News: F-35C

  • Lincoln Completes First F-35 Carrier Qualification

    U.S. Navy // December 20, 2017
    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) successfully completed Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Carrier Qualifications for the F-35C Lightning II program, carrier qualifying the first nine fleet aviators in the new aircraft, while underway Dec. 7-11.
  • Check Six: Top F-35 Moments of 2017

    Check Six: Top F-35 Moments of 2017

    Lockheed Martin // December 19, 2017
    From completing its first-ever aerial demonstration, to making several exciting international debuts, to tackling significant milestones and being delivered to global customers, 2017 was a year of many ‘first,’ for the F-35 program. Read on to learn more about some of the most exciting milestones the F-35 Lightning II.
  • A Lightning Development In Production

    A Lightning Development In Production

    Aerospace Manufacturing Magazine // December 13, 2017
    When Lockheed Martin envisioned the F-35 Lightning II there was no doubting the ambition for its capabilities. Ed Hill discovers what this has meant for the manufacturers.
  • U.S.Navy’s Newest Fighter Jet F-35C

    U.S.Navy’s Newest Fighter Jet F-35C

    Fox 43 // November 27, 2017
    The U.S. Navy is is looking to the F35-C to become the future of air combat aircraft to eventually replace some of the aging legacy F18's. According to pilot Captain Rick Crecelius, the F35C is a fifth generation fighter jet jam-packed with technological upgrades. "It's indescribable. The leap in capability that is made
  • USS Carl Vinson Conducts F-35C Flight Operations

    USS Carl Vinson Conducts F-35C Flight Operations

    USS Carl Vinson Public Affairs // October 24, 2017
    An F-35C Lightning II landed on and launched from Carl Vinson during day and nighttime operations, completing another step toward becoming an operationally capable aircraft.
  • F-35 Lightning II Update at ASC17

    Defense & Aerospace Report // September 19, 2017
    ​Jeff Babione, executive vice president and general manager for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II program, shares a program update with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian during a Sept. 19, 2017, interview at the Air Force Association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show.
  • F-35 Pilots From UK and Europe Begin Coalition Interoperability Trials

    F-35 Pilots From UK and Europe Begin Coalition Interoperability Trials

    BAE Systems // September 18, 2017
    Royal Navy and Royal Air Force pilots teamed up with fellow F-35 pilots from Italy and the Netherlands to take part in the latest interoperability trials that see coalition forces flying F-35s in a simulated mission scenario with other UK military platforms across land, sea and air.
  • Lincoln Tests F-35C Lightning II at Sea

    Lincoln Tests F-35C Lightning II at Sea

    U.S. Navy // September 12, 2017
    The F-35C will introduce next generation strike-fighter aircraft capabilities to the Navy Carrier Air Wings, enabling the Carrier Strike Groups and numbered fleets to effectively engage and survive a wide range of rapidly evolving threats.
  • Super Helmet

    Super Helmet

    Air & Space Magazine // August 30, 2017
    F-35 pilots get X-ray vision and other magic powers.
  • Podcast: From F-16 To F-35: A Test Pilot’s View

    Podcast: From F-16 To F-35: A Test Pilot’s View

    Aviation Week // August 23, 2017
    Aviation Week's Pentagon Editor Lara Seligman interviews Lockheed Martin test pilot Billie Flynn, the man that flew the F-35's premiere aerobatic performance at the Paris Air Show this summer, about what it's like to flight test both the F-16 and the Joint Strike Fighter.
  • Airmen, Sailors Prepare to Support F-35 at Sea

    Airmen, Sailors Prepare to Support F-35 at Sea

    33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs // August 22, 2017
    Two Petty Officers 1st Class from the USS Abraham Lincoln received initial training from the U.S. Air Force’s 33rd Maintenance Squadron’s Aerospace Ground Equipment flight here, Aug. 7-11, 2017
  • FNSB Regional Growth Plan Prepares for F-35 Squadrons

    FNSB Regional Growth Plan Prepares for F-35 Squadrons

    Web Center 11, Fairbanks // August 16, 2017
    The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon today to discuss the two F-35 jet squadrons arriving at Eielson Air Force Base, and how the community ought to prepare for their arrival.
  • New Pilot on Navigating F-35 Comms: ‘It Is Extremely Simple’

    New Pilot on Navigating F-35 Comms: ‘It Is Extremely Simple’

    DefenseTech // August 16, 2017
    “Operating between the systems is really easy. I don’t have engineers’ understanding of the systems, I couldn’t tell you how to design them, but I can tell you it is extremely simple,” said 1st Lt. Brett Burnside, who recently graduated the Air Force’s B-course at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
  • Lockheed Vice President Lauds F-35 Workforce

    Lockheed Vice President Lauds F-35 Workforce

    412th Test Wing Public Affairs // August 04, 2017
    Jeff Babione, Lockheed Martin F-35 executive vice president and general manager, visited the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force July 20 and hosted an all hands event in one of the ITF’s hangars.