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F-35 Lightning II

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is the fifth-generation combat aircraft, a single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighter designed to perform ground-attack and air-superiority missions. It has three main models: the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, the F-35B short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant, and the F-35C carrier-based catapult-assisted take-off but arrested recovery (CATOBAR) variant. The F-35 descends from the Lockheed Martin X-35, the winning design of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. It is built by Lockheed Martin and many subcontractors, including Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney, and BAE Systems.

The most expensive $400-billion military program ever, the F-35 became the subject of much scrutiny and criticism in the U.S. and in other countries. By 2014, the program was $163 billion over budget and seven years behind schedule. The Air Force’s F-35A appears to be exempt from the major flaws, but the Marine Corps’ vertical-landing F-35B and the Navy’s carrier-compatible F-35C both suffer what the services call “category 1” deficiencies. The problems might also help to explain why US defense secretary Patrick Shanahan reportedly described the F-35 program as “f... up.”

Some NATO members and close U.S. allies, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Canada, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Turkey contribute to its development. These funders generally receive subcontracts to manufacture components for the aircraft.

The U.S. plans to buy 2,663 F-35s, which will provide the bulk of the crewed tactical airpower of the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps in coming decades.
Australian Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II  -  Luke Air Force Base, AZ, UNITED STATES 06.27.2018
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Military jet flight flying.

Military jet flight flying.

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Military jet flight flying.

Military jet flight flying.

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Military jets flight flying, nature landscapes.

Military jets flight flying, nature landscapes.

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Military jet flight flying.

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Military fighter jet test flight.

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Military fighter jet test flight, travel vacation.

Military fighter jet test flight, travel vacation.

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Military fighter jet test flight, travel vacation.

Military fighter jet test flight, travel vacation.

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Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jets on board HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jets on board HMS Queen Eli...

BF-4 Flt 511 Sqn Ldr Andy Edgell and BF-5 Flt 374 Mr. Peter Wilson, Night flying aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth on 29 Sep 2018

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jets on board HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jets on board HMS Queen Eli...

BF-4 Flt 508 Mr. Peter Wilson and BF-5 Flt 370 Sqn Ldr Andy Adgell fly from HMS Queen Elizabeth on 27 Sep 2018

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jet on board HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jet on board HMS Queen Eliz...

BF-4 Flt 509 Maj Michael Lippert and BF-5 Flt 371 Cdr Nathan Gray Test aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth on 28 Sep 2018

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jet take off from HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jet take off from HMS Queen...

BF-4 Flt 508 Mr. Peter Wilson and BF-5 Flt 370 Sqn Ldr Andy Adgell fly from HMS Queen Elizabeth on 27 Sep 2018

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jet take off from HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jet take off from HMS Queen...

BF-4 Flt 509 Maj Michael Lippert and BF-5 Flt 371 Cdr Nathan Gray Test aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth on 28 Sep 2018

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II

A Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II takes off during a combat exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, May 1, 2019. The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing, along with F-16 units from H... more

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II

A Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II taxis during a combat exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, May 1, 2019. The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th FW, along with F-16 Fighting Falcon units from... more

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II demonstration team members sprint to their positions during the ground show at the Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 17, 2019. The te... more

Morning At Sea

Morning At Sea

A flock of F-35B Lightning II's and other USMC aircraft prepare for morning flight operations on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), November 18, 2016. The F-35B will eventually ... more

372nd Training Squadron, Field Training Detachment 12

372nd Training Squadron, Field Training Detachment 12

Detachment 12 has an essential role in producing F-16 and F-35 maintainers and dispersing them worldwide.

F-35 over Florida

F-35 over Florida

An F-35 Lightning II flies over Florida as part of an exercise involving the 88th Fighter Training Squadron and the 58th Fighter Squadron.

Sheppard a stop on F-35A Lightning II road tour

Sheppard a stop on F-35A Lightning II road tour

Staff Sgt. Stephen Reynolds, an avionics journeyman from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., communicates with the pilot on an F-35A Lightning II after the aircraft landed at Sheppard AFB, Texas, Jan. 10, 2019. Four F-... more

Sheppard a stop on F-35A Lightning II road tour

Sheppard a stop on F-35A Lightning II road tour

Ground crew from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., receive an F-35A Lightning II on the 80th Flying Training Wing ramp at Sheppard AFB, Texas, Jan. 10, 2019. Four F-35s from Eglin AFB, Fla., stopped at Sheppard as pa... more

Locked In

Locked In

An F-35B joint strike fighter jet conducts aerial maneuvers during aerial refueling training over the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 13, 2015. The mission of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 is to conduct effe... more

