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F-35 could be part of German Air Force Panavia Tornado replacement

Germany eyeing F-35-Eurofighter combo for Tornado replacement program

Reports say Germany is backtracking from decision to buy Super Hornets, eyeing instead F-35As Joint Strike Fighters.
QRA F-35 at Avenes AFB in northern Norway

Norwegian F-35s take over scramble missions from F-16 predecessors

Royal Norwegian Air Force's new F-35s have officially taken over the Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) mission, ending the F-16 fleet’s 42 year-long...

USS Abraham Lincoln deploys with first Marine Corps F-35C squadron

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and ships from its carrier strike group got underway from San Diego for...
F-35B laser peening

Life-extending laser treatment approved for F-35B fighters

The US Navy has verified a process that promises to strengthen the frame of an F-35B fighter without adding any additional material...
USMC F-35Bs in the UK

Lockheed nets $847M order for 105 more F-35 jets

Lockheed Martin has received an $847 million contract modification from the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for the delivery of an...
F35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter

Lockheed gets funds to develop new F-35 variant for unspecified customer

The US defense department has awarded Lockheed Martin a $49 million contract for work on the development of a Joint Strike Fighter...
Dutch F-35 arriving home

Dutch F-35s now operational as first squadron stands up

The Royal Netherlands Air Force has declared initial operational capability (IOC) for its F-35 fifth-generation fighter aircraft, joining a select group of...
Northrop Grumman's SiAWA2/AD missile in its testbed aircraft ahead of second test flight

Northrop Grumman’s SiAW A2/AD missile completes second flight test

Northrop Grumman says it has completed the second flight test of its new anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) missile, demonstrating capabilities that will meet...
First USAF F-35A in England

US Air Force’s first Europe-based F-35s arrive in England

The first US Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft to be based in Europe have arrived at their new home in Suffolk,...

US Navy’s youngest Nimitz-class carrier launches its first F-35C

US Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) launched and recovered an F-35C Lightning II aircraft for the first time...
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