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  • 31st TES F-35s Take on Green Flag 15-08

    31st TES F-35s Take on Green Flag 15-08

    DVIDS // June 26, 2015
    The exercise, conducted ten times annually on the 1,200 square-mile ranges of the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, pits more than 5,000 Army soldiers against simulated enemy forces in a two-week-long pre-deployment trial by fire.
  • F-35B Aces First Release of a UK Paveway IV Bomb

    F-35B Aces First Release of a UK Paveway IV Bomb

    Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland // June 19, 2015
    The inaugural weapons separation test of the Paveway IV conducted by the F-35 Lightning II Patuxent River Integrated Test Force (ITF) was a major milestone for the U.K. Royal Navy and RAF F-35 program.
  • How it Works: The F-35’s Martin-Baker Ejection Seat

    How it Works: The F-35’s Martin-Baker Ejection Seat

    June 17, 2015
    Martin-Baker is the world's longest established and most experienced manufacturer of aircraft ejection seats and related survival equipment and the primary contractor building the F-35’s US16E ejection seat.
  • Martin-Baker Delivers 200th Ejection Seat for the F-35

    Martin-Baker Delivers 200th Ejection Seat for the F-35

    Paris Air Show // June 17, 2015
    Today, Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd (MBA) marked the delivery of the 200th ejection seat to Lockheed Martin for the F-35. John Martin, Martin-Baker Joint Managing Director, and Lorraine Martin, Executive Vice President and General Manager for the F-35 program, celebrated the delivery at the Paris Air Show.
  • Four Things to Know About F-35 Production Ramp-Up

    Four Things to Know About F-35 Production Ramp-Up

    June 16, 2015
    Thirty-six F-35s were delivered in 2014, but that number is going to increase more than double over the next three years. Here’s what you should know about how the program got to where it is today and how the ramp-up in production will happen.