Misleading senior political leaders is no way to fix the problems that face the Air Force.
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.