F-35 Watch





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F-35 Gulps Fuel from Italian Tanker

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has gulped down thousands of pounds of jet fuel from an Italian air force tanker in another milestone for the weapons program, the…





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F-35B Leaps off Ski Jump for the First Time

The F-35B jump-jet version of the Joint Strike Fighter has completed its first takeoff from a ski jump, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The stealthy fifth-generation fighter jet…



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F-35 Tested in Extreme Weather Conditions

The Pentagon’s F-35 Lightning II has been test-flying in extreme heat, artic cold, rain, humidity, ice and desert winds in a specially engineered climactic laboratory…


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A Tale of Two Gatling Guns: F-35 vs. A-10

The Daily Beast’s Dave Majumdar is out with another excellent story about how the gun on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon’s newest and…







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F-35 Stealth Questions Bring Back B-2 Memories

Boeing’s recent strategy to question the effectiveness of the F-35’s stealth capabilities against the latest air defense radars brings to mind similar questions that were…


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Australia Buys 58 More F-35s

Australia announced Tuesday it will buy 58 more F-35s at a cost of $12.4 billion to build their fleet of fifth generation fighters to 72….