||Provide the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, and the United Kingdom's Royal Navy and Royal Air Force with an affordable and stealthy tactical aircraft for the 21st century.
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II has been designed to satisfy the diverse needs of each of these services with a family of affordable, lethal, survivable and supportable combat aircraft.
U.S. and international aerospace leaders have come together on the F-35 Lightning II team, bringing direct experience in each of the key areas critical to Lightning II program success.
A common design with affordable variants that meet the individual requirements of each service.
Each variant reflects a key focus on the most critical aspect of Lightning II: achieving affordability - while setting new standards for lethality, survivability and supportability.