Royal International Air Tattoo 2016

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RIAT 2016

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world's largest military air show, attracting tens of thousands of visitors and support from the Royal Air Force and leaders in the aerospace industry. Several Lockheed Martin aircraft will be present at the 2016 show including the C-130J Super Hercules, F-35 Lightning II and F-16 Fighting Falcon.

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C-130 Feature Video

Video: C-130J: One Aircraft, Many Missions
There is no aircraft in aviation history — either developed or under development — that can match the flexibility, versatility and relevance of the C-130J Super Hercules. In continuous production longer than any other military aircraft, the C-130 has earned a reputation as a workhorse ready for any mission, anywhere, anytime.

F-16 Feature

History of the F-16 Fighting Falcon
All F-16s are not created equal. Fighting Falcons rolling out of the factory today are nothing like earlier versions. Some differences are visible—larger control surfaces; wider inlet; tinted canopy; squared landing lights; and various antennas, vents, bumps, and blisters.


F-35 Feature

Six Capabilities Only Possible in the World’s Most Advanced Fighter Jet

Imagine flying virtually undetected with a clear 360-degree view of your environment. With advanced targeting and radar systems, you can identify and engage air and ground targets using a combination of infrared search and track technology.

F-22 Lakenheath

Atlantic Allies: F-22 Raptors in Europe

On August 28, 2015, four U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 U.S. airmen arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, marking the first-ever deployment of the 5th Generation F-22 to Europe, and the beginning of a stronger releationship between the USAF, NATO member states, and other U.S. partners.


F-35 WEBT "All About F-35"

The Hover Technology That Would Make Your Morning Commute Ridiculously Easy

If you live in suburbia, or a crowded downtown street, wouldn’t it be nice to set off to work in your private aircraft? But wait – you need a runaway, and the streets are lined with cars and neighborhood kids headed to school. What you need is the ability to lift off and touch down in a small spot. Although you may not be in luck, the U.S. Marine Corps, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy have this very capability in the F-35B Lightning II.

RAF C-130 at RIAT

The RAF Honors C-130 History Through Art

The Royal Air Force’s (RAF) C-130J Super Hercules known as ZH883 certainly stands out among its peers at this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo.... literally! This C-130J showcases a commemorative paint scheme saluting the 50th anniversary of the delivery of the Royal Air Force’s first C-130 Hercules in 1966. This celebrates 50 years of world-class partnership between the RAF, Lockheed Martin and Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, who together have supported the RAF Hercules fleet for 50 years.

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Royal International Air Tattoo
July 8-10, 2016

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Beth Neilson

Mike Rein

Mark Johnson

Alison Orne