The United States Air Force is set to receive and activate the fully combat capable fleet of F-35 Lightning II fighter jets. The fighter jets are fully fitted with newest software updates that will allow the use of all weapon features and other advanced combat capabilities compared to the previous model.
The 34th Fighter Squadron located at Hill Air Force Base in Utah is expected to receive the first F-35s equipped with the finalized Block 3F software in September. According to Lockheed Martin, the upgrade will allow the F-35 to utilize its weapons and sensor systems entirely.
Moreover, according to military intelligence, the Air Force is thinking of sending the 34th squadron to the Pacific as a deterrent to the North Korean Aggression against the US and especially its island of Guam.
Hence, the F-35 will be able to use 25mm gun in all flight maneuvers as well as the toother weapons systems like the AIM-9X short-range infrared air-to-air missile. It is also the agilest and expensive of weapon program in the US and will make for an invaluable addition to the already mighty military.