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US Deploys 1st F-35B Squadron to Japan
January 19, 2017
US Deploys 1st F-35B Squadron to Japan
This constitutes the first overseas deployment of the F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter.
US Deploys 1st F-35B Squadron to Japan
Next Stop Syria? US Air Force Declares F-35A Combat Ready
August 03, 2016
Next Stop Syria? US Air Force Declares F-35A Combat Ready
The aircraft recently also completed its first air-to-air kill test.
Next Stop Syria? US Air Force Declares F-35A Combat Ready
F-35 Drops 1000 Pound Bomb
April 05, 2016
F-35 Drops 1000 Pound Bomb
The U.S. Navy’s variant of the F-35 successfully launched the Joint Standoff Weapon during recent trials.
F-35 Drops 1000 Pound Bomb
F-35 Too Expensive: US Air Force Might Buy 72 New F-15 or F-16 Fighter Jets
November 21, 2015
F-35 Too Expensive: US Air Force Might Buy 72 New F-15 or F-16 Fighter Jets
The U.S. Air Force is contemplating adding 72 F-15, F-16 or even F-18 fighter aircraft due to low F-35 production rates.
F-35 Too Expensive: US Air Force Might Buy 72 New F-15 or F-16 Fighter Jets
Russia Might Be Working on New ‘F-35 Killer’ Drone
September 01, 2015
Russia Might Be Working on New ‘F-35 Killer’ Drone
An aircraft model at the MAKS airshow near Moscow might provide some clues on future Russian UAV programs.
Russia Might Be Working on New ‘F-35 Killer’ Drone
Finally! U.S. Marine Corps Declares F-35B Operational
August 04, 2015
Finally! U.S. Marine Corps Declares F-35B Operational
However, the plane's development is not complete just yet.
Finally! U.S. Marine Corps Declares F-35B Operational
F-35 Loses Dogfight to Fighter Jet From the 1980s
July 01, 2015
F-35 Loses Dogfight to Fighter Jet From the 1980s
A new report alleges that an F-35A was defeated by the very aircraft it is meant to replace.
F-35 Loses Dogfight to Fighter Jet From the 1980s
Should the US Deploy New Tactical Nukes?
June 23, 2015
Should the US Deploy New Tactical Nukes?
Yes, if U.S. nuclear strategists follow the advice of a new think tank study.
Should the US Deploy New Tactical Nukes?
Will F-35 Pilots Command a Swarm of Drones in Flight?
May 21, 2015
Will F-35 Pilots Command a Swarm of Drones in Flight?
The U.S. Air Force's chief scientist thinks so.
Will F-35 Pilots Command a Swarm of Drones in Flight?
Oops: US Close-Air Support Bomb Doesn't Fit on the F-35
March 14, 2015
Oops: US Close-Air Support Bomb Doesn't Fit on the F-35
Plus, the F-35 won't receive the necessary software for full close-air support until 2022.
Oops: US Close-Air Support Bomb Doesn't Fit on the F-35
Australia and Norway to Work Together on Missile
February 27, 2015
Australia and Norway to Work Together on Missile
A new missile, specifically designed for the F-35A aircraft, will be jointly developed by both countries.
Australia and Norway to Work Together on Missile
The F-35 vs. The VHF Threat
August 21, 2014
The F-35 vs. The VHF Threat
Amid the debate over the F-35’s effectiveness, Yugoslavia offers some interesting insights into the VHF threat.
The F-35 vs. The VHF Threat
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