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Lockheed Martin has flown the F-16 Block 70 for the first time

Lockheed Martin revealed on January 24 that it had successfully completed its first F-16 Block 70 flight from its Greenville facility in South Carolina, marking a key milestone in the development and eventual delivery of the latest and most advanced version of the Fighting Falcon family to date

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Lockheed Martin reveals cost of British F-35B procurement

Documents have revealed that the UK has paid $4.17bn (£3.36bn) in procuring its first 35 short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL)-configured F-35B Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters from Lockheed Martin

Jordanian F-16 Block 70 acquisition gets green light

In a bid to modernise its ageing fleet of fixed-wing combat aircraft, representatives from the Royal Jordanian Air Force Command have inked a deal to buy at least 12 Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 70 Fighting Falcons from the US

Spangdahlem F-16CMs arrive at Kadena Air Base in rare deployment

Eight USAF Lockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron ‘Warhawks’ of the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany touched down at Kadena Air Base in Japan on January 16

First KC-130Js arrive in Hawaii as USMC activates VMGR-153

The USMC activated a new Lockheed Martin KC-130J Hercules tanker-transport unit when Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 153 (VMGR-153) ‘Hercules’ was stood up at MCAS Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii on January 13

Dutch F-35As prepare for NATO Air Policing deployment to Poland

The Royal Netherlands Air Force is due to deploy eight of its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs to Malbork Air Base in Poland to support NATO Air Policing operations in February and March

CH-53K King Stallion enters full-rate production

Following a decision made by Frederick J Stefany, the Assistant Secretary of the US Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopter formally entered full-rate production (FRP) at the end of 2022

Canada inks $14bn F-35A deal to replace ageing Hornet fleet

The Canadian government announced on January 9 that it had finalised an agreement with its US counterpart, along with Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney, for the acquisition of 88 F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters for an estimated cost of CA$19bn (US$14bn)

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Talking to the Canadian CC-130 crews delivering aid to Ukraine

The Royal Canadian Air Force at Prestwick, Scotland, is distributing hundreds of tons of cargo to Ukraine and the Middle East. Combat Aircraft Journal recently caught up with the team

USAF reveals the next Air Force Reserve base to receive C-130Js

The USAF revealed on December 22 that Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Ohio has been selected by Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall as the preferred location to base eight new Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules tactical transports