Poland purchases 32 F-35s

POLAND SIGNS CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF 32 F-35s

DEBLIN, POLAND – In the presence of President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, an agreement was signed today between the governments of Poland and the U.S. for the purchase of 32 F-35A Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) variant fighter jets. Poland becomes the 14th nation and 10th NATO country to buy the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II. Initial deliveries will begin in … Continue reading POLAND SIGNS CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF 32 F-35s

Polish Air Force will buy the F-35

POLAND WILL SIGN CONTRACT FOR 32 F-35s

WARSAW, POLAND – Poland will sign a contract for 32 F-35s on Friday, Mariusz Blaszczak – the Polish Minister of Defense – announced on Twitter. The F-35 will replace the old Polish fighter jets from the Cold War – the MiG-29 and Su-22. Poland will sign the contract on Friday January 31 at 3:00 PM local time in Deblin, Eastern Poland. The deal has a … Continue reading POLAND WILL SIGN CONTRACT FOR 32 F-35s

Lockheed Martin Delivers 134 F-35s in 2019; Exceeding Annual Commitment

VIDEO – LOCKHEED MARTIN HAS DELIVERED 134 F-35s IN 2019

BETHESDA, MARYLAND – Lockheed Martin has exceeded its delivery commitment to joint governments in 2019 by delivering the 134th F-35 Lightning II last Monday. Next year, 141 more F-35 Lightning IIs will be delivered. A total of 134 delivered F-35s represent a 47 percent increase from 2018 and almost a 200 percent increase from 2016. In 2020, the aircraft manufacturer plans to deliver 141 F-35s … Continue reading VIDEO – LOCKHEED MARTIN HAS DELIVERED 134 F-35s IN 2019

U.S. Air Force's F-35 Demo Team announces new schedule for 2020 airshow season

U.S. AIR FORCE’S F-35 DEMO TEAM HAS ANNOUNCED ITS SCHEDULE FOR 2020 AIRSHOW SEASON

HILL AFB, UTAH – The U.S. Air Force’s F-35 Demo Team – based at Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah – has announced its schedule for the 2020 airshow season. The team will start with performances at 2 military bases in Arizona, Stars and Stripes reports. The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB says in a schedule posted on their website that the F-35 … Continue reading U.S. AIR FORCE’S F-35 DEMO TEAM HAS ANNOUNCED ITS SCHEDULE FOR 2020 AIRSHOW SEASON

7 New F-35A Lightnings Have Arrived

THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE RECEIVES 7 MORE F-35s

WILLIAMTOWN, AUSTRALIA – On December 13, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) received seven more F-35A Lightnings II. Seven F-35As flew from Luke AFB in Arizona to RAAF Base Williamtown in Australia, bringing the RAAF’s in-country F-35 fleet to a total of 13 jets. The arrival brought the total number of F-35As at RAAF Williamtown to 13. Another 5 F-35As are also based at Luke … Continue reading THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE RECEIVES 7 MORE F-35s

F-35 Demo Team at Aviation Nation 2019 Airshow

VIDEO – USAF F-35 DEMO TEAM PERFORMING THE LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON AT AVIATION NATION 2019

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – It’s the last airshow of the season, hosted at one of the most busiest air force bases in the country: Nellis AFB, just outside Las Vegas. The airshow is known as Aviation Nation, held in November of each year. The 2019 edition was held on November 16-17, and it was once again a great showcase of what the U.S. Air Force has … Continue reading VIDEO – USAF F-35 DEMO TEAM PERFORMING THE LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON AT AVIATION NATION 2019

Royal Navy F-35B completes first phase of test flights on HMS Queen Elizabeth

VIDEO – ROYAL NAVY F-35B LIGHTNINGS COMPLETE FIRST PHASE OF FLIGHT TESTS WITH HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH

PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND – Royal Navy F-35B Lightnings have disembarked on completion of the first phase of operational tests onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth in the USA. This 5-week period has been a significant, and historic step towards their first operational deployment together in 2021. The test period included further flying with USMC F-35Bs. Watch how leading photographer Dan Shepherd captured the adrenaline-fuelled action onboard in this … Continue reading VIDEO – ROYAL NAVY F-35B LIGHTNINGS COMPLETE FIRST PHASE OF FLIGHT TESTS WITH HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH

USAF F-35 Going Vertical After Take Off At The Royal International Air Tattoo

VIDEO – USAF F-35 GOING VERTICAL AFTER TAKE OFF WITH FULL AFTERBURNER

RAF FAIRFORD, ENGLAND – It’s always awesome to see an F-35 take off with full afterburner at an airshow. This video of an F-35A from the USAF F-35 Demo Team shows the power of the engine and the impressive climb rate of the 5th Gen jet when it goes vertical after take off at RAF Fairford Air Base in the UK, during the largest military … Continue reading VIDEO – USAF F-35 GOING VERTICAL AFTER TAKE OFF WITH FULL AFTERBURNER

WATCH HOW THIS F-35 ACCELERATES AWAY FROM AN F-16 AS IT IGNITES THE AFTERBURNER

VIDEO – WATCH HOW THIS F-35 ACCELERATES AWAY FROM AN F-16 AS IT IGNITES THE AFTERBURNER

CALIFORNIA – Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) photographer Frank Crebas is giving us an interesting insight on his awesome job in the sky: shooting air-to-air pics of other planes – often fast fighter jets – like in this case a RNLAF F-35A in the skies over California, last January. The video shows us how hard it is for the photographer to keep up with the … Continue reading VIDEO – WATCH HOW THIS F-35 ACCELERATES AWAY FROM AN F-16 AS IT IGNITES THE AFTERBURNER

King Willem Alexander pays visit to Leeuwarden AB

DUTCH KING VISITS FIRST OPERATIONAL RNLAF F-35 AT LEEUWARDEN AIR BASE

LEEUWARDEN AIR BASE, NETHERLANDS – King Willem Alexander from The Netherlands paid a visit to Leeuwarden Air Base on Wednesday, together with the Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), Lieutenant General Dennis Luyt. The King’s reason for the visit was the brand new and first operational F-35A from the 322nd Squadron and the re-established future – MQ-9 Reaper – 306th Squadron. A “game … Continue reading DUTCH KING VISITS FIRST OPERATIONAL RNLAF F-35 AT LEEUWARDEN AIR BASE