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July 31, 2015, 3:32 PM

Marines Make Fighter History, Declare F-35B Combat Capable

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 at Yuma, Ariz., is the first squadron to begin operations with the fifth-generation fighter.

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U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II
Jul 31, 2015 - 3:32 PM
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 at Yuma, Ariz., is the first squadron to begin operations with the fifth-generation fighter.
Third A400M delivered to UK RAF is on display.
Jul 31, 2015 - 10:21 AM
The recent accident plus earlier problems still unresolved, have caused two writeoffs totaling €841 million within a year
Jul 30, 2015 - 2:34 PM
Boeing Australia is the prime contractor for a new training system for Army and Navy pilots
Embraer KC-390
Jul 30, 2015 - 1:29 PM
The Brazilian manufacturer said its defense segment is being affected by reduced government spending and a devalued currency.
First Australian EA-18G Growler
Jul 29, 2015 - 3:26 PM
The Royal Australian Air Force plans to operate 12 of the Super Hornet derivatives for the airborne electronic attack mission.
Jul 28, 2015 - 12:38 PM
But after nearly a year, Operation Inherent Resolve has not had a decisive effect on Islamic State
Mil Mi-17V5 on the ramp
Jul 27, 2015 - 10:31 AM
A sale worth more than $1 billion is likely, along with the choice of private Indian company Pipavev to assemble them.
Jul 24, 2015 - 10:00 AM
The U.S. Department of Defense says it is not planning to deploy Patriot missile batteries in Poland.
 Bell 412EPI in flight, rendering
Jul 23, 2015 - 1:08 PM
The Bell 412EPI twin was preferred to the new H160 from Airbus Helicopters to replace UH-1J utility helicopters.
Jul 21, 2015 - 4:25 PM
The Army is shedding more than 300 helicopters as it transitions to a twin-engine fleet.