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US contracts Lockheed Martin for 78 more F-35s

Khalem Chapman

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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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.

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F-35 reaches new delivery, flight hour milestones

Khalem Chapman

Lockheed Martin has announced that it – along with the F-35 Joint Program Office – has delivered its 500th F-35 Lightning II multirole stealth fighter, just after the fleet surpassed 250,000 flight hours.

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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.

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F-35: Same old song and dance

Mark Ayton reviews the world's largest defence programme...

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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
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UK Carrier Strike: Lightning Force at Sea

Jamie Hunter

The UK Lightning Force has embarked on what is arguably its most important mission to date, taking a meaningful complement of F-35Bs to the HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08).

Jamie Hunter

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

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.

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