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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

USAF announces first successful wet run of ‘arsenal plane’ concept

The US Air Force has indicated in recent days that a new cruise missile delivery method has been successfully trialled. According to a statement released by the Air Force Research Laboratory and Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) on 27 May, the agency has successfully tested the release of cruise missiles from the cargo ramp

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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.

Australian Defence Force, Lockheed Martin sign F-35 sustainment contract

Lockheed Martin Australia and the Australian Defence Force have signed contracts covering the sustainment of the RAAF's F-35 Lightning II jets.

Royal New Zealand Air Force to get C-130J-30 Super Hercules

The Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules has won the contest to replace the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) C-130H Hercules.

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.


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