Israel's 'Custom' F-35 Stealth Fighter: A Lethal, High-Tech Wonder Weapon?

Israel is practically a launch customer for the American-designed F-35 stealth fighter. The Jewish state plans on declaring its first squadron of the radar-evading jet combat-ready by the end of 2017.

That’s just two years after the U.S. Marine Corps’ declaration of war-readiness for its F-35s — and one year later than the U.S. Air Force’s own planned introduction of the new plane.

And Israel’s F-35s will be unique. While most foreign customers of the stealth fighter plan to operate fairly standard F-35s, Tel Aviv is heaping its own special tech onto the airframe.

In the War on Terror, Information is Power

Recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, Paris and San Bernardino have accelerated the need for governments to use all effective tools to deter additional plots. The European Union (EU) has taken a wise step toward keeping nations and citizens—their own and ours—safe and secure by approving the use of aviation Passenger Name Records (PNR) as part of increased information collection and sharing.

Could MV-22 Ospreys Really Refuel the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter?

The United States Marine Corps is testing the ability of its Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to refuel the Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.

Demonstrating that the Osprey is able refuel the stealthy new jump-jet is crucial to ensuring that the Marines will be able to execute their distributed operations concept for the F-35B. While initial tests are being conducted on the ground, future tests will see the MV-22 refuel the F-35B in the air.