There is a lot of talk about the Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lighting II these days both good and bad. The Fifth-generation has gone through a rough patch while figuring out how to get off the ground. But now that it has smoothed out those rough patches it can get off the ground quicker than anyone imagined.
The production cost of the Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lighting II program exceeded $1.5 trillion dollars so the clients better get some bang for their buck. It aims to replace a lot of other aircraft so it has to perform well in order to stay on top. This 5th Generation fighter will spring into the skies quickly and deter threats before they even appear on the horizon.
“A 5th Generation fighter has advanced stealth, exceptional agility and maneuverability, sensor and information fusion, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. 5th Generation technology provides greater survivability, situational awareness, and effectiveness for pilots, as well as improved readiness and lower support costs.”
Getting to the fight at a moment’s notice is half the battle so the F-35 has to be able to engage quickly. Check out how fast this fighter springs into action with its amazing vertical climbing ability.