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America’s Defense: Restart F-22 Production

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This year, the US Marine Corps will begin to receive and operate its first operational F-35B aircraft. The Air Force and Navy will receive their variants –A and –C in 2016 and 2017 respectively. The F-35 joins the 187 Air Force F-22 Raptors as the only true fifth generation fighters in operational service anywhere in […]

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Outside the Box: Is It Time to Kill the F-35?

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A pair of recent disclosures on the flight testing of the F-35 Lightning II reveals more bad news for the seemingly cursed Joint Strike Fighter program. In early April, Aviation Week[1] published the results of air combat maneuvers between an AF-2, equivalent to the Air Force’s F-35A variant, and a two-seater F-16D, first produced in […]

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Japan picks US F-35 for JSDAF

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16259895 On December 20th, 2011, Japan announced that it had chose the US-made F-35 Lightening II to replace its aging F-4s as the mainstay of its air defence fleet. The JSDAF plans to buy 42 joint strike fighters for a total price of US$8 billion. The Lockheed Martin aircraft beat the BAE Systems Eurofighter Typhoon as well as […]

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