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October 9, 2021, 6:39 AM

Modified Japanese Vessel Hosts First F-35B Operations

Two U.S. Marine Corps Lockheed Martin F-35Bs have successfully undertaken the first operations by the aircraft from a Japanese naval vessel.

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UH-60V Black Hawk
Oct 12, 2021 - 5:37 AM
The UH-60V is an upgraded version of the UH-60L utility transport helicopter with a state-of-the-art integrated cockpit system.
F-35B Japan
Oct 9, 2021 - 6:39 AM
Two U.S. Marine Corps Lockheed Martin F-35Bs have successfully undertaken the first operations by the aircraft from a Japanese naval vessel.
F/A-018 Super Hornet Block III
Sep 28, 2021 - 11:54 AM
The next major iteration of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet has moved a step closer to operational fielding with the delivery of the first production aircraft.
B-52 re-engining
Sep 25, 2021 - 4:55 AM
The long-running saga of re-engining the venerable B-52 bomber has now become reality with the award of a major new engine contract to Rolls-Royce.
DSEI London 2021
Sep 21, 2021 - 5:04 AM
The biennial defense show in London was the first major international defense trade show to take place in Europe since the pandemic began.
General Atomics SkyGuardian
Sep 19, 2021 - 4:21 AM
Trials have proven the ability of the SkyGuardian to operate in controlled airspace as the UK gears up to begin operations with the Protector RG.Mk 1.
F-117 Nighthawk
Sep 18, 2021 - 5:57 AM
Two F-117s have deployed to Fresno to train with the California ANG, affording the public its first view of the aircraft since its 2008 "retirement".
Sep 17, 2021 - 1:05 PM
The U.S. Air Force is gearing up to buy another fleet of tankers, which could pitch the A330 MRTT into battle again with the Boeing KC-46.
Rafale Greece
Sep 13, 2021 - 4:09 AM
The additional fighters will allow the Hellenic Air Force to restore the number of aircraft within the Tanagra fighter wing to full level.
C-130J Indonesia
Sep 11, 2021 - 5:27 AM
The direct commercial sale of C-130Js had previously gone unreported, but has been made public during a visit to Marietta by Indonesia’s air chief.