RAF STATION AKROTIRI, CYPRUS – According to the Ministry of Defence of the UK, the British F-35B has successfully completed its first operational missions in the Middle East on June 16, 2019. UK’s newest and most advanced fighter jet, the F-35B – Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) variant of the F-35 Ligtning II –
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force has finally flown the F-35 in combat, the U.S. Air Forces Central Command (U.S. AFCENT) stated in a press release. Two F-35As – the variant used by the USAF – conducted a mission over Iraq this week to take out an ISIS tunnel network and a weapons cache on
AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates – Last week, on April 15, the USAF’s 5th generation multi-role aircraft arrived for its first deployment to the Middle East, U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs reports. The F-35A Lightning IIs are from active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.