Marking 35 Days To Go With F35B Lightning II
With only 35 days to go until the HMS Prince of Wales Naming Ceremony, take a closer look at the F35B Lightning II aircraft.
When the biggest and most powerful surface warships ever made for the Royal Navy are met with the world’s first supersonic STOVL (Short Take Off and Vertical Landing) aircraft, the UK will have a matchless capability. its complement of embarked aircraft, including the F35B Lightning II, the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers will be the centre piece of Britain’s military capability and will be versatile enough to be used for operations ranging from supporting war efforts to providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief. The carriers will be the new home for the UK’s F-35B aircraft, delivering an uncompromising carrier strike capability anywhere in the world.
The F-35 combines 5th Generation fighter aircraft characteristics — advanced stealth, integrated avionics, sensor fusion and superior logistics support — with the most powerful and comprehensive integrated sensor package of any fighter aircraft in history. The F-35's advanced stealth allows pilots to penetrate areas without being detected by radars that legacy fighters cannot evade.