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F-35 Lightning II

Defining the Future


Defining the Future
Lethality. Survivability. Supportability. Affordability. The F-35 All System
Lightning II program is the latest chapter in Lockheed Martin’s Development and
history of building the world’s finest military aircraft. By Demonstration aircraft
bringing together stealth, agility and 5th generation technology, are in ground or flight
the Lightning II demonstrates unmatched capabilities. The test operations. With
F-35 is poised to deliver 5th generation capabilities to each flight hour and
the United States and its allies for decades to come. major milestone –
including first flights,
All variants are flying now and will continue to fly for the next Anechoic chamber testing of the vertical landings and
F-35A CTOL variant
30 years or more. Jets are based at Naval Air Station Patuxent flights at supersonic
River, Md., and Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and soon will speeds – pilots, customers and engineers learn more about
arrive at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., for integrated training the F-35 Lightning II. Unprecedented situational awareness,
operations. Test aircraft also fly at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics agility and interoperability make the F-35 the centerpiece
in Fort Worth, Texas. of 21st century global security.

Test flight operations at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.


The World’s Only 5th Generation International Multirole Fighter
From defense of the homeland to coalition warfare, from deep strike and interdiction to the establishment of air dominance,
the F-35 Lightning II defines the meaning of a 5th generation multirole fighter. By combining a wealth of advanced technologies
in a single platform, the F-35 is designed to own the skies to defeat the most lethal threats of today – and tomorrow.

Decisive Operational Advantage Dominating the Skies


All-aspect advanced stealth enables the F-35 to dramatically reduce the The F-35 excels in all air-to-surface and air-to-air
detection and engagement ranges of enemy defense systems or aircraft. combat missions while operating around the
Very low-observable (VLO) stealth cannot be added on – it must be clock in any threat environment. The unmatched
designed in from the outset. The F-35’s shape, embedded antennas, situational awareness of the F-35, along with
aligned edges, internal weapons and fuel, and special coatings and extreme agility, acceleration and stealth, provides an
materials all contribute to its VLO stealth capability. asymmetrical advantage over all adversary aircraft.

Unrivaled Situational Awareness


The F-35 features the most powerful and
comprehensive integrated sensor package of
any fighter aircraft in history. Its next-generation
avionics and sensor fusion give the pilot real-time
access to battlefield information with spherical
coverage and an unparalleled ability to dominate
the tactical environment.

Joint Force Multiplier and Enabler


Embedded, network-enabled capability allows
distribution of fused information to enhance and
enable other platforms. Information gathered by
F-35 sensors can be immediately shared with
commanders at sea, in the air or on the ground,
providing an instantaneous, high-fidelity view
of ongoing operations.

F-35 helmet-mounted display


F-35 Sustainment – Greater
Reliability, Enhanced Readiness
The F-35 establishes new levels of operational readiness through
a fully integrated sustainment system. Aircraft share common
parts, support equipment and technical data, producing greater
reliability and economies of scale designed to yield long-term
cost savings and best value for the customer.

A Global Partnership of Suppliers


The supplier network ensures the F-35 receives efficient
distribution, transportation and warehousing anywhere in the
world. Parts requirements are anticipated and requisitioned
quickly across the global supply chain, providing higher
sortie-generation rates and keeping aircraft ready for mission
tasking. Support centers are organized at the depot, regional
and international levels to ensure a global supply chain
management system that provides quick access to F-35 parts,
systems and expertise.

Performance-Based Logistics
The F-35 is the first multinational fighter supported primarily
in a performance-based logistics environment. The result:
greater reliability and cost visibility as the customer defines
readiness rates specifically required.

Autonomic Logistics Information System


Autonomic Logistics Global Sustainment Operations Center
The Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) – the in Fort Worth, Texas
infrastructure for data collection, data analysis and decision
support – ties together F-35 operational planning and fleet of aircraft. ALIS complements the decision-making
prognostics and health management to enhance the worldwide process, matching customer metrics and dollars to resources
in real time.
F-35 sustainment is a total life-cycle system – a new
paradigm for fighter aircraft support that dramatically
simplifies maintenance and keeps the aircraft where
it belongs – in the air, performing its mission.

