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US Air Force’s F-15E Completes Certification to Deliver B61-12 Nuclear Weapon
June 09, 2020

US Air Force’s F-15E Completes Certification to Deliver B61-12 Nuclear Weapon

By Ankit Panda
The improved, guided gravity bomb is slated to undergo certification for other aircraft, including the F-35A.

US Orders 78 New F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters
April 03, 2020

US Orders 78 New F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Lockheed Martin was awarded $4.7 billion to build 78 new F-35 fifth-generation combat aircraft.
Work Stopped at F-35A Facility in Japan Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
March 07, 2020

Work Stopped at F-35A Facility in Japan Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Lockheed Martin suspended assembly of the F-35A aircraft at a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries facility in Japan out of concern over the spread of the coronavirus.

Australia and UK Open F-35 Reprogramming Laboratory in US
February 26, 2020

Australia and UK Open F-35 Reprogramming Laboratory in US

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Australia’s and the UK’s F-35 capabilities are moving forward.

Japan to Continue Assembling F-35A Fighter Jets at Home
January 08, 2020

Japan to Continue Assembling F-35A Fighter Jets at Home

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan intends to continue to assemble F-35As at a local facility in Nagoya.

F-35A Stealth Fighter Formally Enters Service in South Korea
December 19, 2019

F-35A Stealth Fighter Formally Enters Service in South Korea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Republic of Korea Air Force has declared initial operating capability for its first batch of F-35A fighter jets this week.

Japan Places Follow-on Order for Joint Strike Missiles
November 13, 2019

Japan Places Follow-on Order for Joint Strike Missiles

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japanese government has awarded Norway’s Kongsberg a follow-on contract to supply additional Joint Strike Missiles.
South Korea Set to Receive Additional F-35s in 2020 Amid North Korean Complaints
October 21, 2019

South Korea Set to Receive Additional F-35s in 2020 Amid North Korean Complaints

By Ankit Panda
The fighters, a cornerstone of South Korea's aerial strike capabilities, will elevate tensions with North Korea.

South Korea to Publicly Display F-35A Stealth Fighter for First Time in October
September 18, 2019

South Korea to Publicly Display F-35A Stealth Fighter for First Time in October

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Republic of Korea Air Force will publicly display the F-35A for the first time during Armed Forces Day on October 1.

US Defense Contractor to Build Upgrade Facility for F-35 Stealth Fighters in Japan
September 17, 2019

US Defense Contractor to Build Upgrade Facility for F-35 Stealth Fighters in Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
U.S. defense firm Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to build a F-35 maintenance repair and upgrade facility in Japan.

Japan’s Air Force: Pilot Error Caused F-35A Crash
August 10, 2019

Japan’s Air Force: Pilot Error Caused F-35A Crash

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Pilot vertigo rather than a mechanical problem was the cause of the crash in April, according to a JASDF investigative report.
Australia’s First Locally-Trained F-35A Pilots Take Flight With Stealth Fighter
August 08, 2019

Australia’s First Locally-Trained F-35A Pilots Take Flight With Stealth Fighter

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first Australian-trained F-35A pilots have conducted their first training mission on the stealth aircraft earlier this month.

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