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  • 25 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is currently undergoing extensive F-35B flight trials with the aim of determining the operational limits of both the ship and the fifth-generation stealth jets it is poised to operate. One of the trial evolutions included loading one of the jets with weaponry it would typically carry on a […]

  • 16 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries has received a contract to design the Republic of Korea Navy’s next-generation amphibious assault ship that would be capable of supporting short-takeoff and vertical landing fighter jet operations. Dubbed LPX-II, the project will be a follow-on to the two LPX-I ships, the first of which was commissioned in 2007 while […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has welcomed first British F-35B jets on board during its operational trials off the East Coast of the US. The arrival of British F-35Bs follows successful developmental trials last year with US Lightning jets, where forces conducted 500 take offs and landings over their 11-week period at sea. […]

  • 30 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education, Vessels

    The trials, known as Westlant, will take place off the US East Coast.

  • 9 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp used the GAU-22 cannon against a simulated target and executed the first shipboard hot reload of ordnance in the Indo-Pacific region while underway in the Solomon Sea. The aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (REIN), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, carried out […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The 2008-built carrier will be fitted with capability to operate the Joint Strike Fighter.

  • 23 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) has completed sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, testing the ship’s main propulsion and other systems before returning to Huntington Ingalls Industries’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. The second ship in the America-class spent four days at sea in June, undergoing dock trials followed by more than […]

  • 3 June 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is deploying to the US east coast this summer where it will carry out the final round of flight trials with F-35 fighter jets. The carrier’s final spell of preparations ahead of the declaration of initial operational capability in 2020 will include a port visit in the Washington […]

  • 18 March 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    UK defense contractor BAE Systems announced it has started work on the integration of Meteor air-to-air and SPEAR surface attack missiles on to the UK’s fleet of F-35B fighter jets. As explained by the company, it has received an initial funding award from Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor on the F-35 program, to start integration […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Japan is considering turning one of its helicopter destroyers into a “multi-purpose aircraft carrier” as part of a review of the country’s National Defense Program Guidelines, Japan’s defense minister Takeshi Iwaya has confirmed. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, the defense minister said the country is evaluating plans to convert one of its two Izumo-class helicopter destroyers into […]

  • 22 November 2018
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    The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier has completed the final round of F-35B trials for this year and is heading home after spending two months off the US East Coast. F-35 Lightning stealth fighter jets took off from the carrier’s flight deck on November 19, after a total of 202 takeoffs, 187 vertical landings and […]

  • 19 November 2018
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    After acing the revolutionary shipborne rolling vertical landing earlier this year, Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and the F-35 Lightning team have now achieved another milestone during the carrier’s flight trials off the US East Coast. As announced by the Royal Navy, an F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) jet landed backwards on HMS […]

  • 31 October 2018
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    The US Navy Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) established a digital air connection between a ship at sea and an airborne US Marine Corps Joint Strike Fighter F-35B aircraft for the first time ever. The demonstrations proved the combat system’s ability to share digital tactical data from a JSF across a deployed expeditionary strike group. […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    F-35 Lightning fighter jets have dropped first test bombs during flight trials on board the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. The inert GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided precision bombs were dropped off the east coast of the USA, marking another significant milestone in the carrier’s trials. Adding the 500lb bombs to the jets for […]

  • 15 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Vessels

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was at the center of an important milestone for the F-35 program as an F-35B performed the first ever shipborne rolling vertical landing (SRVL) British test pilot Peter Wilson conducted the landing this weekend. Previously the jets have conducted only vertical landings, hovering by the side of the […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    F-35 Lightning jets achieved another milestone during flight trials on board the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth by completing first night-time landings. Britain’s biggest warship is currently conducting flight testing off the east coast of the United States and part of that is practicing landing in darkness. These tests were carried out with […]

  • 29 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK has once again joined the club of aircraft carrier operating nations as first F-35Bs landed on the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth. Royal Navy Commander Nathan Gray and RAF Squadron Leader Andy Edgell were the first pilots to make history by landing their F-35 Lightning stealth jets on the flight deck of […]

  • 28 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    In a milestone for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, a Marine Corps F-35B flying from amphibious assault ship USS Essex carried out its first combat strike. The strike took place on September 27 in the US Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan. During this mission, the F-35B conducted an air strike in support of […]

  • 19 September 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A facility for the manufacturing of LiftFan systems for F-35B jets has been ceremonially opened by UK defense minister Stuart Andrew at Rolls-Royce in Bristol today. Production at the site has been building up since 2009, with the official opening now marking the fact that the facility is heading towards peak manufacturing levels. The ‘LiftWorks’ […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force (ITF) is preparing to embark two F-35Bs on board the United Kingdom’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for first of class flight trials (fixed wing) this fall. Nearly 200 ITF personnel—active duty US and UK military, US Department of Defense (DOD) civilians as well as contractors from […]

  • 6 September 2018

    Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has reached the United States for planned F-35B flight trials. On September 5, the 65,000-ton ship arrived at Mayport Florida for its first port call on Westland18 to re-supply before beginning final preparations for F-35B when she will land fast jets on deck for the first time. HMS […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A team of four F-35B test pilots are making final preparations for taking their aircraft aboard Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth next month. Two specially-modified F-35Bs and four pilots – Mr Wilson from BAE, the RN’s Cdr Nathan Gray, Sqn Ldr Andy Edgell and a US Marine Corps aviator – will conduct the […]

  • 17 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is scheduled to get underway from HMNB Portsmouth on Saturday for her first-of-class F-35B flight trials. The deployment is dubbed Westlant 18 and will see the carrier spend four months off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States with the aim of developing the operating envelope – the parameters […]

  • 26 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The UK’s short take off vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B jets have started training on the first of three vertical landing pads at RAF Marham. The VLPs are built for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation by a joint venture between Galliford Try and Lagan Construction. The Norfolk site is the main operating base for the F-35 in the UK. […]

  • 7 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Navy and Air Force welcomed their first F-35B Lightning II fighter jets as they landed at RAF Marham in Norfolk on June 6. The aircraft arrived in the UK following a one-day delay caused by adverse weather conditions over the Atlantic which complicated the necessary aerial refueling procedures. As each of the aircraft needed […]

  • 24 May 2018

    Royal Navy sailors who will be in charge of flight deck operations aboard the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) have visited Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland to get acquainted with the F-35B Lightning II. Up to this point, flying control and flight deck control teams assigned to the UK’s flagship aircraft carrier have […]