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UK May Be Looking To Return To STOVL F-35B Aircraft

The U.K. decision to select the carrier based F-35C instead of the Short Take Off Vertical Landing (STOVL) F-35B variant would require major redesign of the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier currently under construction. Even the increasing cost of the F-35B dwarfs, compared to the $1.9 billion cost increase required for the new carrier modification.

US Affirms Commitment to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced Friday that the United States remains committed to the further development of the Marine Corps’ version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, effectively removing the F-35B from the probation announced by former secretary Gates.

U.S. & Canada Defense Update – October 4, 2011

CPOF to Become More Collaborative | KMAX to Begin Hauling Cargo for Marines in Afghanistan Next Month | Infantry Brigade Combat Teams to Get M777 Lightweight Howitzers | ATK-GD OTS Team to Deliver the marines with Precision Mortar Bombs | THAAD Hits Two Targets on the First Unit's Operational Qualification Test | Army Sets JLTV Target Price around $250,000 | Army to Cut CROWS Procurement by Half | BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman to Develop new Anti-Jam GPS Sensors | F-35B Performs First Landing at Sea

F-35B Performs First Landing at Sea

The F-35B Short Take Off Vertical Landing (STOVL) fighter performs a first vertical landing on a ship deck, as part of the initial ship trials for the F-35B which started Monday October 3, 2011 and is expected to last two-weeks.

With More Aircraft Joining the Fleet, F-35 Nears Annual Flight Testing...

With more F-35s joining the flight test fleets in Edwards AFB (CA) and Patuxent River Naval Air Base (MD), Lockheed Martin said today the...

With More Aircraft Joining the Fleet, F-35 Nears Annual Flight Testing...

With more F-35s joining the flight test fleets in Edwards AFB (CA) and Patuxent River Naval Air Base (MD), Lockheed Martin said today the...

Five Marine Corps F-35Cs Units to Fly Off Navy Carriers

the U.S. Marine Corps is joining the U.S. Navy in buying 80 F-35C - the carrier-based conventional takeoff and landing variant of the joint strike fighter (JSF). Until the Short Take-Off Vertical Landing (STOVL) F-35B variant is ready, the corps will deploy its fighters from U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.

Washington Opens for Indian Request for F-35

The United States may allow India to purchase its fifth generation F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter. According to Pentagon acquisitions Chief Ashton Carter, "there...

Lockheed Martin to Deliver 31 F-35s by 2013, Under $3.5 Billion...

The delays in development and testing have increased the cost of the aircraft. In an effort to control the escalating cost the Pentagon negotiated...

F-35 Program Adds Fourth ‘Optimized’ F-35A while VTOL BF-1 Prepares for...

Above: The F-35B BF-1 first VTOL aircraft lands at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, where it is prepared for vertical landing flights commencing in...

Israel Emerges as First International Customer for the F-35A

As the JSF founding members squirm for excuses to cut projected orders, anticipating the program's soaring costs consuming growing shares of local defense budgets,...

STOVL F-35B (Lightning II JSF) Takes Off on First Flight

The Short Take Off / Vertical Landing variant of the Lightning Ii Joint Strike Fighter (F-35B) made its first flight today (June 11, 2008)...

F-35 Lightning II JSF

The F-35 Lightning II aircraft brings new capability to the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. It will also serve as a centerpiece...
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