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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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Ukraine: News from the Front

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Reuters reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered a surprise military exercise involving the Western Military Districts on Wednesday. “In accordance with an order from the president of the Russian Federation, forces of the Western Military District were put on alert at 1400 (0500 ET) today.”[1] The Washington Post mentioned that troops from the […]

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The Other War

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On the 21st of January during his second inaugural address, President Obama made clear his intentions to bring home the majority of combat troops deployed in Afghanistan in 2013. A few might stay as advisors to the Afghan army, though even that remains in doubt given the mounting number of coalition casualties inflicted by so-called “friendlies”. […]

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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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