Innovative Production,
Innovative Performance
The F-35’s common manufacturing processes and parts,
advanced digital design tools and assembly methods help
achieve the program’s goals of affordability, quality and
assembly speed. Lessons learned from development-aircraft
production have been incorporated into production aircraft to
increase efficiency and reduce cost.
By using industry-standard engineering and manufacturing
technologies to ensure precise assembly, the concurrent
production of all three variants is steadily moving toward
full-rate production.
F-35A CTOL F-35B STOVL F-35C CV
Conventional Takeoff and Landing Short Takeoff/Vertical Landing Carrier Variant
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.4 ft / 15.67 m Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.2 ft / 15.61 m Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.5 ft / 15.67 m
Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mach 1.6 Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mach 1.6 Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mach 1.6
Wingspan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 ft / 10.67 m Wingspan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 ft / 10.67 m Wingspan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 ft / 13.11 m
Wing area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460 ft2 / 42.7 m2 Wing area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460 ft2 / 42.7 m2 Wing area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 668 ft2 / 62.06 m2
Combat radius (internal fuel) . . >590 n.mi / 1,093 km Combat radius (internal fuel) . . . >450 n.mi / 833 km Combat radius (internal fuel) . . >600 n.mi / 1,111 km
Range (internal fuel). . . . . . . >1,200 n.mi / 2,222 km Range (internal fuel). . . . . . . . >900 n.mi / 1,667 km Range (internal fuel). . . . . . . >1,200 n.mi / 2,222 km
Internal fuel capacity . . . . . . . . . 18,250 lb / 8,278 kg Internal fuel capacity . . . . . . 13,500 lb / 6,123.5 kg Internal fuel capacity . . . . . . . . 19,750 lb / 8,958.5 kg
Max g-rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.0 Max g-rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.0 Max g-rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.5
Weapons payload . . . . . . . . . . 18,000 lb / 8,164.67 kg Weapons payload . . . . . . . . . 15,000 lb / 6,803.89 kg Weapons payload . . . . . . . . . . 18,000 lb / 8,164.67 kg

The F-35 Lightning II Team


Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company is known for building the finest military aircraft in the world. This recognition
was earned through relentless research and development of high-performance aircraft and by continuously seeking innovative
and low-cost design and manufacturing strategies. The company’s innovation on the F-35 program has been enabled by an
exceptional technology team.
Northrop Grumman brings extensive experience in carrier aircraft and expertise in low-observable stealth technology,
while providing strong support in logistics, sustainment, modeling and simulation and mission planning.
BAE Systems brings a rich heritage of capabilities to the F-35 program, including short takeoff and vertical landing
experience, advanced lean manufacturing, flight testing and air systems sustainment. BAE Systems is responsible for the fuel,
crew escape, life-support, prognostics and health management systems and the U.K. Future Carrier F-35 integration support.
Pratt & Whitney (F135 engine) and the GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team (F136) build engines that are physically
and functionally interchangeable across all F-35 aircraft.
The F-35 Lightning II is being developed, produced and supported by an international team – a team shaped for the requirements
of the world’s most advanced global fighter.

Global Partnerships
Global partnerships and technological innovation have
always been the foundation of the F-35 program. As on
the F-16 program, Lockheed Martin continues to partner
successfully with allied countries and their industries.
The F-35 program has taken this tradition to a new level
of commitment and performance.
The F-35 industrial participation program – based on
building global, best-value partnerships among industries in
the partner nations – offers substantially larger opportunities
for defense industries compared to previous national offset
models. The F-35 program builds on the existing capabilities
of industry, incorporates national strategic desires and offers
sustained growth in technology, development, employment
and profitability. As the F-35 transitions to full-rate production,
opportunities for these industries will increase and endure
throughout the life of the program.
LOCKHEED MARTIN
NORTHROP GRUMMAN • BAE SYSTEMS
PRATT & WHITNEY • GE ROLLS-ROYCE FIGHTER ENGINE TEAM

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