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F-35 Dominates At Red Flag With 15:1 Kill Rate

The U.S. Air Force’s F-35A made its debut at the toughest Red Flag yet, and not only dominated the air space but made the legacy aircraft in the force package even deadlier, according to pilots.                                                                       ...

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Mr. Trump: We Need F-35s Built Faster, Not Fewer

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Unmanned? Not Exactly

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Military Aircraft Accidents Costing Lives

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