The first international F-35 rolled out of the factory Sunday evening. The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence will use the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) jet, known as BK-1, for training and operational tests.
As reported in both mainstream and aviation focused media, that the US government has been pushing the 5th Gen Fighter the F-35 to the Indian Air Force. This is after recent success with the C-17 and the 737 based P-8I been sold to India.
Lockheed Martin has selected British based BAE (British Aerospace) Systems to deliver a helmet-mounted display (HMD) with detachable night-vision goggles for the F-35 Lightning II.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program has some negative issues that must be watched in the coming years.
After the busiest month of flight testing to date and concluding three weeks of successful ship trials on the USS WASP the F-35 has reached its maximum design speed of Mach 1.6.
With reports of the cost of the F-35 program growing to about $385 billion, according to U.S. news sources, this has given rise to reports of one of the F-35 models could be cut due to budget limits.
Lockheed Martin delivered and installed the first weapons load training device at the F-35 integrated pilot-and-maintenance training center (ITC) at Eglin Air Force Base's 33rd Fighter Wing.
The Navy and Marine Corps Team made more remarkable naval aviation history today as the F-35B test aircraft BF-2 landed safely on USS Wasp's (LHD-1) flight deck, the first at sea vertical landing for the Marine Corps' F-35 JSF version.
The F-35 flight test program moves closer to reaching year-end milestones since the last update issued July 26. Since then, the F-35 Lightning II conducted 124 test flights, bringing the total number of flights for the year to 642.
Lockheed Martin has obtained government approval to use a groundbreaking cryogenic titanium machining process in production of the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter.
Canadian Defence Minister Mr. MacKay is either incredibly ill-advised or is misleading the public about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).
An unnamed source stated that earlier this year a presentation was given by an industry air combat threat assessment expert to defense officials of a NATO country which showed that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) would not survive air combat against threats it is likely to see in its alleged service lifetime.
An official unveiling of the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter was labelled as a "historic occasion" by Air Force officials hosting the ceremony August 26 at the 33rd Fighter Wing.
The top salesman for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter JSF program, Mr. Burbage, is in Australia to brief Defence stake holders.
For the third time in less than a year, the Pentagon has grounded all F-35 joint strike fighters because of a mechanical problem. The F-35s thus join the F-22 Raptors in stand down mode.