Joint strike fighter

  • ​​The engines have been powered down after another Farnborough International Airshow. Not even foul weather could put a dampener on proceedings, with the Boeing 737 MAX and Lockheed Martin F-35 both making their airshow debut under grey skies.
  • A Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft has fired its machine guns for the first time while airborne during tests over Edwards Air Force Flight Test Center's gun harmonizing range in California.
  • The Royal Navy (RN) is a step closer to getting a fighter wing for its new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers as the British Ministry of Defence announced that an F-35B Lightning II made a successful take off from a ski-jump.