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All Eyes on F-35 as Farnborough Debut Nears

An F-35B Lightning II takes off on the flight deck of USS Wasp (LHD-1) during routine daylight operations, a part of Operational Testing 1, May 22. (Marine Photo)

After a false start two years ago, the F-35B is finally days away from making its first appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow on July 11, riding a wave of optimism as operational milestones near. The Marine Corps' F-35B short takeoff and vertical lift variant of the aircraft will be featured at the show, marking the first time the... more

British Pilots Look Forward to Flying P-8 Sub-Hunter in UK


FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND -- For Flight Lieutenant Joseph Aronds, news that the British government has confirmed its intent to purchase nine Boeing-made P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft means that he may be able to move back into his Scottish home near Lossiemouth airfield in the not-too-distant future. Aronds is one of 11 "seed corn" pilots a... more

Pentagon Officials Defend European Reassurance Initiative

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Pentagon officials on Wednesday assured members of Congress that the United Kingdom is still a strong ally to U.S. and NATO, despite its recent decision to leave the European Union. "We have a very close relationship ... with the United Kingdom," Rachel Ellehuus, principal director of Europe and NATO Policy for the Office of the Secretary of De... more

UK Inks Deal for Poseidon, Apache Aircraft Despite Brexit Concerns

The U.K. Ministry of Defence confirmed the purchase of nine P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for the Royal Air Force and 50 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. (Photos: US Department of Defense)

FARNBOROUGH, England -- The British government announced two much-anticipated purchases of Boeing military aircraft on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow, just weeks after a referendum vote to leave the European Union threw markets into tumult. United Kingdom Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced Monday that the Ministr... more

UK Government Rejects Four Million-Strong Petition for 2nd EU Vote

UK and EU Puzzle Pieces. Getty illustration

The British government on Saturday formally rejected a petition signed by more than 4.125 million people calling for a second referendum on Britain's membership of the EU. "We the undersigned call upon HM (Her Majesty's) government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60 percent based a turnout less than 75 percent ... more

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