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First female F-35 test pilot completes flight mission

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE: A routine F-35 Lightning II flight test mission recently marked a significant event in Air Force history at Edwards Air...

Japan mulling purchase of 100 F-35 US stealth fighters

TOKYO: Japan is considering buying up to 100 F-35 stealth fighters from the US for more than US$8.8 billion as it seeks to counter...

F-35 stealth fighter crashes for the first time

A US F-35 stealth fighter plane was completely destroyed in a crash during training on Friday, officials said. The pilot safely ejected. The crash is...

Airmen, F-35 Jets Return from Japan Deployment

Airmen and F-35A aircraft from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing returned here May 4-5 following a six-month deployment...

F-35 Completes Most Comprehensive Flight Test Program in Aviation History

The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase of the program. "Completing F-35 SDD...

Battlefield Airmen integrate with F-35, improve air ground dominance

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska: During the F-35 Lightning II’s pre-Initial Operational Test and Evaluation, Airmen from the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron had...

F-35 Out as Germany Weighs Tornado Replacement Options

As Germany continues to consider options for replacing its old Tornado jet fighters, the head of the German Luftwaffe will literally be fired if...

F-35 to Incorporate Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System

The F-35 enterprise recently approved a strategy to accelerate the implementation of anti-collision software five-years earlier than originally planned. The Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System...

UK Fighter Pilots Fly F-35 Lightning Straight from Training for First Time

A pair of fighter pilots have become the first in their services to fly the F-35 Lightning straight from training. Flight Lieutenant Liam and...

F-35 Pax River ITF expands expeditionary envelope for USMC

The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force team brings the U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35B one step closer to initial operational test and evaluation as...