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Lockheed-Leonardo Team Delivers F-35B to Italian Defense Ministry

A team composed of Lockheed Martin and Leonardo has delivered a short take-off/vertical landing variant of the F-35 fighter aircraft to Italy’s defense ministry. The ministry received the first F-35B produced outside the U.S. and assigned the STOVL jet to the Italian navy at a final assembly and check out facility in Cameri,  Lockheed said Thursday. Italy-based Leonardo …

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Northrop, UK Air Force Demo Communication Interoperability Between F-35, Typhoon Jets

The U.K.’s air force and Northrop Grumman have collaborated to test communications interoperability between the Typhoon FGR4 fighter aircraft and Lockheed Martin-built F-35B. Northrop said Wednesday it provided an airborne gateway for the two-week Babel Fish III trial that was held in Mojave Desert, California. F-35 jets communicate through the Multifunction Advanced Data Link while the Typhoon aircraft uses Link …

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Navy to Test 7 Lockheed-Built F-35B Aircraft Aboard USS America Warship

The U.S. Navy will conduct developmental and operational tests of seven Lockheed Martin-built F-35B Lightning II aircraft aboard an amphibious assault ship. Five of the seven F-35B short take-off and vertical-landing variant are scheduled to enter the operational testing phase onboard the USS America (LHA-6) vessel while the remaining two fighter jets will begin the …

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