Tag: f-35

F-35 Put Through its Paces in First Asia-Pacific Deployment

Look at the skies above Kadena Air Base on the Japanese island of Okinawa and twice daily you’ll get a glimpse of U.S. Air Force F-35 fighter jets taking off, only to land several hours later. Watch the base itself and you’ll see maintainers working round the clock to ensure the service’s newest fighter jets […]

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Amid growing tensions: Japan, South Korea may refit naval ships for F-35 fighters

MELBOURNE, Australia — Amid growing tensions in the region, both Japan and South Korea are reportedly investigating options to operate the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter on board their respective ships. Quoting reports from unnamed military sources in their respective countries, Japan’s Kyodo news agency and South Korea’s Yonhap said that the […]

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The F-35 could intercept a North Korean missile launch — but it could bring an all-out war

The F-35, the most expensive weapons system in history that boosters say can do just about anything in aerial combat, could have a new mission: shooting down intercontinental ballistic missiles. Ballistic missiles, like the kind North Korea has been perfecting with the goal of being able to reach the US with a nuclear warhead, pose […]

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The F-35 Is Almost Ready to Attack from Aircraft Carriers

Being engineered for a carrier, the F-35C’s 51-foot wingspan is larger than the Air Force’s F-35A and Marine Corps’ F-35B short take-off-and-landing variants. The fighter is configured to carry 19,000 pounds of fuel and 18,000 pounds of weapons. It can fire two AIM-120 air-to-air missiles and two 2,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions. The F-35C can […]

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Training Simulators Poised for Rapid Global Expansion

ORLANDO, Fla. — Keeping pace with the worldwide rollout of the F-35, nations flying the fifth-generation joint strike fighter will soon be receiving state-of-the-art simulators to train their pilots and maintainers, a representative of the aircraft’s manufacturer Lockheed Martin said Nov. 28. There are five training centers in the United States currently, but that will […]

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F-22 and F-35 stealth jets will put on a massive show of force right off North Korea’s borders

The US and South Korean militaries will join together for a final military exercise to close out a heated 2017 with F-22 and F-35 stealth jets training right off North Korea’s borders. The exercise, called “Vigilant Ace,” will run from December 4-8 and involve 12,000 military personnel between the US and South Korea, as well […]

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