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The Navy will have a worldwide audience Sunday to showcase its newest warplane, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
A pair of stealthy F-35s will fly at the Super Bowl in Miami in formation with an F/A-18 Super Hornet like those based in Virginia Beach and an EA-18G Growler.
If you've ever wondered what two fighter wings worth of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters looks like, you now have your answer.
Personnel from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base in Utah conducted a combat power exercise on Monday with an eye-popping 52 F-35A fighters — an exercise that included an impressive "elephant walk" of the assembled fifth-generation aircraft down a runway.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
On Wednesday evening, just as President Donald Trump became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached, he was telling a crowd of his supporters in Michigan about how good America's F-35 stealth fighter pilots look.
All of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter variants adopted across the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps "are breaking more often than planned and taking longer to fix," the Pentagon's chief weapons tester told lawmakers on Wednesday.
On September 10, U.S. and Iraqi forces dropped 80,000 pounds of munitions on Qanus Island, in Iraq's Salah-al-Din province, to destroy what Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) called a "safe haven" for ISIS fighters traveling from Syria into Iraq.
"We're denying Daesh the ability to hide on Qanus Island," said Maj. Gen. Eric T. Hill, commander of OIR's Special Operations Joint Task Force, said in a press release, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.
The Navy's new supercarrier arresting gear can now recover all of the service's aircraft — except the F-35
The Advanced Arresting Gear has been given a green light to recover all "propeller and jet" aircraft, to include the C-2A Greyhound, E-2C Hawkeye and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, and E/A-18G Growler, the Navy said in a statement Tuesday.
These aircraft can all conduct flight operations aboard the Ford.