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F-35 Lightning II fighter jets can finally fly in lightning after years of dodging storms

The F-35A previously had problems with lightning and was prohibited from flying within 25 miles of …

Chris Panella   


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Japan showed off the destroyer it's turning into an aircraft carrier for F-35 stealth fighters

Japan hasn't flown fighter jets from carriers since World War II, but it's building out its capabil…

Chris Panella   


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An F-35B test plane crashed into a New Mexico hillside while flying from a Lockheed Martin facility to a US airbase

The F-35 was a developmental model on its way from a Lockheed Martin facility in Texas to Edwards A…

Matthew Loh   


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F-35s are going to be a 'game-changer' for US Navy amphibious assault ship and former 'Harrier carrier' USS Bataan, senior officer says

USS Bataan will undergo a major overhaul to carry F-35s that'll make it "the most advanced amphibio…

Chris Panella   


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The US military is throttling back on the F-35 as other militaries stock up on the stealth fighter

US Air Force officials "remain committed to the F-35," but they don't want to buy as many of them i…

Christopher Woody   


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The F-35 was 'designed precisely' to fight and win in the kind of war happening in Ukraine, former test pilot says

The F-35's "capacity to neutralize the enemy cannot be matched by any other airplane," former test …

Constantine Atlamazoglou   


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US Navy pulls sunken F-35 stealth fighter up 12,400 feet from the bottom of the South China Sea

It took a little over a month for the Navy to recover the jet, which crashed on the deck of an airc…

Julie Coleman   


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This guy's description of the missing F-35 crashing in South Carolina is perfection

A man who heard the missing F-35 stealth fighter scream past his house and crash thought it was a "…

Paul Squire   


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The UK has recovered the F-35 stealth fighter that crashed off an aircraft carrier into the sea

British newspaper reports say it took a couple of weeks to find the plane and then another few week…

Ryan Pickrell   


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The US Air Force F-35A stealth fighter just took a big step toward being able to drop nuclear bombs

"It makes our potential adversaries think more about their game plan," an Air Force official said o…

Ryan Pickrell   


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A US F-22 Raptor pilot describes the challenge of going up against F-35 red-air aggressors

"It is challenging, even flying the Raptor to have good [situational awareness] on where the F-35s …

Ryan Pickrell   


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A pilot flying off Britain's flagship aircraft carrier was forced to bail out of an F-35 stealth fighter in the Mediterranean

The British defense ministry said that the pilot was able to make it safely back to the ship and th…

Ryan Pickrell   


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The Air Force is trying to save 2 severely damaged F-35s by merging them into a single 'Franken-bird' aircraft

The "Franken-bird" project is the first for the F-35 program, and could pave the way for the Air Fo…

Matthew Loh   


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How fighter pilots train to fly the Marine Corps' F-35B

The Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, South Carolina, is the sole location where fighter jet pi…

Clayton Dyer,Jake Gabbard   


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The pilot of an F-35 that weirdly went missing ended up parachuting into someone's backyard after ejecting

While flying 1,000 feet up, the F-35 pilot "experienced a malfunction and was forced to eject" on S…

Natalie Musumeci   


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How the British air force's newest jets commemorate a daring and costly World War II bombing mission

To attack the heart of the Nazi war machine, the British air force brought in some of the best pilo…

Benjamin Brimelow   


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Debris from missing F-35 jet found 2 hours north of Joint Base Charleston, officials say

Search-and-recovery teams located debris from the lost F-35 jet 80 miles northeast of Joint Base Ch…

Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert   


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F-35 stealth fighter jets are only capable of flying missions a little over half the time, watchdog finds

"Maintenance challenges negatively affect F-35 aircraft readiness," the Government Accountability O…

Jake Epstein   


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Marines ground all flights after string of serious 'mishaps,' including the mysterious disappearance of an F-35 stealth fighter jet

Several Marines have been killed in the recent incidents, which include two separate crashes involv…

Jake Epstein