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Hill AFB’s F-35 Program Makes Headway

Hill Air Force Base’s F-35A Lightning II program has progressed since its initial operational capability announcement in August 2016, the service branch said Friday. The F-35’s new 3F software increases the aircraft’s capacities, including that of its weapons systems, with its flight envelope now reaching nine Gs. The Air Force also worked …

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Airborne Tactical Advantage Company Supports Marine Corps F-35B Training

Textron‘s Airborne Tactical Advantage Company arrived Aug. 20 on Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort to train Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 pilots in using the F-35B Lightning II aircraft, Dvids reported Nov. 6, 2017. The training course will include classroom discussions, application exercises and air battle exercises. “We are a civilian …

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Hill AFB Commences Four-Ship Combat Training Missions With F-35s

The U.S. Air Force‘s Hill Air Force Base have launched routine four-ship combat training missions using the F-35 Lightning II to practice evasion maneuvers against simulated threats. The Air Force said Monday pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings teamed up and used the F-35’s computer network to identify and jam “enemy” radar …

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