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F-35 Fighter Drops 1st Bomb Against A Ground Target

Reuters reported yesterday evening that Lockheed Martin’s stealthy new F-35B Joint Strike Fighter laid waste to a tank at Edwards Air Force Base in California using a 500-pound guided bomb. The Pentagon confirmed this was the first time an F-35 has deployed a weapon. The report says the plane fired its laser-guided bomb unit (GBU-12) “Paveway II” from an internal …

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F-35 Fighter Helmets Now Made in Israel

The New Hampshire Union Leader reported this week that New Hampshire’s largest manufacturing employer, BAE Systems, was dealt a financial blow by the Pentagon’s F-35 contract. The Pentagon announced earlier this week that manufacturing for the pilot’s helmet of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter would be performed exclusively by Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, IA and Elbit Systems in Israel. …

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