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First F-35B Unit will be Combat Ready in Two Years

The US Marine Corps is expected to be the first service to declare the F-35 Joint Stike Fighter (JSF) operational. If all goes according...

UK Takes Delivery of First F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter

The first of the UK’s next generation stealth combat aircraft has today been handed over to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) at a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas. British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond formally accepted the first jet which will be known as Lightning II. The aircraft are Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, manufactured by Lockheed Martin.

UK Makes It Official – Back To The F-35B STOVL

In a much awaited announcement, the United Kingdom has decided to reverse its previous selection and will now focus its efforts on acquiring the Lockheed Martin F-35B Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft instead of the conventional F-35C naval model of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

First British F-35B Records Maiden Flight

BK-1, the United Kingdom’s first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II production aircraft, flew its inaugural flight Friday. Lockheed Martin test pilot Bill Gigliotti took the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) jet through a series of functional flight checks during a sortie that lasted 45 minutes.

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.

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.

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...

Israel to Get 20 F-35A Stealth Fighters for $2.75 Billion

Israel's defense minister Lt. General (Ret) Ehud Barak has given the go-ahead to a $2.75 billion purchase of 20 Lockheed Martin F-35I Lightning II...

F-35B Demonstrates Hover, STOVL Capability

The first Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II demonstrated its short takeoff, and vertical landing (STOVL) capability, during a series of test flights conducted over...

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,...

Joint Strike Fighter Industry Team Accelerates the Pace

Lockheed Martin has added to the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) momentum on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008 by finishing assembly of the fourth F-35 Lightning II...

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-135 – High Performance Jet Engine for Lightning II

Pratt & Whitney announced today the certification of its F135 engine to power the Lightning II's first flight later this year after successfully completing...
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