Tag: US Air Force

US Air Force Declares F-35A Combat Ready

Reading Time: 3 minutes Australia’s next fighter jet has passed a critical milestone with the US Air Force declaring the Lockheed Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighter “combat ready”. The F-35A’s achievement of IOC – initial operational capability – was announced by General Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, on August 2. “I am proud to announce this […]

Pentagon Admits Delays To F-35 Final Operational Test For 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute The final test of the fifth-generation F-35 stealth multirole fighter jet has been delayed for 2018, US Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall said. The jet was planned to undergo the final phase of its initial operational test and evaluation, set to test its combat capability for flying real military […]

Boeing Gets Order For 747-8 Freighters

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has booked four orders for its 747-8 freighter, the first sales of the year for the plane. Boeing did not identify the customer for the order, which came after the plane maker booked two net orders in 2015 and none the year before. Boeing is due to cut annual 747 production to six from […]