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Japan cleared to purchase 105 F-35 jets in $23.1bn spending spree

The US State Department has green lit the sale of 105 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II jets to Japan, making for the second-largest deal ever approved by the foreign military sales committee. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency told Congress on 9 July that the Japanese government had requested 63 of the F-35A conventional take-off

US Senate calls for a Pacific F-35 hub, regional weapons caches

Stephen Kuper discusses the significance of the US planning an APAC F-35 hub, and what this means for US-China relations.

F-35 saga: US officials take DoD to task over costs and deadlines

Long beset by financial woes, a report tabled earlier this week by the US Government Accountability Office gave short shrift to the trillion-dollar jet program.

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by WOFA October 29, 2019

While the operational arm of the RAAF will be working hard to get the F-35 up-to-speed as quickly and efficiently as possible, Lockheed Martin, the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program Office (JPO) and the partner nations are studying where next to take the F-35’s capability.

Rising in Phoenix – the RAAF at Luke AFB

This story from Andrew McLaughlin about the RAAF's F-35 activities at Luke AFB in Arizona is from the Jan/Feb 2019 edition of Australian Aviation.

BAE Systems signs $245m Hawk contract

BAE Systems Australia has welcomed a two-year contract, worth $245 million, to continue sustaining the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Hawk Mk127 Lead-In Fighter fleet. The ompany will continue to sustain the Hawk fleet at Williamtown and RAAF Base Pearce in WA until at least 2022, with further potential performance-based extensions. The role includes all


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