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F-35B Lightning II - Joint Combat Aircraft        
No in Squadrons: 12 in 1 x Frontline Squadron (+14 On Order) [Total No = 138 planned]
6 in 1 x Training Squadron
3 in 1 x Test Squadron
In Service Date: 2018
Roles: Multirole - Combat Air Patrol (CAP), Air Interdiction (AI) or Close Air Support (CAS)
Crew: 1
Wingspan (open): 10.67 m
Length: 15.61 m
Empty Weight: 14,651 kg (32,300 lbs)
Max Internal Fuel: 6,125 kg (13,500 lbs)
Max Take Off Weight: 27,215 kg (60,000 lbs)
Bring Back: (VL) 2,267 kg (5,000 lbs)
(SRVL) 3,175 kg (7,000 lbs)
Max Speed: Mach 1.6+ (1,058 knots / 1,218 mph)
Combat Radius: 505 nm (581 miles / 935 km) (b)
Service ceiling: 15,000 m (50,000 ft)
Armament - Weapons: Up to 6,803kg (15,000 lb) of ordinance on :
4 x Hard points in 2 x Fuselage Bays:
Points 4 & 8: (680 kg each) 2 x Paveway IV PGBs (308 kg each)
or 8 x SPEAR 3 Missiles (from 2024) (300 kg each)
or 2 x Meteor BVRAAMs (from 2024) (190 kg each)
Points 5 & 7: (160 kg each) 2 x AIM-120C AMRAAMs (158 kg each)
6 x Hard points on the Wings:
Points 1 & 11: (135 kg each) 2 x AIM-132 ASRAAMs (88 kg each)
Points 2 & 10: (680 kg each) 2 x Paveway IV PGBs (308 kg each)
or 2 x AIM-120 AMRAAMs (161 kg each)
Points 3 & 9: (2,250 kg each) 2 x Paveway IV PGBs (308 kg each)
or 2 x 2,000lb Paveway III LGBs (Potential) (1,077 kg each)
or 2 x AIM-120C AMRAAMs (161 kg each)
Point 6 Fuselage: (453 kg) 1 x GAU-22/A 25mm Cannon w/220 rounds (444 kg)
Typical Configurations: Pylon: CAP: Strike:
  (IOC) (from 2024) (Stealth) (Beast) (from 2024)
Port Outer (1) - ASRAAM - ASRAAM ASRAAM
Port Middle (2) - - - Paveway IV -
Port Inner (3) - - - Paveway IV -
Bay Outer (4) AMRAAM Meteor Paveway IV Paveway IV 4 x SPEAR 3
Bay Inner (5) AMRAAM Meteor ASRAAM AMRAAM Meteor
Fuselage (6) - - - - -
Bay Inner (7) AMRAAM Meteor ASRAAM AMRAAM Meteor
Bay Outer (8) AMRAAM Meteor Paveway IV Paveway IV 4 x SPEAR 3
S/bd Inner (9) - - - Paveway IV -
S/bd Mid (10) - - - Paveway IV -
S/bd Outer (11) - ASRAAM - ASRAAM ASRAAM
Load Weight 644 kg 936 kg 792 kg 1,538 kg 1,356 kg
T/O Weight (c) 21,420 kg 21,712 kg 21,568 kg 22,314 kg 22,132 kg
           
Bring back fuel 2,531 kg 2,239 kg 2,383 kg 1,637 kg 1,819 kg
Systems: 1 x Northrop Grumman AN/APG-81 AESA radar - 1,200 T/R modules
1 x Lockheed Martin Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) - based on the Sniper XR system
1 x Northrop Grumman's AN/AAS-37 Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System (DAS)
MAWS: 6x Passive Infra-Red distributed sensors
1 x BAe Systems AN/ASQ-239 (Barracuda) Electronic Warfare system
Ejector Seat: Martin-Baker US16E
Engines: 1 x Pratt & Witney F135-PW-600 - producing 27,000lbf (Dry) and 41,000 lbf thrust (Reheat)
with 1 x Honeywell G230 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)
Unit Cost: 152.8m (projected)
Total Buy: 138 (e)
                   
Notes:
