It is the world's most deadly, and technologically advanced fighter aircraft, providing pilots an edge over any enemy and allowing them to complete their mission and return home safely.
The F-35 is vital to preserving air superiority for decades to come when rivals advance and legacy aircraft mature.
The F-35 will be produced in three versions:
A conventional-takeoff-and-landing (CTOL) configuration for the US Air Force, an aircraft-carrier version (CV) for the US Navy, and a short-takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant for the US Marine Corps and the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy of the United Kingdom.
The F-35 team is developing advanced sustainment capability to ensure that the aircraft is mission-ready at all times and in every place.
Lockheed Martin's 24/7 operations centers and sustainment engineers work closely with our clients to address new problems and satisfy flight line demands because every second matters on the battlefield.
The F-35 can be procured in all versions within their target cost range, with low operation and service costs.
Precision air-to-ground strikes under all atmospheric conditions, as well as air-to-air combat engagements. Low-observable technology is standard on all F-35s.
Lockheed Martin's engineers and sustainment departments experience every part of the F-35 as the aircraft's Original Equipment Manufacturer, understanding the flight line's demands to serve the warfighter.
The F-35's aligned edges, reduced engine signature, internal arms and fuel carriage, and integrated sensors all add to its exceptional stealth. The F-35 has an unrivaled ability to avoid enemy detection and penetrate disputed airspace thanks to its stealth nature from the start.
The Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESA) radar, Distributed Aperture System (DAS), Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS), and Helmet Mounted Display System offer the F-35 the most sophisticated sensor package of any fighter in history.
The F-35 Lightning II can carry an impressive 18,000 pounds of lethal ammunition.
Almost too many to count.
Also, the F-35 Helmet is one of the most technologically sophisticated pieces of equipment ever made. Instead of using a conventional Heads-up Display, the information a pilot requires to perform every task is displayed on the helmet's visor.
This includes airspeed, heading, altitude, aiming information, and warnings. This method significantly decreases the workload of the pilot and improves responsiveness.
With every technology that it has on the plane, it definitely is one of the most advanced planes.
Is the F-35 Lightning II your new favorite plane yet?
Come and wear the F-35 on your back!