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A European F-16 Fighter jet leads a formation during an air policing mission over the Baltics.

Turkey is flying US-made F-16s to test a top Russian air defense system as Trump keeps getting sidelined by the US ally

"Erdoğan is thumbing his nose at Trump, the US [and] NATO, and crossing another red line," Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen said.
An artist's rendering of Peregrine missiles in action.

A top US arms maker is building a lightweight, drone-killing missile to pack onto fighter jets

Raytheon unveiled its Peregrine air-to-air missile, capable of hitting drones, missiles, or enemy aircraft with stunning precision.
The RAF Red Arrows fly over Manhattan on Thursday, August 22, 2019.

Stunning images show the UK’s Royal Air Force Red Arrows zooming past New York landmarks with US Thunderbirds and F-35s

The Royal Air Force's demonstration team, the Red Arrows, joined the US Air Force Thunderbirds and F-35s on Thursday in a flight over New York.
Crew chiefs with the 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit work on an F35A Lightning II returning to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, after a two-month European deployment, July 31, 2019.

The F-35’s abysmal readiness rate raises questions about future of the Pentagon’s most expensive weapons system

A government watchdog found that the F-35 Lightning II test squadron had single-digit full mission capable rates, calling its future into question.
F-35A

The F-35 can now help the US Army track and destroy incoming enemy missiles

The F-35 can stealthily gather critical target information and relay it back to the Army, giving US ground forces an edge in a tough fight.
US Navy F-35Cs.

The F-35 stealth fighter is getting a very long-range missile that can blind an enemy’s air defenses

The missile, a valuable weapon for the first wave of attacks against a powerful rival, can be carried without compromising the F-35's stealth.
33rd Fighter Wing F-35As taxi down the flightline at Volk Field during Northern Lightning Aug. 22, 2016.

The US is silent as Turkey starts receiving a Russian missile system that could jeopardize the F-35 stealth fighter

Turkey ignored repeated warnings and purchased the S-400. Now, the US is trying to figure out how to respond.
U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs, center, lead a formation of Israeli Air Force F-35I, right, and Royal Air Force F-35B, left, during Exercise Tri-Lightning over the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, June 25, 2019.

The 3 countries that have sent F-35s into combat just combined their stealth-fighter firepower for the first time

US, UK, and Israeli F-35s linked up and practiced defeating the advanced aircraft and air-defense systems of sophisticated opponents.
Turkish TF-X fifth-generation fighter concept

Turkey unveils new stealth-fighter concept as the US prepares to kick its ally out of the F-35 program

The program was started to replace the aging F-16 fleet, but it may take on new urgency as the US prepares to kick Turkey out of the F-35 program.
F-22 Raptor

China and Russia say they can see through US stealth, but US F-22s and F-35s are expected to dominate for decades

China and Russia probably can spot US stealth fighters in certain situations, but it takes more than that to beat an American fifth-gen aircraft.