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Taiwan could soon lease U.S. F-15 air superiority fighters
The island would lease F-15 fighters that still have half of their lifespan remaining and upgrade them with new mission computers and fire control radars Taiwan’s Up Media reported on Mar. 19 that Washington has proposed to lease instead of selling F-15 fighter jets to the island. According to Alert 5 Weblog, the potential deal is a win-win for both parties...
Japan could purchase F-35B STOVL stealth fighter jets
Officials are still mulling whether to convert some F-35As under order to the B-model or buy new jets According to Alert 5 Weblog a report by Tokyo Shimbun says Japan is considering the purchase of F-35B STOVL stealth fighters so that it can deploy fighters further south in the Okinawa Prefecture. The Japan Self-Defense Force is barred from deploying military aircraft...
UK's F-35B completes ski-ramp trials and is now cleared for takeoff from HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier
"The launch of the F-35s from the HMS Queen Elizabeth is a once in a generation historical event. To be the first to fly off the carrier, to have a front row seat, would be an absolute privilege," Squadron Leader Andy Edgell, F-35 Integrated Test Force The UK’s cutting-edge F-35 fighter jet is now cleared for take-off from HMS Queen...
IAF to purchase 17 more F-35Is
This order brings to 50 the total of F-35I fifth generation fighters ordered by Israel The Israeli government has signed the necessary paperwork for a follow-on order of 17 Lockheed Martin F-35I Adir fighters for the Israeli Air Force (IAF), bringing the total to 50 aircraft. According to Ynetnews, delivery of this third tranche of aircraft will be completed by December...
The transition of VMFA-121 from MCAS Yuma to MCAS Iwakuni marks a significant milestone in the F-35B program Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, an F-35B squadron with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, departed Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, transferring to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 9, 2017. As explained in the article Marine Corps F-35Bs relocate to Japan,...

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