While the F-35 may be designed to be low-observable, the arrival in England of eight aircraft for the type’s first overseas deployment with the U.S. Air Force has been anything but. Throughout months of planning, the Pentagon managed to keep the news that a deployment was in the works closely guarded until the Defense Department revealed that the aircraft would cross the Atlantic during the weekend of April 14-15. Six F-35As from the Hill AFB, Utah-based 34th Fighter Sqdn.—the ...

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