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  • First Operational F-35A Squadron Finishes IOC To-Do List

    First Operational F-35A Squadron Finishes IOC To-Do List

    Defense News // July 27, 2016
    The Air Force’s first F-35 squadron has completed all preparations necessary to declare the joint strike fighter combat capable, and sources say an initial operating capability declaration could be made early next week.
  • Israel’s First F-35 Lightning II Takes Flight

    Israel’s First F-35 Lightning II Takes Flight

    Fort Worth, Texas // July 26, 2016
    ​The first Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-35A Lightning II aircraft, known as the “Adir,” (meaning “Mighty One” in Hebrew) flew its first Lockheed Martin company check flight from the F-35 production facility here July 25.
  • USAF Eyes F-35A IOC

    USAF Eyes F-35A IOC

    Combat Aircraft // July 25, 2016
    ​‘It is doing spectacular’, said Carlisle of the F-35A.
  • Air Force Describes Jets’ Role in New War

    Air Force Describes Jets’ Role in New War

    Military.Com // July 25, 2016
    At a time when war with China is talked about as a future possibility, the deputy director for air and cyberspace operations at Pacific Air Forces gave a rare look at how advanced fifth-generation aircraft -- the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II among them -- could lead the air campaign in a conflict in the region.
  • Red Flag Firsts

    Red Flag Firsts

    Air Force Magazine // July 19, 2016
    ​The US-only iteration of the 2016 Red Flag exercises is underway, with two unique features.
  • 2016 Farnborough International Airshow

    2016 Farnborough International Airshow

    July 16, 2016
    The Farnborough International Airshow combines a five-day tradeshow with a two-day public airshow that displays some of the world's premiere military and commercial aircraft.
  • F-35 Packs a Punch

    F-35 Packs a Punch

    AIN Online // July 13, 2016
    The F-35 is sleek and stealthy, thanks to internally-carried weapons, but that limits the operational payload and the jet’s air-to-ground capability, correct? To some extent, that is true, but here’s an alternative view.