Guest Column | September 4, 2014

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

By Asif Anwar


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.