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II over Edwards AFB, CA
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

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Night Crew

Night Crew

USS Wasp (LHD-1), At Sea- Marines load ordnance onto an F-35B Lightning II during Operational Testing 1 aboard USS Wasp at sea, May 27. Marines and sailors have been working together since May 18 to assess the... more

Night Flight

Night Flight

An F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter taxies to be refueled on the flight deck of USS Wasp during night operations, a part of Operational Testing 1, May, 22, 2015. The F-35B is the future of Marine Corps a... more

Gen Pleus Flagship Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning ll

Gen Pleus Flagship Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning ll

Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, parks the flagship Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning ll at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 28, 2015.

Lockheed Martin F-35A "Lightning II"

Lockheed Martin F-35A "Lightning II"

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team pilot and commander, performs a vertical climb in a Lockheed Martin F-35A "Lightning II" during the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 14, 2018, in Fort ... more

Lockheed Martin F-35A "Joint Strike Fighter"

Lockheed Martin F-35A "Joint Strike Fighter"

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Lockheed Martin F-35A "Joint Strike Fighter"

Lockheed Martin F-35A "Joint Strike Fighter"

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Lockheed Martin F-35A "Joint Strike Fighter"

Lockheed Martin F-35A "Joint Strike Fighter"

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Lighting Strikes ... Again and Again

Lighting Strikes ... Again and Again

Three F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, fly in formation during fixed-wing aerial refueling training over eastern California, Aug. 27, 2... more

Lockheed Martin F-35 "Lightning II's" from Turkey
Lockheed Martin F-35 "Lightning II"

Lockheed Martin F-35 "Lightning II"

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Lockheed Martin F-35 "Lightning II"

Lockheed Martin F-35 "Lightning II"

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Lockheed Martin F-35 "Lightning II"

Lockheed Martin F-35 "Lightning II"

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Lockheed Martin F-35 "Lightning II"

Lockheed Martin F-35 "Lightning II"

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Lockheed Martin  F-35A Lightning IIs

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs

F-35As Lightning II assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing sit on the flightline July 18, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 33 FW and Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 from Yuma, Ariz., participated in the f... more

Lockheed Martin F-35A "Lightning II's"

Lockheed Martin F-35A "Lightning II's"

Lockheed Martin F-35A "Lightning II" assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing sit on the flightline July 18, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 33 FW and Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 from Yuma, Ariz., part... more

Lockheed Martin F-35A "Lightning II's"

Lockheed Martin F-35A "Lightning II's"

Lockheed Martin F-35A "Lightning II" assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing sit on the flightline July 18, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 33 FW and Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 from Yuma, Ariz., part... more

Fueling Lightning

Fueling Lightning

An F-35B Lighting II with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 takes on fuel from a Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 KC-130J Hercules during a training exercise over the Atlantic Ocean on Ap... more

Lockheed Martin  F-35 "Lightning II"

Lockheed Martin F-35 "Lightning II"

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team pilot and commander, performs a high-speed pass during the Canadian International Air Show in Toronto, Sept. 1, 2018.

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II's

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II's

A U.S. Air Force and a Royal Australian Air Force Lockheed Martin F-35A "Lightning II" are towed on the flight line during a monsoon at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 30, 2018. Several aircraft maintenance un... more

Lockheed Martin F-35B "Lightning II"  (BuNo 169415)
Ruler of the Sky

Ruler of the Sky

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter prepares to make a vertical landing aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., March 21, 2013. This marks the first vertical landing ... more

Northrop F-5N Tiger II

Northrop F-5N Tiger II

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. - A Northrop F-5N Tiger II with Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 taxis on the flightline during the Marine Division Tactics Course at Marine Corps Air Station Mirama... more

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - Two Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, walk away from the flight line after inspecting Lockheed Martin F-35B L... more

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, tow a Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II into a hangar for maintenance at N... more

Ground refuel services for Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif.

Ground refuel services for Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft...

Lockheed Martin KC-130J Super Hercules and Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, provide air-delivered ground refuel services for Lockheed Martin F-35B Lig... more

McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II

McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II

Marines with Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 pose in front of a successfully loaded McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II during Exercise Northern Lightning at Volk Field Counterland Training Center,... more

617 Past, Present and Future

617 Past, Present and Future

This image shows the 617 Squadron flypast in ‘Gibson’ formation at the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) Lancaster Bomber, a Tornado GR4 and a 617 Squadron F-35B ... more

“salute” the crowd, coming into the hover and turning towards the crowd before turning back and leaving.

