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News - F-35

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-35A Denmark

    Denmark joined the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program in 2002 during the System Development and Demonstration phase and has influenced technical elements of the ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-35A Japan

    In 2019, Japan requested to be an official partner in the F-35 programme, but this request was rejected by the Pentagon. The F-35 Joint Strike ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Multirole Fighter (Turkey)

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Turkey had already paid $1.4 billion into the programme, while its defence industry has ploughed significant sums into ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-35A (Poland)

    Programme BackgroundDuring MSPO 2021, Lockheed Martin announced details related to F-35A manufacturing for the Polish Air Force. According to J.R McDonald, Lockheed Martin’s VP, business development ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Next Generation Fighter (Romania)

    Programme Background  Romania currently operates 17 F-16AM fighters that were acquired second-hand from Portugal between 2013 and 2021. In January 2021 it approved the acquisition ...

  • Light attack, Trainer

    Next-Generation Trainer Aircraft - UAE

    The UAE has a requirement for a next-generation fighter aircraft and possible platforms include F-35, F-16V, F/A-18, Rafale and Su-35. The UAE has historically sought ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-35A Japan Follow On

    The F-35 full-rate production is expected to be further delayed following an October 2020 US DoD announcement that postponed the simulation tests, originally planned for 2017 ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-35I Adir (F-35A)- Israel

    The F-35I Adir is an F-35A Lightning II variant customised to meet the requirements of the Israel Defense Forces to replace the F-16 fleet in ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-35A (Netherlands)

    Programme Background The Netherlands was planning to procure a total of 46 aircraft for €5,5 billion ($6.17 billion) to replace its ageing F-16 Fighting Falcon ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-35A Joint Strike Fighter - USAF

    According to the US FY2021 budget document, Turkey's removal from the JSF program and transition to the alternate supply chain sources may challenge to achieve ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-X III Phase II (F-35)

    Programme Background On 14 September 2014, South Korea signed an FMS contract under the first phase of F-X III programme to supply 40 F-35As for ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-35A Italy

    The 2019 and 2020 budget contained significant funding for the F-35 programme: €690 million ($775 million) in 2019 and €859 million ($962 million) in 2020, ...

  • Fighter - naval

    F-35B Italy

    The 2019 and 2020 budget contained significant funding for the F-35 programme: €690 million ($775 million) in 2019 and €859 million ($962 million) in 2020, ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-16V (Turkey)

    Programme Background Turkish Air Force ordered 100 F-35A aircraft as a partner nation, however, the country was removed from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme in ...

  • Fighter - naval

    F-35B UK

    The total cost of the currently funded programme as reported through the UK Major Projects Report is expected to be £10.5 billion ($13.5 billion), covering ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Air-to-surface missiles, Anti-ship missiles

    JSM

    The Joint Strike Missile (JSM) is a multirole version of the Naval Strike Missile. Norway funded the programme to develop and produce the JSM for the ...

  • EO/IR systems

    F-35 Lightning II Advanced EOTS

    The F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) is a sensor that combines targeting forward-looking IR (FLIR) and IR search and track (IRST) capabilities for ...

  • Fixed wing aircraft engines

    F135

    The F135, designed and developed by Pratt & Whitney, is one of the most advanced fighter engines in the world that delivers more than 40,000lb ...

  • Air: Helmet-mounted displays

    F-35 Gen III HMDS

    The F-35 Gen III helmet-mounted display system (HMDS) is provided by a JV between Elbit Systems of America and Rockwell Collins, developed for the F-35 ...

  • Fighter - multirole, Fighter - naval

    F-35B

    The F-35B Lightning II is a fifth-generation multirole combat aircraft with short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) capability. The USMC is the main customer for the F-35B, ...

  • Fighter - multirole, Fighter - naval

    F-35C

    The F-35C Lightning II, also known as the F-35 carrier variant (CV), is a fifth-generation multirole combat aircraft in carrier configuration. It has larger wings and ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-35A

    The F-35A Lightning II is a fifth-generation multirole combat aircraft with CTOL capabilities. It is a multinational programme led by the US DoD, bringing together ...

  • Air: AEW/fire control radar

    AN/APG-80

    The AN/APG-80 is an agile beam radar with an AESA antenna designed to continuously search for and track multiple targets within the forward hemisphere of ...

  • Air: fixed-wing flight simulators

    F-35 Training System

    BAE Systems is involved in F-35 Lightning II Training System design and sustainment, working with prime contractor Lockheed Martin. BAE Systems leads the instructional systems ...

  • Air: Displays

    Panoramic Cockpit Display

    Developed by L3Harris and Elbit Systems America, the Panoramic Cockpit Display (PCD) is a touchscreen MFD integrated into F-35 aircraft. It provides two electronically divided ...

  • Transport/tanker aircraft

    KC-130J Super Hercules

    The KC-130J Super Hercules is a tanker variant of the C-130J Super Hercules. It is designed to deliver fuel to several platforms, including helicopters and ...

  • Fixed wing aircraft engines

    F414-GE-400

    The F414-GE-400 is a turbofan engine manufactured by GE Aviation and has various advanced technology features such as a Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC), ...

  • Airborne rockets - guided

    GBU-53/B StormBreaker

    GBU-53/B StormBreaker is a precision-guided glide bomb developed by Raytheon to equip F-15, F/A-18 and F-35. It is also known as the Small Diameter Bomb II. The StormBreaker includes a ...

  • Data links

    Multifunction Advanced Data Link

    Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL) is a Ku-band data link designed for fifth-generation aircraft. The directional, interflight system is integrated into all F-35 variants, allowing ...

  • Subsystems: hardware

    Flight Simulation Products

    Bugeye Technologies (BT) manufactures simulated-grade flight grips, controls and avionic displays for fixed-wing, rotary-wing and unmanned crafts. BT's full line of products includes replicated control ...