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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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Mar 27, 2015 - 7:42 AM
Joint venture with Embraer sought to export converted EMB-145s, while A330 will meet IAF's requirement for a larger platform
Mar 27, 2015 - 7:31 AM
Full details of failings by country’s air defense radar system again withheld from public view
Mar 26, 2015 - 11:15 PM
Company claims unique advantages for L-band transmission
Mar 26, 2015 - 9:42 AM
The first two have been completed in France. Meanwhile however, the operational fleet is affected by a lack of spares.
First MD 530F delivery to Afghanistan
Mar 25, 2015 - 8:49 PM
The first six of 12 new MD 530F armed scout helicopters destined for the Afghan Air Force arrived in Kabul earlier this month.
Mar 20, 2015 - 8:29 AM
Pilatus sold five more PC-7s to Malaysia, but C-130 and S-61 upgrades were not confirmed, and the MRCA remains unfunded.
F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base
Mar 19, 2015 - 4:20 PM
The Department of Defense lowered its projected cost of procuring the F-35 by $7.5 billion due to reduced labor costs and inflation estimates.
Mar 17, 2015 - 10:19 AM
H155 to be basis for civil and armed helicopters in $1.5 billion deal.
Mar 17, 2015 - 7:40 AM
Nonfatal collision between Indonesian turboprops during practice for LIMA
Mar 17, 2015 - 7:22 AM
Northrop Grumman is developing a longer endurance version that does not rely on in-flight refueling.