The Israel Air Force declared its F-35I unit operational today, following the year-long initial operational capability qualification of 140 Squadron (‘Golden Eagle’) the first IAF unit operating the Fifth Generation fighter (dubbed ‘Adir’ by the IAF). By the summer of 2018, the squadron is expected to receive six more fighters.
The United Kingdom is preparing its F-35 Lightning II to carry and operate the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) as its principal long-range air/air weapon.
The Air Force will deploy a small number of F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft this weekend on a long-planned training deployment to Europe, Pentagon officials announced today.
Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and the US Air Force successfully demonstrated the teaming of manned and unmanned aircraft in combat missions as part of the Air Force’s “Loyal wingman” concept
The first F-35B Lightning II aircraft, belonging to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 12, arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni today (January 18, 2017) beginning the squadron’s permanent basing at the air station.