UK F-35Bs ready for take off from HMS Queen Elizabeth

UK’s F-35B fighter jets are now cleared for take-off from the Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen ...

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Photo: USS Makin Island enters dry dock

US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) on August 25 entered a floating dry dock in San ...

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F-35B makes first "ski jump" loaded with Paveway IV & ASRAAM

A short take-off vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B Lightning II aircraft took off from the ski jump loaded ...

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US Navy, Marine Corps preparing for first F-35B deployment

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps leaders gathered in Pearl Harbor last month for the “Joint Strike Fighter ...

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Royal Navy aircraft handlers train on replica jets

Royal Navy sailors have received life-size replicas of the F-35 Lightning II jets to help them train for operations ...

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UK invests £135m in new F-35B hangar

The UK defense ministry announced it has awarded a £135million contract for the construction of a new hangar for ...

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F-35B ready USS Essex returns to sea

U.S. Navy’s Wasp-class multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) returned to sea on May 3 after ...

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BAE Systems gets UK F-35B maintenance contract

The U.S. Department of Defense last week awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth more than £80m (US$102.2m) to ...

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BAE introduces F35B simulator for Royal Navy carriers

A new flight simulator for the F-35B Lightning II aircraft is now ready to help prepare pilots to take the real ...

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F-35Bs arrive in Japan

U.S. Marines’ F-35B Lightning II aircraft arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni on January 18 as the ...

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USS Wasp wraps up 6-month stint ahead of Japan deployment

After 12 years of idleness in port, U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) deployed this year ...

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F-35Bs complete weapons load tests aboard USS America

The F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter jets that are currently carrying out the third developmental test phase ...

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First F-35B swaps engine in USS America hangar

The new U.S. stealth jet, F-35B Lightning II, completed a new milestone during its third and final developmental ...

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UK engineers are aboard USS America for F-35B trials

The U.S. Navy recently shared news of the Marines’ F-35B stealth fighter jet conducting trials aboard the ...

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USS Essex upgraded for F-35B operations

The U.S. Navy is currently modifying its Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2) to make it capable of ...

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UK government signs £184M deal for F-35B ASRAAM missile

The UK Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with European missile manufacturer MBDA worth around £184 million ...

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Sneak peek: Royal Navy fighter jet debuts later this year

The Royal Navy has said their new strike fighter will make its UK debut later this year. The F-35B Lightning II ...

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F-35B Cockpit Simulator Brought to London

With the Introduction to Service of the F-35B Lightning II jets starting to ramp up, and the first carrier ...

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UK Joins US in F-35B Lightning II Fast Jet Trials

A group of Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel are currently at sea onboard USS WASP, joining American ...

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F-35B Operational Test Begins aboard USS Wasp

Six U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II jet aircraft arrived Monday evening aboard the USS Wasp off the coast of ...

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New F-35B Lightning II Undergoes Extreme Temperature Tests

The new F-35B Lightning II joint striker fighter destined for the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince ...

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