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An F-35 Lightning II flies over as part of the Heritage Flight, also comprising of the P-51 Mustang, A-10 Thunderbolt, and F-22 Raptor, during Luke Days at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 18, 2018.

The F-35 was once trounced by F-16s in dogfights, but it just proved it can out-turn older jets

New videos leaked from the US Air Force's F-35 demo or stunt flying team show the jet making head-spinning turns that older jets could never hit.
Will a stealth coating save the Su-57?

Russia upgrades the stealth on Su-57 fighter that’s meant as an F-35, F-22 killer

Russia's Sukhoi fighter/bombers have enviable maneuverability and serious dogfighting capability, but only the US and China have produced true stealth fighters.
President Donald Trump talks with Lockheed Martin president and CEO Marilyn Hewson, right, and director and chief test pilot Alan Norman in front of a F-35 as he participates in a "Made in America Product Showcase" at the White House, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Washington.

Trump’s new Pentagon chief reportedly hates the F-35 — here’s what the US could have made instead

Many defense experts believe a revamped fighter fleet with fifth-generation technology could have matched the F-35 at a fraction of the cost.
An F-35B during tanker testing over the Patuxent River corridor in October 2015.

Japan unveiled new plans for an F-35 aircraft carrier — and it’s a Chinese navy killer

The new F-35 carriers will not only give Japan its first true aircraft carriers since World War II, but seem ideal for taking on the Chinese navy.
Pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings taxi F-35As on the runway in preparation for a combat power exercise Nov. 19, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

The F-35 stealth fighter just pulled off a massive flex that China’s J-20 and Russia’s Su-57 aren’t anywhere close to matching

Until China and Russia sort out their engines and actually build the stealth planes, they're not worthy of a mention in the same breath as the F-35.
As many as 17 of these limited-run $140 million top fighter jets could be beyond repair.

US Air Force’s F-22, F-35 stealth fighters devastated by mother nature and freak accidents

Even if all F-35s and F-22s turn out fine, the loss to Tyndall Air Force Base, where stealth fighter training takes place, represents a huge setback to US air dominance on par with losing a big battle.
Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits the Gulf of Aden during a vertical replenishment while on a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).

The US is ready to send in F-35s into combat if tensions with Russia and Syria boil over

In the face of a massive Russian naval presence in the Mediterranean hugging Syria's coast, the US doesn't have a single carrier strike group anywhere near the region. But it does have a squadron of US Marine Corps F-35Bs.
An F-35B begins its short takeoff from the USS America with an external weapons load.

Marine F-35 aircraft carrier arrives in Middle East after Russia threatened US forces in Syria

The F-35Bs aboard the Essex will train on a variety of missions near the Red Sea, such as how to provide close air support for Marine units optimized to take beaches, or how to respond to an attack.

The US military is quietly talking about a new hybrid fighter jet that could kill the F-35

"That can be done much, much more rapidly than introducing a new design," David Deptula, a retired Air Force lieutenant general who now leads the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, told Defense One.
Up, Up and Away: An F-35C conducts a catapult take-off from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower the U.S. Navy’s Development Test II.

US aircraft carriers are about to get a lot deadlier with Navy F-35s training with F/A-18s

The F-35C has had a long, costly production, but now promises to revolutionize naval aviation as the first carrier-launched stealth fighter, a revolutionary leap in US carrier's combat power.