Illustration for article titled Lightning Strikes Back: This Is All The Crap The F-35 Can Use By 2017

This wicked shot, courtesy of Lockheed Martin, shows the F-35 Lightning with all of the weapons that will be tested under aircraft's Systems Development and Demonstration Weapons Suite. This represents a baseline capability that will be expanded with other weapons once the jet is fully operational towards the end of the decade.... Hopefully.

Tyler Rogoway is a defense journalist and photographer who maintains the website Foxtrot Alpha for You can reach Tyler with story ideas or direct comments regarding this or any other defense topic via the email address


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