Japan Stands Up First F-35 Operational Unit. The Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) has officially stood up its first operational F-35A fighter squadron, dubbed the 302nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, the F-35 Joint Program Office said Friday. The F-35 replaces Japan’s F-4EJ Kai fighter aircraft.  ...

3DELRR. The Air Force could award its long-anticipated contract for its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) as early as Oct. 6, a source tells Defense Daily. 3DELRR is the Air Force’s future main air defense radar, designed to detect and track hostile aircraft and ...