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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 fighter will be designated as F-15IA and features certain stealth capabilities, such as radar-absorbing paint and internal weapons carriage The Times of Israel says Boeing is expected to land a massive $11 billion deal to supply F-15s, CH-47s and KC-767s to Israel. The money will come from U.S. military aid that is progressively paid out each year. The upgraded fighter will...
Japan to replace some of its aging F-15Js with F-35B STOVL stealth fighters
F-35B STOVL stealth fighters are to be operational by fiscal 2026 with delivery starting from 2024 Yomiuri Shimbun is reporting that Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) intends to replace some aging F-15Js with the F-35B and defense officials are mulling the exact number to buy in the next Medium Term Defense Program. The jets are to be operational by fiscal 2026...
USMC tests F-35B on sloped landing pads
The F-35B can operate from quickly prepared landing strips close to the front and away from the fixed airfields which rapidly come under attack during wartime As shown by the video in this post, the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has constructed sloped landing pads of various gradients at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field (MCALF) Bogue in order to gauge how...
The British-designed Harrier changed aviation when it became the only successful STOVL military jet following its development in the 1960s Commonly known as the 'Jump Jet' - the iconic Harrier GR.1 short take off and vertical landing (STOVL) jet aircraft performed its maiden flight on Dec. 28, 1967, 50 years ago. Still in service as AV-8B with the U.S. Marine Corps...
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...

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