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AFRC receives first Combat King II

Lockheed Martin has delivered a first HC-130J Combat King II for the US Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) to Patrick Air Force Base (AFB), Florida.

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Bandits of the Last Frontier!

Eielson Air Force Base in the wilds of Alaska is home to one of just two USAF aggressor squadrons. Kedar Karmarkar ventured to Fairbanks to see what goes on for the 18th Aggressor Squadron during its main event: Red Flag – Alaska.

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Portugal's Wolves of the Sea

Operating the P-3C CUP+ Orion, the Portuguese Air Force’s Esquadra 601 is a maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare specialist headquartered in Beja, in the south of the country. But as José Matos discovers, this is a unit that ranges far and wide.

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Catch a falling star

It was a role like no other: retrieving film dropped by parachute...

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Out of the black

When US President Lyndon Johnson announced the existence of a high-speed, high-flying Lockheed interceptor...

US approves South Korean F-16 IFF/Link 16 upgrades

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of identification friend or foe (IFF) systems and Link 16 tactical data links to South Korea, as part of the country’s F-16 upgrade effort.

Prepar3D Version 5 On Final

Lockheed Martin has announced Prepar3D version 5 will release on April 14.

Israel hosts US F-35s in first joint training exercise

Israeli Air Force (IAF) Lockheed Martin F-35I Adir fighters and US Air Force (USAF) F-35A Lightning IIs have taken part in exercise Enduring Lightning – the first joint training exercise dedicated to the fighter to be held by Israel.

US contracts Lockheed Martin for 78 more F-35s

Lockheed Martin has been contracted to produce 78 more F-35s for the US Air Force (USAF), US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Navy, in a contract modification worth roughly US$4.7bn.

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'Black Knights' - Back in the Game!

Combat Aircraft Journal reports from MCAS Miramar as VMFA-314 becomes the first F-35 unit at the San Diego base.

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