The F-35 Lightening II was conceived in the mid 1990’s as the pinnacle of more than 50 years of fighter development technology. Designed to dominate the skies, the F-35 combines the 5th Generation characteristics of radar evading stealth, supersonic speed and extreme agility with the most powerful and comprehensive integrated sensor package of any fighter aircraft in history. The F-35’s built-in sustainment establishes new levels of operational readiness. Aircraft share common parts, support equipment and technical data, yielding greater reliability and long-term cost savings. In three variants – conventional, short takeoff / vertical landing, and carrier launched – the F-35 represents the versatility that would be required by any military force defending it’s land, sea or sky.
Seanair lends it’s high technology machining expertise to this program in the form of structural parts, wing structure parts, and removable panels. Some examples of these parts can be seen in the gallery;