(a) It is anticipated that under Joint Force 2000 two squadrons will be primarily manned by RAF pilots whilst the two other squadrons will be primarily manned by Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm pilots
(b) Internal Fuel only - Load = 2 x 1,000lb JDAM and 2 x AIM-9X Comparison: F/A-18E/F = 390nm / 722km
(c) Aircraft + Internal Fuel (Full Load) + Indicated Weapons Load
(d) Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP)
Lot: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Issued: July 2007 May 2008 June 2009 Nov 2010 Nov 2012 [2013] [2014] [2015]
Completed FY2009 Feb 2011 Dec 2012 Dec 2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2016
Initial Block 0.5 1A 1B 2A 2A 2B 3i 3F
US F-35A 2 6 7 10 22 18 19 19
US F-35B - 6 7 16 3 6 6 6
US F-35C - - - 4 7 7 4 4
UK Purchase - - 2 1 - - 1 4
NL Purchase - - 1 1 - - - -
AUS Purchase - - - - - 2 - -
IT Purchase - - - - - 3 3 2
TUK Purchase - - - - - - 2 -
NOR Purchase - - - - - - - 2
ISR Purchase - - - - - - - 2
JPN Purchase - - - - - - - 4
Others - - - - - - - -
Total 2 12 17 32 32 36 35 43
(e) LRIP and Full Rate Production (FRP)
Lot: 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Issued: [2016] [2017] [2018] [2019] [2020] [2021] [2022] [2023]
Completed FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021 FY2022 FY2023 FY2024
Initial Block 3F 3F 3F 3F 3F 3F 3F 3F
US F-35A 26 44 53 64 48 48 - -
US F-35B 6 9 24 26 20 20 - -
US F-35C 2 2 14 16 12 - - -
UK Purchase 6 3 1 3 6 8 7 6
NL Purchase - - 8 - - - - -
AUS Purchase - 8 8 15 15 15 - -
IT Purchase - - 1 3 5 9 - -
TUK Purchase - 2 4 8 8 8 - -
NOR Purchase 6 6 6 6 6 6 - -
DEN Purchase   - - 2 4 8    
ISL Purchase 7 - 10 12 12 18 - -
JPN Purchase 2 - 6 6 6 - - -
Others - 16 6 6 6 6 - -
Total 55 90 141 167 148 146 - -
(f) UK F-35B Airframes:
No Serial No Production Lot 1st Flight Delivered Squadron Base  
1 ZM135 LRIP 3 20/11/2011 19/07/2012 17(R) Sqn Edwards AFB  
2 ZM136 LRIP 3 11/07/2012 19/10/2012 17(R) Sqn Edwards AFB  
3 ZM137 LRIP 4 01/04/2013 25/06/2013 207(R) Sqn RAF Marham  
4 ZM138 LRIP 7 02/12/2015 08/02/2016 17(R) Sqn Edwards AFB  
5 ZM139 LRIP 8 06/05/2016 n/a 207(R) Sqn RAF Marham  
6 ZM140 LRIP 8 23/08/2016 Aug 2016 617 Sqn RAF Marham  
7 ZM141 LRIP 8 2016 n/a 617 Sqn RAF Marham  
8 ZM142 LRIP 8 28/10/2016 Nov 2016 617 Sqn RAF Marham  
9 ZM143 LRIP 9 03/03/2017 2017 617 Sqn RAF Marham  
10 ZM144 LRIP 9 2017 2017 617 Sqn RAF Marham  
11 ZM145 LRIP 9 06/06/2017 2017 617 Sqn RAF Marham  
12 ZM146 LRIP 9 08/2017 06/11/2017 617 Sqn RAF Marham  
13 ZM147 LRIP 9 10/10/2017 10/10/2017 617 Sqn RAF Marham  
14 ZM148 LRIP 9 29/11/2017 14/12/2017 617 Sqn RAF Marham  
15 ZM149 LRIP 10 31/01/2018 05/04/2018 617 Sqn RAF Marham  
16 ZM150 LRIP 10 06/2018 18/09/2018 617 Sqn RAF Marham  
17 ZM151 LRIP 10 10/2018 16/11/2018 617 Sqn RAF Marham  
18 ZM152 LRIP 11 12/06/2019 16/07/2019 207(R) Sqn RAF Marham  
19 ZM153 LRIP 12 08/2020 27/11/2020 207(R) Sqn RAF Marham  
20 ZM154 LRIP 12 10/2020 27/11/2020 207(R) Sqn RAF Marham  
21 ZM155 LRIP 12 10/2020 27/11/2020 207(R) Sqn RAF Marham  
