Latest Updates

All Media

Media - News | Aug 12, 2019

F-35 Sets New Record

An Air Force F-35A set a new speed record Aug. 1 when it took to the air as part of a sortie just seven hours after leaving the production facility. The 338th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, hit the milestone after accepting delivery of its 68th Joint Strike Fighter, according to a […]
Read More

Media - News | Aug 10, 2019

Marine Women Advance F-35 Program, Make Headlines as Program Accelerates

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Anneliese Satz made history on June 27, 2019 when she became the first female USMC fighter pilot to complete the F-35B Lighting II training syllabus. Following her completion of training in the F-35B at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, Capt. Satz attended the grueling SERE school (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, […]
Read More

Media - News | Aug 08, 2019

Test successful: F-35 Lightning II Sends Live Target Data to Missile Defense System

The F-35 Lightning II has completed a monumental milestone during a recent Orange Flag exercise, transmitting live targeting data to the Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS). The system, developed by Northrop Grumman, was able to link up with the F-35’s onboard sensor suite, allowing it to “receive and develop […]
Read More

Media - News | Aug 07, 2019

F-35 News: America’s Deadliest Fighter Is Headed to Florida

The Trump administration is confirming that a U.S. Air Force (USAF) base in the Florida Panhandle that was devastated by Hurricane Michael will be rebuilt so it can house F-35 fighter jets. Vice President Mike Pence tweeted on Aug. 6, 2019 that squadrons of F-35 fighter jets will be based at Tyndall Air Force Base […]
Read More

Media - News | Aug 06, 2019

F-35 Spots Targets For Army Missile Defenders

An Air Force F-35 has transmitted live targeting data to the Army’s IBCS missile defense network on the ground, Lockheed Martin announced this afternoon. It’s an important step forward for two high tech programs that have come in for frequent criticism. It’s even more important for the wider interservice struggle to create a Multi-Domain Command […]
Read More