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  • First Female F-35 Pilot Begins Training

    First Female F-35 Pilot Begins Training

    Eglin AFB, Florida // May 06, 2015
    Lt. Col. Christine Mau, 33rd Fighter Wing Operations Group deputy commander, completed her first training flight in the single-seat fifth-generation fighter following 14 virtual training missions in the Full Mission Simulator at the F-35 Academic Training Center.
  • Luke’s Flagship Strike Fighter

    Luke’s Flagship Strike Fighter

    Luke AFB, Arizona // May 04, 2015
    The aircraft, tail number 5056, with the last two numbers representing the wing, was the base’s 22nd F-35, according to a release.
  • Luke 1 Brings Flagship Home

    Luke 1 Brings Flagship Home

    Luke AFB, Arizona // April 29, 2015
    Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, lands the flagship F-35 Lightning ll at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, April 28, 2015.
  • Rockwell Collins’ FireStormTM Targeting System Certified for use with F-35

    Rockwell Collins’ FireStormTM Targeting System Certified for use with F-35

    Edwards AFB, California // April 21, 2015
    A current and qualified Forward Air Controller (FAC) from the United Kingdom, using the Rockwell Collins FireStorm Integrated Targeting System, was the first to successfully guide an F-35 Lightning II aircraft digitally using a complete air strike mission thread in both a ground test and live flight.
  • Rolls-Royce Opens New Facility

    Rolls-Royce Opens New Facility

    Inside Indiana Business // April 20, 2015
    Rolls-Royce has opened a repair facility for fighter jet propulsion components in Plainfield.
  • Bogdan Praises Norwegian F-35 Weapons

    Bogdan Praises Norwegian F-35 Weapons

    Defense News // April 17, 2015
    The head of the F-35 joint program office praised on Friday a pair of munitions developed by Norway, despite reluctance from the Pentagon to purchase the weaponry.