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Declining Thai’s F-35 bid, US offers F-16 and F-15 jets
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Declining Thai’s F-35 bid, US offers F-16 and F-15 jets

Pentagon has informally declined Thailand’s request to purchase F-35 fighter jets, according to an RTAF source. The US Offers F-16 and F15 to Thailand.

Pentagon Cancels New Engine Programme for F-35 Jets
Engine and Transmission

Pentagon Cancels New Engine Programme for F-35 Jets

Pentagon decided not to continue the programme to develop a new engine for the F-35 fighter jet as it was too expensive according to the fiscal 2024 budget.

F-35 Deliveries Resume
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F-35 Deliveries Resume

The Pentagon has resumed accepting F-35s from Lockheed Martin. Deliveries of the jet were halted following the December crash of an F-35B. Even though a root cause has yet to be identified, the F-35 Joint Program Office stated that acceptances have resumed after implementing mitigation efforts for one identified engine issue.

Lockheed Martin Presents the F-35 as a Standard NATO fighter
Air Defence Politics

Lockheed Martin Presents the F-35 as a Standard NATO fighter

By 2030 there will be 450 F-35 stealth fighter jets across all NATO member bases. This fifth-generation fighter will enhance the coalition through joint equipment, missions and training. The Company presents the aircraft as more than a stealth fighter; it is also a formidable political statement for coalition unity. Lockheed Martin intends to confirm the F-35 as a standard NATO fighter. This standard choice of aircraft, which will be present in fleets across NATO member bases and those of their allies, has become a symbol of “diplomacy in action”, Lockheed Martin has stated.

Menendez signed for Greek F-35s
Air Bilateral Relations

Menendez signed for Greek F-35s

Bob Menendez, the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, stated that he supported Greece to acquire F-35.

Two birds with one stone: F35 to Greece, F-16 to Turkiye; a $20 billion sale
Air Bilateral Relations

Two birds with one stone: F35 to Greece, F-16 to Turkiye; a $20 billion sale

The Biden administration has announced that it is preparing to ask Congress for permission to sell F-16 fighter jets to Turkiye.

The Netherlands Deploys F-35 to Poland
Air Bilateral Relations

The Netherlands Deploys F-35 to Poland

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) will deploy F-35 Lightning II jets to Poland for the NATO Enhanced Air Policing Mission.

Pentagon Suspends Deliveries of F-35 Engines
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Pentagon Suspends Deliveries of F-35 Engines

According to Defence News, Pratt & Whitney has suspended deliveries of a new F135 engine for the F-35 Lightning II jets.

Saab Gripen and F-16V Struggle for the PAF
Air

Saab Gripen and F-16V Struggle for the PAF

Saab is struggling to win a project to procure 12 new fighter jets in the Philippine Air Force, but its opponent is Lockheed Martin’s F-16V from the U.S.

Canada Officially Orders F-35A
Air Bilateral Relations

Canada Officially Orders F-35A

Canada officially delivered an acquisition request to procure the first batch of F-35A fighters.

Bundeswehr Raises Concerns Over US F-35 jet Deal
Air

Bundeswehr Raises Concerns Over US F-35 jet Deal

The German Federal Defence Ministry informs the parliament about risks associated with the F-35 acquisition.

Japan Joins Britain and Italy in making 5th Gen Aircraft
Air Defence Politics

Japan Joins Britain and Italy in making 5th Gen Aircraft

Japan has entered the final stages of talks with the United Kingdom and Italy to jointly develop and build a next-generation fighter jet, marking a turning point as Japan looks beyond the US for defence cooperation.

Pentagon halt deliveries of F-35 engine parts due to China
Air Bilateral Relations

Pentagon halt deliveries of F-35 engine parts due to China

The US Department of Defence suspended deliveries of F-35 fighter jets after discovering Chinese metal components in engines.

F-35A Resumes Flights, Ejection Seat Inspections Completed
Air

F-35A Resumes Flights, Ejection Seat Inspections Completed

USAF has confirmed that its entire fleet of F-35A stealth fighter jets is back in the air and that ejection seat problems are over.