News: F-35C

  • 5 Reasons Why the F-35C is Poised to Strengthen U.S. Navy Air Power

    5 Reasons Why the F-35C is Poised to Strengthen U.S. Navy Air Power

    Lockheed Martin // April 09, 2018
    The U.S. Navy's existing fleet of F/A-18 Hornets and F/A-18 Super Hornets is aging fast, with many in need of replacement or costly and time consuming Service Life Extension Plans (SLEP) to extend the aircraft beyond their original 6,000 hour flight limit.
  • Into The Fold: F-35C Carrier Qualifications Aboard Lincoln

    Into The Fold: F-35C Carrier Qualifications Aboard Lincoln

    USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Public Affairs // March 23, 2018
    Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) completed fleet carrier qualifications (CQ) for the F-35C Lightning II program, marking another milestone for the new aircraft, while underway March 17-21.
  • Lincoln Completes First F-35 Carrier Qualification

    U.S. Navy // December 20, 2017
    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) successfully completed Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Carrier Qualifications for the F-35C Lightning II program, carrier qualifying the first nine fleet aviators in the new aircraft, while underway Dec. 7-11.
  • Check Six: Top F-35 Moments of 2017

    Check Six: Top F-35 Moments of 2017

    Lockheed Martin // December 19, 2017
    From completing its first-ever aerial demonstration, to making several exciting international debuts, to tackling significant milestones and being delivered to global customers, 2017 was a year of many ‘first,’ for the F-35 program. Read on to learn more about some of the most exciting milestones the F-35 Lightning II.
  • A Lightning Development In Production

    A Lightning Development In Production

    Aerospace Manufacturing Magazine // December 13, 2017
    When Lockheed Martin envisioned the F-35 Lightning II there was no doubting the ambition for its capabilities. Ed Hill discovers what this has meant for the manufacturers.
  • U.S.Navy’s Newest Fighter Jet F-35C

    U.S.Navy’s Newest Fighter Jet F-35C

    Fox 43 // November 27, 2017
    The U.S. Navy is is looking to the F35-C to become the future of air combat aircraft to eventually replace some of the aging legacy F18's. According to pilot Captain Rick Crecelius, the F35C is a fifth generation fighter jet jam-packed with technological upgrades. "It's indescribable. The leap in capability that is made
  • USS Carl Vinson Conducts F-35C Flight Operations

    USS Carl Vinson Conducts F-35C Flight Operations

    USS Carl Vinson Public Affairs // October 24, 2017
    An F-35C Lightning II landed on and launched from Carl Vinson during day and nighttime operations, completing another step toward becoming an operationally capable aircraft.