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  • 19 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German Navy’s fifth Type 212A submarine ‘U35’ has damaged one of the blades on her X-shaped rudder during deepwater tests off the coast of Norway. The U35 is now at the TyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) shipyard in Kiel where it is being assessed for damages. According to the German Navy, the accident happened on October […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Although the German Navy’s Type 212A submarine U 35 belongs to the same class as its predecessors, the German Navy says the second batch of boats is far more technically advanced. The latest video released by the ‘Marine’ showcases the submarine explaining how the hybrid, air independent propulsion (AIP) works. While the video is in German […]

  • 15 November 2011
    Industry news

    Dr. Sigrid Hubert-Reichling christened one of the most modern non-nuclear submarines in the world today at the shipyard of Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW), a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, under the name of “U 35”. She is the wife of the Lord Mayor of Zweibrücken, the town that has assumed sponsorship of U 35. U […]

  • 16 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The German Navy’s newest Type 212 submarine, the U36, reportedly came into contact with the sea bottom as it was departing the Royal Norwegian Navy base Haakonsvern. German news site Der Spiegel first reported the accident, citing navy officials. Video footage of the damage is currently being assessed in order to determine whether the boat […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The German Navy is set to commission its sixth Type 212A submarine U 36 during an October, 10 ceremony at the Eckernförde navy base. According to the German Navy, the ceremony will be hosted by the current Deputy Inspector of the Navy, Vice Admiral Rainer Brinkmann. With the acceptance of the last vessel of the U212 A […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.   “Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is even more impressive is the fact that operational F-35s accounted for more than half of those flight hours,” said J.D. McFarlan, […]

  • 16 December 2013
    Industry news

    At a ceremony attended by more than 2,000 employees and guests, Lockheed Martin celebrated the production of its 100th F-35 Lightning II. Defense leaders Gen. Robin Rand, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and Brig. Gen. Michael Rothstein, Commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Ariz., joined the employees who build […]

  • 7 February 2011

    The U.S. Navy delivered two 35-meter patrol boats to the Iraqi navy’s Umm Qasr naval facility Jan. 26… [mappress] Source: defencetalk, February 7, 2011;

  • 23 May 2011
    Training & Education

    The F-35C Joint Strike Fighter made its first public appearance at an air show May 21. Piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Eric “Magic” Buus, the F-35C made a single pass down the show line at the Joint Service Open House at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The flight commemorated 100 years of naval aviation by highlighting […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command on December 21 awarded Lockheed Martin Aeronautics two contracts worth $1.255 billion. The first is a $1,171,206,489 advance acquisition contract for the advance procurement of long lead time materials, parts, components and effort to maintain the planned production schedule for the F-35. The advance acquisition effort includes 80 F-35A […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Six U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II jet aircraft arrived Monday evening aboard the USS Wasp off the coast of the United States’ Eastern Seaboard to mark the beginning of the first shipboard phase of the F-35B Operational Test (OT-1). The at-sea period will continue aboard USS WASP for the next two weeks, with fleet […]

  • 18 September 2013
    Training & Education

    As the Britons gear up to welcome into the fleet the biggest warships ever made domestically, a Royal Navy pilot completed a week of Development Testing II (DT-II) of F-35B Lightning II jets aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp. The UK is building two new aircraft carriers of Queen Elizabeth class and F35B will […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Two F-35B Lightning II jets (BF-01 and BF-05) touched down aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Aug. 12, kicking off week of Development Testing II (DT-II) where Wasp Sailors and Integrated Test Force (ITF) team members are testing and further validating the F-35B. DT-II is the second of three test phases encompassing […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Industry news

    The Republic of Korea has formally selected the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft for its F-X fighter acquisition program.   “We appreciate the trust and confidence the Republic of Korea has placed in the 5th Generation F-35 to meet its demanding security requirements. We look forward to supporting the discussions between the Republic of […]

  • 18 January 2017

    U.S. Marines’ F-35B Lightning II aircraft arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni on January 18 as the first F-35B squadron on an operational overseas deployment. With this deployment, the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 begins a permanent change of station to MCAS Iwakuni from MCAS Yuma, Arizona, and now belongs to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st […]

