by Staff Writers
Fort Worth, TX (SPX) Oct 02, 2012
The 20th Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II has been as delivered to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to support F-35 pilot and maintainer training taking place on the Emerald Coast.
BF-15, piloted by U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Mike Rountree, left Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base at 10:39 a.m. CDT en route for a 90 minute ferry flight to Eglin.
The F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) jet is the fourteenth F-35 to ferry there this year. BF-15 is now assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing's Marine Fighter/Attack Training Squadron 501 with the host 33d Fighter Wing.
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Brazil to delay jet decision until 2013, no favorite
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Sept 28, 2012
Brazil will postpone until next year a decision on a multi-billion-dollar contract to buy 36 next-generation fighter and there is currently no favorite, a government source said Friday. "The government budget does not include an outlay for the purchase of the jets, the decision is for 2013", the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP. The official added that there was no f ... read more
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