Watch Australia’s F-35A Joint Strike Fighter Take Its Maiden Flight

Watch Australia’s F-35A Joint Strike Fighter Take Its Maiden Flight


The Joint Strike Fighter platform was co-funded by a whole mess of nations around the world as the next-generation of warplane, but issues plagued the development phase. As a result, the cost has blown out by billions and the delays are massive.

Australia is getting 72 of the planes at a cost of $12 billion, and this is the first: F35-001.

Honestly, for all the nonsense around the JSF project both here and abroad, it’s awesome seeing this thing up in the air.