News: U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

  • F-35 Pax River ITF Expands Expeditionary Envelope For USMC

    F-35 Pax River ITF Expands Expeditionary Envelope For USMC

    NAVAIR News // January 22, 2018
    The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force team brings the U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35B one step closer to initial operational test and evaluation as they wrap up testing of the F-35B STOVL envelope with sloped surface vertical landing tests January and February at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field (MCALF) Bogue, N.C.
  • 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.
  • Lincoln Tests F-35C Lightning II at Sea

    Lincoln Tests F-35C Lightning II at Sea

    U.S. Navy // September 12, 2017
    The F-35C will introduce next generation strike-fighter aircraft capabilities to the Navy Carrier Air Wings, enabling the Carrier Strike Groups and numbered fleets to effectively engage and survive a wide range of rapidly evolving threats.
  • Navy Conducts First Live Fire NIFC-CA Test with F-35

    Navy Conducts First Live Fire NIFC-CA Test with F-35

    Naval Sea Systems Command // September 13, 2016
    The Navy hosted its first live fire demonstration to successfully test the integration of F-35 with existing Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) architecture, Sept. 12.
  • NAS Lemoore Prepares for F-35 Arrival, More F/A-18s

    NAS Lemoore Prepares for F-35 Arrival, More F/A-18s

    Navy Times // May 10, 2015
    The Navy's transition to the F-35C Lightning II — coupled with the U.S. military's shift to the Pacific — is helping to turn this somewhat remote air station into the largest strike fighter hub in the Navy.
  • F-35C Conducts First Detachment Visit at NAS Lemoore

    F-35C Conducts First Detachment Visit at NAS Lemoore

    Naval Air Force Pacific Public Affairs // April 16, 2015
    Sailors and members of the community had the opportunity to observe an F-35C Lightning II aircraft static display at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California.
  • F-35C Makes First Arrested Landing on Aircraft Carrier

    F-35C Makes First Arrested Landing on Aircraft Carrier

    Defense News // November 03, 2014
    An F-35C Lightning II, the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, made an arrested landing aboard a flattop today, an important milestone both in the development of the stealth fighter and in naval aviation history.