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Led partner F-35 was blown away by the wind

During the third test flight, the demonstrator of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) XQ-58A Valkyrie, which should become the guided partner of the fifth generation fighter F-35 Lightning II, was damaged, reports The Drive. The incident occurred on October 9 at the Yuma test site in Arizona (USA) while landing a drone. Prior to this, […]

Pentagon buys nearly 500 F-35 fighters

The Pentagon has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin for the construction of 478 fifth-generation F-35 fighter-bombers worth $ 34 billion. This was announced on Tuesday, October 29, US Deputy Secretary of Defense Ellen Lord told reporters, reports TASS. “This is a historic milestone in the production of these fighters,” said the Lord. The first […]

Germany saw the "invisible" F-35

The German company Hensoldt invented the TwInvis passive radar station (radar), capable of "seeing" the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II fighter, according to C4ISRNET. The American publication, referring to Hensoldt, writes that the company’s radar managed to track a couple of stealth aircraft at a distance of 150 kilometers during the ILA Berlin Air Show […]

Russia recognized the ability of the S-400 to “desacralize” the F-35

In Turkey, the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) can “deacralize” fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II fighters, the Russian Defense Ministry reports to RIA Novosti. "The thrill and excitement of the Pentagon over the probable desacralization of F-35 fighters by Turkish S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems is not unfounded," the military department said. It also notes that […]

Lockheed Martin showed the world “eyes” F-35

The American military-industrial company Lockheed Martin has posted on Facebook a video demonstrating the operation of the advanced electro-optical aiming system Advanced Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) of the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II fighter. “See the difference — On the right, the Advanced EOTS for the F-35 Lightning II offers crystal clear resolution, unrivaled multispectral […]

The US decided to replace the F-22 and F-35

The U.S. Air Force is preparing to radically change the strategy for acquiring promising fighters by taking the industry to create new aircraft for five years or less, Defense Rocket Procurement Executive Director Will Roper told Defense News. According to him, the changes in the Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program, which involves the creation […]

F-35 trained to fight with Russia

The fifth-generation fighter F-35 Lightning II in live broadcast mode transmitted data to the US Army's integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) unified control system for air defense and missile defense, Defense Defense reports. According to the publication, the demonstration made it possible to verify the ability of the F-35 Lightning II […]