Friday, June 10, 2011

F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Aicrfat In Target Mission

F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Target Mission

Provide all-weather, precision, stealthy, air-to-ground strike capability, including direct attack on the most lethal surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) and air defenses; meet the requirements of the three U.S. Services, the UK, and other allies.
F-35 Lightning

The F-35 Lightning II, Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program will develop and deploy an affordable, fifth-generation, stealthy, multi-role strike fighter aircraft. The Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) F-35 will be used to support the Air Force core competencies of Air and Space Superiority, Global Attack, Precision Engagement, and Agile Combat Support. 

F-35 Lightning

The F-35 will complement a force structure that includes fighter, bomber, and support assets operating in an environment with F-22A and within the projected Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) architecture. The F-35 capitalizes on system commonality and modularity among variants, maximizing affordability and logistical support for 21st century AEF employment. 

F-35 Lightning II

The service versions of the F-35 include the following:
• USAF: F-35A CTOL, stealthy, multi-role aircraft (primary air-to-ground) to replace
the F-16 and A-10 and complement the F-22A
• USMC: F-35B (Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL)), stealthy, multi-role strike
fighter to replace the AV-8B and F/A-18
• USN: F-35C (Carrier Version (CV)), stealthy, multi-role strike fighter to complement
the F/A-18E/F
• UK: F-35B STOVL aircraft to replace the Sea Harrier and GR-7


Acquisition Status 


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