  • 10 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The F-35 Lightning II accomplished a significant test milestone Aug. 8 when the aircraft successfully released a weapon in flight. BF-3, a short take-off and vertical landing F-35 variant, executed an inert 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) separation weapon over water in an Atlantic test range while traveling at 400 knots at an […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    U.S. military service members, industry partners, and technical experts carried out a weeklong exercise aimed at integrating the new F-35B Joint Strike Fighter into the U.S. Navy fleet. The F-35B Ship Sustainment Wargame (SSWG) focused on the Marine Corps F-35B, using a “Day-in-the-Life” approach to analyze operations and logistics integration with the Navy’s amphibious assault ships. This […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The US Department of Defense announced an agreement aimed at reducing the price of an F-35 Lightning II 5th generation fighter to the equivalent of today’s 4th generation fighters by the end of the decade.   Designated “The Blueprint for Affordability,” the DoD and F-35 industry partners – Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems […]

  • 11 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A U.S. Marines’ F-35B squadron from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, will become the first F35B squadron on an overseas deployment after heading for the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, on January 9. Iwakuni, Japan is thereby becoming the first location to receive the Marine Corps’ F-35B, as part of its worldwide deployment capability. In […]

  • 3 October 2014

    The Department of the US Navy, after carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action, has decided to base the F-35C aircraft at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California.   This will be accomplished by implementing Alternative 2 of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for U.S. Navy F-35C West Coast […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Air Force’s  Air Logistics Complex (ALC) at Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah, hosted a ceremony marking the arrival of the first Lockheed Martin  F-35 Lightning II aircraft to a depot facility. The aircraft ferried from Nellis AFB, Nev., and will be the first Air Force F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant […]

  • 17 July 2017

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps leaders gathered in Pearl Harbor last month for the “Joint Strike Fighter Sustainment Summit” in anticipation of the first shipboard deployment of the F-35B Lightning II. The attendees focused on planning and preparing the logistical support for the F-35B Lightning II’s first deployment scheduled to happen within the next year. “The summit […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Marine’s F-35 Lightning II and the Navy’s Aegis air and missile defense weapon system worked together for the first time during a live fire exercise. According to Lockheed Martin, the company involved in the production of both systems, the event successfully demonstrated the integration of the F-35 to support Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter […]

  • 20 April 2012
    Training & Education

    The F-35 Integrated Test team at Naval Air Station Patuxent River announced April 16 the completion of a weapons testing milestone. The ejection of a 500-pound bomb from F-35B test aircraft BF-3 March 29 into a foam-covered concrete pit marked the end of two weeks of testing nine different weapons combinations inside the Joint Strike […]

  • 29 July 2011
    Training & Education

      The F-35C Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) completed its first steam catapult launch July 27 marking another milestone toward initial ship trials in 2013. A TC-13 Mod 2 test steam catapult was used to launch F-35C test aircraft CF-3 into the sky. Steam catapults are currently used on board U.S. Navy aircraft carriers to launch […]

  • 10 May 2012

      Senior leaders from the Air Force and Navy affirmed on May 8 that the F-35 joint strike fighter remains the centerpiece of the tactical aircraft program and will play a large part in the services’ ongoing modernization plans. Navy Vice Adm. David J. Venlet, F-35 Lightning II program executive officer, told the Senate Armed […]

  • 31 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Aviators on board Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss., got a glimpse into the future of aviation as they stepped into the F-35 Lightening II cockpit demonstrator which made a stop at the installation March 26-27.   The F-35, a fifth-generation aircraft, is the jet many of the Navy and Marine Corps aviators training at NAS […]

  • 5 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    American global aerospace and defense company Lockeed Martin, which is in charge of manufacturing the next-generation F-35B stealth fighter jet, recently explained how the new aircraft will be taking off from the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers using the ski jump.     For more than 30 years, the UK has used the ski […]

  • 15 October 2015

    Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 held a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, California, Oct. 8. At the ceremony, Cmdr. Katie Mullen Ellis relieved Cmdr. Chad M. Falgout as the commanding officer of the “Magicians” of HSM-35. Falgout, a native of Hahnville, Louisiana, is a 1996 graduate of […]