Aggressors managed to ‘shot’ down 1 F-35A at Red Flag 17-01

Keith Rogers from Las Vegas Review Journal was at Nellis Air Force Base for Red Flag 17-01 where the F-35A is making its debut and he was told that so far the kill ratio for the stealth fighter is 15:1.

F-35A Lightning IIs piloted by the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings taxi toward the runway, Jan. 20 for Nellis AFB, Nev., to participate in a Red Flag exercise. Red Flag is the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise. This is the first deployment to Red Flag since the Air Force declared the jet combat ready in August 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

F-35A Lightning IIs piloted by the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings taxi toward the runway, Jan. 20 for Nellis AFB, Nev., to participate in a Red Flag exercise. Red Flag is the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise. This is the first deployment to Red Flag since the Air Force declared the jet combat ready in August 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

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