Diverterless Supersonic Inlet
6 November 2010
At high aircraft speeds through supersonic, the bump in the inlet works with the forward-swept inlet cowl to redirect unwanted boundary layer airflow away from the inlet, essentially doing the job of heavier, more complex, and more costly diverters used by current fighters. The flight test program consisted of twelve flights flown in nine days in December 1996.
F-35 In Anechoic Chamber
25 October 2010
Anechoic testing on F-35A AF-3 included operating the APG-81 radar, the electronic warfare system, the tactical air navigation system, the identification friend or foe system, and the radar altimeter.
F-35 Flight Test Update 2
15 September 2010
The previous installment of the F-35 Flight Test Update ended with the first vertical landing of an F-35B. Since then, US Marine Corps and Lockheed Martin pilots flying the short takeoff/vertical landing version of the F-35 have gone on to complete an additional nine vertical landings. More than sixty flights have been completed in BF-1, the first F-35B. The F-35B fleet has accumulated more than 200 hours of flight time in more than 160 flights. This gallery covers F-35 flight test milestones from 1 April to 27 August 2010.
14 September 2010
Collection of videos of F-16 Fighting Falcon.
F-35 Program Updates
1 September 2010
F-35 program updates created by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.
F-16 Fighter Weapons Instructor Training
20 August 2010
Fighter Weapons Instructor Training originated with the air forces of Belgium, Denmark, Norway, and the Netherlands in 1984 to train new weapons instructors for the F-16.
2 August 2010
F-35 Cooperative Avionics Test Bed, also known as CATBird, is a flying laboratory used primarily to test and develop mission system avionics for the F-35 Lightning II.
20 July 2010
Videos of LM aircraft airshow routines
Conformal Air Refuel Tank System
9 June 2010
Images from drogue-probe style air refueling system testing on F-16.