO to manufacture wing skins and other components for the F-35 Lightning II program.
Turkish Aerospace Industries, a major supplier to Northrop Grumman Corporation on the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program, has produced and delivered its first composite parts for the jet.
In a single calendar year, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting II program will complete all remaining System Development and Demonstration aircraft, deliver the first production-model F-35s to the armed services and initiate full-scale flight test operations at Edwards AFB and NAS Patuxent River.
The second short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B Lightning II accomplished its first flight on Wednesday, Feb. 25.
Air Force Maj. Bill Betts is as excited as a teenager about to take his first car out for a spin. Betts is one of the first 10 Air Force pilots who will sit behind the wheel of the service’s next fighter plane: the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter.
The military’s next stealth fighter jet, the versatile F-35 or Joint Strike Fighter, is slated to roar into action in 2012 when it enters service with the Marines.
Lockheed Martin has completed the first F-35 Lightning II equipped with mission systems, a milestone that will lead to the first avionics testing on board an F-35 aircraft.
Two Airmen of Luke Air Force Base's F-16 Fighting Falcon family were selected Jan. 9 to become the initial cadre for the F-35 Lightning II.
Decisions about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 Raptor aircraft programs are expected early in President Barack Obama's administration.