F-35 Technologies

 

The F-35 Production Line Video

Posted on August 31, 2012 by Fighter Country


Video courtesy of Lockheed Martin

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F-35 Flight Simulator

Posted on September 26, 2010 by Fighter Country

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F-35 bird impact on canopy testsing

Posted on August 3, 2010 by Fighter Country

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Lockheed Martin’s state-of-the-art painting process for the F-35 JSF

Posted on July 7, 2010 by Fighter Country

Lockheed Martin has developed the most advanced painting facility in the world. It was created for one single purpose: To make the F-35 Lighting II almost invisible to radar. The facility uses a low observable painting process using laser guides to apply radar absorbent composites to joint strike fighter. The robotic laser guides and paint guns use an infra-red grid to triangulate their position in relation to the aircraft. Original post inspiration credit Gizmodo.  Video courtesy of Lockheed Martin.

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Pros & Cons of the F-35 JSF Chapter 1

Posted on May 19, 2010 by Fighter Country

If you missed Wednesday April 21, 2010′s NewsHour on PBS, watch Kwame Holman’s report on the controversial fighter below in five chapters. The Pentagon’s forthcoming warplane, the Joint Strike Fighter, is intended for use across the different branches of the military but has come under fire in Congress for skyrocketing costs and delays. Skeptics and defenders of the aircraft, which will be called the F-35, express their views in the following extended interviews. Author and journalist Bill Sweetman says for the first time the re-equipment plans of the U.S. fighter force is reliant on one program and one manufacturer: Chapter…

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F-35 Training Simulators flying high at Eglin Air Force Base

Posted on May 17, 2010 by Fighter Country

The Navy may not receive its first F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter until 2012, but a simulation-based training program will be ready for the first pilots who arrive at the training wing next year. The Navy plans to begin sending pilots in early 2011 to the training squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Lockheed Martin, which makes the F-35, is developing the training program for the first cadre of experienced pilots, who will in turn train a broader group of Navy pilots. The F-35C community will be limited to experienced pilots — mostly those with at least 1,000…

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Pros & Cons of the F-35 JSF Chapter 2

Posted on April 30, 2010 by Fighter Country

If you missed Wednesday April 21, 2010’s NewsHour on PBS, watch Kwame Holman’s report on the controversial fighter below in five chapters. The Pentagon’s forthcoming warplane, the Joint Strike Fighter, is intended for use across the different branches of the military but has come under fire in Congress for skyrocketing costs and delays. Skeptics and defenders of the aircraft, which will be called the F-35, express their views in the following extended interviews. Author and journalist Bill Sweetman says for the first time the re-equipment plans of the U.S. fighter force is reliant on one program and one manufacturer: Chapter…

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Fixed price offer on F136 engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Posted on April 27, 2010 by Fighter Country

In response to cost overruns and schedule delays in major weapon programs, The Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 was signed into law to mandate competition through the entire life of major defense programs — including funding competing sources. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program creates the perfect opportunity — a multi-role aircraft replacing numerous tactical fighter aircraft, with potential production for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marines and international customers to reach 5,000 to 6,000 aircraft over 30 years. Without competing engines for the fighter, a $100 billion monopoly will be handed to a single supplier. The…

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Chapter 3: Winslow Wheeler says F-35 was doomed from the start

Posted on April 23, 2010 by Fighter Country

If you missed Wednesday April 21, 2010’s NewsHour on PBS, watch Kwame Holman’s report on the controversial fighter below in five chapters. The Pentagon’s forthcoming warplane, the Joint Strike Fighter, is intended for use across the different branches of the military but has come under fire in Congress for skyrocketing costs and delays. Skeptics and defenders of the aircraft, which will be called the F-35, express their views in the following extended interviews. Author and journalist Bill Sweetman says for the first time the re-equipment plans of the U.S. fighter force is reliant on one program and one manufacturer: Chapter…

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Chapter 4: Tom Burbage of Lockheed Martin defends the F-35 JSF from Critics

Posted on April 23, 2010 by Fighter Country

If you missed Wednesday April 21, 2010’s NewsHour on PBS, watch Kwame Holman’s report on the controversial fighter below in five chapters. The Pentagon’s forthcoming warplane, the Joint Strike Fighter, is intended for use across the different branches of the military but has come under fire in Congress for skyrocketing costs and delays. Skeptics and defenders of the aircraft, which will be called the F-35, express their views in the following extended interviews. Author and journalist Bill Sweetman says for the first time the re-equipment plans of the U.S. fighter force is reliant on one program and one manufacturer: Chapter…

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