F-35 Lightning II Photo tab Video tab F-35 - Aft and empennage &file=" /> F-35 3D video   BAE Systems brings military aircraft expertise that is key to the development and manufacture of the F-35 Lightning II. Cutting edge in every respect, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is a stealthy, multi-role, all-weather attack aircraft that can operate from land and sea. Everything about the F-35 takes your breath away.It’s the world's largest single defence programme. It’s also a truly collaborative project. BAE Systems is teamed with Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman to deliver the F-35 Lightning II.We are a principal sub-contractor on this programme and bring military aircraft expertise that is critical to the F-35 Lightning II airframe, systems and sustainment.There are three variants of the F-35, the Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL), the Carrier Variant (CV) and the Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) and we are playing our part in all three.