Guest Column | September 4, 2014

Lockheed Martin Previews F-35 Lightning II "Fighter Of The Future"

By Asif Anwar

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The UK was host to air shows recently with the annual Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and the biennial Farnborough International AirShow (FIA) 2014. I had the opportunity to attend a Lockheed Martin F-35/F-16 preview day held at RAF Fairford, the venue for RIAT, as well as taking a few days to attend FIA 2014.

The Lockheed Martin F-35/F-16 preview day included a range of activities including a briefing with Lorraine Martin, general manager of the F-35 Program. The briefing included a short video showcasing the F-35 Lightening II “fighter of the future,” emphasizing the progress that the program is making with 18,000 hours flown on F-35 aircraft.