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First Alaskan F-35A takes flight

Khalem Chapman

The first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II destined to operate from Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, has flown for the first time.

Khalem Chapman

Poland signs for F-35A procurement

Khalem Chapman

Poland has become the latest nation to go on contract for the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II – the conventional take-off and landing variant of the multirole stealth fighter.

Khalem Chapman

South Korea declares F-35A IOC

Khalem Chapman

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has officially declared initial operational capability (IOC) with its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters, according to local media sources.

Khalem Chapman
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Operation Northern Lightning

David Cenciotti

In a first among Joi nt Strike Fighter partner nations, Italy deployed its F-35As to Iceland in October in support of NATO’s Icelandic air policing mission.

David Cenciotti

Norway declares IOC for F-35A

Khalem Chapman

The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) has officially declared initial operational capability (IOC) on the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II multi-role stealth fighter, becoming the third European air arm to do so. 

Khalem Chapman

Latest Norwegian Lightning IIs

Thomas Newdick

THE ROYAL NORWEGIAN Air Force welcomed three additional F-35As to Ørland Main Air Station on September 12.

Thomas Newdick
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A FORCE UNDER PRESSURE

Jamie Hunter with Tom Kaminski

Combat Aircraft details the latest status of the US Air Force’s fighter aircraft inventory ...

Jamie Hunter with Tom Kaminski

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

Stephan de Bruijn

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.

Stephan de Bruijn

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

Khalem Chapman

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.

Khalem Chapman

Nine additional F-35As for Netherlands

Stephan de Bruijn

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

Stephan de Bruijn