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US Navy F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship Arrives in the Philippines
April 03, 2019
US Navy F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship Arrives in the Philippines
The USS Wasp, carrying at least 10 F-35Bs, is participating in a joint military exercise with Australia and the Philippines.
US Navy F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship Arrives in the Philippines
Japan Air Self Defense Force Stands Up First F-35A Lightning II Fighter Squadron
April 01, 2019
Japan Air Self Defense Force Stands Up First F-35A Lightning II Fighter Squadron
Japan stood up its first operational F-35A fighter squadron, the 302nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, on March 29.
Japan Air Self Defense Force Stands Up First F-35A Lightning II Fighter Squadron
The F-35B and Australia’s <em>Canberra</em>-class: Still a Chance?
February 14, 2019
The F-35B and Australia’s Canberra-class: Still a Chance?
Does the F-35B still have a fighting chance to make it onto Australia’s Canberra-class warships?
The F-35B and Australia’s Canberra-class: Still a Chance?
F-35B Stealth Fighters Drop Smart Bombs Over Philippine and East China Seas in Drill
February 14, 2019
F-35B Stealth Fighters Drop Smart Bombs Over Philippine and East China Seas in Drill
In a first, U.S. F-35Bs dropped guided bombs on practice targets during a military exercise at sea in Asia this week.
F-35B Stealth Fighters Drop Smart Bombs Over Philippine and East China Seas in Drill
Japan Mulls Ceasing In-Country Assembly of F-35 Fighter Jets
January 24, 2019
Japan Mulls Ceasing In-Country Assembly of F-35 Fighter Jets
Tokyo is reviewing ceasing indigenous production of the F-35A to save costs.
Japan Mulls Ceasing In-Country Assembly of F-35 Fighter Jets
Flashpoints and Arms Races to Watch in 2019
December 27, 2018
Flashpoints and Arms Races to Watch in 2019
Will 2019 see an increased chance for military confrontation in Asia?
Flashpoints and Arms Races to Watch in 2019
Are 105 Extra F-35s the Best Option for Japan's Military?
December 19, 2018
Are 105 Extra F-35s the Best Option for Japan's Military?
The F-35 has always been seen as just an interim solution by Japanese defense planners as the aircraft cannot fulfill crucial operational requirements of the JASDF.
Are 105 Extra F-35s the Best Option for Japan's Military?
Japan Set to Become World’s Second Largest Operator of F-35 Stealth Fighters
December 19, 2018
Japan Set to Become World’s Second Largest Operator of F-35 Stealth Fighters
Japan’s cabinet has voted to buy over 100 extra F-35 stealth fighter jets.
Japan Set to Become World’s Second Largest Operator of F-35 Stealth Fighters
F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet Price Dips Below $90 Million For First Time
October 03, 2018
F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet Price Dips Below $90 Million For First Time
The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have finalized a new contract for the 11th batch of F-35s.
F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet Price Dips Below $90 Million For First Time
F-35B Stealth Fighter Bombs Ground Target in Afghanistan
September 29, 2018
F-35B Stealth Fighter Bombs Ground Target in Afghanistan
The F-35B has conducted its first close air support strike in Afghanistan on September 27.
F-35B Stealth Fighter Bombs Ground Target in Afghanistan
US Navy Quietly Deploys F-35-Carrying Flattop to Asia-Pacific Region
July 16, 2018
US Navy Quietly Deploys F-35-Carrying Flattop to Asia-Pacific Region
The U.S. Navy has dispatched an amphibious ready group with a squadron of F-35Bs to the Western Pacific.
US Navy Quietly Deploys F-35-Carrying Flattop to Asia-Pacific Region
Japan’s Largest Aircraft Carrier to Operate in South China Sea, Indian Ocean for 2 Months
July 04, 2018
Japan’s Largest Aircraft Carrier to Operate in South China Sea, Indian Ocean for 2 Months
Japan’s largest warship will tour the South China and Indian Ocean for two months beginning in September.
Japan’s Largest Aircraft Carrier to Operate in South China Sea, Indian Ocean for 2 Months
Defense Minister: Taiwan Is Seeking F-35 Stealth Fighter
May 15, 2018
Defense Minister: Taiwan Is Seeking F-35 Stealth Fighter
Taiwan’s defense minister has recently reiterated his country’s interest in procuring the fifth-generation fighter jet from the United States.
Defense Minister: Taiwan Is Seeking F-35 Stealth Fighter
Coming to Foal Eagle 2018: US Marine Corps' Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group
March 30, 2018
Coming to Foal Eagle 2018: US Marine Corps' Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group
There won't be a carrier at this year's Foal Eagle exercise, but there will be an immensely well-equipped U.S. Navy Expeditionary Strike Group.
Coming to Foal Eagle 2018: US Marine Corps' Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group
An F-35B for Japan's <em>Izumo</em>-class: Obstacles and Challenges
March 23, 2018
An F-35B for Japan's Izumo-class: Obstacles and Challenges
What does Japan need to consider before pursuing F-35B fighters for its helicopter destroyers?
An F-35B for Japan's Izumo-class: Obstacles and Challenges
Taiwan Wants the F-35 Stealth Fighter
March 21, 2018
Taiwan Wants the F-35 Stealth Fighter
Taiwan’s government has reiterated its interest in the U.S.-made F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.
Taiwan Wants the F-35 Stealth Fighter
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