US F-35s poised to make first combat mission

Dept. Of Defense

Dept. Of Defense

To do this, from the Gulf of Aden to the Northern part of the Arabian sea went assault amphibious US Navy ship USS Essex, which carries on Board six units of F-35B Lightning II, which took part in the mission in Somalia.

The fifth-generation fighter jets had been conducting reconnaissance missions in Somalia and were ready to provide close air support to USA forces in the country, but were never needed for that objective, CNN said.

It can also take-off at a much shorter distance than other jets, which is why it can operate off the USS Essex which is half the size of the average aircraft carrier in a USA fleet.

The F-35s have been conducting intelligence and surveillance missions in Somalia.

Seth Meyers, 'Crazy Rich Asians' star Awkwafina to host 'SNL'
SNL tweeted Thursday that it has tapped Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina to host the second episode of the season, on October 6, with Travis Scott serving as musical guest.

In May, Israel Defense Forces said they were using their version of the F-35 in operational missions, striking at least two unspecified targets in the region.

Critics in Congress have questioned the F-35B's combat readiness, citing a string of software, engine and weapons systems problems, but United States military officials have promised the glitches are being resolved. The Marine Corps variant was the first to be designated combat ready.

President Donald Trump has previously praised the aircrafts for being "invisible". The aircraft has reduced capability to be seen by adversary radars but is not invisible.

Defence officials in Afghanistan refused to comment on future operations in the country.

Recommended News

  • Thugs of Hindostan Trailer: Amitabh Vs Aamir Khan this Diwali

    Aamir Khan's role will make you laugh at every point and he will surprise you with his never seen before avatar. Joshamee Gibbs is superstitious character in POTC series, and overall look of Zeeshan just reminded that.
    'House of Cards' trailer introduces powerful President Underwood

    'House of Cards' trailer introduces powerful President Underwood

    Fans of the Netflix show know that Spacey was sacked from the show after multiple sexual misconduct allegations . House of Cards isn't shedding any tears over the loss of star Kevin Spacey .
    Former Gators RB Adarius Lemons arrested

    Former Gators RB Adarius Lemons arrested

    Lemons, who was No. 149 in the ESPN 300 when he committed in 2016, had 19 carries for 136 yards as a freshman. McLeod couldn't breathe, and Lemons eventually released her, according to the complaint.
  • Ontario government to introduce legislation today regulating recreational pot

    Ontario government to introduce legislation today regulating recreational pot

    The legislation further allows cannabis to be smoked by those over 19 wherever the smoking of tobacco is permitted. The private retail store model, however will only be in place by April 2019.

    Nigerian higher institutions ranked among top universities in the world

    IISc Bangalore has once again emerged as the topmost institution from India , show Times Higher Education rankings . Cambridge retained the second spot, while Stanford in the USA holds steady in third.
    Raptors F Kawhi Leonard's Laugh Leaves Kevin Hart in Tears

    Raptors F Kawhi Leonard's Laugh Leaves Kevin Hart in Tears

    One player who might take more 3-pointers is holdover point guard and four-time All-Star Kyle Lowry , DeRozan's close friend. Kyle Lowry reportedly avoided calls and texts from the team during the offseason , according to TSN.
  • Four GOP Governors Want Senate to Delay Kavanaugh Vote

    Four GOP Governors Want Senate to Delay Kavanaugh Vote

    At that point, she said she ran out of the house and went home, but still does not remember how she got back from the party. Graham ended his fiery remarks by calling on his fellow Republicans not to vote against Kavanaugh over the allegations.
    The Whalers Are Back(ish): Hurricanes Unveil Hartford-Inspired Third Jerseys

    The Whalers Are Back(ish): Hurricanes Unveil Hartford-Inspired Third Jerseys

    In 1997, the Hartford Whalers packed up their things and moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to become the Carolina Hurricanes . The team says it will also wear the jersey in a game against Boston on March 5.
    Oppo set to release the world's first smartphone with 10GB of RAM

    Oppo set to release the world's first smartphone with 10GB of RAM

    How do you feel about a smartphone housing 10GB of RAM? OnePlus will be launching the new OnePlus 6T on October 17th in India. The device sports dual rear cameras and single front cameras which will be hidden unless required.
  • The US Open Final: Who Will Make it?

    The 34-year-old Swiss won the first two sets 6-4 and 7-5, forcing an injured and struggling Djokovic to retire in the third. If she’s at her best, then she’ll make it to the final and if she performs on the day the title will be hers.
    Eden Hazard: I only care about winning, not Lionel Messi/Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons

    Eden Hazard: I only care about winning, not Lionel Messi/Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons

    Chelsea's Ross Barkley has said that Eden Hazard "is better than" Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi in his current vein of form . Hazard came off the bench to score a sensational victor to book Chelsea FC's place in the fourth round of the cup competition.
    Nelly Reaches Settlement With Woman Who Accused Him Of Rape

    Nelly Reaches Settlement With Woman Who Accused Him Of Rape

    Police arrested Nelly on October 7, after Greene reported he had sexually assaulted her on his tour bus in the city of Auburn. Almost a year after he was arrested for rape , rapper Nelly has mutually settled with rape accuser Monique Greene .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.