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#4463499 - 03/01/19 12:53 PM F-35C now officially online for the USN  
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#4463507 - 03/01/19 01:41 PM Re: F-35C now officially online for the USN [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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And the F-35B just completed its first deployment, including first combat strikes:

https://news.usni.org/2019/02/28/13...me-ending-first-f-35b-combat-deployment?


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#4463559 - 03/01/19 04:47 PM Re: F-35C now officially online for the USN [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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The Belgian airforce have been plugging away at how the F-35 will be more cost effective than maintaining the F-16, but there has been a bit of a scandal over the figures for the maintaining the F-16 as they were found to have been padded out a bit to make the F-35 look a bit better.
Still no "official" government comment on whether Belgium is going to take the F-35, the Euro Fighter, or keep the F-16, but the airforce seem to be pushing the F-35 for all it's worth smile


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