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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Airbus in the hot seat at air show

This image released by the U.S. Navy shows the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II, built by Lockheed Martin, taking off for its first flight December 15, 2006 to test the aircraft's initial capability from the Joint Reserve Base at Fort Worth, Texas. The Norwegian government chose the Joint Strike Fighter to replace its aging fleet of jetfighters against the Swedish Gripen, for an amount of several billions of Euros, disclosed on November 20, 2008.