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First Dutch F-35A grounded for three weeks after welcome blunder

As the Koninklijke Luchtmacht, the Dutch Air Force, was receiving its first operational F-35A fighter jet in Leeuwarden, on October 31, the whole country had eyes on the new aircraft. However, not everything went as expected....


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The Netherlands to acquire nine additional F-35A fighter jets

The Dutch Ministry of Defense announced the planned acquisition of nine additional Lockheed Martin F-35A fighter jets. The contract is valued at €1 billion and should eventually be followed by another order for six more aircraft....


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US administration approves $6.5 billion sale of F-35A to Poland

The State Department officially informed the Congress of its intention to proceed with the sale of 32 F-35A fighter jets to Poland. ...


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Airbus and Boeing ready to drop the Canadian fighter jet tender?

Airbus and Boeing might consider withdrawing from the tender launched by Canada for new fighter jets. Both manufacturers allegedly believe that the process has been rigged in favor of Lockheed Martin....


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Trump confirms Poland’s decision to acquire F-35A fighter jets

President of the United States Donald Trump confirmed Poland’s decision to purchase 32 F-35A fighter jets, as part of a larger deal that will see the U.S. strengthen their defense relationship with the EU member state, as Turkey is about to be phased out of the Joint Strike Fighter program....


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Japan calls off crashed F-35A search, rest of fleet grounded

Japan ended its search for the pilot's body and the wreck of the F-35 fighter jet that fell to sea on April 9, 2019....


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The US Air Force prepares to fight its own F-35s

  The United States Air Force announced that it would be reactivating the 65th Aggressor Squadron. For the first time since the aircraft entered service, nine F-35A Lightning II will be used to act as aggressors....


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Japan finds some debris from its F-35A lost at sea

Japan announced on May 7, 2019, that it had found more debris, including part of the flight recorder, from the F-35 fighter jet that crashed into the sea a month before....


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US Air Force deploys F-35A in the Middle East for the first time

The US command for Central Asia and the Middle East (CENTCOM) announced on April 15, 2019, that F-35A of the United States Air Force had been deployed in the Middle East for the first time....


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US Air Force Says F-35 is Ready for Combat

The U.S. Air Force says the most expensive weapons system in its history is ready for combat. The Air Force expects to buy 1,763 of the F-35 jets....