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F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter

The US Navy’s Carrier-Capable F-35C Stealth Fighter Is Ready for Combat
March 05, 2019

The US Navy’s Carrier-Capable F-35C Stealth Fighter Is Ready for Combat

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The F-35C Lightning II has achieved initial operational capability, the U.S. Navy announced last month.

US Now Has 16 F-35B Stealth Fighters in Japan to Counter North Korea
November 21, 2017

US Now Has 16 F-35B Stealth Fighters in Japan to Counter North Korea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Marine Corps finished deploying a squadron of F-35Bs last week.
Japan: US Marine Corps F-35B Fighter Jets Gearing up for Combat
April 19, 2017

Japan: US Marine Corps F-35B Fighter Jets Gearing up for Combat

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Marine Corps’ first overseas-deployed F-35B stealth fighter squadron is preparing for ‘real-world scenarios.’

US Deploys 1st F-35B Squadron to Japan
January 19, 2017

US Deploys 1st F-35B Squadron to Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
This constitutes the first overseas deployment of the F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter.

Enough Air Power? Singapore Drops the F-35 Stealth Fighter
August 10, 2016

Enough Air Power? Singapore Drops the F-35 Stealth Fighter

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Singapore has put on hold an order for F-35B stealth combat aircraft.

F-35 Too Expensive: US Air Force Might Buy 72 New F-15 or F-16 Fighter Jets
November 21, 2015

F-35 Too Expensive: US Air Force Might Buy 72 New F-15 or F-16 Fighter Jets

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Air Force is contemplating adding 72 F-15, F-16 or even F-18 fighter aircraft due to low F-35 production rates.

Why the F-35 Is Particularly Ill-Suited to Succeed in the Asia-Pacific
August 11, 2015

Why the F-35 Is Particularly Ill-Suited to Succeed in the Asia-Pacific

By Ankit Panda
The Asia-Pacific's expansive geography leaves short-range tactical fighters ill-suited for success and versatility.
Can the F-35 Beat the F-16 After all?
July 02, 2015

Can the F-35 Beat the F-16 After all?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Pentagon argues that a recently leaked report does not 'tell the entire story.'

F-35 Loses Dogfight to Fighter Jet From the 1980s
July 01, 2015

F-35 Loses Dogfight to Fighter Jet From the 1980s

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A new report alleges that an F-35A was defeated by the very aircraft it is meant to replace.

Is Japan Facing a Shortage of Fighter Aircraft?
June 09, 2015

Is Japan Facing a Shortage of Fighter Aircraft?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Tokyo needs to step up its modernization efforts, otherwise the JASDF might face an aircraft shortage in the 2020.

Will F-35 Pilots Command a Swarm of Drones in Flight?
May 21, 2015

Will F-35 Pilots Command a Swarm of Drones in Flight?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Air Force's chief scientist thinks so.
Australia to Upgrade Its Fleet of Fighter Jets
May 05, 2015

Australia to Upgrade Its Fleet of Fighter Jets

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The upgrades further cement Australia’s strategic relationship with the United States.

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