Utah-based F-35A squadron deploys to US base in Italy

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — A squadron of F-35A jet fighters from Hill Air Force Base in Utah has deployed to Aviano Air Base in Italy. A statement released by Hill officials sa...

US ends its search for F-35 that crashed off Japan in April

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S Navy is halting its search for a Japanese F-35A stealth fighter that crashed off Japan's coast last month. The pilot is still missing, and Japanese Defense Minis...

Search ongoing for pilot of crashed Japanese F-35

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Tuesday evening, a F-35A stealth fighter jet piloted by a Japanese aviator disappeared from radar while flying over the Pacific near norther Japan during training. It was la...

Japanese air force fighter jet missing in northern Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese defense officials say a search is underway for a fighter jet after it disappeared from radar during a flight exercise in northern Japan. The Air Self-Defense Fo...

Japan plans first aircraft carriers since World War II

Japan is planning to have aircraft carriers for the first time since World War Two, under new defense guidelines approved by its cabinet on Tuesday. The country will retrofit two existing helicopter ...

Belgium picks US F-35As fighter planes to replace aging F16s

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian government has picked the U.S. F-35A fighter plane to succeed its aging fleet of F16s, a decision criticized for its cost when a European alternative was also available. ...

Taiwan to propose new round of arms purchases from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MOND) confirmed Thursday, March 15 that a new round of arms purchases from the U.S. was underway and could include items such ...

Norwegian Air Force pilot tests F-35A fighter jet in Alaska

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An experimental pilot from Norway has begun testing the F-35A fighter jet at Eielson Air Force Base. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Norwegian Air For...

F-35 fighter jet undergoes equipment testing at Alaska base

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An F-35 fighter jet landed at Eielson Air Force Base to undergo testing on the aircraft's ability to operate in cold conditions, according to a statement released by the U.S. ...

THAAD may be deployed in Taiwan: HK media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As South Korea's defense ministry strives to complete the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system by the end of this year, Hong Kong media reports that the US mi...