Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II News

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2024-06-10T12:47:41.118468-07:00

Hawaii Hosts Large-Scale Fighter Exercise

The Hawaii Air National Guard is conducting a significant training event with F-22s, F-35s, F-16s, and A-10s from May 29 to June 12, demonstrating interoperability and combat readiness.

2024-06-10T08:32:27.025319-07:00

Germany Weighs Additional Purchase of 8 F-35 Jets

The potential acquisition would expand Germany's F-35 fleet, enhancing its defense capabilities amid growing regional tensions.

2024-06-09T05:09:44.663472-07:00

Germany's F-35 Production to Begin Q4 2023 at Lockheed Marietta Plant

Lockheed Martin will start assembling the first parts for Germany's lead F-35A at its Marietta site in Georgia, with deliveries commencing in 2026. The move marks a significant step in Lockheed's European expansion strategy.

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2024-06-13T09:55:12.430100-07:002024-06-13T09:55:12.430100-07:00

Israel Acquires Third Squadron of F-35s

The Israeli Ministry of Defense has signed a Letter of Agreement (LOA) for the procurement of an additional squadron of Lockheed Martin F-35s, bolstering the Israeli Air Force's capabilities.

2024-06-10T12:47:41.118468-07:002024-06-10T12:47:41.118468-07:00

Hawaii Hosts Large-Scale Fighter Exercise

The Hawaii Air National Guard is conducting a significant training event with F-22s, F-35s, F-16s, and A-10s from May 29 to June 12, demonstrating interoperability and combat readiness.

2024-06-07T13:53:52.006591-07:002024-06-07T13:53:52.006591-07:00

US Navy Seeks New RF Countermeasure for F-35

The U.S. Navy is considering a self-defense upgrade for the Lockheed Martin F-35, similar to the MBDA BriteCloud, to enhance its active RF countermeasure capabilities.

2024-06-06T14:18:14.284780-07:002024-06-06T14:18:14.284780-07:00

Czech Republic to Host Central European F-35 Training Hub

The Czech Republic is set to establish a regional training center for the F-35, positioning itself as a Central European hub for this advanced fighter jet. Lockheed Martin is involved in this strategic development.

2024-06-01T12:23:39.360619-07:002024-06-01T12:23:39.360619-07:00

Finland to Equip F-35As with JASSM-ER Missiles

The integration of AGM-158B JASSM-ER with the Finnish F-35 fleet will coincide with the aircraft's delivery schedule, enhancing Finland's long-range strike capabilities.