Multi-Role Fighter

Northrop Grumman to provide electronic warfare suite for USAF F-16s

The USAF has contracted Northrop Grumman to complete the prototyping efforts of its new electronic warfare suite, which will be integrated onto the service’s Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Fighting Falcon fleet

Lockheed Martin awarded $1.28bn F-35 sustainment contract

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$1.28bn contract by the F-35 Joint Program Office to support the operation and sustainment of the global F-35 Lightning II fleet until June 30, 2021

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Lightnings Strike Twice!

One new Royal Navy aircraft carrier, two air forces, 15 F-35B Lightnings and 29 pilots took part in a fascinating North Sea deployment in October 2020

Australia declares IOC for F-35A fleet

The Royal Australian Air Force’s Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fleet can now be deployed on operations after it achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) on December 28

Lockheed Martin celebrates delivery of 123 F-35s in 2020

Despite the added challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lockheed Martin delivered 123 F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters to customers in 2020 – the last of which was handed over in mid-December

USAF reactivates the 355th FS as Alaska’s second F-35A unit

The USAF reactivated the 355th Fighter Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base on December 18, marking the arrival of the second Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II unit in Alaska

Singapore awards decade-long F-15SG support contract to Boeing

Boeing announced on December 21 that it has been awarded a ten-year-long contract by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) to support its fleet of F-15SG Strike Eagle multi-role fighters

Saudi Arabia receives final new-build Boeing F-15SAs

Saudi Arabia received its final Boeing F-15SA multi-role fighters on December 10, completing a US$29.4bn Foreign Military Sale contract for 84 new-build aircraft that was signed in October 2010

Lockheed Martin lands $900m USAF F-16 depot contract

Lockheed Martin announced on December 11 that it has been awarded a US$900m contract by the USAF to provide sustainment support and depot-overflow services for its F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet

USMC’s first F-35C unit declares IOC

The USMC revealed on December 1 that VMFA-314 'Black Knights' has become the first Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II unit to declare initial operational capability (IOC)