RAF Voyager and F-35 Air To Air Refuelling

VOYAGEROn 15 Apr 16, the RAF deployed a Voyager aircraft to US Naval Air Station Patuxent River in support of Lightning II (F-35B) Air to Air Refuelling… More information

UK and US military test Lightning II jets at sea

LIGHTNING 2Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel are at sea onboard USS WASP for the latest F-35B Lightning II fast jet trials. Lightning II is a… More information

17 (Reserve) Squadron begin UK F-35 testing

One of the UK's F35 jets arrives at Edwards Air Force Base in the USA on 13 January 2015.17 (Reserve) Squadron has begun operational testing of the UK’s first F-35B, 100 years after the unit was first established. The squadron, which… More information

Contract signed for first production batch of F-35B aircraft

F35BThe Ministry of Defence (MOD) has signed a contract for the first production batch of 4 Lightning II stealth combat aircraft – which will operate from both the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers and Royal Air Force (RAF) land bases. The contract… More information

MoD set to order its first production batch of Lightning II combat aircraft

Library Image June 2014 A United Kingdom F-35B Lightning II taxiing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, USA.Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today announced that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has reached agreement in principle on an order for the first production batch of four Lightning II stealth combat aircraft – which will… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Lightning II makes its international debut this Summer

LIGHTNINGThe F-35 Lightning II will make its international debut in July at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford and in the same month will also fly at the Farnborough International Air Show. This will be the first time the… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

F-35 “The plane that doesn’t work properly…”

F35BBC Two Newsnight, with Jeremy Paxman last night reviewed the F-35 Lightning II and concluded that it ‘costs too much and doesn’t work properly…’ More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

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