The obvious focus for the fighter sector in 2016 is the planned initial operational capability (IOC) declaration for the U.S. Air Force’s F-35A, a major event as the conventional-takeoff-and-landing version of the stealthy Lockheed Martin fighter is the most sought after by international buyers. Lockheed Martin, the F-35’s manufacturer, already dominates the Western fighter market with 37% of the in-service aircraft, a number expected to increase to 46% over the next 10 years as ...

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