22 ZM156 LOT 13 [Feb 2021]   [809 Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
23 ZM157 LOT 13 [April 2021]   [809 Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
24 ZM158 LOT 13 [June 2021]   [809 Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
25 ZM159 LOT 13 [Aug 2021]   [809 Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
26 ZM160 LOT 13 [Oct 2021]   [809 Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
27 ZM161 LOT 13 [Dec 2021]   [809 Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
28 ZM162 LOT 14 [Feb 2022]   [809 Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
29 ZM163 LOT 14 [Mar 2022]   [809 Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
30 ZM164 LOT 14 [May 2022]   [809 Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
31 ZM165 LOT 14 [Aug 2022]   [809 Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
32 ZM166 LOT 14 [Sept 2022]   [809 Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
33 ZM167 LOT 14 [Oct 2022]   [207(R) Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
34 ZM168 LOT 14 [Nov 2022]   [207(R) Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
35 ZM169 LOT 14 [Dec 2022]   [207(R) Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
36 ZM170 LOT 15 [Feb 2023]   [207(R) Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
37 ZM171 LOT 15 [Mar 2023]   [207(R) Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
38 ZM172 LOT 15 [May 2023]   [207(R) Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
39 ZM173 LOT 15 [June 2023]   [207(R) Sqn] [RAF Marham]  
40 ZM174 LOT 15 [Aug 2023]     [RAF Marham]  
41 ZM175 LOT 15 [Oct 2023]     [RAF Marham]  
42 ZM176 LOT 15 [Nov 2023]     [RAF Marham]  
43 ZM177 LOT 16 [Jan 2024]     [RAF Marham]  
44 ZM178 LOT 16 [Mar 2024]     [RAF Marham]  
45 ZM179 LOT 16 [May 2024]     [RAF Marham]  
46 ZM180 LOT 16 [Jul 2024]     [RAF Marham]  
47 ZM181 LOT 16 [Sept 2024]     [RAF Marham]  
48 ZM182 LOT 16 [Nov 2024]     [RAF Marham]  
49 ZM183            
50 ZM184            
51 ZM185            
52 ZM186            
53 ZM187            
54 ZM188            
55 ZM189            
56 ZM190            
57 ZM191            
58 ZM192            
59 ZM193            
60 ZM194            
61 ZM195            
62 ZM196            
63 ZM197            
64 ZM198            
65 ZM199            
66 ZM200            
Link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/761777/10389.pdf
(g) US & International Deliveries:
No Aircraft First Flight Role:    
1 AA-1 15/12/2006 Flight Sciences    
2 BF-1 11/06/2008 Flight Sciences    
3 AF-1 14/11/2009 Flight Sciences    
4 BF-2 22/12/2009 Flight Sciences    
5 BF-3 17/02/2010 Flight Sciences    
6 BF-4 07/04/2010 Flight Sciences    
7 AF-2 20/04/2010 Weapons Testing  
8 CF-1 06/06/2010 Flight sciences    
9 AF-3 06/07/2010 Mission Systems  
10 AF-4 30/12/2011 Mission Systems  
11 BF-5 30/01/2011 Mission Systems  
12 AF-6 25/02/2011 Production LRIP I Edwards AFB
