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Tag: F-35 Lightning II

IAF to purchase 17 more F-35Is
Iranian intelligence discovered that the Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jets had carried out this sortie as a test of the possibility of an undetected attack on Iranian outposts and bases, during which they photographed those sensitive bases, evading the Russian S-300 missile system’s radar. Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) commander...
This F-35 Crew Chief is on his way to becoming an F-35 Pilot
After working as a civilian flight instructor for 11 months, Staff Sgt. Andrew Martin had logged 350 hours as an instructor pilot and more than 600 total flying hours, all while maintaining his Air Reserve Technician job as a crew chief. Staff Sgt. Andrew Martin, a Reserve Citizen Airman crew chief assigned...
USAF could buy up to 80 F-15Xs (and risk losing part of its planned F-35 fleet) over a period of five years
The service would purchase 48 of the 84 F-35s that were called for last year in the Pentagon’s plan for 2020, with the remainder going to the Navy and Marines, according to program documents. As we have reported, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) is reportedly requesting an upgraded version of the Boeing...
Boeing to provide classified briefing on F-15 and F/A-18E/F fighter bombers to Germany
Lawmakers are skeptical about the capabilities of the F-15X Advanced Eagle The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is reportedly requesting an upgraded version of the Boeing F-15 Eagle fighter jet in its 2020 budget, despite pushback from lawmakers and earlier skepticism from top USAF officials. According to Bloomberg, the service...
First Two Australian F/A-18A “interim fighters” for RCAF arrived in Cold Lake
Canada is procuring 18 F/A-18A fighter aircraft and parts from the Government of Australia to rapidly increase availability of the CF-18 fleet On Feb. 17, 2019, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) received the first two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18 interim fighter aircraft, an important milestone and investment in sustaining...
Edwards AFB Test Team verifies F-35 crash recovery procedures
Different methods were verified such as using an aircraft sling attached to the F-35 to be lifted by a crane; “belly bands” that can be placed underneath the jet and attached to a crane; and inflatable airbags or lifting bags that can be used to raise a crashed or disabled F-35 Even the...
F-22s, F-35s complete first post-Hurricane Combat Archer air-to-air exercise
F-22s from the 27th Fighter Squadron and F-35s from the 58th Fighter Squadron successfully flew over 140 sorties and fired 13 missiles F-22s from the 27th Fighter Squadron and F-35s from the 58th Fighter Squadron successfully flew over 140 sorties and fired 13 missiles to culminate the first post Hurricane Michael Combat Archer...
Lockheed Martin pitches F-22, F-35 hybrid to the USAF too
"The F-35 is a game-changer with its unprecedented combination of lethality, survivability, and adaptability. Bringing this new mission to Tyndall ensures that the U.S Air Force is ready to dominate in any conflict," Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has indicated...
Israel selects the F-15IA to supplement its F-35 fleet
The first F-15IA will be delivered to Israel in 2023 Ynetnews reports that Israel has decided on getting the F-15IA to supplement its F-35 fleet. Israel Air Force (IAF) in fact has decided to upgrade its dependable F-15 fleet with improved model capable of carrying 13 tons of explosives with advanced avionics in addition to continuing purchasing F-35 multirole stealth fighters. The...
Here are some exclusive photos of Hill's recent Combat Power Exercise
During the Combat Power Exercise 388th and 419th FWs launched 35 F-35 Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time Taken by Aaron Rumfallo from RampCheck Global on Nov. 19, the interesting photos in this post show Hill’s 388th and 419th Fighter Wings conducting a combat power exercise during which the F-35 has done is first ever elephant walk. During...