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February 5, 2018
 

Italian F-35B lands at Pax River

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The first F-35B assembled outside of the U.S. landed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 31, 2018, after completing a transatlantic flight from Cameri Air Base in northern Italy. The flight follows the Italian Ministry of Defense’s acceptance of the aircraft on Jan. 25 at the Cameri F-35 final assembly line. There are two foreign F-35 final assembly lines, the other is located in Nagoya, Japan. Cameri is the only B variant final assembly line outside of the U.S. and has delivered nine F-35As and one F-35B. The aircraft is assigned to the Italian Navy and is now undergoing electromagnetic environmental effects certification for the next three months at the Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test Facility on NAS Patuxent River.




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D-M’s new commander to reach new levels of excellence

Air Force photograph by Airman1st Class Giovanni Sims Lt. Gen. Mark D. Kelly, 12th Air Force commander, passes command of the 355th Fighter Wing to Col. Mike Drowley during a change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Forc...
 
 
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U.S. Air Force awards Raytheon $96 million for MALD missile production

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