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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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F136
Dec 9, 2011 - 8:50 AM
GE Aviation and Rolls-Royce ended their self-funded development of an alternative engine for the F-35,
RQ-170
Dec 9, 2011 - 8:45 AM
Iran is claiming to have shot down a stealthy U.S. drone.
MiG-29K on carrier
Dec 9, 2011 - 8:45 AM
The prototype MiG-29K (side number 311) was loaded by crane onto India’s new aircraft carrier in Severodvinsk last month.
Reaper
Dec 9, 2011 - 8:40 AM
The U.S. Air National Guard is conducting training flights with the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in restricted airspace around Fort Drum
British F-35
Dec 2, 2011 - 8:55 AM
The first international Joint Strike Fighter, an F-35B for the UK, was rolled out on November 22,
First production A400M
Dec 2, 2011 - 8:50 AM
Airbus Military has begun final assembly of the first production A400M, slated for the French Air Force.
RAF Harrier
Dec 2, 2011 - 8:45 AM
The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) is paying $180 million to buy 72 BAE Harrier GR.9 V/STOL fighters that were axed from the Royal Air Force
Gripen NG
Dec 1, 2011 - 3:30 PM
Switzerland has chosen the Saab Gripen as its new fighter aircraft, in preference to the Dassault Rafale or Eurofighter Typhoon.
Patriot MSE test firing
Nov 25, 2011 - 9:00 AM
Lockheed Martin announced that the troubled, tri-national, medium extended air defense system (MEADS)
T-50 PAKFA
Nov 25, 2011 - 8:55 AM
The third prototype of the Sukhoi T-50 fifth-generation fighter made a first flight on November 22