The commander at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida has called for a “safety pause” after two stealth fighters, an F-22 on and an F-35A, crashed within days of one another. “The events over the past few days remind us that the defence of our country can be a dangerous […]
A US Air Force F-35A crashed during a routine night-training exercise near Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The pilot ejected from the aircraft and is in stable condition. The crash is the third incident involving the advanced fighter since it was first produced in 2006. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Increasing geopolitical tension between NATO and Russia has renewed attention on the North Atlantic and the Arctic. Iceland sits between those two regions, and the latest trip there by US stealth bombers underscores how important the island is to military planners. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Six months […]
The Japanese defence ministry on Monday said it believed the F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter lost in April occurred after the 41-year-old pilot, Maj. Akinori Hosomi, succumbed to “vertigo or spatial disorientation.” The aircraft, following a rapid descent from a high altitude, disappeared from radar on April 9 while […]
Two F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters recently flew missions in “beast mode” in support of US forces in Afghanistan. The fighters were each carrying a full loadout of external weapons, including six precision bombs and two air-to-air missiles. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Two F-35A Lightning II […]
A US bomber task force deployed to the Middle East conducted its first deterrence patrol on Sunday, US Air Forces Central Command revealed. Responding to the threat of an Iranian attack on US interests, the US has deployed a carrier strike group, a bomber task force, an amphibious assault vessel, […]
The US has decided to end its search for the missing Japanese F-35 that disappeared in the Pacific a month ago. The US sent a destroyer, maritime patrol aircraft, reconnaissance aircraft, and a salvage team to search for the fifth-generation stealth fighter. While US support has ended, Japan intends to […]
The top US defence contractor Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new weapons rack meant to increase the internal air-to-air missile carrying capacity of the F-35. The new weapons rack – Sidekick – is designed to allow the fifth-generation fighters to carry an additional AIM-120 Amraam in each of its two […]
A Japanese Air-Self Defence Force F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is still missing in the Pacific after a little over two and a half weeks of searching. Japan has deployed submarine rescue ships, coast guard vessels, rotary aircraft, and, most recently, a maritime survey vessel to find the fifth-generation […]
One week has passed since a Japanese Air Self-Defence Force F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter mysteriously disappeared. Japanese authorities believe the fifth-generation stealth fighter crashed in the Pacific. The US and Japan have deployed high-end search and rescue and surveillance assets to find the missing pilot and his fighter […]
The US Navy has sent a P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft and a destroyer to search for a missing F-35A and its pilot. The F-35A, from Japan’s Air Self-Defence Force, disappeared from radar during a training flight Tuesday, and so far only parts of the aircraft have been recovered. The search […]
An F-35’s nose gear collapsed on a runway at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida on Wednesday. A photojournalist for the Northwest Florida Daily News was able to capture the incident. An F-35’s nose gear collapsed on a runway at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida on Wednesday, an incident […]
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VIDEO: An F-35A fighter jet caught fire on September 23 at Mountain Home Air Force Base.
VIDEO: During an exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, US Air Force F-35A pilots set out to practice evading surface-to-air missiles.