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April 21, 2014
F-35 Fleet Surpasses 15,000 Flying Hours
Fort Worth TX (SPX) Apr 19, 2014
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program. "Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is even more impressive is the fact that operational F-35s accounted for more than half of those flight hours," said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin's vice president for F-35 Test and Verification. "While the fleet continues to train, we are actively flight testing the software and ... read more

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Australia probes 'encouraging' signals in MH370 hunt
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Rockwell Collins to manufacture F-35 components in Australia
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