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  • Hill AFB Receives First Two F-35A Lightning IIs

    Hill AFB Receives First Two F-35A Lightning IIs

    September 02, 2015
    The first two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing were officially delivered to the base today. The two F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing variants, known as AF-77 and AF-78, are the first of 72 F-35As scheduled for delivery to the base.
  • Training the World’s Greatest F-35 Fighter Pilots

    Training the World’s Greatest F-35 Fighter Pilots

    Luke AFB // August 31, 2015
    During the next few years, Luke will become the F-35 fighter pilot training headquarters for almost all international partners and foreign military sales customers, in addition to a large number of U.S. Air Force pilots.
  • Quickstep Sales Increase 229% to $39.5 Million

    Quickstep Sales Increase 229% to $39.5 Million

    Asia Pacific Defence Reporter // August 28, 2015
    Quickstep managing director, David Marino, said: "Our aerospace manufacturing operations performed well being on or ahead of schedule by the year end."
  • F-35s And F-16s Go Dutch

    F-35s And F-16s Go Dutch

    Aviation Week // August 28, 2015
    Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-35s and F-16s have been practicing joint operations from Edwards Air Force Base in California over the last two weeks.
  • Tests Show F-35s Can Share Data With Older Aircraft

    Tests Show F-35s Can Share Data With Older Aircraft

    Reuters // August 28, 2015
    Two weeks of joint testing of the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet at a California air base by the Royal Netherlands Air Force showed that the new stealthy jets are able to share a significant amount of data with older warplanes, the pilot in charge of Dutch F-35 testing told Reuters.
  • Welsh: F-35 To Conduct Different CAS Missions Than A-10

    Welsh: F-35 To Conduct Different CAS Missions Than A-10

    Defense Daily // August 24, 2015
    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said Monday that any plan to compare the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s ability to do close air support (CAS) to that of the A-10 Warthog, which currently flies those missions, would be “a silly exercise.”