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04/10/2018
Recently, Australia more than doubled its F-35A fleet when Lockheed Martin delivered three F-35As (AU3, AU4 and AU5) to the Royal Australian Air Force team stationed at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, USA. These are Australia's first Block 3F Lightning II 'Mission Ready' jets which are being used to train USAF and RAAF pilots and maintenance crews. The first F-35As will arrive in Australia in December 2018 to ensure continuity in Australia's air combat capability…
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USS Wasp Flight Ops

04/22/2018F-35B Lightning II pilots with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit perform flight operations aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) during Certification Exercise, April 13, 2018.  The 31st MEU and… Read more »

3D Printing and the USMC: Replacing a Part for the F-35B

04/20/2018Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are now capable of “‘‘additive manufacturing,’“ also known as 3-D printing. This innovative process uses 3-D printing software… Read more »

The RAAF’s Air Warfare Centre: Focused on Driving Integrated Force Innovations

04/12/2018By Robbin Laird During my most recent visit to Australia, I had a chance to discuss the way ahead for the newly established Air Warfare Centre with its… Read more »

The Air Combat Group in Transition: The Perspective of Air Commodore Kitcher

04/11/2018Robbin Laird During a visit to Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Williamtown in March 2018, Murielle Delaporte and I had the chance to talk with the new… Read more »

Mission Ready F-35s Delivered to RAAF

04/10/2018Recently, Australia more than doubled its F-35A fleet when Lockheed Martin delivered three F-35As (AU3, AU4 and AU5) to the Royal Australian Air Force team stationed at Luke… Read more »

Avengers and the F-35B

04/09/2018F-35B Lighting IIs assigned to the “Avengers” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 participate in a Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise and Maj. Chris Brandt,… Read more »

Marines, the F-35B and CENTCOM

04/08/2018Lance Cpl. Taryn Escott, Marine Corps Forces Central Command AFB MACDILL, Fla. — The F-35B Lightning II aircraft arrived at U.S. Central Command on MacDill Air Force Base,… Read more »

Debut of Republic of Korea’s First F-35A

04/01/2018South Korea is the ninth country to get the F-35. An article by Nick Zazulia published on March 28, 2018, underscored the South Korean perception of the importance… Read more »

Achievement of F-35 Delivery Target for 2017 of 66 Aircraft

04/01/2018On Friday, December 15, 2017, Lockheed Martin delivered the 66th F-35 aircraft for the year, meeting the joint government and industry delivery target for 2017. According to a… Read more »