News: F-35B

  • F-35 Helmet, Ahead of Our Time

    F-35 Helmet, Ahead of Our Time

    DVIDS // November 19, 2016
    When the DoD launched the acquisition process for the revolutionary multi-service, multi-role, single seat, single engine strike fighter aircraft known as the F-35 Lightning II, they envisioned a common platform across three variants that ultimately invigorated the defense industry world-wide.
  • F-35 ALIS 2.0.2 Fielding to Start Early Next Year

    F-35 ALIS 2.0.2 Fielding to Start Early Next Year

    Inside Defense // November 18, 2016
    ​F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin now anticipates the next software release of the jet's Autonomic Logistics Information System will begin fielding in early 2017 -- at least five months later than the program anticipated.
  • Marines Do First-of-its-Kind Maintenance Test with F-35B on Ship

    Marines Do First-of-its-Kind Maintenance Test with F-35B on Ship

    DoD Buzz // November 10, 2016
    To prove that the Marines’ new 5th-generation fighter could undergo maintenance during an at-sea deployment, air crew aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America took one of the aircraft apart–and put it back together again.
  • Madly, Truly, Deeply

    Madly, Truly, Deeply

    Air Force Magazine // November 08, 2016
    Though it looks like one, the F-35 is “not a fighter,” but is “infinitely, exponentially” better than one, and is certainly far more than a mere replacement for the AV-8B Harrier in Marine Corps usage, F-35B pilot Lt. Col. David Berke said Monday.
  • F-35 MRO&U Initial Component Global Assignments Made by DoD

    F-35 MRO&U Initial Component Global Assignments Made by DoD

    United States Department of Defense // November 07, 2016
    The Department of Defense has assigned F-35 Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) capability for the first component repair assignments Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS), for the first 65 of 774 repairables.
  • F-35 Lightning II Testing Begins on USS America

    F-35 Lightning II Testing Begins on USS America

    U.S. Navy - USS America (LHA 6) Public Affairs // November 01, 2016
    ​America will embark seven F-35Bs -- two are scheduled to begin the third shipboard phase of developmental test (DT-III) and five are scheduled to conduct operational testing.
  • Five F-35Bs Begin Shipboard Testing

    Five F-35Bs Begin Shipboard Testing

    Inside Defense // November 01, 2016
    Five Joint Strike Fighter "B"-variant aircraft landed on the amphibious assault ship America for testing last week, according to the Navy.