U.S. F-35 “Lightning” fighter profile (Figure)
Data for: the new U.S. F-35 stealth fighter
U.S. F-35 “Lightning,” the “world fighter,” said. 3 years ago, the U.S. military’s “universal low-cost light fighter” and “joint advanced attack techniques,” the new concept in the Lockheed Martin aircraft – jointly developed by Northrop Grumman X-35 on the early, the U.S. military will select it named F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). It’s absolutely unprecedented development costs will reach $ 200 billion, there are eight countries in the world participate in co-operation, investment funds with over $ 4.5 billion.
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will be the U.S. military to attack ground-based multi-role fighter, with all-time, all-weather attack armed any goals. In the future battlefield, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will be F-22 “Raptor” fighter together to form a similar F-15 and F-16 level with. When the F-22 eliminated the threat of enemy fighters and surface to air missiles after, F-35 will carry missiles scattered all-weather precision strike ground targets. And F-16 is different, F-35 has stealth capability, such as F-117 stealth fighter as penetration. The aircraft maneuverability, agility is better than F-16C and F/A-18C, combat radius of 1,000 to 1,300 kilometers.