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The move gives the British carriers a reason to exist.

The USMC will join the Royal Navy on the HMS Queen Elizabeth's first operational deployment.

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Pilots on the USS George Washington are singing the F-35's praises.

According to one Navy pilot, the software could lead to dramatic reductions in the amount of time it takes pilots to train and qualify on the Navy's aircraft carriers.

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It only took 15 years.

The F-35 Lightning II is ready for service... sort of. With the first jets shipping out to a squadron in Utah, it's still not technically combat ready.

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The advanced fighter deployment could be like what the USAF did with the F-22 Raptor.

Air Combat Command's Gen. Hawk Carlisle sees the F-35 taking on a policing role amid interest in the jet from allies in the Baltic region.

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Think tank argues the T-38 is a danger to pilot training to fly the F-35, F-22.

US Air Force pilots are training on a jet that entered service in the 1960s, and that's a detriment to their abilities in 21st century fighters.

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According to the DoJ, the espionage took place between March 2011 and June 2013.

Wenxia Man was found guilty of "conspiring to export and cause the export of fighter jet engines, an unmanned aerial vehicle, and related technical documents."

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The Danes want to replace the F-16, and it's looking increasingly like the F-35 will get the job.

Despite widely publicized problems here in the US, the F-35 Lightning II has gained a number of new fans in the Danish Ministry of Defense.

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After plenty of arguing, the Pentagon will finally conduct an official test between the new F-35 Lightning II and the aging A-10 Thunderbolt II.

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Next-gen fighter would be developed in five to 10 years, rather than 20 or 30.

The USAF is pushing back against restarting F-22 production over the money, instead calling for the speedy development of the sixth-generation F-X fighter.

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The long, crazy history of vertical-takeoff-or-landing is explored with this video from Sploid, covering the earliest prototypes to the modern Harrier and F-35.

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Moving to a new aircraft must be a jarring experience for a fighter pilot, but you might not think that after hearing from USAF Maj. Jayson Rickard.

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With the bombing campaign against ISIS in high gear, Air Force brass are recognizing the importance of the A-10, despite repeated attempts to retire it.

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The US Air Force has appointed Northrop Grumman as the supplier for its new long-range strike bomber program, which is valued at $60 billion.

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The Navy's F-35 Lightning II fighters have redeployed aboard a carrier as part of their second planned at-sea development phase.

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An internal Pentagon report has uncovered a number of issues with at-sea testing of the US Marine Corps' variant of the F-35B Lightning II.

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A new variant of the venerable F-15 Eagle could be on the way, and it will allegedly carry 16 of the longest-range missiles in the US Air Force arsenal.

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Much has been made about the F-35's lack of close-air support ability, but based on this video of a gun test, its 25-mm cannon doesn't appear to be lacking.

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Like its American counterparts, Russia's fifth-generation fighter has faced its trouble. Also like the Americans, its moves are absolutely breathtaking.

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With the signature of the USMC commandant, the F-35B will become fully operational, and the Corps will start ramp up training of pilots and maintenance crews.

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The British Royal Air Force is preparing to retire some 77 percent of its fighter fleet, bringing its inventory down to the lowest level since its founding.