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Saturday, August 01, 2015

U.S. Marines declare initial F-35 squadron ready for combat

F-35B Lightning IIU.S. Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford has declared an initial squadron of 10 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35B fighter jets ready for combat, marking a key milestone for the Pentagon's biggest weapons program, the Pentagon said on Friday.

The decision makes the Marines the first U.S. military service to declare an "initial operational capability" for the stealth supersonic F-35 fighter under the $391 billion arms program that first kicked off in 2001.

Lockheed is developing three models of the jet, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter, or Lightning II.

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