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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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Northrop Grumman OpenPod
Jun 4, 2015 - 9:39 AM
Months after Lockheed Martin unveiled its 'Legion Pod,' Northrop Grumman introduces a new sensor pod with infrared search and track system.
Thales ballistic missile graphic
Jun 4, 2015 - 7:48 AM
A subscale demonstrator of Europe’s first BMEWS is nearly ready for testing.
Sikorsky S-97 Raider
Jun 2, 2015 - 1:08 PM
Prototype is representative of a multimission, high-speed helicopter for the U.S. Army, manufacturer says.
May 28, 2015 - 3:47 PM
The German army and Thai navy are the first customers for the military version of the EC145 T2 (now H145) twin
Brazilian A-4 upgrade by Embraer.
May 28, 2015 - 3:28 PM
New lease of life for venerable combat jet that fits on country’s sole aircraft carrier
Royal Navy Merlin helicopter
May 28, 2015 - 2:38 PM
Royal Navy Merlin Rotorcraft fleet to be re-equipped.
F-35 ALIS system display
May 27, 2015 - 4:45 PM
The Prognostics and Health Management downlink has been deferred for later development, according to the F-35 Joint Program Office.
Boeing AH-6 Little Bird
May 26, 2015 - 2:28 PM
The manufacturer will start production in Mesa, Ariz., for international AH-6i light attack helicopters the Saudi National Guard requires.
touchscreen cockpit of V-280
May 21, 2015 - 9:10 AM
Touchscreen technology is at the heart of the panel, which won’t be installed in the aircraft until 2025 or 2030.
Boeing QF-16 full-scale aerial target
May 20, 2015 - 11:03 PM
The manufacturer's "Off-Boeing" program unit in St. Louis is vying to supply a new mission computer for U.S. and international F-16s.