The United Kingdom (UK) has received a second squadron consisting of six F-35 stealth jets, UK Ministry of Defence announced Thursday.
The delivered aircraft are among the 138 F-35s that the UK has planned to buy for the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Royal Navy.
“We welcome the arrival of a second training squadron of F-35 Lightning jets to RAF Marham, including the UK’s 18th jet,” said Defence Minister Mark Lancaster.
This is the third tranche of F-35s to arrive in the UK. The first F-35 pilot course at RAF Marham is due to commence in early-September.
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) received two additional F-35 stealth fighters, known as the “Adir” in the country, at the Nevatim Airbase, southeast of Beersheva on July 14. "Today, we are proud to welcome 2 new F-35 fighter jets to our existing fleet, bolstering Israel's aerial superiority and operational capabilities," Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Turkeys expulsion from the F-35 fighter programme will inevitably entail legal action and seriously inflate the price of the project, the countrys former Foreign Minister said Tuesday. "Turkey is a member of a consortium that manufactures the F-35 stealth jets
Lockheed Martin has won a $41 million modification contract for the design, procurement and integration of flight test instrumentation and data processing solutions for F-35 Lightning II development test aircraft to support the Tech Refresh-3 and the Follow on Modernization Block 4 mission systems configuration. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in February 2021, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday
A Raytheon team recently conducted a rapid set up demonstration of a land-based expeditionary version of its Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) meant to direct the F-35 and other aircraft to land safely. JPALS is a GPS-based precision landing system that guides aircraft to precision landings in all weather and surfaces conditions
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