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Going Dutch: First RNLAF F-35A arrives at Leeuwarden

The first operational F-35A Lightning II for the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu, Royal Netherlands Air Force) has arrived at Leeuwarden AB (The Netherlands) on 31 October 2019.

Indonesia seeks F-16V acquisition

The Indonesian Air Force has announced plans to acquire at least two squadrons worth of US-made Lockheed Martin F-16V (Block 70/72) Fighting Falcons and Russian-manufactured Sukhoi Su-35s under its 2020-2024 strategic plan, according to local media sources.

F-35s set for price drop with new production contract

The Pentagon's F-35 Joint Program Office has contracted Lockheed Martin to produce and deliver Lots 12, 13 and 14 of the F-35A/B/C Lightning II for the US military, international partners and other foreign military sales. The contract will also see the F-35 become cheaper.

Nine additional F-35As for Netherlands

THE KONINKLIJKE Luchtmacht (Royal Netherlands Air Force, RNLAF) is to receive a further nine F-35As in addition to the 37 already ordered.

First French Air Force KC-130J delivered

A FIRST KC-130J for the Armée de l’Air (French Air Force) was delivered to Base Aérienne 123 Orléans- Bricy on September 19.

'Dragon Lady' back in the UK

USAF U-2 strategic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing/99th Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, California, deployed to RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, recently.

C-130J surpasses two million flight hours

A major milestone has been passed for Lockheed Martin's C-130J Super Hercules as the type recently surpassed two million flight hours.

Italian Air Force F-35s secure the skies over Iceland

The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare, AM) has deployed its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning operationally for the first time.

DCS: F-16C Viper Early Access Ready for Take-Off

Eagle Dynamics (ED) has announced the DCS: F-16C Viper is now available in Early Access.

UK Lightning Force departs for HMS Queen Elizabeth

THE FIRST UK F-35B Lightnings have departed their home base of RAF Marham, Norfolk, to return to the US for operational testing with the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08).

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