Tag Archives: F-35C

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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Raytheon, Navy Complete Final Developmental Test of F-35C Joint Standoff Weapon

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have finished developmental testing of the Joint Standoff Weapon C warhead for use on the F-35 aircraft’s C variant. The company said Tuesday the 1,000-pound JSOW makes use of a global positioning system-based inertial navigation platform equipped with an infrared seeker made to autonomously detect targets. The air-to-ground …

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USS George Washington Hosts F-35C Test Pilots to Complete Dev’t Testing

The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington will host a Patuxent River integrated test force team for the Lockheed Martin-built F-35C fighter aircraft in support of developmental testing efforts. The USS George Washington office said Sunday the test pilot team will work to complete the third and final at-sea stage as part of preparations for the F-35 …

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Lockheed-Built F-35 Fleet Hits 50K Flight Hours

A fleet of Lockheed Martin-built F-35 Lightning II aircraft that the U.S. service branches and other countries operate worldwide has reached the mark of 50,000 flight hours. Lockheed said Wednesday 155 operational fighter jets deployed to six countries reached approximately 37,950 flight hours, while 18 F-35 planes intended for system development and …

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