Evolving air defence requirements drove the development of Lockheed Martin UK's SkyKeeper BMC4I solution.
US F-35Cs qualify for carrier operations
Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2), operating from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, is now ready for future deployments.
CVW-2 includes USN F-35Cs from Strike Fighter Squadron 147, which was selected as the first operational squadron to transition to the F-35C in early 2018.
The Lockheed Martin F-35C features a broader wingspan than other variants of the Joint Strike Fighter, and Shephard Defence Insight notes the aircraft has more robust landing gear designed to withstand the strain of carrier landings.
The aircraft also features folding wingtips.
The USN previously upgraded USS Carl Vinson to accommodate F-35C operations.
This story was updated on 25 June with a new picture.
In response to evolving air defence challenges, Lockheed Martin UK has developed SkyKeeper - a next-generation Battle Management Command and Control capability.
In what amounted to a fairly one-sided contest, the F-35A has emerged as the winner of Switzerland's Air2030 procurement, with Bern opting to buy 36 of the fifth-generation jets.
Three ‘unique weapons capabilities’ will be installed on F-35A and F-35B aircraft, says NAVAIR.
New sustainment plans could see Lockheed Martin reduce operating costs of the F-35 to $25,000 per flight hour.
The Lockheed Martin F-35B serves as a vital tool in the transition to multi-domain operations (MDO).