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A short history of US fighter aircraft — from biplanes to stealth jets

For the better part of a century, US pilots have fought to control the sky over battlefields all around the world. Fighter aircraft have always been at the leading edge of those battles, and the US has fielded some of the most advanced fighters ever built. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
A short history of US fighter aircraft — from biplanes to stealth jets
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The Air Force’s F-35 fleet in Alaska just doubled in size

The fleet of F-35A stealth fighters at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, doubling with the arrival of three jets on June 25. Another 48 F-35As are scheduled to arrive by December 2021, make Alaska the state with the highest concentration of combat-coded, fifth-generation fighter aircraft. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
The Air Force’s F-35 fleet in Alaska just doubled in size
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‘Are we going to buy this one?’: After the US kicked Turkey out of the F-35 program, Erdogan jokes about buying Russia’s advanced Su-57 fighter

The US suspended Turkey from the F-35 program in mid-July over Ankara’s purchase of Russia’s S-400 air-defence system. Russia has already made overtures about selling Turkey fighter jets, and on Tuesday at an air show in Moscow, the countries’ presidents joked about just such a sale. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
‘Are we going to buy this one?’: After the US kicked Turkey out of the F-35 program, Erdogan jokes about buying Russia’s advanced Su-57 fighter
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The F-35 can now help the US Army track and destroy incoming enemy missiles

In a key test of the F-35’s capabilities, a US Air Force F-35 transmitted live targeting data to US Army ground-based air-and-missile defence systems for the first time during the recent Orange Flag exercise. The F-35, serving as an elevated sensor, was able to deliver critical information to Army systems […]
The F-35 can now help the US Army track and destroy incoming enemy missiles