5th Gen Capabilities

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Unrivaled Capabilities


The F-35 delivers an unrivaled advantage for our pilots, nation, and global partners. A decisive differentiator in near-peer warfare, the F-35 is the most advanced node in the networked 21st Century Security operational vision.

Enabling Joint All Domain Operations
  • Sensor fusion Connects Systems

  • Multi-role Capabilities

  • Unmatched Data Sharing

Delivering vast amounts of information to accelerate critical decisions and win the fight. 

Delivering Unmatched
  • Lowest Total Cost to Achieve a Mission Outcome

  • Allied Partnerships Further Reduce Costs


Providing value to the warfighter, U.S. taxpayers and our allies across the globe. 

Evolving for Tomorrow’s Threats

  • Enhanced Electronic Warfare

  • Advanced Sensors

  • Manned-unmanned Teaming

  • Advanced 5th Gen Weapons Capability, including JASSM and LRASM

Innovating to equip the aircraft with the latest, most advanced capabilities.



“The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the cornerstone of our future fighter force and air superiority. Achieving air superiority in a future fight is strongly dependent on full-spectrum dominance. The F-35 and its 5th Generation capabilities are part of our fighter force design that outpaces key competitors.”

–Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force