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F-35A Drops Guided Weapons over China Lake

An F-35A completed the first in-flight weapons release of a 2,000 pound GBU-31 BLU-109 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) over the China Lake test range yesterday, October 16, 2012. Photo: Lockheed Martin
An F-35A completed the first in-flight weapons release of a 2,000 pound GBU-31 BLU-109 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) over the China Lake test range yesterday, October 16, 2012.

Spitfire, F-35A in a Rare Photo Op

A Spitfire visiting Edwards AFB for the "Battle of Britain Night", celebrated by the RAF F-35 test and evaluation unit at the base. The event brought the F-35 Lightning II together with the World War II era Spitfire from the Commemorative Air Force display team for a rare photo op. Lockheed Martin photo by Matthew Short

Lockheed Martin Releases F-35 Testing Records

The F-35 program accumulated 114 flight tests and achieved 773 test points this year, representing roughly 10 percent of the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) flight test plan for 2012

New X-Drone to Test Advanced Wing Design for Future HALE UAS

A new X-Plane designed and developed by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works is expected to fly this year, exploring new wing designs leading to the future development of slender, lightweight, high-aspect-ratio wings for use with high flying UAVs.

F-35 Testing: Catching Up with Schedule

Above: F-35 AF-1 and AF-2 Arrived at Edwards Air Force Base in May 2010. The F-35A (CTOL) variant is 66 flights ahead of the planned...

Euro-Hawk Takes Off!

The Euro Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS), built by Northrop Grumman Corporation and EADS Defence & Security, successfully completed its first flight June 29....

Airborne Laser Tested at Edwards

Laser Packed 747 Prepares for Firing Demonstration The Boeing Company , industry teammates and the U.S.Missile Defense Agency have begun Airborne Laser (ABL) flight tests with the entire...

F-22A Begins SDB Weapon Integration Test Flights

The US Air Force began integration testing of the F-22A Raptor and the GBU-39/B Small-Diameter Bomb (SDB). Testing is conducted since February 2007 by the 411th Flight...

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