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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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Antonov An-225
Jun 12, 2015 - 6:25 PM
Analysts say that Ukraine’s air force is grossly under-equipped after years of investment neglect.
Jun 12, 2015 - 9:50 AM
Small and medium companies to enter into partnerships to provide offsets for the $4.24 billion MMRCA deal.
Rafale at Bordeaux
Jun 12, 2015 - 9:05 AM
Production is being adjusted to accommodate export orders from Egypt and Qatar; other sales prospects discussed.
small diameter bombs on an F-15e
Jun 12, 2015 - 8:25 AM
The Raytheon SDB II has passed a vital Pentagon review, and is slated for F-15s, F-18s, F-35s and maybe F-16s.
Tu-160
Jun 12, 2015 - 8:10 AM
The capabilities embedded in the design of swing-wing supersonic bomber–the Blackjack–are not yet fully exploited.
AW139 in flight
Jun 12, 2015 - 7:40 AM
Latest delivery to Ivory Coast brings African total beyond 60, and worldwide sales close to 900.
E-3F AWACS aircraft
Jun 12, 2015 - 7:40 AM
Boeing is upgrading the French fleet of AWACs aircraft, which are seeing the venerable 707 airframe still going strong.
NH90
Jun 12, 2015 - 6:55 AM
Army to receive 15th NH90 TTH, Navy declared MU90 torpedo operational.
Ka-226T
Jun 12, 2015 - 6:10 AM
India’s selection of the Kamov Ka-226T for its recon and surveillance helicopter requirement was a blow to Airbus Helicopters, but a boon to Turbomeca.
Textron AirLand Scorpion in flight
Jun 12, 2015 - 6:00 AM
Textron to bring range of military and special mission aircraft to Paris