13 AF-7 04/03/2011 Production LRIP I Edwards AFB
14 CF-2 29/04/2011 Flight Sciences   Patuxant AFB
15 CF-3 21/05/2011 Carrier Suitability Testing Patuxant AFB
LRIP II
16 AF-8 06/05/2011 USAF LRIP II 58th FS USAF
17 AF-9 13/05/2011 USAF LRIP II 58th FS USAF
18 AF-10 29/06/2011 USAF LRIP II 58th FS USAF
19 AF-11 01/07/2011 USAF LRIP II 58th FS USAF
20 AF-12 09/07/2011 USAF LRIP II 58th FS USAF
21 AF-13 14/07/2011 USAF LRIP II 58th FS USAF
22 BF-6 25/10/2011 USMC LRIP II VMFAT-501
23 BF-7 21/12/2011 USMC LRIP II VMFAT-501
24 BF-8 29/11/2011 USMC LRIP II VMFAT-501
25 BF-9 06/03/2012 USMC LRIP II VMFAT-501
26 BF-10 15/03/2012 USMC LRIP II VMFAT-501
27 BF-11 21/03/2012 USMC LRIP II VMFAT-501
LRIP III
28 AF-14 02/03/2012 USAF LRIP III 58th FS USAF
29 AF-15 03/03/2012 USAF LRIP III 58th FS USAF
30 AF-16 03/05/2012 USAF LRIP III 58th FS USAF
31 AF-17 17/05/2012 USAF LRIP III 31st TES USAF
32 AF-18 17/05/2012 USAF LRIP III 31st TES USAF
33 AF-19 09/06/2012 USAF LRIP III 31st TES USAF
34 AF-20 05/08/2012 USAF LRIP III 31st TES USAF
35 BF-12 30/03/2012 USMC LRIP III VMFAT-501
36 BF-13 12/03/2012 USMC LRIP III VMFAT-501
37 BF-14 24/04/2012 USMC LRIP III VMFAT-501
38 BF-15 13/07/2012 USMC LRIP III VMFAT-501
39 BF-16 26/07/2012 USMC LRIP III VMFAT-501
40 BF-17 24/07/2012 USMC LRIP III VMFAT-501
41 BF-18 26/04/2013 USMC LRIP III VMFAT-501
42 AN-1 06/08/2012 RNLAF LRIP III Patuxant AFB
LRIP IV
43 AF-21 20/10/2012 USAF LRIP IV 422nd TES
44 AF-22 14/10/2012 USAF LRIP IV 422nd TES
45 AF-23 07/11/2012 USAF LRIP IV 422nd TES
46 AF-24 06/11/2012 USAF LRIP IV 422nd TES
47 AF-25 18/11/2012 USAF LRIP IV 58th FS USAF
48 AF-26 30/03/2013 USAF LRIP IV 58th FS USAF
49 AF-27 22/04/2013 USAF LRIP IV 58th FS USAF
50 AF-28 19/06/2013 USAF LRIP IV 58th FS USAF
51 AF-29 27/04/2013 USAF LRIP IV 58th FS USAF
52 BF-19 14/10/2012 USMC LRIP IV VMFA-121
53 BF-20 15/10/2012 USMC LRIP IV VMFA-121
54 BF-21 24/10/2012 USMC LRIP IV VMFA-121
55 BF-22 02/12/2012 USMC LRIP IV VMFA-121
56 BF-23 11/01/2013 USMC LRIP IV VMFA-121
57 BF-24 07/03/2013 USMC LRIP IV VMFA-121
58 BF-25 06/03/2013 USMC LRIP IV VMFA-121
59 BF-26 06/03/2013 USMC LRIP IV VMFA-121
60 BF-27 19/03/2013 USMC LRIP IV VMFA-121
61 BF-28 08/06/2013 USMC LRIP IV VMFA-121
62 BF-29 29/06/2013 USMC LRIP IV VMFA-121
63 BF-30 18/09/2013 USMC LRIP IV VMFA-121
64 BF-31 03/07/2013 USMC LRIP IV VMFA-121
65 BF-32 21/06/2013 USMC LRIP IV VMFA-121
66 BF-33 03/09/2013 USMC LRIP IV VMFA-121
67 BF-34 21/09/2013 USMC LRIP IV VMFA-121
68 AN-2 27/06/2013 RNAF LRIP IV Eglin AFB
69 CF-5 30/11/2012 USN LRIP IV VFA-101
70 CF-6 14/02/2013 USN LRIP IV VFA-101
71 CF-7 14/03/2013 USN LRIP IV VFA-101
72 CF-8 20/06/2013 USN LRIP IV VX-23
LRIP V
73 AF-30 27/07/2013 USAF LRIP V 58th FS USAF
74 AF-31 07/09/2013 USAF LRIP V 422nd TES
75 AF-32 06/07/2013 USAF LRIP V 422nd TES
76 AF-33 27/07/2013 USAF LRIP V 58th FS USAF
77 AF-34 01/10/2013 USAF LRIP V 58th FS USAF
78 AF-35 07/10/2013 USAF LRIP V 58th FS USAF
79 AF-36 14/11/2013 USAF LRIP V 58th FS USAF
