U.S. deploys F-35 stealth fighters to Estonia for NATO drills

Apr 26, 2017

U.S. deploys F-35 stealth fighters to Estonia for NATO drills

Two U.S. F-35 fighter jets arrived on Tuesday in NATO member Estonia to take part in the military alliance’s drills as the aircraft saw their first operational deployment in continental Europe. The planes with stealth technology to avoid detection by radar landed at the ...

Japan wins cost cuts from U.S. on F-35 fighter jet package

Feb 2, 2017

Japan wins cost cuts from U.S. on F-35 fighter jet package

Tokyo has secured cost cuts on support equipment for its next batch of six U.S. F-35 stealth fighter aircraft of around $100 million, according to sources and Japanese budget papers, on top of savings being finalized for all buyers of the high-tech jets. The ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.S. to deploy F-35 fighters in western Japan next year

The central government has informed the city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture that 16 F-35 fighters will be deployed at the U.S. military base in the first half of next year. It will reportedly be the first overseas deployment of the F-35. High-ranking officials from ...

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, ...

Japan, Australia to provide F-35 fighter maintenance

/ Dec 18, 2014

Japan, Australia to provide F-35 fighter maintenance

The United States Defense Department has chosen Japan and Australia to be its maintenance hubs for F-35 stealth fighter jets in the Asia-Pacific region, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. Both nations will have some facilities operational by 2018, offering heavy airframe maintenance for Lockheed ...