“salute” the crowd, coming into the hover and turning towards the crow...

The RAF’s new F-35B Lightning in the hover at the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo. The aircraft came to “salute” the crowd, coming into the hover and turning towards the crowd before turning back and leaving.

Two Israeli F-35 “Adirs”

Two Israeli F-35 “Adirs”

Two Israeli F-35 “Adirs” fly in formation, and display the U.S. and Israeli flags, after receiving fuel from a Tennessee Air National Guard KC-135, Dec, 6, 2016. The U.S. and Israel have a military relationship... more

F-35A Lightning II

F-35A Lightning II

An F-35A Lightning II pilot from the 34th Fighter Squadron, assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, completes pre-flight checks prior to departing Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 7, 2017...Eight F-35A a... more

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II   (sn 14-5098)

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II (sn 14-5098)

A Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II (sn 14-5098), assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 7, 2017. Eight F-35A aircraft, appr... more

Israeli F-35 “Adir” receives fuel.

Israeli F-35 “Adir” receives fuel.

An Israeli F-35 “Adir” receives fuel from a Tennessee Air National Guard KC-135 as the aircraft make the flight across the Atlantic, Dec, 6, 2016. The U.S.-made F-35s will be Israel’s first fifth generation fig... more

70 ARS Refuels F-35As

70 ARS Refuels F-35As

F-35A Lightning II aircraft receive aerial refuelings from a Travis KC-10 Extender July 13, 2016 on the flight from England to the United States. The fighters were returning to Luke Air Force Base, Arizona afte... more

70 ARS Refuels F-35As

70 ARS Refuels F-35As

F-35A Lightning II aircraft receive aerial refuelings from a Travis KC-10 Extender July 13, 2016 on the flight from England to the United States. The fighters were returning to Luke Air Force Base, Arizona afte... more

Lightning strikes in Gunfighter Country

Lightning strikes in Gunfighter Country

Two F-35A Lightning IIs taxi after landing at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, Feb. 8, 2016. The F-35s, from Edwards AFB, Calif., will be part of an initial operating capability test at the nearby range complex.

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II lands at Nellis AFB

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II lands at Nellis AFB

A Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II lands at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. March 6, 2013. The F-35 has three main models; the F-35A is a conventional takeoff and landing variant, the F-35B is a short take off and... more

Lockheed Martin BF-01 F-35

Lockheed Martin BF-01 F-35

BF-01 Flt 296 SqnLdr James "Skosh" Schofield performs the first RAF Vertical Landing 28 May 2013 at NAS Patuxent River, MD.

Lockheed Martin F-35 testing

Lockheed Martin F-35 testing

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Lockheed Martin F-35A

Lockheed Martin F-35A

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Lockheed Martin AF-01 F-35

Lockheed Martin AF-01 F-35

AF-01, Flt 314, LtCol George "Boxer" Schwartz, AIM-120 AAVI Launch, STR, 5 June 2013

Lockheed Martin BF-01 F-35

Lockheed Martin BF-01 F-35

BF-01 Flt 315 VL at Centerfield Pad with Capt. Michael "Mikey" Kingen on 3 August 2013.

Gen Pleus Flagship

Gen Pleus Flagship

Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks with U.K. and Arizona-based media outlets after landing the flagship F-35 Lightning ll at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, April 28, 2015. The flagship's... more

Australian Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II  -  Luke Air Force Base, AZ, UNITED STATES 06.27.2018

Australian Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II - Luke Air Force Base, ...

The sun sets behind an Australian F-35A Lighting II aircraft at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., June 27, 2018. The first Australian F-35 arrived at Luke in December, 2014. Currently six Australian F-35's are assign... more

BF-1 Flt 608 (Sqd Ldr Andy Edgell/pilot) aboard USS America (LHA-6) on 29 October 2016 for STOVL DT-III. VMX-1 and VMFA-211 F-35Bs for OT testing aboard USS America (LHA-6).

BF-1 Flt 608 (Sqd Ldr Andy Edgell/pilot) aboard USS America (LHA-6) on...

Five Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) on Friday, October 28. America will embark a total of seven F-35Bs during this testing period -- two ar... more

BF-1) aboard Flt 608 (Sqd Ldr Andy Edgell/pilot USS America (LHA-6) on 29 October 2016 for STOVL DT-III. VMX-1 and VMFA-211 F-35Bs for OT testing aboard USS America (LHA-6).

BF-1) aboard Flt 608 (Sqd Ldr Andy Edgell/pilot USS America (LHA-6) on...

