The F-35A made its aerial demonstration debut on June 19, 2017 at the Paris Air Show in front of crowds of thousands. Watch this impressive display of 5th Generation innovation in aviation.
The F-35 fighter jet of U.S. Air Force at the first time took to the skies, performing air stunts and demonstrating maneuvering skills at the Paris Air Show 2017.
An F-35A—the model designed for the U.S. Air Force—took off in a vertical climb, then made a series of loops, twists and other dramatic maneuvers. In another impressive display, the stealth fighter abruptly cut its throttle to slowly float through the air, simulating the F-35’s capabilities in a dogfight.
The demonstrations in Paris were the first opportunity for international audiences to see the F-35’s aerodynamic capabilities, including acrobatic and high maneuvers.
Also according to Reuters, Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) is in the final stages of negotiating a deal worth more than $37 billion to sell a record 440 F-35 fighter jets to a group of 11 nations including the United States, two people familiar with the talks said.
This would be the biggest deal yet for the stealthy F-35 jet, set to make its Paris Airshow debut.