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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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Patriot missile firing
Jul 9, 2015 - 7:36 AM
The need for speed counted against competing air defense missile systems in Poland’s recent selection.
Aircraft carrier display model
Jul 8, 2015 - 11:17 AM
Nuclear-powered design could form basis for further cooperation with India and China
Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron
Jul 8, 2015 - 10:19 AM
The companies said they conducted risk reduction flight tests in Israel of a Heron UAV equipped with a Thales-Elisra data link system.
Royal Saudi Air Force A330 MRTT
Jun 30, 2015 - 3:54 PM
The Airbus model was chosen over Boeing's new KC-46A and a Boeing 767 tanker conversion proposed by Israel Aerospace Industries.
Two Tu-160s in flight
Jun 25, 2015 - 7:37 AM
In addition to an upgrade program for 16 survivors from earlier production.
refugees in boat
Jun 25, 2015 - 3:52 AM
Italian aircraft carrier will lead efforts to rescue, and stem the tide of, migrants crossing the Mediterranean.
F-35 off ski jump ramp
Jun 24, 2015 - 2:06 PM
The technique will be used to launch F-35Bs from British and Italian aircraft carriers.
Royal Australian Air Force Heron unmanned aircraft
Jun 24, 2015 - 12:47 PM
The Royal Australian Air Force started flying the IAI Heron at Rockhampton Airport in advance of a joint training exercise with U.S. military.
Paris show site from a drone
Jun 19, 2015 - 8:11 AM
A round-up of the defense highlights from the world’s biggest aerospace exhibition.
Honeywell TPE331
Jun 19, 2015 - 7:35 AM
But the indigenous HTT-40 program faces competition from the Pilatus PC-7 Mk II, already in service with the Indian Air Force.