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Why Did South Korea Decide to Build Aircraft Carriers?
August 18, 2020

Why Did South Korea Decide to Build Aircraft Carriers?

By Robert Farley
The ships will form the core of a well-balanced fleet.

The Burned Bonhomme Richard: Lasting Damage for the US Navy
July 23, 2020

The Burned Bonhomme Richard: Lasting Damage for the US Navy

By Robert Farley
The burning of Bonhomme Richard is a nightmare that will continue to torture the U.S. Navy for a good long while. 
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.

Explaining Singapore’s Interest in the F-35B
January 13, 2020

Explaining Singapore’s Interest in the F-35B

By Robert Farley
How significant will the addition of the F-35B to the Republic of Singapore Air Force's inventory be?

US State Department Approves F-35B Sale to Singapore
January 10, 2020

US State Department Approves F-35B Sale to Singapore

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Singapore is slated to procure 12 new F-35B Joint Strike Fighters for its air force.

US Navy’s Newest F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship Is Heading to Japan
November 22, 2019

US Navy’s Newest F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship Is Heading to Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The USS America recently arrived at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii en route to its new homeport of Sasebo in Japan.

Australia’s Largest Warships Achieve Final Operational Capability
November 15, 2019

Australia’s Largest Warships Achieve Final Operational Capability

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Royal Australian Navy’s two Canberra-class landing helicopter dock ships have achieved final operational capability.
Japan Will Get F-35Bs on a Flattop With US Cooperation. Will South Korea Follow?
September 18, 2019

Japan Will Get F-35Bs on a Flattop With US Cooperation. Will South Korea Follow?

By Robert Farley
It remains to be seen whether South Korea will benefit from the same kind of cooperation.

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.

Delivery of US Navy’s F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship Delayed
August 05, 2019

Delivery of US Navy’s F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship Delayed

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy has reportedly pushed back the commissioning date of the warship to late 2019 or early 2020.

US Navy’s New F-35B-Carrying Warship Completes Builder’s Trials
July 30, 2019

US Navy’s New F-35B-Carrying Warship Completes Builder’s Trials

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The second America-class amphibious assault ship completed builder’s trials earlier this month.
South Korea Moves Toward Medium-Sized Aircraft Carriers: Why?
July 26, 2019

South Korea Moves Toward Medium-Sized Aircraft Carriers: Why?

By Robert Farley
What’s driving Seoul to include carriers in its naval expansion plans?

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