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Watch The First Transatlantic Flight Of A F-35 Fighter

Video: The Lockheed Martin F-35 continues to tick off production goals on its journey to ready-for-service status for the nine partner countries — including Australia — involved in its development. Today, one of the first F-35s built in Italy has flown across the Atlantic Ocean to join the F-35 training fleet in Maryland.


Australia Should Buy F-22s, Not F-35s, Says Retired RAAF Wing Commander

A submission to a Senate inquiry into the feasibility of Government’s planned purchase of at least 72 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets says that the multirole planes will be instantly outmatched in air superiority by the airborne wings of competing countries in the region like China and Indonesia, and will fare even worse against future threats. It suggests — hypothetically — that Australia instead push for the F-22 Raptor, a jet that the United States has never sold to even its closest military allies.


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.


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