Tag: fifth-generation fighter

Buying the F-35 could make sense for Germany given steady declines in the cost of the U.S. jets, and technical challenges with the Eurofighter According to Reuters the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) sent a letter to the U.S. military where the service asks a classified briefing on the capabilities of the Lockheed-Martin F-35 stealth fighter. The Luftwaffe in fact has begun...
An overseas training deployment has been part of the Air Force’s plan since the F-35A was declared combat capable last year The interesting Infographic featured in this post highlights the main facts about the first U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-35A deployment to Europe. As explained by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs,...
Lockheed Martin is trying to sell its F-35 fifth generation stealth fighters to the the governments of Spain, Switzerland and Belgium. Finland is in talks too. As reported by Reuters, Lockheed Martin revealed on Mar. 3, 2017 that is trying to sell its F-35 fifth generation stealth fighters to the the governments of Spain, Switzerland and Belgium. "We are talking to several other countries...
“This F-22 Raptor deployment represents a key milestone for U.S. and Australian Airmen as together we build a robust fifth generation fighter presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific” According to the article F-22 Raptors to deploy to RAAF Base Tindal as part of Enhanced Air Cooperation Initiative written by Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs, Pacific Air Forces will deploy 12 United States...
The Aviation Geek Club yearly summary for 2017 through our top 5 posts
"They’ve put up as many advanced threats against us. If we didn’t suffer a few losses, it wouldn’t be challenging enough" After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-01, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) premier air combat exercise held at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada. The F-35A is...
VMFA-121 F-35B Lighting II aircraft will replace the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II aircraft currently based at the air station As reported by  Cpl. Aaron Henson in the article LIGHTNING II STRIKES IWAKUNI, F-35B ARRIVES, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 arrived at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 18, 2017. VMFA-121 conducted a permanent change of station to...