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Here’s An Israeli F-35 Just Hanging Out Over Lebanon, No Big Deal

The F-35 Lightning II has gotten a lot of crap all over the world for being both finicky to actually put into combat, and also for having stealth that doesn’t really work all the time. To prove it can both fly in the air and do it over enemy territory without being spotted by radar, Israel just released this photo of…

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F-35 Beats Every Other Fighter Jet In Scandinavian Air Force Evaluations

After evaluating the Eurofighter Typhoon, Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and Lockheed Martin F-35 as Denmark’s next primary fighter jet, the country’s government is recommending the F-35 “unequivocally” as superior in “strategic, military, economic, and industrial aspects.” Is this a needed win for this troubled jet?

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The Air Force Initiative To Replace The A-10 Warthog Is Nothing But Vaporware

The fight to kill the A-10 Warthog rages on in Washington after the U.S. Air Force tried to sneak-retire the incredibly useful attack jet following a failure to get Congressional approval to end it outright. Now the Air Force’s shell game includes a potential A-10 replacement, dubbed the A-X.

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Navy Carrier Built For F-35s Is Done Being Rebuilt So That It Can Operate F-35s

The USS America, a Gator Navy amphibious assault ship built specifically to accommodate Marine Corps F-35Bs , has just left port for sea trials after having to be overhauled for ten months immediately following its original introduction into the fleet due to issues over carrying the aircraft it was designed for.

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The F-35 ‘Radar Bug’ Isn’t News And It’s The Least Of The Program’s Troubles

Today, news outlets are reporting on what seems like a new F-35 development revelation: that the jet’s radar system is not reliable and has to be restarted regularly. But this isn’t a newsworthy issue—it’s just one tiny bullet point in a long list of F-35 deficiencies that were brought on by the flawed Joint Strike Fighter concept to begin with, and the even more flawed development and procurement plan that followed.

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Watch And Hear This Impressive Stream Of F-35s Blast Off Into The Evening Sky

Love it or hate it, these two facts that cannot be denied about the F-35 —its F135 turbofan engine is very loud, and its afterburner plume is massive. Add in some twilight conditions and you have yourself quite the light and sound show, as can be seen in this video taken at Luke AFB as a bunch of F-35As take to the skies for a night training sortie.

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This Is The F-35′s Third Generation Super Helmet

One of the F-35′s most interesting features, at least on paper, is the jet’s helmet. It is so deeply integrated into the aircraft’s sub-systems that it even gives its wearers something akin to x-ray vision . But much like the F-35 itself, the helmet and its integration have been mired in developmental issues. Now the third generation of the helmet has been delivered, which hopes to solve some of the prior generations’ issues.

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This Picture Of A Bombed-Up And Dirty F-35C Is The Best Joint-Strike Fighter Photo Yet

Gear down, flaps out, all bombed, missiled and gunned-up, in a steep bank and in burner—this has to be the best photo of an F-35 yet. Additionally, the navalized F-35C, shown here, with its larger wing, has to be the most photogenic out of the Joint Strike Fighter family . When you add in pair of AIM-9Xs , a quartet of GBU-12s , a center-line 25m gun pod and some nice light, it just screams “futuristic war wagon” from this angle.

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This Is Northrop Grumman’s Idea Of A Sixth-Generation Fighter, But Is It Feasible?

Even as the Pentagon is struggling to figure out a way to afford and field its fifth-generation fighter of choice, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Navy and the U.S. Air Force—along with industry—are looking at what comes next. This sixth-generation fighter initiative is loosely known as the “F-X program” for the USAF and the “FA-XX” for the Navy.

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Donald Trump Wants To Fire The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Presidential candidate Donald Trump is finally offering some specifics when it comes to defense policy, and on conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt’s program today he floated the possibility of cancelling the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program if he gets elected.

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