U.S. F-35B fighter jet conducts first-ever airstrike

U.S. F-35B Joint Strike Fighters fighter jet conducts the first-ever airstrike. U.S. F-35B Joint Strike Fighters Perform Their First-Ever Air Strike On Targets in Afghanistan. U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightings Of VMFA-211 Hit Targets in Afghanistan From USS Essex.

The US military’s F-35B joint strike fighter conducted its first-ever airstrike on Thursday, according to the US Marine Corps and three US defense officials.

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The strike took place in Afghanistan against a fixed Taliban target. The aircraft involved was the US Marine Corps’ variant of the aircraft flying from the USS Essex amphibious assault ship.


The Marines confirmed the strike in a statement: “During this mission, the F-35B conducted an air strike in support of ground clearance operations, and the strike was deemed successful by the ground force commander.”

The F-35 stealth jet has been called the most expensive weapons system in history, and its development was beset by multiple delays before it was deemed combat ready.

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It is touted as the future of military aviation: a lethal and versatile aircraft that combines stealth capabilities, supersonic speed, extreme agility, and state-of-the-art sensor fusion technology, according to Lockheed Martin, the plane’s primary contractor.

The F-35B is one of three variants of the F-35 aircraft and the only one with the ability to land vertically like a helicopter. It can also take off in a much shorter space than other fighter jets. The Marine Corps variant was the first to be designated combat ready.

The F-35 has been a favorite of President Donald Trump, who has lauded the aircraft several times for being “invisible.” The aircraft has reduced capability to be seen by adversary radars but is not invisible.

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U.S. F-35B Joint Strike Fighters fighter jet conducts first-ever airstrike

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