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The US Navy broke with its tradition of hyping up F-35 deployments by sending the USS Essex jump-jet carrier into the Western Pacific with a deck full of the revolutionary fighter jets — and it could signal a big change in how the US deals with its toughest adversaries.
Russia admits defeat on its ‘stealth’ F-35 killer by canceling mass production of the Su-57 fighter jet
The Su-57, a plane designed to kill the US F-35 and F-22 stealth jets with an innovative array of radars, saw a brief period of combat over Syria, but the deployment lasted only days and didn't pit the jet against any threats befitting a world-class fighter.
If Turkey owns the F-35 and a Russian air defense system, it could blunt a key NATO advantage over Russia: the next-generation capabilities of the most expensive weapons system every built.
If Turkey owned the F-35 and the S-400, it would give Russia a window into NATO's missile defense network and the F-35's next-generation capabilities.
Tom Cruise on Thursday tweeted a teaser for the long-awaited sequel to "Top Gun" — and in doing so, he wandered into one of the most heated debates in modern combat aviation and delivered a savage burn to the F-35.
Close-up photos of Russia’s new ‘stealth’ jet reveal its true purpose — and it’s a big threat to the US
Su-57's stealth evaluated by a senior scientist who says it doesn't stack up. But the Su-57 doesn't need full stealth to be a real threat to the US Air Force's F-22 and F-35, which are missing some vital components.
F-22 and F-35 pilots "can just build a really smart tactical plan and do a really good job minimizing my comms ... That’s what fighter pilots do."
F-35s focus on stealth, not dogfighting. "If you get into a dogfight with the F-35, somebody made a mistake. It's like having a knife fight in a phone booth."
A test pilot called the F-35 carrier configuration "the most powerful concentration of combat power ever put to sea in the history of the world."
The F-35Bs on the decks of the US's small carriers, and soon the US's big carriers, naval warfare has changed forever.