Tag Archives: F-35B

Report: Navy Eyes Production Order for Raytheon’s Joint Precision Approach & Landing System

The U.S. Navy is set to sign a contract with Raytheon by May to begin the production of the company’s Joint Precision Approach and Landing System for use on the service’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships, FlightGlobal reported Friday. Raytheon is expected to deliver the first JPALS units in 2020 for installation on the service's 11 carriers and eight assault ships.

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Initial Ground Test Results of Lockheed-Built F-35A Variant Show Potential for Service-Life Increase

Lockheed Martin and the F-35 joint program office have wrapped a series of durability, drop and static tests designed to validate the F-35 aircraft’s resilience and strength in combat environments and support maintenance forecasting and fleet management operations. The fighter aircraft has an average service lifetime of 8K hours and …

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Marines Employ Raytheon’s Approach, Landing Guidance System for Initial Aircraft Carrier Operation

The U.S. Marine Corps sampled a Raytheon-built approach and landing guidance system for the deployment of fighter jets from an amphibious assault ship in the Pacific. The service branch guided its F-35B Lightning II aircraft onto the USS Wasp through the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System of Raytheon’s intelligence, information …

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Lockheed-Built F-35Bs Arrive at UK Military Air Base

Four Lockheed Martin-built F-35B aircraft have arrived at the Royal Air Force Marham in the U.K. from the U.S. Marine Corps‘ facility in Beaufort, S.C., two months ahead of schedule. U.K.’s Lightning Force aims to achieve initial operational capability for the short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing jets by the end of 2018, Lockheed said Wednesday. The F35Bs are scheduled to undergo …

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Report: Singapore Evaluates Potential F-35 Aircraft Purchase

Rick Edwards, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s international business, has said that Singapore is eyeing a potential future procurement of F-35 fighter aircraft,  Reuters reported Thursday. Edwards told Reuters at the Singapore Airshow that the company held preliminary talks with Singapore’s government about the F-35B short takeoff and vertical landing variant. An …

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BAE Marks F-35 Component Production Milestone

BAE Systems has accomplished 10 percent of its global production requirement under the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft program. BAE said Wednesday the milestone was reached when the company delivered the 318th aft fuselage for an F-35 aircraft from its Samlesbury, Lancashire-based manufacturing facility to Lockheed Martin‘s final assembly and check out line in …

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