Royal Navy • F-35 Deck Operations • Aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth

Royal Navy • F-35 Deck Operations

Video footage of F-35 deck operations aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth at sea on 25 September, 2020. The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions. It is also able to provide electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. Unit cost: F-35A: US$77.9M (lot 14); F-35B: US$101.3M (lot 14); F-35C: US$94.4M (lot 14) Number built: 535+ as of July 2020 Developed from: Lockheed Martin X-35 First flight: 15 December 2006; 13 years ago (F-35A) Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Produced: 2006–present Status: In service