Saturday, December 30, 2017

Will The F-35 Be Seeing Combat In 2018?

U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 fly in formation next to a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over Pacific waters. The F35-B is expected to deploy with two Marine expeditionary next year. (Senior Airman John Linzmeier/Air Force)

Popular Mechanics: The F-35 Could Be Headed Into Combat in 2018

The Marine Corps is sending the F-35 to the Pacific and Middle East.

The America’s newest fighter jet, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, might finally see combat in 2018. According to the Marine Corps Times, the U.S. Marine Corps is sending the jet on two overseas patrols next year, to the Middle East and the Pacific. The Middle Eastern tour could see the jet sent into combat over a number of regional conflicts the United States is currently embroiled in.

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WNU Editor: I for one would be surprised if they do see combat in 2018.


Caecus said...

The Israeli F-35 are already operational, in fact they might have been used in one of the last attacks in Syria.

Anonymous said...

@WNU, given the trends in 2017 why don't you think they'll see combat in 2018?

Jay Farquharson said...