HMS Queen Elizabeth departs for trials with UK F-35B jets

The trials, known as Westlant, will take place off the US East Coast.

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F-35B in first hot ordnance reload action in Indo-Pacific

F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp used the GAU-22 cannon ...

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Italian aircraft carrier Cavour docks for F-35B upgrades

The 2008-built carrier will be fitted with capability to operate the Joint Strike Fighter.

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Royal Navy aviators poised for first overseas deployment

Royal Navy pilots flying UK F-35B jets in Cyprus will mark the first time in over a decade UK naval aviators are ...

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UK starts integration of Meteor, SPEAR missiles on F-35Bs

UK defense contractor BAE Systems announced it has started work on the integration of Meteor air-to-air and SPEAR ...

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UK opens High-G training site for fighter jets

A new High-G training and test facility used by fast jet pilots in the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force to replicate ...

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Japan mulls turning helicopter destroyer into F-35B carrier

Japan is considering turning one of its helicopter destroyers into a “multi-purpose aircraft carrier” ...

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HMS Queen Elizabeth wraps up second round of F-35B trials

The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier has completed the final round of F-35B trials for this year and is ...

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F-35B lands "backwards" in another Westlant 18 milestone

After acing the revolutionary shipborne rolling vertical landing earlier this year, Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS ...

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UK places order for additional 17 F-35s

The UK defense ministry announced it has ordered an additional 17 F-35 stealth jets, doubling the total number of ...

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Raytheon's SSDS digitally connects with F-35B jet at sea

The US Navy Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) established a digital air connection between a ship at sea and an ...

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F-35Bs flying from HMS Queen Elizabeth drop first bombs

F-35 Lightning fighter jets have dropped first test bombs during flight trials on board the Royal Navy aircraft ...

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Royal Navy starts F-35B rolling vertical landing trials

Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was at the center of an important milestone for the F-35 program as ...

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F-35Bs ace night-time landings on HMS Queen Elizabeth trials

F-35 Lightning jets achieved another milestone during flight trials on board the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS ...

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F-35Bs land on HMS Queen Elizabeth for first time ever

The UK has once again joined the club of aircraft carrier operating nations as first F-35Bs landed on the flight ...

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F-35B conducts first combat strike from USS Essex

In a milestone for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, a Marine Corps F-35B flying from amphibious assault ...

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Rolls-Royce opens F-35B LiftFan production site in UK

A facility for the manufacturing of LiftFan systems for F-35B jets has been ceremonially opened by UK defense ...

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HMS Queen Elizabeth enters Norfolk

Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Norfolk, Virginia, after evading Hurricane Florence ...

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HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in the US for F-35B trials

Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has reached the United States for planned F-35B flight ...

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UK F-35B pilots on final preparations for carrier trials

A team of four F-35B test pilots are making final preparations for taking their aircraft aboard Royal Navy aircraft ...

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HMS Queen Elizabeth setting sail for F-35B trials

Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is scheduled to get underway from HMNB Portsmouth on Saturday for ...

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