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Turkey Must Drop Russian S-400 to Stay in F-35 Program, DOD Official Says

The Department of Defense will remove Turkey from the F-35 joint strike fighter program if the nation accepts delivery of the Russian S-400 air defense system, a senior Defense Department official said. Meeting with think tank representatives at the Pentagon, Katie Wheelbarger, the acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, said the NATO alliance and nations partnering in ...

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USS Wasp arrives in Japan with F-35’s onboard

F-35B taking off from Assault Craft

The U.S.S. Wasp (LHD-1), an amphibious assault ship, arrived in Sasebo, Japan this morning carrying F-35B Joint Strike Fighters for the first time on deployment. “It’s an exciting time to be in the Navy, and an exciting time for Wasp and her crew, given the wide variety of missions we have the opportunity to support,” Wasp’s Command Master Chief Gregory ...

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Rebuttal of the Pentagon’s pro-F-35 spin

A few days ago, it was revealed that the F-35 “Joint Strike Fighter” lost all of its close-range combat tests against the legacy F-16 fighter (which the former is intended to replace) when such mock engagements occurred in January of this year. No sooner did such reports emerge than the Pentagon engaged in a heavy spin campaign to protect the ...

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Flying Lockheed’s F-35 jet

So what does it look like to fly a F-35 jet? USAF Lt. Col. Matt Renbarger has been testing out the new F-35, which should be the backbone of air defenses by 2039.

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F-35 Training in High Gear at Eglin AFB

As the lead F-35 training location, the Integrated Training Center at Eglin Air Force Base has qualified pilots and maintainers from the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, the U.K. and the Netherlands. The F-35 training system maximizes simulation to prepare pilots and maintainers before they head to the flight line.

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F-35C’s High Angle of Attack

Hear from the pilots and engineers testing the F-35C carrier variant’s high angle of attack capabilities at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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Vital Roles In Production Of The F-35

Lockheed Martin has started a video series highlighting suppliers to the F-35 and their vital role in production, as well as how the Joint Strike Fighter program has benefited the company and supported jobs. “…working on the F-35 has helped Heroux-Devtek become a leader in aerospace technology and manufacturing.” “GasTOPS president and CEO David Muir speaks about the impact of ...

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Arizona AFB Will Become Training Base for F-35

The U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense announced today that Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona will serve as the new training base for the F-35A Lightening II. In a joint statement Arizona Senators McCain and Kyl wrote: “This is a proud day for the State of Arizona. We are pleased with the Air Force’s decision to station ...

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