F-35 Lightning II: Supersonic Speed, Stealth, Fighter Jet

The centerpiece of 21st century global security.

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The F-35 strengthens national security, enhances global partnerships and powers economic growth. As the most lethal, survivable and connected fighter jet in the world, the F-35 gives pilots the critical advantage against any adversary, enabling them to execute their mission and come home safe.

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The F-35 delivers an unrivaled advantage for our pilots, nation and global partners as the most advanced node in the networked 21st Century Security vision. The F-35 is the National Defense Strategy in action and remains the cornerstone of the U.S. Services Fighters Fleet and allied fleets worldwide.

Strengthening global security, enhancing partnerships and powering economic growth. 

We are delivering transformational capabilities for 21st Century Security.

Delivers an unrivaled advantage for our pilots, nation, and global partners
Unites allies and strengthens global security
Delivers 5th Generation sustainment for mission readiness
Strengthens communities worldwide

Enabling Joint All Domain Operations

The F-35 is the most advanced node in a 21st Century Security network-centric architecture. In the highly contested battlespace versus peer adversaries, dominance will be determined by the ability to securely connect high-tech platforms to share information across every domain – air, land, sea, space and cyber. 
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Evolving for Tomorrow’s Threats

The F-35 is more than a fighter jet, it’s a powerful force multiplier with advanced sensors and communications suites operating close to the battlefield and from an elevated position significantly enhancing the capabilities of networked airborne, maritime, space, surface and ground-based platforms. 

Enabling global customers to stay ahead of ready far into the future.



The Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 Lightning II is an affordable, high-performance, lightweight, multi-function system that provides precision air-to-air and air-to-surface targeting capability.

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F-35 Training

The F-35 Lightning II Pilot and Maintenance Training systems are designed to blend a variety of training mediums to create a total training solution and ensure every mission is conducted with excellence

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JASSM/LRASM Integration

Integrating JASSM, LRASM and new technologies onto the F-35 suite continues to increase multi-role mission capabilities – helping to continue to make the F-35 the most lethal, stealthy and survivable aircraft in the world.

Distributed Teaming

With an increasingly complex global threat environment, we’re exploring ways a piloted aircraft can partner with a team of autonomous systems to offer greater mission flexibility at a low cost.

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Digital Transformation

With mission-driven digital transformation, we are embracing disruptive innovation in our processes, technologies and tools to drive faster deliveries, agile responsiveness and data-driven insights.


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21st Century Security

The F-35 plays an integral role in 21st Century Security, using its advanced sensors and connectivity to gather, analyze and seamlessly share critical information across platforms and services.

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[The F-35 is] a capability in indications and warnings, command and control, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. All that, plus its speed and range speaks for itself. The benefits of interoperability and networking offered by the F-35 and its proliferation among allies and partners doesn’t bode well for an enemy of NATO.
Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Jan. 10, 2023
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Lockheed Martin Demonstrates JADC2 Integrated Fires Capability At INDOPACOM Exercise Near Alaska
May 23, 2023
Press Release
Lockheed Martin successfully demonstrated digital command and control (C2) to synchronize joint all-domain fires during the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s (INDOPACOM) Northern Edge exercise near Alaska.
Ctrl + P: 3D Printing an F-35 Cockpit
Jan 25, 2023
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