US Air Force To Receive Superior Software Upgraded F-35 Lightning II Fighter Jets That Could Be Used In The Event Of War With North Korea

U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters from the 58th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla. perform an aerial refueling mission with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 336th Air Refueling Squadron from March ARB, Calif., May 14, 2013 off the coast of Northwest Florida. The 33rd Fighter Wing is a joint graduate flying and maintenance training wing that trains Air Force, Marine, Navy and international partner operators and maintainers of the F-35 Lightning II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen/Released)

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.

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