Fighter model F-35A for the first time received combat experience — the US air force used it to strike on the positions of militants in Iraq.
The two fighters US air force F-35A Lightning II as part of operation “Unwavering commitment” has caused air strike on Iraq Wadi-Ashai in support of the efforts of a joint task force in Iraq. This is stated in the message on the website of the US air force.
This blow marked the first combat use of the F-35A. The blow was struck on April 30. The attack was aimed at a network of tunnels in the Hamrin mountains, where the Arsenal of militants was stored.
The F-35 is a modern fighter with stealth technology that reduces the visibility of the combat aircraft for radars. The fighter is equipped with high-precision weapons and fire control. A key aircraft manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, calls it a universal machine that combines extreme maneuverability, supersonic speed, the possibility of covert, invisible to radar flight and the latest technology. There are three types of this fighter: land-based F-35A fighter with short takeoff, and vertical landing F-35B, and carrier-based F-35C.