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Missiles Are Literally Falling Off Britain's Crumbling Jets

While Britain waits (and waits, and waits) for the F-35 to stop breaking, the mainstay of its ground-attack aircraft remains the Panavia Tornado, a ’70s airframe that is not ageing gracefully. Exhibit A: the two Brimstone missiles that accidentally ‘became detached’ during a landing in Cyprus today.


Here's Your New Wallpaper: A Pitch Perfect Photo Of A F-35

I’ve seen lots of publicity shots of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning fighter, one of the most controversial US military aircraft ever, but this photo left me speechless.


See The First Female F-35 Pilot Begin Her Training

Lt Col Christine Mau, 33rd Operations Group deputy commander, just completed a training flight as the first female F-35 pilot in the US. Here are photos of her in an F-35A, a fifth-generation single-seat fighter.


Aerial Refuelling Pictures Never Get Old 

Regardless your thoughts on the F-35 program, or billion-dollar fighter jets in general, there’s still something inherently amazing about mid-air refuelling: two man-made machines, probably hundreds of miles from home, hooking up in mid-air and transferring aerial lifeblood from one to another.


The $400,000 F-35 Pilot Helmet Can See Through The Pilot's Aircraft

This is one of the priciest pieces of pilots’ head gear ever constructed. The F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS), with the tremendous price tag of $US400,000, is so advanced that it lets pilots see through their own airframe.


Mind-Control Breakthrough: Quadriplegic Woman Flies F-35 With Her Mind

Arati Prabhakar — director of the Pentagons advanced research arm DARPA — has revealed a breakthrough achievement in machine mind control: Jan Scheuermann, a 55-year-old quadriplegic woman with electrodes implanted in her brain, has been able to fly an F-35 fighter jet using just her mind. This is her:


A Crucial F-35 Fighter Component Is Being Built On Sydney's North Shore

The Lane Cove West Business Park on Sydney’s north shore is a sleepy little place, but inside one of its buildings, behind these doors, something very high-tech is being created. Rockwell Collins Australia, a subsidiary of its American parent, is hard at work building an integral part of the world-class sensor suite that goes into the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.


F-35 Lightning II Gets Turned Into Iceblock By Giant Fridge

Photo: Here’s Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II undergoing tests in extreme freezing weather conditions.


Pentagon Scolds US Air Force For Wasting Nearly $US9 Billion On Drones

Drones are expensive. Aircraft like General Atomics’s MQ-1 Predator or MQ-9 Reaper cost millions of dollars piece, while the cost of maintaining the fleet stretches into the high tens of billions dollars over their lifespans. The Pentagon’s internal watchdog is aware of this, and recently lambasted the Air Force for not justifying the purchase of 46 Reapers — potentially wasting $US8.8 billion of taxpayers’ money.


Impressive Photo Of The F-35 Lightning II With All Its Weaponry Lined Up

Photo: Lockheed Martin sent us this impressive shot by Matt Short of the F-35 Lightning II showing all the weaponry it can carry. Of course, it can’t carry everything you see at the same time, just a few of them. But it’s designed to carry — and fire — any of them.


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