F-35 fighter jet crashes on the same day its first combat mission was conducted; Trump believes F-35 is ‘invisible.’

An F-35 fighter jet crashed in South Carolina, the US Marine Corps said, in the first such incident to affect the most expensive defence programme in the world. ... The F-35 Lightning II is built by Lockheed-Martin. Reuters reported earlier on Friday that the Pentagon announced an $11.5bn contract for 141 planes, which “lowered the price for the most …

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Four RAF F-35 fighter jets land in UK

Four new RAF F-35 Lightning stealth fighter jets have landed in the UK. The jets, which cost £92m each, made the 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic from a US Marine Corps base in South Carolina. The supersonic planes will be based at RAF Marham in Norfolk, where they are expected to be in operation by …

Lockheed Martin invested over $1 billion in Israel between 2010 and 2017

American aerospace contractor and maker of the F-35 stealth fighter jet, Lockheed Martin, is opening a “one of a kind” science-focused preschool in Jerusalem, with plans to serve Israeli children as young as five, according to a press release from Jerusalem’s municipality. In May of this year, an Israeli military official openly bragged that “Israel was the first regime …