First squadron of F-35 jets combat-ready: U.S. Air Force

Aug 3, 2016

First squadron of F-35 jets combat-ready: U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday declared an initial squadron of Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35A fighter jets ready for combat, marking a major milestone for a program that has faced cost overruns and delays. The move is another achievement for the $379 billion program, ...

Armed U.S. Predator drones crash, one in Iraq, another in Turkey

Oct 22, 2015

Armed U.S. Predator drones crash, one in Iraq, another in Turkey

The U.S. Air Force recently lost control of two armed Predator drones in separate incidents in Turkey and Iraq, a U.S. military official said Wednesday. The Predators were both carrying air-to-surface Hellfire missiles when they crashed, but these were safely recovered along with the ...