||F-35 STOVL Aircraft Carrier Landing
Defining the 5TH Generation Fighter
The F-35 calls for an entirely new way of thinking about fighter capabilities. By integrating a wealth
of different capabilities, the fighter brings a quantum leap in lethality and survivability. It offers sharply
enhanced expeditionary capability through a more reliable, more maintainable aircraft and robust airframe design. These attributes
can only be realized through a design created from the ground up to develop the world’s most capable multirole fighter.
With embedded antennas, aligned edges, internally carried weapons and fuel and special coatings and materials, the F-35 uses stealth
to pick and choose engagements while remaining virtually undetected by enemy surface-to-air and air-to-air defense systems. The F-35’s
targeting flexibility allows the aircraft to find, fix, track, target, engage and assess targets in daytime, nighttime and all weather.
Advanced integrated avionics processing data from a variety of onboard and net-enabled, off-board sensors provide the F-35 with true
5TH Generation Fighter capabilities – a seamless real-world, real-time, 360-degree display of the battlespace. Equipped with detailed
information that is prioritized to the situation at hand, the F-35 allows the pilot to be a tactician rather than a technician.
Joint Force Enabler
The F-35 is a key enabler for establishing future air dominance around the clock in any threat environment. Joint and coalition forces
can attack any target, any time, with the freedom to operate anywhere on Day One of a conflict – even amid the most sophisticated
and numerically superior threats. The F-35’s persistence allows for excellent range and mission radius.