80 AF-37 23/09/2013 USAF LRIP V 58th FS USAF
81 AF-38 29/09/2013 USAF LRIP V 58th FS USAF
82 AF-39 19/10/2013 USAF LRIP V 58th FS USAF
83 AF-40 16/12/2013 USAF LRIP V 58th FS USAF
84 AF-41 15/12/2013 USAF LRIP V 61st FS USAF
85 AF-42 08/02/2014 USAF LRIP V 61st FS USAF
86 AF-43 13/02/2014 USAF LRIP V 61st FS USAF
87 AF-44 n/a USAF LRIP V 61st FS USAF
88 AF-45 28/05/2014 USAF LRIP V 61st FS USAF
89 AF-46 05/08/2014 USAF LRIP V 61st FS USAF
90 AF-47 n/a USAF LRIP V 61st FS USAF
91 AF-48 Aug 2014 USAF LRIP V 61st FS USAF
92 AF-49 May 2014 USAF LRIP V 61st FS USAF
93 AF-50 18/08/2014 USAF LRIP V 61st FS USAF
94 AF-51 22/08/2014 USAF LRIP V 61st FS USAF
95 BF-35 12/11/2013 USMC LRIP V VMFAT-501
96 BF-36 23/10/2013 USMC LRIP V VMFAT-501
97 BF-37 n/a USMC LRIP V VMFAT-501
98 CF-9 27/11/2013 USN LRIP V VFA-101
99 CF-10 26/09/2013 USN LRIP V VFA-101
100 CF-11 23/12/2013 USN LRIP V VFA-101
101 CF-12 n/a USN LRIP V VFA-101
102 CF-13 n/a USN LRIP V VFA-101
103 CF-14 n/a USN LRIP V VFA-101
104 CF-15 Jun 2014 USN LRIP V VFA-101
(h) Test & Development Milestones:
Milestone       Aircraft Date
First Flight of F-35A     AF-1 14/11/2009
First Slow Landing (130 knots)     BF-X 17/02/2010
First Hover and Short Take Off     BF-1 17/03/2010
First Vertical Landing     BF-1 18/03/2010
First F-35B Internal Weapons (AIM-120 | GBU-12)   BF-2 04/05/2010
First F-35C Flight     CF-1 06/06/2010
Speed : 1st F-35B Supersonic flight (Mach 1.07)   BF-2 10/06/2010
Weapon Bay opening     AF-x 23/09/2010
Speed : Mach 1.3     BF-2 18/10/2010
Agility : First 7.0g Turn     BF-3 25/10/2010
First flight with Block 1 Software   BF-4 06/11/2010
First SAR Map       BF-4 06/01/2011
Speed : 1st F-35C Supersonic flight (Mach 1.02)   CF-X 04/03/2011
First Catapult Launch     CF-3 27/07/2011
First landing at sea (USS Wasp)     BF-2
BF-4
03/10/2011
First F-35A refuelling from KC-10   AF-4 14/10/2011
First EMALS launch     CF-3 18/11/2011
Completion of 1st Sea Trials (USS Wasp)   BF-2
BF-4
21/10/2011
Speed : Mach 1.6     AF-1 24/10/2011
Altitude : 43,500 ft     AF-4 09/01/2012
First Night Filght     AF-6 18/01/2012
First External Weapons carriage
(2x AIM-9X | 2x GBU-31 | 2x AIM-120C)
AF-1 16/02/2012
First F-35A Flight with Block 2A software   AF-3 02/03/2012
First Night Refueling from KC-135   AF-4 22/03/2012
First F-35B Flight with Block 2A software   BF-5 05/06/2012
First Night F-35C Night Flight     CF-2 13/06/2012
First Asymmetric Weapons carriage
(Starboard 1x AIM-9X | 1x GBU-32 | 1x AIM-120C & 1x Gun Pod)
BF-2 14/06/2012
First F-35C Flight With External Weapons   CF-1 27/06/2012
First F-35B Night Flight     BF-2 09/07/2012
First F-35C Flight With Block 2A Software   CF-3 17/07/2012
F-35A Airstart Testing Complete     AF-4 27/07/2012
First F-35B Weapons release flight
(GBU-32 1,000lb JDAM from 4,200ft @ 400kts)
BF-3 08/08/2012
F-35B Airstarts Complete     BF-2 15/08/2012
First F-35A Weapons release flight (GBU-31 2,000lb JDAM) AF-1 16/10/2012
