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09/25/2018
The RAAF has taken delivery of its ninth F-35A Joint Strike Fighter and the first to be taken on strength by its first operational flying unit to fly the jet, No 3 Squadron. F-35A A35-009 was delivered to Luke Air Force Base, Arizona where it was accepted by 3QSN in early September. “It’s is an exciting time for ACG as we transition to F-35A operations over the next few years,” Commander Air Combat Group Air…
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The Australians Building Their Fifth Generation Air Force: The Latest Addition to the RAAF’s F-35 Fleet

09/25/2018The RAAF has taken delivery of its ninth F-35A Joint Strike Fighter and the first to be taken on strength by its first operational flying unit to fly… Read more »

Leveraging Mobile Security: How To Shape a Way Ahead for a 5th Generation Military

09/23/2018By Robbin Laird In my discussions at Penten, I learned of a very innovative approach to providing for the security for mobile systems.  They have developed an approach… Read more »

5th Gen and the Tactical Leadership Program at Albacete

09/20/2018With the coming of the F-35 to European Air Forces, a key priority is to work the training side of F-35s and fifth generation aircraft with other types… Read more »

Lift Works Opens in UK to Support the F-35

09/19/2018The UK and the US Marines are the major users for now for the F-35B, although the demand for enhanced operational mobility by air faces direct threats to… Read more »

Lightning Strikes at Valiant Shield 2018

09/19/2018“The high-end biennial Valiant Shield exercise kicked off in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands on Sunday, with some of the Navy’s and Marine Corps’ most advanced platforms… Read more »

Marines Operate in the Mediterranean with Their F-35Bs

09/15/2018The coming of the F-35B off of an amphibious task force has come to the Mediterranean. The Marines have been very visible in the Pacific as well with… Read more »

F-35 2.0 and Changing the Defense Eco-System

09/13/2018By Robbin Laird We have argued for more than a decade that leveraging fifth generation aircraft allowed for the re-norming of airpower. With the evolution of the F-35… Read more »

New Australian Maintenance Facility: TAE Aerospace

09/02/2018Australia is a key member of the F-35 global enterprise and as the arrival of the first squadron approaches, the country is building the appropriate infrastructure at Williamtown… Read more »

An Update on the HMS Queen Elizabeth and the UK F-35s: August 2018

09/02/2018We have followed the building and preparation for the new Queen Elizabeth class submarines by the UK over the past few years. Now the new carrier is coming… Read more »