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Tag: F-35A Lightning II

JASDF F-35s made 7 emergency landings before crash. However Japan assures U.S. it will continue to buy the jet.
Two of the emergency landings involved faults in the F-35 that later crashed. Takeshi Iwaya, Japan’s Minister of Defense, has assured acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan that Tokyo will continue to buy more F-35s despite the crash of a Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Lightning II belonging to 302 Hikotai from...
First Belgian Air Force F-35As to be based at Florennes
The first F-35A Lightning IIs will arrive in Belgium in 2025. As we have reported, on Oct. 25, 2018 the Belgian Government decided to replace the country ageing F-16 fleet with the F-35A Lightning II of which it bought 34 examples in a contract worth $ 3,4 billion.
First Middle East deployment for USAF F-35A Lightning II
On Apr. 15, 2019 the U.S. Air Force’s fifth generation multi-role aircraft arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. On Apr. 15, 2019 the U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II fifth generation multi-role aircraft arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, for its first deployment to the Middle East....
First Japanese-assembled F-35A has crashed. Twelve remaining JASDF F-35As grounded.
The mishap aircraft, F-35A #79-8705 (construction number AX-05), is the first Japanese-assembled F-35A, and was rolled out in Nagoya on Jun. 5, 2017. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-35A belonging to 302 Hikotai from Misawa Air Base that went missing on Apr. 9, 2019 has crashed. Debris of the wreckage of the...
Japan to deploy its first F-35A Stealth Fighter at Misawa Air Base this month
The F-35A stealth fighter was on a training flight 135km away from Misawa Air Base. A Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-35A Lightning II stealth fighter has gone missing after taking off from Misawa Air Base on Apr. 9, 2019 at 7:27pm local time. "It disappeared from radars,"...
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...
Cool video shows F-35A Demo Team’s full practice at Luke AFB
A total of 14 maneuvers make up the F-35A Demo Team performance, many of which have never been seen by public audiences. Taken on Feb. 25, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base (AFB) the cool video in this post features F-35 Demo Team full practice. Capt. Andrew...
Will Taiwan buy F-15 or F/A-18 fighters to boost its defense capabilities?
“An F-15 will never be an F-35. Never. But I need capacity,” U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein U.S. Air Force (USAF) Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said that his service will only buy new F-15X fighters if funds are allocated. Goldfein stressed...
421st FS and AMU get first F-35A
The arrival of the first jets in the 421st brings the total number of F-35As at Hill to 52 and is a big step toward the 388th Fighter Wing having a full complement of 78 F-35A Lightning IIs by the end of 2019 The 388th Fighter Wing’s 421st Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance...
RCAF to start competition for a fifth-generation fighter in 2019
“The 308th FS is the fourth F-35A squadron at Luke, but the most important part of this activation is that we will be with two partner nations. In a few weeks, the Dutch will start their F-35 training followed by the Danes,” Lt. Col. Robert Miller, 308th FS Commander The 308th Fighter Squadron was reactivated in a ceremony at Luke...

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