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Extraordinary Overhead Photo Of Two F-35s On An Aircraft Carrier

Briefly: This amazing photo by Dane Wiedmann reminds me of a toy aircraft carrier I had when I was 12. It’s the F-35C CF-3 and CF-5 on the deck of the USS Nimitz during their first trials at sea.


Cool Photos Of F-22s And F-35s Flying Together For The First Time

Behold the F-22 Raptor (top two) and F-35 Lightning II (bottom two) flying together for the first time in history. Arguably the two most technologically advanced military jets in the world, the Lt. Col. Matt Renbarger — commander of the 58th Fighter Squadron — says they mix together like peanut butter and jelly.


Cool Ultra-HD Photo Of The First F-35C Carrier Night Test

Impressive photo of the F-35C, the US Navy variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, about to take off from the USS Nimitz supercarrier at night for the first time ever.


Video: F-35 Lands On An Aircraft Carrier For The First Time Ever

The US Navy variant of the F -35 Lightning II has landed aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time ever. This arrested landing by Navy test pilot Cmdr. Tony Wilson on the USS Nimitz marks a new two-week period of testing at sea. Watch it from multiple angles:


Say What You Want About It, But This Aeroplane Still Looks Like It's From The Future

Briefly: Sure, it has had lots of problems. Yes, it is expensive as hell. But you can’t deny that the F-35 is one handsome bastard. It still feels from the future in these pictures that Lockheed Martin just sent me.


All US And UK F-35s Are Being Grounded (Again) Because Of Engine Fires

Military officials from both the US and UK have been forced to ground each and every F-35 in their fleets so that their engines can be inspected — following another fire last week. By our count, this will be the eighth time the entire fleet has had to be been grounded — although it’s hard to keep accurate tallies given it happens practically all the time.


The F-35 Fleet Was Grounded Again For The Bajillionth Time

The Pentagon grounded its very expensive and very problematic F-35 fleet over the weekend due to an apparent engine oil leak. Within a day or so, the US military inspected all 104 of the jets, three of which did not pass the tests. The rest are now back in the air.


Is The F-35 Fighter Jet That Australia Is Buying Actually Worth It?

The US military’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft is proving to be a pain in the neck in more ways than one. An expose from CBS News looks at the extent of the program’s many delays and cost over-runs.


Australia To Boost Joint Strike Fighter Order To 72 Aircraft: A Brief History Of The Troubled F-35 Program

According to several reports, Prime Minister Tony Abbott will today formally announce that Australia will buy 58 more F-35 Joint Strike fighters — bringing the planned F-35 fleet to 72 aircraft in total. The first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is slated for delivery in 2018 ahead of RAAF operation in 2020. But as technically advanced as the stealthy 5th-gen F-35 is, the program has also had its fair share of ups and downs. Let’s take a brief look…


The Insanely Expensive F-35 Is Delayed Again, For Australia Too

A United States Government report reveals that the F-35 will be delayed yet again. This time, the problem is stalled software development. It’s just the latest in a long line of delays and problems. Australia’s F-35 order, for at least 14 jets, is looking more and more like throwing money into the wind.