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Australia’s Joint Strike Fighters declared ready for deployment after passing trials – ABC News

The Defence Department says the controversial stealth fighters have reached “initial operating capability” after being “rigorously tested” since being delivered…

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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…

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