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Saturday August 01, 2015

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Is Ready For Combat

It's been a long journey, but the advanced stealth multirole has achieved operational capability. The original prototype took off nearly a decade ago in 2006, and more than half a trillion dollars later, the marines officially have something new and deadly to play with. Now someone just needs to call up Kenny Loggins and give it a rocking tune.

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The Marines plan on buying 420 total jets, a mix of 340 B and 80 C models. The first F-35B deployment is scheduled to take place in 2017, with the unit known as VMFA-121 moving to Iwakuni, Japan.

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