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First F-35 for the ‘Green Mountain Boys’

Lockheed Martin has flown the first F-35A that is destined for the Vermont Air National Guard (ANG), known as ‘The Green Mountain … Read More

Nellis ‘Panther’ tamers

While politics and popular media divide opinion on the F-35, the US Air Force is quietly and confidently getting on with the job of … Read More

Lightnings come together in Italy

The Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, AM) hosted an international F-35 operations day at the 32° Stormo at Amendola Air Base … Read More

USAF overhauls F-35 training plans

The US Air Force is re-shuffling its fifth-generation fighter Formal Training Units (FTUs). Eglin AFB, Florida, is to expand its resident … Read More

Beaufort crash spurs F-35 grounding

The first ever crash of a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II has led to a world-wide grounding for the type to allow for unscheduled … Read More

F-35 formal operational test delayed again

The director of the Department of Defense’s operational test and evaluation force has delayed the start of the Lockheed Martin F-35 … Read More

USAF F-35A declares IOC

The F-35A Lightning II was declared ‘combat ready’ today by Gen ‘Hawk’ Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command. … Read More

Dutch F-35s arrive – EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

Dutch Minister of defence, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and Lt Gen Sander Schnitger, the boss of the RNLAF, welcomed the F-35A’s, callsign … Read More

‘Avengers’ trade in Harriers for Lightnings

The US Marine Corps’ ‘Wake Island Avengers’ flew their last mission with the AV-8B Harrier II on May 7 and received … Read More

‘Diana’ ascendant

On February 18, 2016 the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Lightning II detachment attained a major milestone when Maj Pascal Smaal … Read More


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