Italy Declares F-35 Operational

Credit: F-35As: USAF
LONDON—The Italian Air Force has become the first European air arm to declare its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters operational. Rome announced the Initial Operating Capability (IOC) of the F-35A on Nov. 30 as the air force played host to the NATO Tactical Leadership Program (TLP) exercise, which was being...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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