F-35 Lightning II

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

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

USMC F-35Bs receive ODIN hardware

The F-35 Joint Program Office announced on October 9 that the Operational Data Integrated Network (ODIN) support system has been loaded onto US Marine Corps (USMC)-operated F-35B Lightning IIs for the first time

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How many countries operate the F-35 Lightning II?

Key.Aero outlines who currently operates the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II and explores how many examples of the fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter have been delivered so far

Israel’s second F-35I squadron declared operational

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) announced that its second Lockheed Martin F-35I ‘Adir’ unit – 116th Squadron ‘Lions of the South’ – had been declared officially operational on August 6.

Gripen, F/A-18, F-35 offered for Canada’s future fighter

Saab, Boeing and Lockheed Martin will do battle with each other as they seek to deliver 88 new fighters to Canada, which plans to begin replacing its ageing fleet of CF-188A/B Hornets by 2025.

F-22 vs F-35

We take a detailed look at the staggering capabilities of the USAF’s flagship fifth-generation stealth fighters, comparing the contrasting strengths of the air arm's Raptor and Lightning aircraft.

Global Military Aviation: Facts and Figures

The world's military aviation might is staggering! It is a vast, ever-changing domain that boasts a variety of facts and figures on a global and national scale.