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UK delays full operating capability for F-35B fleet by two years

The UK’s Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II force has suffered a schedule setback after it was revealed that full operating capability for the fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter fleet – which was initially planned to be declared in 2023 – has now slipped by two years to 2025

Greece takes delivery of first two F-16Vs

During a ceremony at Tanagra Air Base on September 12, the Hellenic Air Force took delivery of its first two fully upgraded F-16V Block 72 Vipers

Bulgaria approves additional F-16 Block 70/72 purchase

The Bulgarian government has approved funding for the purchase of eight additional Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 70/72 Fighting Falcons – a sale which was initially cleared by the US State Department in April 2022

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Whatever happened to the US Army's proposed Aerial Common Sensor aircraft?

The US Army’s Aerial Common Sensor was conceived to combine the RC-12 Guardrail Common Sensor and the RC-7 Airborne Reconnaissance Low into a single aircraft. We explain how the proposed system was scuppered by its own ambitions

Lightning strikes Belgian F-16BM during training sortie

A Lockheed Martin F-16BM Block 20 (MLU) Fighting Falcon was forced to make a precautionary landing at Ostend-Bruges International Airport after being struck by lightning on September 14

123rd Airlift Wing completes Super Hercules transition

The Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing – based at Louisville ANG Base, Kentucky – has completed its transition from the legacy C-130H Hercules tactical transport to the new C-130J Super Hercules

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German C-130J fleet grows with recent deliveries

Having received its first Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules in February 2022, the German Air Force has now received half of the six airframes on order, following the delivery of the second and third aircraft

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Flying the F-35: A Danish test pilot's story

From ejecting during his final check ride before qualifying as an F-16 pilot to becoming the first Dane to fly an F-35, Combat Aircraft Journal looks at ‘Mon’s’ career

Lockheed Martin to build 129 F-35s under mega $7.6bn contract

US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin for the procurement of 129 Lot 15 F-35 Lightning IIs

First brand-new F-35A delivered to 461st FLTS

The USAF's 412th Test Wing announced on August 15 that the first of six brand-new F-35A Lightning IIs has been delivered to Edwards Air Force Base, California