The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has declared its multi-billion-dollar fleet of Joint Strike Fighters is ready for deployment, two years after the first F-35As were delivered from the United States.
- Defence says the controversial stealth fighters have reached “initial operating capability”
- Australia has so far accepted 30 of 72 Joint Strike Fighters purchased from the US
- Defence Minister Linda Reynolds welcomed the news of the fighters’ readiness for deployment
Since 2018, the controversial…