First AMRAAM missile release (AIM-120C AMRAAM) AF-1 19/10/2012
First AGM-154 JSOW loading in F-35C weapons bay CF-1 29/10/2013
Maximum altitude test to 50,000 ft (15,240 m)   AF-4 14/11/2012
High Angle of Attack testing completes design limit of 50 AOA AF-4 19/11/2012
First Paveway II release from an F-35B
(GBU-12 500lb LGB from 5,000ft @ 485kts)
BF-3 03/12/2012
First F-35 AMRAAM release flight
(AIM-120C AMRAAM)
BF-3 26/03/2013
First F-35A GBU-12 release flight AF-1 09/04/2013
First F-35 link with an E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft BF-17 11/04/2013
First three-ship connectivity for the Multi-Functional Advanced
DataLink (MADL)
AF-3
AF-6
AF-7
16/05/2013
First F-35 AMRAAM full missle launch
(AIM-120C AMRAAM)
AF-1 05/06/2013
First F-35B refuelling from KC-10 strategic tanker BF-2 19/06/2013
First Supersonic AMRAAM Launch (AIM-120 @ 793 knots) AF-1 16/07/2013
First F-35C Weapons release flight
(GBU-12 500lb Paveway II from 5,000ft @ 582 knots)
CF-2 21/10/2013
First Ground Release of GBU-39 (250lb Small Diameter Bomb) AF-x 23/10/2013
First Laser Designated Weapons release using EOTS
(GBU-12 500lb Paveway II from 25,000ft)
BF-17 29/10/2013
First F-35 AMRAAM Live missle launch
(AIM-120C AMRAAM)
AF-6 30/10/2013
First F-35C AIM-120 Separation Test CF-2 04/11/2013
First F-35C GBU-31 (2,000lb JDAM - BLU-109) Separation Test CF-2 06/11/2013
Final Separation Test For F-35C 2B Software   CF-2 18/11/2013
First Guided GBU-32 Delivery From F-35B Block 2B
(GBU-32 JDAM from 25,000ft @ 595 knots)
BF-18 06/12/2013
First Flight With Ten Weapons
(6 x GBU-12 500lb Paveway II, 2 x AIM-120 AMRAAM, 2 x AIM-9X)
AF-1 10/01/2014
F-35C Flight With Ten Weapons And Gun Pod
(4 x GBU-12 500lb Paveway II, 2 x GBU-32 1,000lb JDAM,
2 x AIM-120 AMRAAM, 2 x AIM-9X and 1 x Gun Pod)
CF-1 13/01/2014
F-35A Clean Wing Testing Completed AF-4 15/01/2014
First F-35B High AOA Flight With External Stores BF-2 27/01/2014
First dual AIM-120 launch from F-35   BF-18 27/05/2014
First flight of Block 3i software     AF-x 27/05/2014
F-35C simulated carrier landing at the maximum sink rate of 21.4 feet per second CF-3 27/05/2014
First F-35A GBU-31 (2,000lb JDAM - Mk 84) Separation Test AF-1 13/08/2014
Completed F-35B Block 2B software fleet release weapon
separation requirements
BF-3 15/08/2014
Launch AIM-120 AMRAAM from F-35C   CF-2 30/09/2014
First separation test for GBU-39 (250lb Small Diameter Bomb) AF-1 21/10/2014
First flutter test flights with AIM-132 ASRAAM (UK) BF-2 29/10/2014
First F-35C carrier launch and landing   CF-3 03/11/2014
First flutter test flights with Paveway IV (UK)   - 13/11/2014
First separation test from external stores (4 x GBU-12) CF-2 23/09/2015
20 x Air to Air Refueling (AAR) test flights with the Voyager KC2 - 15/04/2016
First AIM-132 ASRAAM test firing   BF-2 24/02/2017
First Landing & Take Off from Queen Elizabeth carrier BF-4
BF-5
25/09/2018
First night Landing & Take Off from Queen Elizabeth carrier BF-4
BF-5
27/09/2018