Five Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) on Friday, October 28. America will embark a total of seven F-35Bs during this testing period -- two ar... more

BF-1 Flt 608 (Sqd Ldr Andy Edgell/pilot) aboard USS America (LHA-6) on 29 October 2016 for STOVL DT-III. VMX-1 and VMFA-211 F-35Bs for OT testing aboard USS America (LHA-6).

BF-1 Flt 608 (Sqd Ldr Andy Edgell/pilot) aboard USS America (LHA-6) on...

Five Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) on Friday, October 28. America will embark a total of seven F-35Bs during this testing period -- two ar... more

BF-1 FLT 612. STOVL DT-III aboard USS America (LHA-6). Peter Wilson was the pilot on 1 November 2016.

BF-1 FLT 612. STOVL DT-III aboard USS America (LHA-6). Peter Wilson wa...

Five Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) on Friday, October 28. America will embark a total of seven F-35Bs during this testing period -- two ar... more

BF-1 FLT 609. STOVL DT-III aboard USS America (LHA-6). Peter Wilson was the pilot on 30 October 2016.

BF-1 FLT 609. STOVL DT-III aboard USS America (LHA-6). Peter Wilson wa...

Five Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) on Friday, October 28. America will embark a total of seven F-35Bs during this testing period -- two ar... more

BF-1 FLT 611. STOVL DT-III aboard USS America (LHA-6). Major John Dirk was the pilot on 31 October 2016.

BF-1 FLT 611. STOVL DT-III aboard USS America (LHA-6). Major John Dirk...

Five Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) on Friday, October 28. America will embark a total of seven F-35Bs during this testing period -- two ar... more

BF-1 FLT 611. STOVL DT-III aboard USS America (LHA-6). Major John Dirk was the pilot on 31 October 2016.

BF-1 FLT 611. STOVL DT-III aboard USS America (LHA-6). Major John Dirk...

Five Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) on Friday, October 28. America will embark a total of seven F-35Bs during this testing period -- two ar... more

BF-1 FLT 611. STOVL DT-III aboard USS America (LHA-6). Major John Dirk was the pilot on 31 October 2016.

BF-1 FLT 611. STOVL DT-III aboard USS America (LHA-6). Major John Dirk...

Five Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) on Friday, October 28. America will embark a total of seven F-35Bs during this testing period -- two ar... more

BF-5 FLT 261. STOVL DT-III aboard USS America (LHA-6). Major Rob Guyette was the pilot on 1 November 2016.

BF-5 FLT 261. STOVL DT-III aboard USS America (LHA-6). Major Rob Guyet...

Five Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) on Friday, October 28. America will embark a total of seven F-35Bs during this testing period -- two ar... more

BF-5 FLT 261. STOVL DT-III aboard USS America (LHA-6). Major Rob Guyette was the pilot on 01 November 2016.

BF-5 FLT 261. STOVL DT-III aboard USS America (LHA-6). Major Rob Guyet...

Five Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) on Friday, October 28. America will embark a total of seven F-35Bs during this testing period -- two ar... more

STOVL DT-III

STOVL DT-III

PACIFIC OCEAN (NOV. 2, 2016) An F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft conducts test operations on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6). The highly diverse ... more

STOVL DT-III

STOVL DT-III

PACIFIC OCEAN (NOV. 2, 2016) An F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft conducts test operations on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6). The highly diverse ... more

STOVL DT-III

STOVL DT-III

PACIFIC OCEAN (NOV. 2, 2016) An F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft conducts test operations on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6). The highly diverse ... more

STOVL DT-III

STOVL DT-III

PACIFIC OCEAN (NOV. 2, 2016) An F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft conducts test operations on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6). The highly diverse ... more

STOVL DT-III

STOVL DT-III

PACIFIC OCEAN (NOV. 2, 2016) An F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft conducts test operations on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6). The highly diverse ... more

BF-1 FLT 623. STOVL DT-III aboard USS America (LHA-6). Peter Wilson was the pilot on 9 November 2016. BF-5 FLT 271. Squadron Leader Andy Edgell was the pilot.

BF-1 FLT 623. STOVL DT-III aboard USS America (LHA-6). Peter Wilson wa...

Seven F-35Bs are on board the USS America (LHA-6) beginning Oct. 28 until mid-November. Two of the jets are scheduled to begin the third shipboard phase of developmental test (DT-III) and five are scheduled to ... more

Seven F-35Bs are on board the USS America (LHA-6) beginning Oct. 28 until mid-November. Two of the jets are scheduled to begin the third shipboard phase of developmental test (DT-III) and five are scheduled to conduct operational testing.

Seven F-35Bs are on board the USS America (LHA-6) beginning Oct. 28 un...

