Latest F-35B Stories

2010-03-19 08:25:00

A supersonic F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter has successfully completed a vertical touchdown, confirming the craft's ability to land in confined spaces both at land and at sea, manufacturer Lockheed Martin is reporting. On Thursday, pilot Graham Tomlinson successfully completed a STOVL (short take off, vertical landing) flight in the F35-B, performing a 93mph launch from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, at 1:09pm EDT. Thirteen minutes later, he positioned the aircraft 150-feet...

2010-02-03 09:30:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle air crew personnel have become the first aviators to aerially refuel the F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing variant (STOVL) of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) using a probe-and-drogue refueling system during a recent mission at Lockheed Martin's Ft. Worth, Tex. manufacturing facility. These first aerial refueling missions were performed by Wyle aircrew flying a Navy KC-130 tanker aircraft assigned to the U.S. Navy's Air Test and Evaluation...

2010-01-27 10:51:00

PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A Royal Air Force officer on Tuesday became the first active-duty service pilot from the United Kingdom to take to the skies in a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). RAF Squadron Leader Steve Long piloted BF-2, the second short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B, over Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., logging the aircraft's 18th mission. Long departed at 9:55 a.m. EST...

2009-11-16 09:40:00

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) stealth fighter arrived Sunday at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., where it will conduct its first hovers and vertical landings. The ferry flight initiates a sequence of F-35 arrivals at Patuxent River this year and next. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091116/DA11683) Piloted by Lockheed Martin F-35...

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