News: F-35A

  • Video: F-35 Makes its Debut at Paris Air Show

    Video: F-35 Makes its Debut at Paris Air Show

    Shephard Media // June 28, 2017
    Alan Norman, chief test pilot for the F-35 programme at Lockheed Martin, spoke to Shephard about bringing the F-35A to the show and significance of the manoeuvres carried out during its flying display.
  • Luke to Resume Local F-35A Flying Operations

    Luke to Resume Local F-35A Flying Operations

    56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // June 20, 2017
    No specific root cause for the physiological events was identified during recent visits from experts and engineers from the Joint Program Office, Lockheed Martin, the Air Force Research Laboratory and other organizations.
  • Pilots Say F-35 Superior Within Visual Range: Dogfight Criticisms Laid To Rest

    Pilots Say F-35 Superior Within Visual Range: Dogfight Criticisms Laid To Rest

    Breaking Defense // June 19, 2017
    After years of criticism that the F-35 would not fare well in a dogfight and analysis that the program had made a fundamental mistake relying on the plane’s ability to kill enemies beyond visual range, Air Force F-35As will fly a demonstration here this afternoon meant to put those doubts to rest.
  • ​PARIS: F-35 Goes from Zero to Hero

    ​PARIS: F-35 Goes from Zero to Hero

    FlightGlobal // June 18, 2017
    The Lockheed Martin F-35 is steadily becoming a mainstay of big air shows, with its planned high-g performance to mark a key turning point in its show attendance record.
  • First Japanese-Built F-35A Officially Unveiled at Nagoya Facility

    First Japanese-Built F-35A Officially Unveiled at Nagoya Facility

    Lockheed Martin // June 05, 2017
    The first Japanese-assembled F-35A was unveiled at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Komaki South F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility here today. The Japan F-35 FACO is operated by MHI with technical assistance from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and oversight from the U.S. Government.
  • JASDF Pilots Graduate Luke’s F-35 Program

    JASDF Pilots Graduate Luke’s F-35 Program

    944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // May 31, 2017
    Two Japan Air Self-Defense Force pilots “Koku-Jieitai,” become the first from their country to graduate the F-35 program here May 20.