First Live Ordnance mission flown from USS America and first live GBU-32 and GBU-12 flown by a F-35 from a US Navy Warship. ..PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 15, 2016) An F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing ... more

Seven F-35Bs are on board the USS America (LHA-6) beginning Oct. 28 until mid-November. Two of the jets are scheduled to begin the third shipboard phase of developmental test (DT-III) and five are scheduled to conduct operational testing.

Seven F-35Bs are on board the USS America (LHA-6) beginning Oct. 28 un...

First Live Ordnance mission flown from USS America and first live GBU-32 and GBU-12 flown by a F-35 from a US Navy Warship. ..PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 15, 2016) An F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing ... more

F-35B First Aerial Gun Fire

F-35B First Aerial Gun Fire

BF-1 Flt 645 piloted by Maj John Dirk fires the F-35 Gunpod for the first time airborne on the F-35B on 21 Feb 2017, the test was flown from NAS Patuxent River, MD..Maj John Dirk fires the F-35 gun pod for the ... more

F-35B ASRAAM Live Fire

F-35B ASRAAM Live Fire

F-35B ASRAAM Live Fire - An F-35B fires the last Flight Sciences separation test of an AIM-132 ASRAAM. .BF-3 FLT 638. External AIM-132 ASRAAM launch. Lt Col Tom Fields was the pilot on 17 May 2017.

F-35A Norway Chute Test

F-35A Norway Chute Test

F-35A Norway Chute Test - An F-35A, modified with a drag chute designed for Norwegian Air Force F-35As, deploys its chute upon test landing at Edwards AFB, California.

BF-1 FLT 658. Gun Pod Firing.

BF-1 FLT 658. Gun Pod Firing.

F-35B 25mm Live Gun Fire - An F-35B during elevated-G center-line 25mm gun pod test firing near NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. BF-1 FLT 658. Gun Pod Firing. Peter Wilson was the pilot on 4 May 2017.

Dayton Air Show

Dayton Air Show

June 22 through 25, 2017 Dayton Air Show ---- TX-1 was on static display while T-X2 flew a demo flight at the Dayton Air Show. An F-35A Lighting II flew a heritage flight with a vintage P-51 Mustang. A C-130H... more

Record Setting Sea Monster

Record Setting Sea Monster

On April 12, 1918 (yep, 100 years ago), Allan and Malcolm Loughead set speed and distance records as they flew their twin-engine, 10-place F-1 flying boat from Santa Barbara, California, to NAS North Island, Sa... more

Lockheed Martin AW-1 (AW-01) First Flight

Lockheed Martin AW-1 (AW-01) First Flight

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Test Pilot Alan Norman performs a AW-01 First Flight of the F-35 for ROK Republic of Korea, Korean Air Force at Fort Worth, TX

Lockheed Martin AW-1 (AW-01) First Flight Aerials

Lockheed Martin AW-1 (AW-01) First Flight Aerials

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Test Pilot Alan Norman performs a AW-01 First Flight of the F-35 for ROK Republic of Korea, Korean Air Force at Fort Worth, TX

Lockheed Martin AW-1 (AW-01) First Flight Aerials

Lockheed Martin AW-1 (AW-01) First Flight Aerials

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Test Pilot Alan Norman performs a AW-01 First Flight of the F-35 for ROK Republic of Korea, Korean Air Force at Fort Worth, TX

Korea AW-1 (AW-01) Roll Out Ceremony

Korea AW-1 (AW-01) Roll Out Ceremony

Korean F-35 Rollout Ceremony for the first Republic of Korea .ROK Air Force Lockheed Martin F-35 AW-01 Joint Strike Fighter .JSF rollout ceremony set up 03-27-2018 at the Lockheed Martin Air Force Plant 4 .H... more

Korea AW-1 (AW-01) Roll Out Ceremony

Korea AW-1 (AW-01) Roll Out Ceremony

Korean F-35 Rollout Ceremony for the first Republic of Korea .ROK Air Force Lockheed Martin F-35 AW-01 Joint Strike Fighter .JSF rollout ceremony set up 03-27-2018 at the Lockheed Martin Air Force Plant 4 .H... more

Korea AW-1 (AW-01) Roll Out Ceremony

Korea AW-1 (AW-01) Roll Out Ceremony

Korean F-35 Rollout Ceremony for the first Republic of Korea .ROK Air Force Lockheed Martin F-35 AW-01 Joint Strike Fighter .JSF rollout ceremony set up 03-27-2018 at the Lockheed Martin Air Force Plant 4 .H... more