The RAAF Explains the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter  

11/02/2018
The F-35A Joint Strike Fighter is the most advanced, affordable fifth generation multi-role stealth fighter to meet Australia’s need to defeat emerging threats well into the future.  The F-35A is truly next-generation due to its stealth capability, advanced sensors, data fusion and its ability to share information with other aircraft,…

The First Shipborne Rolling Vertical F-35B Landing onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth

10/26/2018
The first shipborne rolling vertical landing by the F-35B on HMS Queen Elizabeth October 13, 2018 Credit: UK Ministry of Defence An update on HMS Queen Elizabeth initial testing with the F-35 was provided in an article by Jeff Newman, Naval Air Systems Command Public Affairs published on October 19, 2018.…

F-35B flies over Mt. Suribachi on its Way to Valiant Shield 2018

09/19/2018
A KC-130J Hercules Aerial Refueling Tanker and an F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter conduct aerial refueling during Exercise Valiant Shield 18 while flying to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sep. 18, 2018. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of…

F-35C Operational Testing Onboard USS Abraham Lincoln

09/01/2018
In a story by USNI News’s Megan Eckstein published on August 27, 2018, the operation of F-35s onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln was highlighted. ABOARD USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, IN THE ATLANTIC The Navy’s F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has been incorporated into a carrier air wing’s cyclic flight operations…

F-35 Training at MCAS Beaufort

07/12/2018
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, also known as the Warlords, practice dropping inert or non-exploding bombs at Townsend Bombing Range, Ga. MCAS Beaufort owns and operates the training range so we can train to deploy without deploying to train. BEAUFORT, SC, UNITED STATES 04.26.2018 Video by Lance Cpl. Christian Moreno …

The Dambusters Arrive at RAF Marham on the D-Day Anniversary

06/08/2018
The importance of the arrival of the F-35s within the overall context of UK defense transformation was highlighted by a UK Ministry of Defence article published on the day of the arrival of the jets at RAF Marham, The first of Britain’s next-generation fighter jets have arrived home two months…

Antonovs Deliver F-35 Training Equipment to Aussie F-35 Training Center

05/04/2018
RAAF Base Williamtown hosted one of the world’s largest cargo aircraft, an Antonov An-124 on Wednesday 2 May, and Thursday 3 May to deliver F-35A training equipment. The equipment – an F-35 Weapons Load Trainer (WLT) and Ejection Seat Maintenance Trainer (ESMT), unloaded and installed in the Australian F-35 Integrated…