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The F-35 Amazingly Has Even More Problems Than We Thought The F-35 Amazingly Has Even More Problems Than We Thought

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the most expensive military program in the world with a total cost of more than $1 trillion. Now, a new Pentagon report suggests that the futuristic fighter jet still has hundreds of deficiencies and won’t be ready for ready for full combat testing until 2019.

Why Is Donald Trump Suddenly Interested in the F-35? Why Is Donald Trump Suddenly Interested in the F-35?

President-elect Donald Trump sent Lockheed Martin stocks plummeting on Monday morning after he published a hostile tweet about the huge cost of the F-35 Lightning II program.

The Air Force Just Cleared the F-35 Fighter Jet for Combat The Air Force Just Cleared the F-35 Fighter Jet for Combat

After a stunning 15 years of development and countless delays, the US Air Force just declared the first squadron of F-35A fighter jets ready for combat. The 34th Fighter Squadron at Utah’s Hill Air Force Base can now go fight bad guys anywhere in the world.

I Wore a $400,000 F-35 Helmet and It Blew My Mind I Wore a $400,000 F-35 Helmet and It Blew My Mind

Let me get this out of the way: the trillion dollar F-35 fighter jet program is an embarrassing mess. But it’s hard not to marvel at the very expensive technology’s promises. This conflict squeezed my brain this week, when the Air Force stopped by Gizmodo’s office with a $400,000 F-35 helmet in hand. They even let me…

The F-35 Has Big Radar Problems and the Fix Is Hilarious The F-35 Has Big Radar Problems and the Fix Is Hilarious

Now, more than $1 trillion into its development, the F-35 aircraft is experiencing glitches with its radar systems. US Air Force major general Jeffrey Harrigian explained the problem in an IHS Jane report: “What would happen is they’d get a signal that says either a radar degrade or a radar fail—something that would…

Here Are All the Awesome Vertical Landing Jets in History Here Are All the Awesome Vertical Landing Jets in History

We all know how badass the Harriers and F-35s of the world are but some of these other vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircrafts from history are totally wild. The Williams X-Jet was essentially a flying one-man podium barrel thing. The Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar was legitimately a man-made flying saucer. And so…

The Pentagon's New List of F-35 Bugs Is Predictably Awful The Pentagon's New List of F-35 Bugs Is Predictably Awful

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is the most expensive military program in the world, so it should be no surprise that the F-35 aircraft is loaded with powerful weapons controlled by powerful computers. Unfortunately, the guns don’t fire yet, and the computers still don’t work right.

Watch the first aerial test of the F-35's gatling gun Watch the first aerial test of the F-35's gatling gun

Woo, boy. Here’s video showing Lockheed Martin conducting the first aerial test for the F-35’s gatling gun. Called the GAU-22/A, the weapon can pop off 3,300 25mm rounds per minute. The gun fires so fast that your eyes might miss it. Even though the test was successful, the GAU-22/A won’t be combat ready until 2019…

The crazy simulator where pilots learn how to fly the F-35

How do pilots learn how to fly a fighter jet that cost a trillion dollars to develop (or a $100 million a pop to make)? By hopping in a total bad ass simulator that mimics everything about the F-35 in basically the sickest video game ever. The pilots in the simulator look like they’re flying some space age ship, with…

Missiles Are Literally Falling Off Britain's Crumbling Jets Missiles Are Literally Falling Off Britain's Crumbling Jets

While Britain waits (and waits, and waits) for the F-35 to stop breaking, the mainstay of its ground-attack aircraft remains the Panavia Tornado, a ‘70s airframe that is not aging gracefully. Exhibit A: the two Brimstone missiles that accidentally ‘became detached’ during a landing in Cyprus today.

Watch a F-35 fighter jet take off from a ski jump

Here’s the first time an F-35B has taken off from a ski jump. The little boost not only looks cool, like a stunt ramp, but helps the fighter jet take off with a more upward flight path. These type of ski ramps are actually installed on aircraft carriers so it’s important for the, um, troubled (cursed?) aircraft to…

This head on shot of a flying F-35 is so perfect This head on shot of a flying F-35 is so perfect

Here’s the perfect angle of an F-35, you see it directly head on and ripping through the air and feel all the intimidation of this futuristic fighter jet. It looks like science fiction. It looks like it’s ready to go warring on other planets. It looks awesome.

Here's Your New Wallpaper: A Pitch Perfect Photo of an F-35 Here's Your New Wallpaper: A Pitch Perfect Photo of an F-35

I’ve seen tons of publicity shots of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning fighter, one of the most controversial US military aircraft ever, but this photo left me speechless.

See The First Female F-35 Pilot Begin Her Training See The First Female F-35 Pilot Begin Her Training

Lt. Col. Christine Mau, 33rd Operations Group deputy commander, just completed a training flight as the US’s first female F-35 pilot. Here are photos of her in an F-35A, a fifth-generation single-seat fighter.

These photos of four F-35s refueling in the air are so amazing These photos of four F-35s refueling in the air are so amazing

Pumping gas never looked so good. Here’s an awesome photo from Lockheed Martin showing four F-35s sipping fuel from a KC-130j tanker plane. It captures the entire view, from below and to the side to up front and up close. Seeing fighter jets refuel in the air will probably never get old to me, especially when it looks…

Bold profile photo of the F-35 makes it look like a future space fighter Bold profile photo of the F-35 makes it look like a future space fighter

The F-35 Lightning II is a comically expensive fighter jet with a host of problems but one thing you can’t deny: it can sure look badass. Like badass in the being able to see a glimpse of the future today badass. Like badass as in this flying killer machine totally looks like it’s from a sci-fi movie badass. Like…

Aerial Refuelling Pictures Never Get Old  Aerial Refuelling Pictures Never Get Old 

Regardless your thoughts on the F-35 program, or billion-dollar fighter jets in general, there’s still something inherently amazing about mid-air refuelling: two man-made machines, probably hundreds of miles from home, hooking up in mid-air and transferring aerial lifeblood from one to another.

The $400,000 F-35 Pilot Helmet Can See Through the Pilot's Aircraft The $400,000 F-35 Pilot Helmet Can See Through the Pilot's Aircraft

This is one of the priciest pieces of pilots’ head gear ever constructed. The F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS), with the tremendous price tag of $400,000, is so advanced that it lets pilots see through their own airframe.

Quadriplegic woman flies F-35 with nothing but her thoughts

Arati Prabhakar—director of the Pentagon's advanced research arm DARPA—has revealed a breakthrough achievement in machine mind control. Jan Scheuermann, a 55-year-old quadriplegic woman with electrodes in her brain, has been able to fly an F-35 fighter jet using "nothing but her thoughts."

F-35 gets turned into popsicle by giant fridge F-35 gets turned into popsicle by giant fridge

Cool photo of Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II undergoing tests in extreme freezing weather conditions.

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